Lana had a little love affair with burgundy during the winter and spring. She kicked it off with a cropped chunky ribbed sweater from Topshop paired with leggings and Lola Shoetique velvet OTKs. This monochromatic look works nicely because of the proportion-play: the boxy top, set above the sleek leggings and boots comes off stylish and sexy. The textural combination enhances the look: wooly, nappy knit with luxe, plush velvet adds visual interest. These are two key elements of a monochrome look; because the color story is so highly edited, the fierceness has to come from other aspects of the styling. Her second turn in deep wine came in this Missguided jumpsuit. The drapey front gives me a bit of a 90's vibe but the rest of the silhouette is streamlined and totally right now. I love her addition of a black choke, which puts a cool-girl exclamation point on the look. She doubles down on that with her Adidas sneakers. I'm not sure those would for everyone, but I think Lana handles the fusion of velvet and sport nicel,y, especially with her Vuitton knapsack thrown into the mix. I also love her candy-pink lip shade - it's gorge without being distracting or trying to take precedence in the look. Last in the line-up of burgundy is this amaaaazing faux fur coat that Lana styled over a cutout bodysuit, paired with lace-up heels. This whole outfit is ravishing! (Guess she's not called the "Ravishing Russian" for nothin' :)). It's seductive and glamorous and modern all at once, especially due to Lana's fabulous pose in front of the open car door! Oggh...I'm slayed. Can we have a whole 'shoot like this? I am willing to beg, if it will make a difference ;).
She moved from burgundy to scarlet for this satin gown from Want My Look. I just can't be on board with the crazy high side-slit, but I love the rest of the dress. With that slit sown up just a few inches, this piece would have a wonderful Old Hollywood quality to it. Naturally, my favorite part of the look is Lana's strappy golden heels (also from Lola Shoetique).
Her next look changes things up, both in terms of color and genre. She tops a gray heathered bodycon dress with a cropped leather jacket. I love the grunge-glam vibe of her to-the-knee leather boots, done with the more casual flat sole instead of a heel. There's an easy fierceness to this that always dings my style bulls-eye. The choker looks fab here as well, especially with the hint of metallic detail (which may actually be layered chokers, which = yaaaaas!). I got massive 2009-Gaga vibes when I saw this next outfit - and that's not a bad thing; it was such a mega-inspiring moment in fashion! I can totally see this glimmering House of CB dress in the Poker Face video. It reminds me of a mirrorball and I just viscerally adore it! It takes a bold fashion sense to pair it with super-shiny patent OTKs - the huge injection of drama they provide is what gives this look it's video-esque quality. In a piece of art, the super-reality conveyed here would look ahhhhmazing! In the day-to-day, it would likely seem way over the top as is. Dressing it down a smidge with plain leather OTKs or ankle booties would translate better. She turned to Topshop again for this blazing red jumpsuit. This is a stunning color on Lana and I love the cut of this piece - it kisses the body without looking like it's suctioned on. I'm also 100& in for the breezy fierceness of her tossed-over-shoulders jacket. It keeps the luxe vibe in the look, without feeling too formal. That's enhanced by her Tom Ford sunnies and the fantastic (and super-versatile!) black tote, which is actually my favorite part of her look. A classic, chic silhouette like that will be in style forever and then some! She completed the outfit with simple black sandals, which are basically always a win in my book. Lana explores casual genres in her next two ensembles. First, she nails a 70s-meets-today feel but pairing her high-waisted flared denim with a cropped floral bomber jacket. The punchy floral and slimmer silhouette of this piece are a refreshing change from all the drapey, boxy cool-girl bombers we tend to see. This has a perky, summery vibe which is super fun! We don't get more than whisper of Lana's shoes, but I have a crazy feeling she went with sneakers here and that works for me! The sporty modernity plays just right for this look (though you could go with chunky-heeled platform sandals too :) (says the shoe fiend fashionista in my brain :)) From there, Lana goes even moooore laidback, combining a cropped olive tee with cutoff denim shorts and black sneakers. I'm enjoying the switch-up from fierce, formal, hard-charging fashion that this look provides. Beyond that, though, it's not especially memorable, even with her super-cute braids! This is the kind of look where I'd love to see a statement belt - camo, leopard, brass studs) to add and exclamation point of fashionality.
Welcome to the place where wrestling & fashion join hands. Inspiration. Reviews. Musings. Retros. FASHION. Covering and craving gear to gowns since 2011. May the Fierce be with you! ;) Peace & Glitter!
Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
Photos used for criticism and comment under US Copyright Act Section 107.