Where can I get a total makeover done for a friend without hideously insulting her? Oh, she is also my husband’s boss.
Concerned Citizen, Discovery Bay
The Dictator: Ooh, this can only end in tears. Self-confidence is one of the most attractive attributes. Are you sure you want to challenge that? If you (meddling) mind is set, then play it carefully. Say the makeover is for yourself and that you’d like to go through the experience with a friend. We recommend an image consultant with a holistic approach, such as Eve Roth Lindsay of Savvy Style (tel: 2522 2592; www.savvystyle.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
She offers a variety of packages to suit your, um, friend’s needs; for example. “The Works” includes a style consultation, a makeup lesson, a full colour analysis and advice for a person’s specific colouring and body type. It’s all done in about 2 in a half hours and costs HK$3,500. Naturally, you can choose other packages and services for more or less time and money. It would also be wise to contact your image consultant in advance and apprise them of your devious plot.