How To Get Winter Style Icon Elle Macpherson’s Look In North Texas

Layering is a big trend this winter season, and Elle Macpherson is one celebrity who knows how to play the layering game.  Her mixture of fur, leather and denim looks effortless and city-chic.  But, with all those layers, recreating Elle’s outfit could get pricey, fast!  I’ve managed to put it all together for under $200.  And with so many versatile layers, you are sure to add much than a $200 value to your winter wardrobe.

 How To Get Winter Style Icon Elle Macpherson’s Look In North Texas

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Black (Faux) Fur Vest
 

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Dillard’s North East
1101 Melbourne Road
Hurst, Texas 76053
817-590-3909
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm – 6pm

http://www.dillards.com/

The outer layer of Elle’s outfit, and the main focal point, is her black fur vest. Now, wearing fur can be tricky as it starts looking bulking, especially over so many layers.  As I tell my clients, “You should always look like you are wearing your clothes, not like your clothes are wearing you!”  The key to keeping trim in these layers is to select a fur piece that is sleek and smooth so that it doesn’t add extra bulk to your waistline.  I like this faux fur vest from Dillard’s for $58.80 because it also has a knit back, which contours to the body instead of looking boxy.

Read the rest of my article for CBS DFW.

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Oscar Red Carpet Review 2012

Black and white ruled the red carpet at the Oscars last night.  High contrast and understated accessories had a major showing, while most hair remained sleek and makeup was minimal. 

Here are my top picks from the red carpet at the Academy Awards:

Gwyneth Paltrow was stunning at both the Grammy’s and the Oscars this year.  Her stark white gown screams “fashion forward” with accented shoulders and matching cape.  While her hair style has been controversial and her makeup is super minimal, it matches her overall look elegantly. 

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Emma Stone looked lovely in one of the only colored gowns of the evening, proving that red-heads really can wear red!  She looks totally age appropriate and flawless.

Photo Courtesy: MTV

 

Jennifer Lopez looked super sexy last night in a plunging gown with cut-out arms.  The striped fabric accentuated her lovely frame, as did her high and sleek bun with understated lips.

Photo Courtesy: PopSugar

 

My personal favorite of the evening!  I love Sandra Bullock’s black and white gown with gold detailing.  She chose to wear her jewelry on her dress!  This look is so modern and made complete by her high ponytail and soft earrings.

Photo Courtesy: InStyle

 

Angelina Jolie was the most daring of the evening in her thigh-high leg slit.  I love the intensity of her dress’s fabric and the contrast between her lips and gown.  She is the essence of drama!

Photo Courtesy: My Daily

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Michael Kors Watches for Sale

I’m selling two like-new Michael Kors watches for a client.  One is gold (on the left), and the other is silver (on the right).  They are $100 each, originally about $200.  Please contact me if you are interested in either watch.   They make the perfect statement pieces!

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Places to Learn Forgotten Arts in DFW

The early months of each New Year are often spent working on resolutions and trying to shed the aftermath of the holiday feeding frenzy!  But this year I’m working on two important resolutions (that I will most likely abandon by early April) spending a bit more time doing my cardio routine (shopping in stores instead of online for clients) and taking on a new hobby. I researched some lesser known or forgotten art forms that are still being taught in the DFW area and decided these would be a great new hobby for myself.  They all are so fun and unique that you will want to try them all with me!

Dress Making & Sewing

 Places To Learn Forgotten Arts In North Texas

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Bernina of Plano
2400 Avenue K
Plano, Texas 75074

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Bernina of Dallas
12801 Midway Rd. LBJ, Suite 410
Dallas, Texas 75244
www.bestofbernina.com

As a wardrobe consultant, dressmaking and sewing are of particular interest to me; however, my fashion skills are focused around selecting the perfect pieces for my clients, not creating them.  Since my sewing skills are so very beginner, I decided to find a sewing class that could help me learn the basics of clothing construction.  The Bernina Sewing Centers of Plano & Dallas offer a wide range of sewing courses, from dress making to heirloom work.  They also offer private lessons and even have classes for children.  Best of all, the “Sew Easy Lounge” is limited to four students at a time for hands on help with the sewing basics or a particularly difficult sewing project.  Classes range from $24 to $72.

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Release Me Creations’s Oscar Goodies!

Release Me Creations, one of my favorite local jewelers, was asked to make 100 necklaces for all of our favorites movie stars’ gift bags at the Academy Awards!  As early as next week, you may see these darling pieces around the necks of Hollywood royalty.  Let’s hope TMZ is watching! 

Here are some of the necklaces that went in the Oscar bags:

 

All of the necklaces are $30.  Visit the Release Me Creations site to purchase your very own!

And don’t forget to watch the Oscars this Sunday, February the 24th!  I’ll be taking notes of the best dressed of the evening.  Afterall, it’s fashion’s biggest night out!

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Save the Date: Fort Worth Fashion Event!

Grab your girlfriends and head out for some local shopping.  360 West is hosting its very first Trunk Show Thursday on March 8th from 5 to 8pm on 7th street.  The 7th street boutiques will be offering cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you peruse their new spring merchandise.  I’ll be attending the event and would love to meet up with you for some shopping! 

Check out the flyer (Trunkshow Thursday Flyer) to learn more about this fabulously fashionable event!

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Best Grammy 2012 Fashions!

The Grammy’s is one of my favorite awards events, specifically for the fashions. Whether you prefer elegant gowns or the fashion fearless, the Grammy’s showcases a smattering of looks for everyone’s tastes.

The big fashion themes of tonight were high necklines and sequins (sometimes worn together!) and mixed in with some understated and streamlined dresses.  Here are my top picks of the night:

Kelly Osborne

Photo Credit: Washington Post

Head to toe sequins was one of the big fashion trends of this year’s Grammy’s.  I love Kelly’s youthful take on shimmer. 

 

Gwyneth Paltrow

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I absolutely adore this minimalistic black and gold gown.  Gwyneth’s sleek ponytail and light makeup completes the look.  I’m sure this dress will also inspire millions of women to do their crunches!

 

Carrie Underwood

Photo Credit: Huffington Post

Ever lovely and elegant, Carrie Underwood stuns at the Grammy’s.  Her sequined gown is gorgeous and perfectly accessorized with a contrasting black bag, tousled hair and dangling earrings.

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