Something about the Boss's set just feels a bit off to me and I've been working to try to define it. It may be a color thing - the magenta shade of her tank is a somewhat awkward mix with the rusts and log-cabin-y reds and her pretty coral+barn red floral hat. It could be a pattern thing; with her leopard skirt and flowered hat. It's definitely not a pose thing, as Sasha hits a bunch of cute ones that make it feel exactly like the camera just happened to catch her lounging about. It's also definitely not a sweater thing - I love her cozy marled grey knit piece! And how I wish we'd gotten to see her worth that fab fur-trimmed gray jacket. That piece? That's the Style Boss we know and love! Ditto those awesome western-tinged buckled booties! Yum! I'm all sniffles and mascara tears because there were certainly amazeball possibilities here! What we got is cute and a little crazy. And sometimes, a little crazy kills it. Just not this time. C'est la vie.
When we conceived of this type of shoot, Brie's was the first name that jumped to mind to be in it, so I was super excited to see how she styled it. Plaid was practically a given and she didn't disappoint with this fiery red lumberjack plaid, tied high and looking oh-so-cozy. She paired that with a denim skirt and lovely merlot knee socks. Her gray jodhpur boots are completely fab! My only quibble is that I'd prefer them in solid black for this look. I give Brie serious props for bringing in the third shade of red in her braided headband. The deep crimson ties the look together by blending the other two red hues. It's a very sophisticated use of color and it rocks! Lastly, Brie's poses are simple and appealing, making her set an enjoyable one.
Summer paired a standout chunky mock-neck sweater with super-adorable navy gingham shorts. There's just something about wooly ivory knits in winter that I find entrancing and this sweater caught my eye immediately! This is also an interesting combination on the fashion front, as mock and turtlenecks are one of fashion's great loves at the moment, with their aura of the 70's, and gingham made a big splash on the runways last year. She finishes the look with gray socks and no shoes, which is quite cabin-appropriate. Her girl-next-door-at-home poses work really well in this environment. She doesn't try too hard and I love that! This is just the kind of shoot that requires that kind of laid-back approach and it's a blast to see her modifying her expressions and stances to fit the feel of the set. *pauses for 'our-girl's-all-growed-up' moment* *dabs eyes*.
Alicia Fox got it ALL right, managing to look both relaxed and fierce as she paired a wedgewood blue cropped sweater with leather leggings and chunky-heeled OTK boots. She adds just a touch of flash and attitude with her long statement necklace and studded bracelets and it looks fantastic! She goes for a model-does-rustic vibe in her poses and absolutely slays it! Tyra & Co. would have a tough time picking her best shot here :). Suffice to say, they are all FABulous. A final highlight is her drop-dead gorgeous make-up: gray eyeshadow and peachy cheeks with a rosewood lip is a KILLER combo. And then, the world ended.
But it started up again in time to catch this fantasmic set from Naomi. Nay-nay went with a flattering, feminine marled gray sparkle knit dress. She paired it with ivory socks and a classic hiking boot in tawny brown. This works brilliantly because all the tones are neutrals, so they play off each other to perfection. The sparkle adds a hnt of holiday glamour to this casual location and her boots tone it down with just the right amount of informal functionality. Her smile is sweet and flawless, her poses are spot on and she seals the deal with her super-cute fuzzy ivory hat!
Charlotte does blue on blue, pairing a sky-shaded tee with torn denim. She's been on a fashion roll lately, as I really love what she's done with color and texture here! The pastel tones of her tee and infinity scarf bring out the blue in her flannel shirt, without matching it, while it's plaid strikes just the right laidback note. I'm also intrigued by her choice of an olive shade for her boots. Olive is a "lost" neutral we hadn't seen much of in fashion for a number of years and which is now coming back to the fore. The softness of the gray-green blends wonderfully with her mix of blue tones and is a great finish to the outfit that avoids the harshness of something like black or even navy. Besides, who doesn't love a fur-trimmed wedge duck boot? I mean, helllo! Right? :) She's clearly been working on her poses as well, with a couple standouts here; the one where she's leaning her chin on her fist is GORGEOUS and probably my fav of the shoot. Brava, Char!
Lana closes out our review in this cropped après-ski sweater paired with a high-waisted knit pencil skirt. The cool neutral gray balances out the wild, playful pattern and colors of her sweater, making a really pretty combination. She's one of the few Divas to skip the socks; she finishes off her look with 90's-referencing mules (another style that's coming quickly back to the forefront of fashion). What struck me about this is that it's a perfect demo of how her trademark polished pencil-skirt-suit look can be metamorphosized into a casual look. It looks carelessly pull-together, like "oh, I just threw this on", but it's still mad stylish. So that "careless"? It's more like "careless ;) ". And I love it! Lastly, Lana WORKS the couch, probably better than any other Diva. As a result, her set is attractive, sexy and casually fabulous, making it a 'shoot highlight for sure. Did I mention I love Lana? #GirlCrush :)
Welcome to the place where wrestling & fashion join hands. #BeInspired #LoveFashion May the Fierce be with you! ;) Peace & Glitter!
Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
Photos used for criticism and comment under US Copyright Act Section 107.