There are several men in the industry whom we think could benefit
from a stylish makeover, but Simon Kippin, publishing director of Good
Housekeeping magazine, wasn’t one that immediately sprang to mind.
It seems, though, that he’s taken it upon himself and volunteered to
appear in this month’s issue of his own magazine in the section called
’Men - A Users Guide.’
Kippin, 46, can be found complaining that he feels he’s too short and
has a long body and short legs. He also feels that he’s stuck in a bit
of a style rut and yearns to look more modern and fashionable.
’We were doing a male makeover and I volunteered,’ Kippin reveals. ’It
was a great day. I think the nicest part of the day was being pampered,
getting your hair cut etc ...’
The magazine really pulled out all the stops and made their man look at
least ten years younger by giving him a new haircut, a stylish
retro-look leather jacket and a pair of loafers.
Both Mr and Mrs Kippin are very happy with the new look.
’I was very pleased with the leather jacket, and the haircut has
lasted,’ he says. ’I always thought you got to keep the clothes
afterwards but unfortunately not. I’m saving up though.’
From looking at his ’before’ shot, we think the main improvement is that
he’s started smiling in photographs.