Earth Day is around the corner and both Deborah and I are big gardeners and lovers of all things outdoors! Deborah produced and starred in her own TV series on HGTV called Backyard Pleasures and has been known to go for more exotic activities like bungee jumping! I, (JoJami) tend to stick to the more mundane ones, like organic gardening, hiking and kayaking!
However, when Aveeno recently asked if I would go on the Martha Stewart Show as an Aveeno Brand Ambassador for her special Earth Day show, I did my own version of high jumping… around the kitchen, that is!
When you have a chance to be on national TV it is important that you look the part and dress appropriately for your segment. So, I had to think hard about what I was going to wear.
The producers of the Martha Show requested that I bring 2 outfits that were colorful.
Next, I knew that I wanted to look nice but not too dressy since, after all, this was the Earth Day Show and Martha usually wears just a blouse or top that’s not too fancy.
I also had a budget in mind since I didn’t want to have to buy something that was too expensive.
Here is what I ended up wearing:
Top and cropped sweater by NY and Co. and white skirt by Express.
Little did I know that I would be standing the entire time behind a large table and only my top half was going to show. (I had brought 4 pairs of shoes with me, so I could pick what felt right to wear when I got there!)
Oh, I didn’t want to forget to tell you about my experience in getting my make-up done.
The make-up artist was a fabulous over 40 gal named Deborah Jones who took one look at me and said, “I’m going to re-do your blush!” Hmm…this was going to be interesting! What she ended up doing was putting some light peach blush at the top of my cheek bone right under my eye. This was a fantastic trick and gave my face a nice lift. Normally, I put my blush right under and around my cheekbone…so I can’t wait to try this new way in the future! She did a beautiful job on my make-up, it was very natural looking but didn’t wash me out under the hot lights.
So finally it was my time to go on the set and meet Martha! I walked over and stood beside her and I noticed right away that she was so tall and beautiful, and had such a calming presence. She is a true professional and made my job easy.
I was there to talk about the new Aveeno Be An Active Naturals program. Aveeno is awarding eight $10,000 grants to those individuals and organizations who are in their communities, volunteering, teaching and inspiring! If you want to tell your story how you are making a difference, make sure to visit the Aveeno Facebook page and enter.