Archive for the ‘Cocktail Attire’ Category

Get the Look: Supreme Diva

September 18, 2009

The Supremes not only ruled on the charts, they ruled on the stage too. Their glittering, glamorous gowns inspired women everywhere to channel their inner divas and dare to be different. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard proved there’s nothing like an original. There class and style has yet to be duplicated though it has been imitated. In ode to these Chocolate Fashionistas, get your Supreme Diva look on!

Item Details: 
Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick, $8.99
Givenchy Prismissime eyeshadow in Poetique Browns, $53
Paul & Joe Wiviana sequined mini-dress, $610
Forever 21 dual crystal hoops, $10.80
Swarovski Forever ring, $340
Brian Danielle citrine oval ring, $985
Stuart Weitzman Nighttime Evening Glamor Shoe, Sold Out!
Fendi Tortoiseshell box clutch, $745
Butter London nail lacquer in The Full Monty, $14
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil, $7.49
Gucci by Gucci Eau de Toilette Spray, $65

How to: Dress for a Cocktail Party

September 2, 2009

Dressing for a cocktail party is simple, be fabulous…But seriously, there are rules. And one of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t pay attention to the dress code on an invite. It’s not only rude, it makes you look inélégant.

Prior to choosing your attire, consider the invite. A phone call or email invitation allows you to get away with less formal attire, for example a suit and a simple blouse might suffice. If you received a invite via mail on formal stationary, you might want to dress to impress.

Always wear appropriate shoes, this is not a time for flip-flops or your platform sandals. Opt for a simple, well-made pump, peep-toe, or stiletto sandal. An elegantly embellished flat is also feasible for a cocktail party as well.

A simple clutch or evening case will do. Jewelry should complement your outfit, but not over power it. If you’re wearing a bold necklace with a simple sheath, avoid distracting earrings or an obnoxious bracelet.

To get the most from your look, keep it simple and polished.

Here’s a few Suggestions on Cocktail Attire:

Knee-length skirts or dresses
cardigans with brooches (think Michelle Obama)
a tailored suit with a bold tank or blouse underneath
Crepe wool slacks for fall/winter, rayon, silk, or linen for summer
A sleeveless ruffled top paired with a pencil skirt and killer pumps
Delicate or bold jewelry, nothing in between
Just the right amount of bling is appropriate
Silk dresses can work just about any season

Item Details: 
Encontrada dangle earrings, $75, Kate Spade
Animal puff dress, $100, Topshop

é dress, SOLD OUT!, Bill Blass

Izzy courier satchel, $390, The Out Net
Anaconda Violet ring, SOLD OUT!, Barney’s New York
Sequin pattern tunic, $78, Arden B. 
Dunovant cocktail ring, $20, Aldo
Roma Dress, $285, Isabella Oliver
Platform open-toe pump,$285, Stuart Weitzman
Slingback, $39.95, Miss Me 
Clutch, $1,895, Marissa Collections
Bristol stacked heeled pump, $69.50, Guess 
Cubic zicronia studs, $50, Lola Dee
Alta Iowa pumps, $855, Christian Louboutin
Bracelet, $35 , Max & Chloe