It was another red carpet moment this week for my client, Ninja Devoe. Last month, I styled her for her her red carpet for the premiere of QUEEN SUGAR on Oprah's Network, OWN. This week, my client will be in Netflix's/Marvel Comics' Luke Cage which is a much anticipated show that will stream today! I styled my client in a gorgeous black and gold dress by Theia Couture which looked like it was made for her and jewelry by Alex Soldier Jewelry.
Earlier this week I worked with a fabulous client who was looking for the best look that screamed Hamptons but was appropriate for a housewarming here in the city which has a roofdeck! Today's look is a version of the look that was created for her! I'm all about kaftans as there are so many options and they are my "must haves" for Summer 2011. TopShop has a fab serene blue that can be worn as a cover up over your fave bikini or paired with a cute tank top so that it is worn as a dress. If you feel that it is a little short, you can pair cute shorts and on cooler nights, how about a pair of leggings? Because the kaftan is the perfect mix of casual and dressy, it begs to be paired with fun accessories. I'm loving the fun peacock elements of jewelry with House of Harlow's peacock locket pendant and Free People's ring as well. In addition, everything can be evened out by popping in fun nude/blush tones. Love, love, love the fact that Jimmy Choo's clutch is the perfect item to pair with Alejandro Ingelmo's woven platform wedge pumps (I am obsessed with this designer and have been since Sept Fashion Week last year when he was on a Harper's Bazaar panel focusing on accessories) which are phenomenal. Regardless of how leggy you are, this is a great look and as always, I'm so happy to get pictures from my fab clients when they're set to have a fab night out (hopefully she remembers the fab gift she's supposed to bring and will enjoy dancing the night away with friends).
Whether I'm styling a client to get them prepped for an entire season of outings or for their special day, you can't begin putting looks together without knowing where they intend to go, how they want to feel and of course how the accessories are really going to make all of these elements come together. I also love the fact that when you pick apparel that is definitely eye catching, the accessories can be a mix of subtle and eye popping elements that can work with a number of looks! Today's fashion spread depicts the girl who knows that it's heating up and wants to look whimsical and full of fun - I also love that my client looked fab in the inspired look above!
I love a night out when you know that you and your hunnie are having a night out which means grabbing drinks at a swanky and sexy spot (Hurricane Club), pre nibbles (eggplant apps and sassy drinks at Ilili), a fab restaurant of exotic foods (down in the Meat Packing District at Spice Market) and continuing on to some serious dancing overlooking the city (Le Bain at the Standard) - I think just laid out a phenomenal night out when it's hot and toasty in the city! You know that I'm a huge fan of boho chic as I think it makes everyone look sexy while also allowing you to look as if you're floating from place to place. Just like many opt for sunkissed natural looks for makeup as no one wants extra weight, that's why I love maxi dresses or light weight belted dresses. This Bell Sleeve Chiffon Panel Maxi by ASOS is PHENOM and one that should be in your closet! It's perfect for a night out with your cutie, one with the girls and even if you have a nice evening wedding!
I love that in terms of accessorizing, you can go simple since there is such a large amount of color in the dress! I love these shoes as they are super simple and they merge casual with a pop of interest (if you're packing for the weekend this works well with a number of looks), a nice cluster of charms on your necklace is a subtle note and who doesn't love Carnelian which is such a warm hue. Capping it off with a large cocktail ring from Virgins, Saints and Angels and this fab python clutch (always perf to have when you have so many colors as it becomes a neutral - love Jalda) makes your night out camera ready!
Kimmie is a Celebrity Statement Fashion Stylist, Style/Accessory Expert and TV Personality who is the Co-Founder and Style Director of Athleisure Mag. She is also the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and contributor to MIMI (Time Inc's beauty site) and Vogue.it. Accessory Agenda is a behind the scenes look at her work on and off set as well as items that are on her essential list for your wardrobe.
As a Fashion Stylist, Kimmie's work has been worn on a number of celebrities, personalities and has been published within an array of magazines (Esquire, DJ Mag, Heaven Has Heels, Velvet Magazine Dubai and more). You can see more of her work at Statement Stylist as well as her full portfolio. You can also find out more about Mens Athleisure which is co-founded by Kimmie focusing on menswear fashion editorials.
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