Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Angels Answer Fashion Prayers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Angels Answer Fashion Prayers

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Byline: By Rebecca Carter

Many people have problems when it comes to buying clothes. Size, fit, colour and style can all make shopping a nightmare!

But now there is help at hand ( Metrocentre Angels.

A typical despairing shopper when it comes to clothes is Lynn Appelby, a reader from Gateshead who works as a care officer with adults who have learning disabilities.

She said: "I am a 40-year-old mother-of-two and am finding it very hard at the moment to find any clothes that make me look and feel good. Recently I went shopping for new clothes and came out of the shop in tears as all the things I chose didn't look right!"

Lynn was a perfect `victim' for the MetroCentre Angels and she was soon booked in for a full makeover.

The MetroCentre's shopping Angels who have appeared on TV making over famous faces such as Alan Robson are Belinda Alexander and Gail Little. They are professional fashion stylists and wardrobe consultants and are available to all shoppers free of charge every Tuesday between 12 and 7pm upstairs in town square one.

First Lynn was taken to Toni and Guy in the blue quadrant for a hair makeover. Senior Stylist Kelly gave Lynn a sleek modern look by taking away weight at the back, layering through the length and making her fringe neater. After a blow dry Lynn's hair looked amazing with a really healthy shine. A cut and blow with a senior stylist at Toni and Guys is pounds 34.

Lynn was then taken to the Bobbi Brown counter at House of Fraser for her make-up. Lynn's skin was prepared and patch tested for a suitable shade of foundation. Moist rich sand foundation with an SPF 15 was applied with a brush to create a flawless look. Heather eye shadow was applied with eye shadow in steel used as a liner. Lynn's eyes were finished with Everything mascara and her cheeks were treated with apricot blush, pounds 16. …

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