Coffee and Crumpets: Catching Up with Jeannie Mai, Host of The Style Network’s “How Do I Look?”

By: Melissa Murphy, guest blogger

I had the chance to catch up with style diva Jeannie Mai, the host of The Style Network’s hit fashion intervention series “How Do I Look?” for a blogger breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel in NYC.

Jeannie was just as fun and spunky as predicated. She told us about moving to LA with only $238 and a dream to be Oprah, shared scoop about the new season of her show, and encouraged us to do what we love, while always helping and empowering others.

“How Do I Look?” is more than just a “makeover” show, Jeannie empowers women to discover their true beauty, overcome their insecurities and employ fashion to give them the confidence they need to help achieve their career goals. Jeannie is still in touch all past season guests and revealed that she regularly stalks their Facebook pages to be sure that haven’t reverted to their old unstylish ways.

Jeannie also shared a story of growing up in a fashionable and creative family where she was encouraged to make her own clothes.

On her first day in kindergarten, she arrived with two different shoes because she couldn’t decide which pair to wear.

Very early on she learned that getting dressed is about self expression and coined the word-“wearapy” -dressing is therapy for yourself and the people you make smile throughout the day.

Jeannie is also a hardcore foodie who is on a constant search to find the world’s most delicious meals. Jeannie finds fashion inspiration in food presentation- and divulged that her phone is filled with food porn photos that she later uses to help match colors, textures, and shapes into her looks.

You can keep up with her food and fashion adventures on her blog

In the spirit of the Little Pink Blog, I asked Jeannie what her favorite shade of pink is, she quickly replied “Pink Friday! MAC Viva Glam lipstick.

Image via MAC Cosmetics

Overall, it was a lovely morning, Jeannie is absolutely adorable and I’m looking forward to watching “How Do I Look?” airing Saturday’s at 8pm.


Melissa Murphy is a Digital Publicist at  YouCast Corporation. and handles the social strategy for Mandee, Annie Sez, and StyleQuest. She attended The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Marketing Communications. She was previously the Director of Communications for The Trump Grande Resort and Pop Artist Romero Britto. She loves Public Relations, Social Media, and a great party.  Follow her on twitter @MelMurphytweets

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