For some reason, Impact *always* decides to release a photoshoot right around Wrestlemania. It's slowly becoming one of my pet peeves with the company. They don't release anything for almost a year and then, boom, right when everything is psycho-crazy around Wrestlemania, they put out a huge 'shoot. Why, guys? Don't you know it's just going to get buried in the Wrestlemania onslaught? You're not going to top that. You're going to end up here, getting reviewed in June. That's so unfair to the ladies on your roster. Maybe a litttle diff timing next year, huh? Think about it. Ok, enough of Brie's b*******g. To fashion!
We kick it off with Brandi and a black and white version of her halter-meets-high-waisteds snake-embellished gear. This is such a solid effort from her! The gear is spot on, her poses are killer. She looks like she was born to do this. Gear 'shoots are notoriously difficult because they tend to be simple - just you and your gear out there on a blank backdrop to do your thing. It's hard to keep them interesting. Brandi works some less common poses and overcomes the drawback of the standard, blah gray background. Done like a boss and I love it!
She's back, b*****s! The BAM is back! ODB has returned, flask, attitude and all. She's looking fab in an on-point red romper, made suitably trailer-park-ish with a camo head band. Her personality comes blazing through these shots and it makes them come alive. I love the spark she brings back to the roster!
Sienna is making a serious effort to sell the whole skirt-as-gear thing and while I'm not on board yet, I give her points for tenacity. This black and burgundy combo is stunning, especially with the way the burgundy peeks through the black lace. I'm 100% in for her halter top (wish it had the same deep red metallic lining as her skort). This gear is definitely going in the right direction!
The pretty new blonde on the roster is Alisha and she seems to have a command of fashion - something which always catches my eye. A cute face is a good add for Impact, and one with intriguing gear is even more so :). Alisha chose a mint-toned set, which I love because of the uniqueness of the shade. The gold is a nice contrasting accent and - my favorite part - the cutout, choker-look front is spot on-trend and gives me the idea that she pays attention to fashion. +1, Alisha! Girlfriend is now officially on our One-To-Watch list.
The other pretty new blonde is interviewer Mckenzie Mitchell. Like Alisha, her style choice indicates she's fashion-aware: her caramel sheath boasts an off-the-shoulder neckline, ruffles and dramatic bell sleeves. So, essentially, it's an on-trend three-for. Translation:serious awesomeness! I wish we had gotten to see her shoes, but I guess maintaining a bit of mystery is a sexy thing for a woman to do ;). Maybe next time! For now, this is another lady on our One-To-Watch list.
Aaaaaaand Allie. Well, we knew she was going to be cute and fun when she finally went into ring-mode. I'm not quite sold on the cute-ness of this romper, though. I think it's a tailoring thing - I'm just not loving the fit. The scrolls = yes. The lace-up front is an appropriately trendy, if somewhat done, detail. The romper styling = also a yes in the current style environment. And the color - that I LOVE. This sweet coral shade is an eye-catcher! I'd love to see her drop the lace-up off the deep-V and put it at the waist instead, or add cap sleeves and do a deeper v and repeat the scrolls there over a sheer illusion panel. This gear needs just a tweak or two to be totally amazeballs, so I can't wait to see where she takes it!
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