On her show "How Do I Look?" on the Style Network, celebrity stylist and Fashion Guru Jeannie Mai help women look their best through "wearapy", a psychological and physical process that empowers women to feel great about themselves through what they wear.
"When you put something on," said Mai, "like a little kid with a Superman cape, once you hit that jump,when or after you take the cape off, you still have it with you."
Mai and I were speaking via phone last week. I was in New York and the San Jose, California native, who grew up ith 16 individuals in a three bedroom house, was in Los Angeles worrying about what to wear on her trip to rainy and cold New York. I was recounting how I felt when, thanks to a photographer friend who was doing a fashion shoot, I tried on a well tailored Alexander McQueen coat. The feeling of that coat on my body was incredible! I felt powerful and strong, like I became a different person. "It will be a buzz," said Mai. "Whatever you wear, it will give you the therapy you need."
This morning Mai hosted a breakfast meet and greet in the R Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel in Times Square as part of the promotion of the 12th season, and Mai's third, of the hit and Emmy nominated show.
Above: Jeannie Mai at R Lounge at The Renaissance Hotel.