Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Princess's Makeover Diary - Stella

Hi everyone, this is Princess Stella! It has been so long since I last spilled my Princess thoughts on here, so sorry about that. I mean, who wouldn't miss a pretty Princess like moi (learned that in my Princess Language Class just now!!) you know what I mean?

The last time I was here, I believe I was telling you about a Princess Makeover I was having to turn my silky hair into Princess hair. The makeover process has long been finished, but I have just been given the opportunity to show case part of my Princess Makeover Diary. A Princess keeps a diary for eeeeeeeee-verything you know what I mean?

Princess Stella's Flashback:

6 months old - This was my first makeover!

I was just learning what it felt like to be treated like a Princess. (Auntie Elaine: Stella was kept by the breeder until 6 months of age.)

I learned how great it was to have a silly brother by my side all the time. Afterall, every Princess needs her own body guard wouldn't you say?

10 months old - my second makeover

My Princess eyeliners were setting in nicely,

And my Princess figure was becoming more prominent, you see what I'm saying?

For the last 2 years - Princess Stella had a different stylist

The new stylist did a good job, I mean, how can anyone do a bad job on a pretty Princess right?

The styling technique did however made me lose some of my pretty Princess colours

(Auntie Elaine: Stella was hand stripped in the beginning, and then clipped for the last couple of years. She had lost some of the wiry texture as well as the vibrant black and tan that she used to have due to clipping.)

To bring me back to top Princess form, I re-hired my original stylist - Auntie Elaine!! She was more than happy to do my makeover. I mean, who wouldn't want the honour to service a nice Princess you know what I mean? I was also very wiggly I got to spend time with my silly brother, Auntie Elaine, and um..... hmmmm... maybe Auntie Sunshade.

Thus the beginning of Princess Stella's Makeover

Phase ONE: Saddle (11-09-09)

I was the BEST little Princess Auntie Elaine said,

But I mean, that shouldn't be a surprised as I am part of the Royal Family afterall.

By the end of the day, Princess Stella looked like this....

Oh please please don't be shocked... I'm still the pretty Princess you saw earlier, please believe me....

(Auntie Elaine: I have never stripped an Airedale bald before even tho I know that's what they do for shows. I have always left some undercoat on Jaffa and Stella when I stripped them prior. This time, I thought since she had been clipped for quite some time, that I should reset the hair by stripping her bald.)

Phase TWO: Neck, tail, thighs (11-21-09)

Princess Stella was even MORE bald now......

Oh no, what if nobody recognizes me as Princess Stella anymore you know what I mean?

Auntie Elaine said the princess hair will grow back very nicely. I hope so! I have very special people to meet you know what I'm saying? I guess, I do see my saddle growing back already compared to before.

Hug me hug me Auntie Elaine! Now that Auntie Sunshade is not here to yell at me, will you pleeeeeeeeeeese hug me!!

(Sunshade: You got GUTS posting that picture STINKY #2!)

(Jaffaman: my Sunshade no no let Stellie jump jump on mummy. I jump jump on mummy all the time, and Sunshade get mad mad, but me no no care!!! Stellie smart smart, she no no jump on mummy when Sunshade is around, but she jump jump jump jump when my Sunshade no no around! HEHEHHE!)

Ahhh...oh... I guess Princess Stella won't be seeing Auntie Sunshade for a while now that I'm in trubble...........

My silly brother had to wear socks because you see, he didn't go to Princess class to learn how to walk like a Princess like I did, and he moves a lot. So mean peeple from downstairs was like "GRRRRRR.... don't walk with your high heels on inside!! It's very loud!" to Auntie Elaine.

(Auntie Elaine: Nowadays I groom dogs at Derek's un-occupied apartment instead of the freezing garage. Its warm there and I can separate dogs if I needed to. Those apartments however are not very sound proof, so sometimes we get complaints.....)

