The ’80s Vixen
Miss Massachusetts USA
Hair: Kara Hurston of Shag (840 Summer Street, South Boston, 617.268.2500)
Makeup: Cole McNair
Wardrobe: Ark & Co. dress, $88, earrings, $18, and necklace, $19.50, all available at LIT (223 Newbury Street, Boston, 617.421.8637); Levi’s denim vest, $68, available at Urban Outfitters (361 Newbury Street, Boston, 617.236.0088)
Her makeover inspiration: During her visit to Shag, Pietrzak wanted to take a walk on the wild side. So she drew inspiration from the fierce looks rocked in the ’80s by pop icons like Debbie Harry and Madonna. “When I think of women who embody sexiness, I always think of them — especially Madonna. I’m a little bit obsessed!” When she wants to embrace her inner diva, it’s the ladies behind Blondie and Blond Ambition who show the way. “When I’m alone, I might break into a dance routine to get in the spirit,” she laughs. We hope that helps our hometown girl work the stage when she reps Massachusetts at the Miss USA pageant, which airs live on NBC on June 3.