WELCOME to New York, Scarlett! One of the KOs newest recruits, Ms. Bordeaux abso won my heart with this sizzler of a ‘shoot. First, the backdrop is YELLOW. So, like it literally needs nothing else for me to be in :). But she doesn’t stop there: she serves up an outfit with the kind of fashionista bona fides I’d just about given up on seeing from the KOs, given their historic penchant for sexy-kitschy sets. She pairs a hardware-embellished leather pencil skirt with a simple black tee and adds a shot of glam with a long, slim crystal statement necklace that breaks up the black monochrome perfectly. He doesn’t segue into 2010’s grunge-glam though. Instead, she adds a mod and totally fun checked newsboy cap that gives the look a cheeky chic. She enhances that vibe with the serious slayage of her studded ankle boots (omg gimme gimme!) and her coordinating spiked mini tote. Bright scarlet (what else? :)) lips add a jolt of color that looks amazing against the neutrals and yellow. She then proceeds with the coup de grace: a scintillating run of editorial-worthy poses, ranging from a flirty cap-tip to Gwen-Stefanie-esque lounging against the wall to a more classic print-model’s stance – all done with undeniable-competence and devotee-making attitude. brb..keeling over now. Clue officially gifted: it was Ms. Scarlett, in New York, with the studded boots that did me in.
Tessa gives us two renditions of her take on NYC-girl style. The first is all about sporty sensuality as she pairs a red latex bustier with a leather moto jacket, black leggings and white sneakers. The pairing of the dominatrix-tinged bustier with the athletic vibe of her sneakers is intriguing, if a touch disconnected and I like that she went for it. She feels like a regular girl with an ordinary budget that’s working out how to make fashionista-status happen on a real-world paycheck. She swings about on a fire escape, high above the city, adding a fun hint of danger to this set. I She left her hair long and loose for this set which I love, because she pins it high for her next look, adding extra glamour and presence to this tied-tee-meets-blue-denim combo. I love the way she used her hair style to convey the differences in her looks – very savvy! You can almost always sell me on a tee-and-jeans pairing, as long as it has Le Thing, and this outfit does: Tessa finishes it with statement –making velvet OTK boots that are both on-trend and fierce and give the look that shot of intensity that makes it noteworthy. Again, there is an element of danger to her poses as she dangles off the down-ladder. She clearly had a little more freedom her than in her previous two shoots and the results are promising – her style is interesting and her work is improving measurably...let this gal more off the chain, please – clearly, that is a good, good thing!
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