Lona Alia Duncan, a former Versace, Guess, and Wilhelmina agency model who recently launched a new fashion startup, Style Lend [http://www.stylelend.com], with a personal mission to help women become their best self.
According to Duncan, instead of stressing out about what you’ll wear for your Valentine’s Day date — either with your longtime sweetie or your hot new flame — why not use five steps that top models use to look and feel great?
STEP 1: FIT YOUR FIGURE
Instead of trying to hide your figure behind clothes that don’t really fit, go for great fitting garments that emphasize your good assets but truly match your proportions.
STEP 2: BUMP UP YOUR BODY
Buy and wear shapewear that enhances what nature gave us, but make us feel more comfortable and confident by providing extra support where it’s needed.
STEP 3: MAKE IT MEMORABLE
Because Valentine’s Day only happens once a year, channel your inner model by choosing a dress you haven’t worn before. Rent instead of buy at peer-to-peer fashion sites like Style Lend [www.stylelend.com].
STEP 4: BRONZE YOURSELF
Although Valentine’s Day occurs in cold weather months, you can add a radiant glow and sun-kissed look by using bronzer instead of foundation.
STEP 5: BEAUTIFY YOUR BROWS
Because eyebrows frame the natural beauty of your face, use model tricks like eyebrow gel, brow tints, and brow bone highlighter.
What if you decide not to go out for Valentine’s Day this year? You can always use Style Lend [www.stylelend.com] to earn extra cash by renting out designer dresses you have sitting in your closest (while helping another girl feel like Cinderella).