We've been getting so many themed shoots this year that I am loving the fact that Lana has chosen to provide us with a straight-up style shoot. And what a shoot it is! It's like fashion overdrive! Not one, two, three, even four, but FIVE different looks and all of them rock! (Some more literally than others :) ). Before I get to raving, I do have one small thing on my wishlist...just one tiny, bitsy, infinitesimal thing. S.H.O.E.S. With all this great fashion, we only get to see one pair of shoes?! One! Oh, the horror, the tribulation, the torture. Lana, how could you? And near Christmas *histrionic sniffle* *Scarlet-O-Hara-worthy wipe of eyes with hankie* *breathes* Ok, Brie, focus. Get centered. Look at the positive. Let's talk about what we have. 'Cuz what we have is awesome. These mirrored metallic strappy sandals by are by Aldo, a brand Lana seems to enjoy. They are unfortunately sold out, but you can find a decent approximation here, a semi-similar here and a silver similar here. I love the bold width of these straps, which is softened by the delicacy of the wrap, making them both strong and feminine at the same time! It's an unusual design and so pretty! When paired with this stunning cobalt bandage dress (which incidentally has a very Herve Leger look to it), they are quite simply amazeballs. The halter style of this dress and bodycon silhouette are beautiful and classic, but it's the color that takes this dress out of this world. This saturated shade is KILLER..whether you're a blonde beauty like Lana or a bewitching brunette...or any shade in between.
Lana moves on from there to a date-night ensemble that plays masculine pinstripes in her trademark pencil skirt style against a sexy, elegant lace bralette. A leather jacket (see Lana's later look) would toughen this up, while a textured or sequined cardigan would make it softer and more formal. Pick your passion :). Lana's next offering is a complete 180, as she brightens the universe with this cutout, printed coord set. The white piping makes this outfit scream "summertime!" and warms up all the neutrals in this shoot...as well as our imaginations. It's a crisp, sporty, crazy fun curveball thrown in here. Translation: awesome :). She returns to the lace bralette for a denim-on-denim combo that makes me immediately think of Guess (as does her next look). Heeeyy Guess, how about making Lana your next new Guess girl, hmmm??? Girlfriend would nail that! She slays the 80's-inspired styling here, goes for full-on sexy and slams it, poses and all! And theeeenn, she switches to an acid-wash denim coord set and brings more rock n' roll edge to the look with a leather jacket and a smooth, sleek ponytail that give me a good-girl-gone-a-tiny-bit-bad a la Sandra Dee in Grease. One of my favorite things about this last outfit is that she really plays around with the poses. She hits fabulous ones all through the shoot, but with so many outfits, there are places where we can start to see repeat stances. Every pose here is worth a second look, so it solidly works. I can't wait for the day though when Lana modifies her poses a smidge to match the character of each outfit. I know, I know...I'm splitting hairs. But I wouldn't mention it if I didn't know she can do it. And would keel me over with it. Apparently, I like being turned into a slobbering, wordless afldfhiufdlk drooling on the floor and gesticulating at Lana pics on my laptop screen. :D
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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