MISSED THE SHOW?
Style in Australia will never be the same again! We hope you were able to tune in to see international style guru Gok Wan and Target Style the Nation, to see the transformation of five lucky competition winners from self-doubt into self-belief.
The show is a fashion, empowerment and style extravaganza, where we see the five women receive the ultimate makeover experience. Throughout the program we get to know each of the ladies including their style challenges, body and confidence issues and what makes them, well them.
We have followed each of the ladies through their incredible ‘Style the Nation’ journeys – starting with their auditions, through to their intensive style transformations with Gok and the final moment their new looks are revealed.
STATE: VICSTYLE DILEMMA:
Angela is stuck in the comfort zone of hoodies and tracksuit pants. She says “I’m conscious of my lumps and bumps so never wear anything tight fitting.” Her body shape has changed since having kids and she now finds it hard to adjust.
She has two children who have always come first, “they are always dressed immaculately however I don't buy clothes for myself.” Angela would love to be able to go out with her daughter and make her proud, not embarrassed.
After constantly putting her family first it’s now time for Angela to step into the limelight and it’s her husband’s 50th this year, so she would love to look great for that."I just hate even trying on clothes. I have a friend that gives me her hand me downs and that's what I usually wear."
STATE: NSWSTYLE DILEMMA:
Fran never used to hide her body, but since moving from Perth to Sydney, she’s started lacking confidence and now she hides under baggy ‘skivvy’ clothes to cover her neck and arms. Her ex-Husband was the only person Fran used to dress for, and he claimed she looked ‘Grandma-ish’!
Once crowned Miss Personality Quest 1982 she has still kept the dress she wore on the night and can fit into it. Fran used to dance and said that was when she felt her sexiest.
Newly single, Fran is getting ready to get back into the workplace. The only issue is her lack of self-confidence is dragging down her self-belief. She wants this to ‘kick start her life’ and give her the skills to get over what’s happening.“I want to look fashionable without looking like I’m a twit!”
STATE: WASTYLE DILEMMA:
After having children Maureen lost her confidence along with any knowledge on quick simple, stylish outfits and has trouble with her body shape. She has a large bottom and a smaller top half which means finding clothes which fit and look nice quite difficult.
Her Husband is a fly-in, fly-out worker and Maureen would like him to notice her first when he arrives at the airport every second week. ‘I would love my husband to walk through the airport and go wow!”
Her daughter has a muscle condition and has a lot of medical bills which doesn’t leave much money for Maureen. She often finds she needs to recycle clothes due to lack of funds."I want to find Maureen"
Name: Leanne S
STATE: QLDSTYLE DILEMMA:
Leanne has the support of her male dominated work force but she thinks it’s time to go from an ugly duckling into a swan… “I desperately need a style transformation! I am part of a mostly male workforce in my profession, wear high-vis clothing (not very flattering or stylish!) and often spend my days hiking through the bush.”
“When I'm not at work I am being a wife and a mum to my beautiful 18 month-old son. Like so many mums I have so little time for myself.”
She is going on a family holiday to Fiji and would love to be able to wear beautiful summer clothes and feel more womanly and confident."I have forgotten how to dress like a lady and forgotten what it's like to look in the mirror and think 'I look good'."
Name: Leanne E
STATE: QLDSTYLE DILEMMA:
Leanne is a busy working Mum working Monday to Friday leaving only the weekends for herself and her family. She often finds her shopping trips consist of styling for the children leaving no time or money left for herself.
Leanne describes her wardrobe as schizophrenic and doesn’t want to let go of her old clothes, hence wanting to be more age appropriate. It’s only recently that she has discovered that she’s had a style problem all along.
Overall Leanne keeps herself in good shape visiting the gym 5 times a week, but now wants to start styling herself better and making herself feel good. She claims that she used to be stylish but since having three children (now 5, 3 and 4 months) she doesn’t know how to style her new body shape."The last compliment I received was on my Wedding day four years ago!"