Barbie graced the red carpet with this printed bodycon dress recently. The complexity of this pattern makes the piece a real stand-out! I'm also loving her exploration of this color - it's not one we've seen much of on Barbie, and it suits her quite well. She finished the look with nude pumps, a modern and successful choice. If I could tweak one thing, it would be to warm up her lip color a smidge - maybe just to a tawny pink. This sand shade is coming off a bit drab to me. Outside of that, this look is A+..i.e., classic Barbie! :-)
Maryse debuted a new statement trench at the end of last month and it is a jaw-dropper It's a sleeveless leather masterpiece of scalloped details and sparkling stones that perfectly realizes the rocker facet of Maryse's style.
And Dana Brooke makes this FashionHap not once, but twice, which is a good thing because call-out number one is ...well, less than I would hope for from her. This lace-accented, polka-dot sheer-inset embellished bodysuit has a very vintage vibe, which is set against a leather peplum and finished off with ballsy cutout leather leggings. It comes dangerously close to hot mess territory because it tries to combine too many vibes, rather than juxtaposing a selected few. Her next outfit is a dramatic improvement: a lavender bodysuit with a sheer-stripe overlay and lavender piping, enhanced by a sprinkling of blue-teal sequins. This works! It's got power and impact, but it's still pared down enough to allow the details to harmonize and be appreciated. Moe like this, please! :-) PS props for the azalea lip shade - it makes a nice pop against the black and purple.
I - unsurprisingly- was super-attracted to the yellow shade Brie used to pop this look. It's a great color for spring, summer, winter, anytime :-). I love and adore yellow and will any excuse to wear it, but if you're the shier type that worries that yellow is too bright or doesn't work with your skin, yellow shoes are the absolute perfect way to bring a spritz of sunshine in to your wardrobe. It works brilliantly with any neutral from taupe, sand and gravy, to ivory and navy. The rest of Brie's look is a classic pairing: a knit tee with drapey pants. the contrast of the form-fitting top with the flowy-er pant fabric works flawlessly. Add a pretty scarf and boom: chic to go! I'm also a fan of the the floaty beauty of Brie lace maxi! It's delicate and gorge and white is oh so trendy rn! She finished it with nude platform pumps ;the platform is a fitting way to anchor the diaphanous quality of the lace. She also uses her refined, pulled-back low bun to contrast with the dress's whispy tendencies. This hairstyle makes me think of flamenco dancers and consequently brings a bit of attitude to this feminine frock. She goes 180 degrees from femme with this open-weave, sequin-embellished sweater. We don't get to see much of what she paired it with, unfortunately, but there's no doubt this sweater is FIERCE. I can see it working magically with a slim mini skirt, half-tucked into black shorts or slouching above distressed, cropped denim.
Maryse worked her new jacket with a black plunge-front bodysuit, lace-embellished tights and her cutout OTKs. For added brazenness, she accented the look with not one, but two, black leather cuff bracelets. With all the fabric and embellishment - fishnet, leather, knit, crystals - it might seem like this ought to head into the hot mess trap we've seen enmesh other divas, but it doesn't. Maryse is a fashion goddess and adroitly avoids the trashtastic quicksand by using her accents in moderation, rather than in many bold gestures. Leather serves as the unifying fabric (along with the black color scheme), while everything else is an accent to it. This is how you combine lace, crystals, fishnet and smooth leather and rock the Helsinki out of rocker style. #IAmNotWorthyBows @ Maryse...yet again :).
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