The Big Dub celebrated Valentine's Day with a guazy, dreamy shoot which was a major departure in feel from what we've been mainly seeing. The vintage, hazy mood of this set was intriguing and very appropriate to the day. I always love seeing the ladies have a chance to stretch and do different things, so this was a huge win on that front!
Paige was one of my favs from the shoot because she put her own spin on this girly-feeling background. The tipped-over chair and spilled flowers injected a rock n' roll after-show party attitude, which was helped alog by Paige's fashion choices. A tulle skirt, a tied-high tee, a leopard-lined leather jacket, combat boots: this is girly-gone-kicka$$! I've never been a fan of fishnets, but they work here. Their trashtastic vibe is balanced out but the ultra-femininity of the tulle skirt, which is pretty much how this whole look plays out. There's a great balance of edgy and sweet which makes the whole styling feel right. PS I love how her taupe lip works here - the muted color plays really well against this background. I also hope Paige doesn't stay paused on this Kylie Jenner look for ages :)
Renee has one of the most interesting outfit choices of the group. Her gray cropped sweater has a deconstructed mod feel to it, which fits right in. She paired it with this vintage-y-feeling world traveler-ish print skirt that brings in all these yellow and blue shades that match nothing else. It works in because all the tones are muted, but it caught my eye as a whimsical choice that was surprising in the way in which it fit in. Given that offbeat piece, I might have gone with more understated shoes. But not bold Renee! She finished her look with strong, metallic chunky-heeled platforms. Where a lot of the ladies' pics work because of how they fit into the backdrop, Renee's works because of how she pops off of it. I abso adore her tassel necklace! And I also adore her poses. She completely rocked every one of them, capturing that romantic, graceful femininity that this set seemed to be calling for. From that perspective, her set is one of my top two. PS if you can't get enough of Renee's humor and quirky commentary, she now has her own blog! Check it out at prettyfunnyblonde.com. (I think someday she & I need to have a convo about tees ;) )
When Eden teased this shoot on Instagram, she made reference to not usually being a fit-and-flare girl, but her clean, classic sense of style comes shining through nonetheless. Her super-cute dress is one of the simplest choices displayed in this shoot. Like so many of her choices, a few accessory changes would make it a great option for dozens of occasions. She's accented it with a chic pearl torsade and a fab laced waist belt, which makes this both flirty and innocent at the same time, like a girl-next-door playing pin-up. She keeps that going with softly come-hither poses, even as she adds a touch of modern magic with glittered platform pumps. The whole look is shopable via the links on her insta. You're on your own for come-hither looks ;)
Summer's deconstructed cropped sweater reminds me a bit of Renee's. I like the metallic sheen of Summer's, although I could have done without the loopy arm-bottoms. Her feathered skirt is a wonderful find! I can see that piece with sooo many pairings from a trim turtleneck to a polished button-down. I applaud her decision to go with pointy-toe pumps as well. They bring a modern fierceness to the Louis XV and XVI-era furniture. She continues this play between old worlds and new with her necklace - a combination of a metal chain twisted with opera length pearls. Her poses are sweet and fancy. Like Maryse, she has the ability to bring a high-maintenance vibe to any shoot she chooses. It gives her set a tantalizing-agonizing girl-you-can't-have quality.
With the retirement of Daniel Bryan, the rumor mill is spinning - likely correctly- with the thought that Brie's retirement will soon follow. Sigh. It's always so hard to let one of my fashion favs go. So, I'll be savoring the opportunity to review as much Brie fashion as I can while I still can! This textures slipdress has a Roaring 20's feel to it, thanks to the V-neck, simple silhouette and midi length. Brie accents it with the soft flash of metallic sandals and a crystal choker, which enhances the Gatsby feel. Her use of a floral corsage is fantastic, lending a by-gone era romance to her look. The only thing I might have changed a bit is her lip color - a lilac pink would have been softer than this currant velvet shading and might have fit the shoot better. Her poses are on point, as always.
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