July 20, 2017

M! Makeover: Susan Gregory

By Jennifer Porter | Photographed by Jamie Swetnam of Life as a Photo “I loved the entire outfit, but adore the shoes—although they are so impractical for chasing around my gypsy boys who are 5 and 7!” Susan Gregory, her husband, Bo (the new economic development director at the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce), and Read More

Wayne Kastning — From Rush to the Runway

By Deb Peterson How does a poor boy from a ghost town in rural Arkansas end up designing dresses for first ladies, presenting runway shows in Paris, and selecting furniture and fixtures for the gorgeous new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts opening in Beverly Hills in October? Wayne Kastning has proven it’s possible Read More

M! Makeover: Sarah Akin

Story and Styles by Jennifer Porter | Photographed by Jamie Swetnam of Life as a Photo Sarah arrived late Thursday afternoon, making the arduous journey from Jonesboro to Mountain Home for two days of makeover fun! The lovely Marla of Shine Salon was more than cordial in her care of us. Sarah spent the evening Read More

M! Makeover: Lindsey Hardin

Story and Styles by Jennifer Porter | Photographed by Jamie Swetnam of Life as a Photo “Does she need a makeover?” asked one of my colleagues when I selected Lindsey Hardin as my model for this makeover. “Sure,” I answered. “A Marvelous! makeover is about opening a woman’s eyes to possibilities and allowing her to Read More

M! Makeover: Karen McKee

Story and Styles by Jennifer Porter | Photographed by Anne-Camille Collins Karen McKee of Pottersville, Missouri is a two-time cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2009. After surgery to remove the cancer, she was relieved to hear they were confident they had removed it all. A year later she was diagnosed Read More

Look M!: Spring Trends 2012

Story and Styles by Mollie Booth Photographed by Trenton Xavier Modeled by Alexis Caldera Advisor: Lance Cheramie Spring is in the air and the styles are awe inspiring! A major influence for spring is sporty silhouettes portrayed in vibrant color schemes such as provocative tangerine tango, distinctive ornamental purple, rosy reds, maritime hues of blue, Read More

M! Makeover: Lorna Dixon

By Jennifer Porter | Photographed by Jamie Swetnam There is a soft knock on the door of our room at the Hotel Seville in Harrison, and I open the door to the warm smile of Lorna Dixon, the model for this edition of M! Makeover. Her warm smile and charm fill the room, and she Read More

Charms Through History

By Pamela Backus No matter the shape or material a charm is made of, charms and the wearing of them can be traced back to ancient time. Whether the wearer was a child or an adult, rich or poor, humans have been wearing charms since humans first breathed. As Deborah Alun-Jones and John Ayton put Read More

Charming Memories: Remembering people, places, & events

Story and Photographs by Pamela Backus When I started researching and writing this article I had a charm bracelet someone had given me as a birthday gift, but I didn’t have any desire to add to it. It just sat in my jewelry box and I wore it every now and then. During the process Read More

M! Makeover: Paulette Burris Hill…in her words

With Stylist Jennifer Porter 2011 was a year of changes. I turned 51, my son, Grant, got his first apartment, my youngest son, Quinn, left for college, and I changed jobs. Every single day I am surprised by how much I love my new job as executive director at Serenity, Inc. The makeover, at first, Read More