Today is my last guest blogger so may I introduce Becca of Fashion She Says. She styled me a cute New York style outfit using her favourite designer labels. So over to Becca to explain her picks.
Chantele always appears fresh as a Daisy... Here I planned the perfect holiday outfit for her with a fantasy dream team of designers. If Chantele visited me in NYC, I'd take her shopping at my beloved department store: Bergdorf Goodman, where all these clothes hail from. I started by browsing the wares of my preferred brand: 3.1 Phillip Lim & found my favorite shape of the season: the cape. Mr. Lim created a Quilt-Yoke Merino Cape in classic black, which makes a trendy item easy to wear. Capes are wonderful when it's cold outside because one may wear cozy jumpers without feeling bunchy under a traditional coat.
Next I was drawn to Milly's 'Liana' Metallic Lace Shift Dress in gold, which would appear almost nude next to Chantele's peaches & cream complexion (hooray for pale girls!). Gold is especially delightful for the holidays; I adore lace because it's both sweet as a little girl's charms & suggestive of a woman's wiles.
Miu Miu makes the best embellished shoes & these Runway Flower Pumps (which Miuccia Prada deisgned for her fall 2010 RTW fashion show) are exquisitely kissed with metal flora & bows. Usually I live in flats, but Chantele can certainly pull off high heels & this pair is fit for a holiday party.
Finally, she needs a pop of color to spruce up this neutral palette - I picked Marc Jacobs' The Single Shoulder Bag in pink. Mr. Jacobs made Chanel's quilted leather his own with a signature padlock & I'm really feeling the elongated chain strap these days. Chantele can sling it across her body like the jazziest messenger bag, leaving her free to hold hands, drinks & dance of course! She'll be the belle of the ball in this understated festive look - best of all, Chantele can mix & match these separates all season long.
So ladies what do you think of Becca's outfit for me? Isn't it perfect. I totally think it would be something I would wear, if I could afford it! Plus it incorporates Becca's luxe style too. I'm not completely sure on the pink bag, I love the style so much, but I don't really do pink. The cape is my favourite piece though, I would die to own this cape. It's so perfect.
Thanks Becca for this great NYC inspired outfit, I shall try my best to style something similar when I get back.
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