Jumpsuits and risky pants seem to have reached consensus-status among the divas this fall. Cathy, along with Barbie, gave us a pair of them and handled both excellently. Her first was a navy square-neck piece with wide straps (I LOVE those for hiding bra straps!) and a subtly sexy front notch. The matte fabric of this piece keeps it slightly to the casual side, so Cathy ramped up the look by pairing it with strappy nude sandals. If you thought that was good, her next choice was even better: a stunning forest green satin piece, chosen for the Heroes Gala. First, I’m in love with this color right now – it’s luxe, elegant and looks stunning! Second, the high cross design of this piece is dramatic and sexy, especially with the little peekaboo situation just about her waist. The side buttons add just a touch of flash, which Cathy accentuated with jeweled fan earrings that make just enough of a statement. Her bright cranberry lip brings a festive touch to this fantastic look.
Carmella hopped on board the daring-pants-plus-neutrals vehicle and, as with both other ladies who have tried it, the pairing succeeds nicely. These windowpane-printed pants could get too busy in a hurry, but matched with this deep-v top and black leather jacket (I love how she got in a touch of her trademark leopard print via the collar!), they come off funky and experimentally modern. If I could swap anything, it would be her boots. I’m giving her a bye on this one because I suspect this was a rainy day (I would probably lean toward a knee-height version myself for a bit more polish), but for non-inclement weather, ankle booties with a block heel or flat OTK’s would give this pairing a little fiercer finish.
We know Brandi for many of her more formal looks, but she also rocks casual style. This simple pairing of an ivory peplum sweater with black leggings and flat ankle boots has just the kind of laidback, confident femininity that’s perfect for fall…or the post-holiday winter chill ;). On a more familiar note is this blush dress, paired with nude platform pumps. Brandi is a master at picking chic classics with a twist and this piece is a #HowItsDone101. This iconic silhouette gets an update from the wrap effect and the crossed front detail, which has the added benefit of accentuating the waist and creating the hourglass shape. Her color story of mixed pale neutrals keeps this fresh and modern.
Maryse also explored the wrap-look option with this Want My Look piece. (Aside: the wrap dress reflects the current 70’s trend, as that was the decade in which designer Diane von Furstenberg brought it to the forefront of fashion). This low scoop-neck silhouette pushes sexy to its limits, while Maryse adds attitude by finishing it with black suede OTKs from Sam Edelman. She brings an extra touch of attitude and drama by topping it with a metallic trench, a twisted-classic piece from Femme LA, which I love her use of! The sheen adds interest and chic to a simply sexy black monochrome look and gives it a powerful flair. Her blackberry lip brings a darker vibe to the look, which, while it might be harsh for day-time wear, works well for the drama of an evening ensemble.
A couple of current and former KOs and divas caught up with each other at RI Comicon…and we caught up with them via Instagram :). Gail was looking chic and svelte in a black zip-front dress. Her choice is simple, but sexy and one of those perfect selections that are fashion workhorses. Add the right pair of footwear and possibly a jacket and boom – you’re done! If you’ve been wondering what ever happened to Melina, well, she’s around and well, wrestling on the independent circuit, notably for Southside Wrestling Entertainment. She’s kept her fashion current as well – this color block bandeau + pencil skirt coord set feels modern and on point. A medallion collar necklace rounds off the look. It’s always great to see what Christi is up to with her fashion and it looks like she’s embraced the print trend. The casual dot patterning with the floral border gives this shift has an easy, casual feel, but the piece gets a big kick of sultriness from the deep-v front. My favorite part of the look is Christi’s choice of a gold plate choker as an accent; it adds a stylish touch of flash and trendiness.
Simple, classic combinations always carry an impact and such is true of Alicia’s Raw outfit. It’s a basic pairing of a graphic tank in apple red, paired with denim cutoff shorts and neutral mid-calf boots, with a Western vibe. The feel is classic Americana, with modern attitude. It suits Foxy well, looks fantastic and probably didn’t take hours upon end to style, which is why classic pairings = fashion hacks. You can reach for tried and true and know it’s going to work – which is fabulous when you’re short on time!
This iteration of Naomi’s glowing ensembles is totally fun! The see-through fabric makes it sexy, of course, but what I really love best about the mesh is the way it alludes to the athletic trend. There’s a taut glam about the way this works that’s unusual, exciting and trendy all at once. Her coordinating hair is a bonus! Her fur boots create a nice inside #TBT reference to her Funkadactyls days, but also layer on the texture in this look. The neon lime shading of all the pieces ties the whole thing together superbly!
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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