They say all good things must come to an end, and our Fearless Nikki Bella was sadly eliminated from the Dancing With The Stars on Monday night. We're definitely shocked along side Nikki and Artem, as last week they had 9's across the board and their fan base had been so strong with the votes. But now, we're going to look back at the last few weeks of the competition and review how Nikki wow'd us with her fashion.
Brie: Nikki and Artem’s dance to “Remember Me” from Coco during Disney week captures the Latin theme of the film perfectly. This flowing ruffled dress with its sexy, shoulder-baring silhouette is a style Nikki is very comfortable with, as anyone familiar with many of her early WWE photoshoots can attest. With a theme that’s this much in hr wheelhouse, I was expecting her to nail it from top to bottom and I wasn’t disappointed! I loved seeing this gorgeous turquoise shade on her! It’s not one we often see her try out, but it’s stunning and threw an unexpected twist into a familiar theme.. Her up-do and the perfectly-placed flowers were flawlessly chosen. Of course, there’s a touch of Nikki’s trademark glamour in the metallic touches on the ruffles, the gold belt and glittering bangle, all of which helps to give the look a subtle formality that’s suitable for a performance such as this. I’m of two mind about the red eye-shadow. I can feel that it makes everyone look red-eyed, as if they had been crying, unless it’s done in a very particular way. Then again, it changes the way Nikki’s a face looks and that’s quite captivating and works especially well for this dance. I don’t know if I’d want to see her wear it every day, but as a change and for this type of theme, I think I could get sold on it :).
Brie: She moved to something that was more of stretch for her for the Argentine tango – we don’t often see Nikki try on vintage styling! She danced to “Derniere danse” by Indila, a French song with a delightful Old World quality that was very An American In Paris-meets-Funny-Face. The romantic dance was entrancing and creative, even with its classic bent. I was totally in love with the confetti “rain” at the end. Nikki’s simple v-neck sheath was coral, but came off red in the stage lighting – very effective in both cases. The simple piece received just a hint for glamour from the tonal crystal accents and a bit of drama from Nikki’s elbow-length satin gloves (which also got the crystal treatment). The wide waist-band above the flared skirt perfectly captured the throwback vibe and moved beautifully during the dance. The highlight of the look, though, was Nikki’s magnificent up-do! We don’t often see her try something this complex but the effect is just stunning and it really cemented that classic Parisian chic vibe.
Brie: I was totally shocked when Nikki and Artem were eliminated after their Jive dance, performed to “I Put A Spell On You” (by Bette Middler from the movie Hocus Pocus). I thought they did an amazing job translating this to the dance floor! I loved how lighthearted and full of sass this piece was. And the costume was fantastic! Nikki’s dress paired a velvet, crystal-trimmed bustier bodice with a feathered skirt, primarily in black, but enlivened at the hem with white and purple. The bounce in the dress enhanced Nikki’s movements perfectly. She gave it a darker sensuality by adding black lace gloves and tights and brought drama with a feathered headpiece. She also earned serious fierce points in my book her completely awesome crystal spider brooch. Black suede ankle boots finished off the look flawlessly – I’m grateful she didn’t need to go with traditional dance shoes here, as they would have been distracting, whereas the boots were just right, tying in seamlessly to the spooky attitude. Her coordinating purple eye-shadow and lips were somberly gorgeous and perfectly in keeping with her coquettish-witch character – a bit over-the-top bright, but utterly entrancing. I loved the crimps in her hair, too; it’s a style I haven’t seen in a long time and its unusualness made it powerful. Everything came together so well here and the complete package was so much fun to watch! I’m going to miss seeing Nikki and Artem’s creations :’(.
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