Wednesday March 7, 2012
Our model couple
You don't have to be a size 0 to be a model. That's basically what ACM, a brand image consultancy group is saying. Created by Chapter One Asia, ACM encourages people who want to be models no matter what age, height, size or shape they are.
The thought that anyone can model certainly inspired S. Yuzaiyen Ismail to try out for CloveTwo's contest, Anyone Can Model. The February theme, Best Couple, was an extra bonus because Yuzaiyen could also include her husband too.
"My colleague read about the contest and urged me to take part. I didn't think we stood a chance at winning, but my sister, who took our picture, felt we would," the soft-spoken Yuzaiyen said.
The gamble paid off for Yuzaiyen and her husband of four years, Sofian Mat Saman. The picture the couple entered for the contest received 700 votes, beating 21 other entries, winning them a makeover that included prizes worth RM500.
"The last time I had a make over was on my wedding day, so I was truly looking forward to this," Yuzaiyen told us when we caught up with her on the day she was having her makeover.
Having a supportive husband certainly is icing on the cake for this jovial lady who met her husband at their workplace, the public service department in Putrajaya. "She wanted to have a make over, so I'm doing this for her," Sofian said bashfully when asked what he thought of their win.
Makeup artist Klain Tan from Styling Pavilion, an image styling fashion school, wasted no time and went straight to work on Yuzaiyen at at D'Element Salon in the Strand, Kota Damansara while Sofian got his hair trimmed at the same place.
For Yuzaiyen to look striking for the photo shoot, Klain said it was important to cover all blemishes with a good foundation. To lighten Yuzaiyen's skin tone and to hide any discoloration around the eyes and lips, Klain used concealers.
"It's ideal to apply a good foundation base and powder when you go for a photo shoot especially when there are flash lights being used," Klain, a trainer at the school said.
She took more time on Yuzaiyen's eyes, giving them more depth with eyeshadow, eyeliner and false eyelashes. "It adds a dramatic effect to the face. I also chose a natural pink for the lips to give her a more natural look," she said.
As for Sofian, whom we were surprised was so obliging, Klain only applied a little foundation and powder.
Once the makeup was done, the couple were sent off to Perfect Runway, a boutique housing apparels from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. There, co-owner Evie Tham said, "We believe a confident lady is a beautiful lady and we are constantly looking for trendy and stylish apparels to complement her."
For Yuzaiyen, Evie chose a smart red on black blouse and for Sofian, a vest with his shirt for a stylish look. The Best Couple title certainly was well deserving.
TheACM contest is sponsored by Bizzy Body, Clairol, Origins, Clinelle and Wella. Winners will receive products from the respective sponsors.
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