Velvet has been releasing a bunch of new pics to RatedV.net. It looks like some of these are sold out at the moment…but we’re going to review them anyway because FASHION :). Looking at these made me smile because they are trademark Velvet: gorgeous, sexy, fun. First up is a straightforward workout gear snap. I love how the pink piping ties these two seemingly disparate pieces together. Velvet completes the pink pop by adding a candy-hued lip. I also love the bright blue background – it sets off Velvet and her outfit perfectly. This is the kind of snap I’d pin up to remind myself to get my derriere to the gym! –it makes working out look so affirming and joyous! Next up is probably may favorite of all the new snaps. Velvet pairs a tied black “Queen” (but, of course, dahling!) tee with a denim mini skirt and rounds out the outfit with black OTK boots. This is one of those classic, spot-on pairings that just slays. It has that breezy girl-next-door grunge-fierce vibe that always gets me. Vel’s pink lip works flawlessly again here. She takes things in a more formal direction with her next snaps, a blue bodycon dress in a mesmerizing shade of bright blue. She added a bold silver choker and a cerise lip that pops beautifully against the blue. This looking-over-her-shoulder pose is stunning too! We don’t get to see her shoes, but I’m imagining silver heels. Finally, she leaves us in no doubt as to her mood with her next look, a pairing of a white tee labeled “savage” and one of her trademark ruffled mini skirts. I love how her sexy, radiant pose and expression contrasts with her shirt’s message; it conveys such a fun duality!
Angelina also took her turn with a workout snap, pairing a camo crop top with black low-waisted shorts. Angie looks amazing as usual – the warm strawberry tones in her hair are gorgeous! As I would expect of a TBP alumnus, she nails her pose as well. Now, if we could just get these ladies together in one snap, that would be some seeeeeerious gym motivation! :)
Impact has been putting out several other photoshoots, as well: Scarlett Bordeaux us bringing the glam and the sexy back to Impact and she shows both off in a rooftop ‘shoot complete with an outdoor sitting room and a stunning skyline. I’m sold on her white voile cropped top – I especially love the square neckline! If you read me on the reg you’ll know I come to a screeching stop at the double slit pants. The massive teal-lenses sunnies are definite yass though and Scarlett’s glttering strappy sandals provide the outfit-making exclamation point, cementing the glamorous vibe. She works the poses well, too. There’s enough good here to bring me back around for her next set of snaps. Nicely done, Ms. Scarlett.
Impact seems to have a thing for brides: crazy, brides, undead brides, all manner of brides. Su Yung introduces us to the latest iteration in her most recent photoshoot. It’s a little hard to critique fashion that’s drenched in fake blood, but I have to admit that the floor-length tulle veil is a nice touch. Its sweetness lends a nightmarish quality to the scene. It seems especially appropriate to be reviewing these snaps as Halloween approaches. It does occur to me to wonder, however, what the well-dressed undead bride will be wearing come next spring. Hmmm..to ponder! (Is there like a separate Fashion Week for the undead? An edition of Harper’s Bizarre? Should I be on the lookout? :))
Current KOs champ Tessa Blanchard got a new set of snaps in August that fit nicely into the autumn vibe. She wore a burgundy velvet bodysuit with a back cutout and lace insert. The color is fantastic for her and I would love to see her work with it more often! She sparkled the look up with glittering white pumps. I’m generally always down for sparkle, but I’ve mentally moved more into single-sole mode so seeing these platforms is a bit of a surprise. The backdrop is busy, but intriguing and Tessa played it right by keeping her outfit simple. I also give her props for taking risks with her poses. The snap of her laughing as she tosses the balloons might just be my favorite of the set for its freedom and exuberance.
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