Catherine felt like a '˜princess' after makeover
Most of us can agree that mums are amazing '“ especially when they enter you in competitions and you win.
That was the case for Catherine Holmes, from Crigglestone, after her mum, Sharon Preston, nominated her as a winner of the Trinity Walk and Express competition Wakey Up Your Wardrobe.
There’s a winner every month and Catherine was selected by judges to win a day to remember which sees Trinity Walk giving one lucky person £250 to spend at the shopping centre with their stylist, Liz Clothier.
It was Catherine’s selfless and tireless role as both a mum-of-two and chair of her children’s school’s Parent Teacher Association that moved her mum to nominate her – and judges to select her.
Catherine, 35, said: “My friends have been going on at me about getting a new wardrobe and with mum nominating me, it came at the right time. I loved the shopping, having my make-up done, my hair done, just everything. It’s been fantastic and I felt like a princess.”
The winner also gets to enjoy a hair re-style at award-winning Room:97 creative hairdressing, a makeover at the centre’s Debenhams and a tasty meal at The Chinese Buffet. And after three hours with stylist Liz and her £250, Catherine was the proud owner of a new dress, bag, shoes, four pairs of trousers, six tops and a jacket thanks to H&M and Topshop. Inches were trimmed from her flowing locks to create a choppy new look thanks to the stylist at the centre’s Room:97 creative hairdressing salon.
Catherine said: ““With clothes, I always normally go for black so I tried a lot of things I wouldn’t normally wear and I’ve lost a lot of weight recently, so wanted to wear clothes that show that and I hadn’t had a new wardrobe for maybe eight years. My friends have been going on at me about getting a new wardrobe and with mum nominating me, it came at the right time.
“It was fantastic having Liz with me because she taught me an awful lot, like what I was wearing was completely the wrong thing for my shape. When I’ve tried to read things like that before about styling, I never really took it in and just thought ‘oh yeah, they’re saying you’ll look good in this or that’. I was looking at things on the hanger and thinking it isn’t going to work, but then trying it and seeing it work was brilliant – it makes you fell fantastic. I’ll take this new knowledge to the grave with me! I can’t wait try out these clothes and we’ll be going out a bit more now I have the wardrobe for it.”
Please see the next edition of the paper for details of how to enter.