Phase THREE: top of head, ears, side of neck, shoulders, chest (12-23-09)

Princess Stella ready for phase 3! Do you see the nice black colouring coming in on my saddle? I guess Auntie Elaine was right, and I'll be back to being a pretty little Princess soon! I'm the happiest ever!

I very nicely asked Auntie Elaine if she could refrain from taking any "after" pictures of me.... Princess Stella was gonna have a bald head & ears, how could I possibly show anyone my royal self in such state you know what I mean?

My shoulders, side of neck and chest were gonna be bare too....

Oh boy oh boy... how can a Princess walk around in public bare chested, I mean, I'm a girl Princess you know?

Phase FOUR: Cheeks, throat, blending of facial, leg furnishings (12-23-09)

Can you believe it? This was the last stage of the Princess Makeover!!

This was me all finished. Do I look more like a Princess now? Auntie Sunshade came with me this time. Sometimes, a Princess like me needs a break from my very busy brother you know what I mean?

Here is a close up of my Princess face,

My cheeks were just stripped, so they are kinda missing some hair.... I hope they don't take too long to grow back.... Can see the hair on my princess ears coming in?

After my makeover was over, Auntie Elaine was like oh I need to bag these left over Princess hair because they're royalty ya know? So she put me in a really small yard...... (Sunshade: She meant mum was trying to sweep the floor!)

I had never seen a flying yard this small in my life time you know? (Sunshade: *faint* its called a BALCONY...) Where's the soft green stuff that I can play on and run on and nibble on?? (Jaffaman: do you mean grass Stellie-tellie?)

I was like e-shuuuu-sssme Auntie Elaine, I think ummm..... you've made a mistake...... I'm a Princess so I can't be treated this way you know what I'm saying?

(Sunshade: Oh be quiet! Do you see who was standing beside you??)

Thank you Auntie Elaine for the makeover, but Princess Stella wants to go back to my castle now to see my KOOKIE family ok?

Auntie Elaine told me once my hair comes in, I will look like the most gorgeous Princess ever. Oh boy oh boy, I can't wait, you know what I mean??

(Auntie Elaine: Stella's leg furnishings are still quite soft and faded from the clipping. I didn't want to strip them all out and leave her with no furnishing, so the clipped hair is still there. With each strip, we will get rid of more and more of that furnishing and new orange wiry hair will come in slowly.)

2 weeks after last phase of the Princess makeover - (01-07-10)

My hair was still short here, but my hair was coming in nicely and looking very black and orange. I'm sure you can recognize Princess Stella here, I mean, you know a Princess when you see one you know what I mean?

(Auntie Elaine: Stella is looking even better now that her hair have all come in. I don't however think I'd ever strip an Airedale bald again!! The scary, ridiculous, bald looking stages they have to go through before looking pretty is a little bit too much. Somebody asked if Stella had "brain surgery" during the stage where her head was balded! I'll stick to the bulk stripping I had been doing with them before this!)

Lastly, I want to show you a video called "Young Artists for Haiti". It is a recording to the Wavin' Flag song from various Canadian talents to help raise funds for Haiti. Princess Stella's KOOKIE sister Hannah is in it. She plays the violin and you can see her at the 3:52 mark.

Princess Stella is so proud of my KOOKIE sister you know what I mean??


Maggie and Mitch said...

You look gorgeous, Stella - just like a Princess should look! Auntie Elaine did a sensational job!
We saw your kookie sissy Hannah! What an awesome video!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Airechicks said...

Stella - where's your crown? Glad to see you looking so divalishes...

Auntie Elaine knows her stuff....


Lorenza said...

OMD! Stella looks gorgeous!
Pawesome makeover!
Kisses and hugs

I loved seeing Jaffa with socks!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Well Princess Stella that looked like a real lot of work for Miss Elaine and lots of standing around for you. You look good afterwards though. I've never been stripped cuz mommy says I'm such a baby about even getting my hair brushed that it would probably kill me!! Out of curiosity: Would my silky hair change color and body if I got stripped,even for the first time ever??