Ghoul’s Night Out

11th October, 2012

As I mentioned HERE, Jason Wu‘s recent Spring 2013 show had my friend and seat mate Jamie and me gasping and leering each other in the great agony of obsession. It was everything. We loved the racy overtures, the graphic palette, the knowing romanticism, and most especially, we loved the hair. The models all wore a hybrid lacquered-finger-wave meets spinal-cord-enhancing french braid situation, and it was so, so chic. The look was devised by superstar hairstylist Odile Gilbert ~ and luckily for me, my personal hairstylist and friend Bethany (aka B!) Brill is Odile’s first assistant and was therefore one of the key artists involved in Wu’s backstage preparations. I texted her immediately after the show: could she come over a few days later and recreate the style for Jamie and me to wear to Lady Gaga’s masquerade ball?! I held my breath until she thankfully said yes.
There was something very therapeutic about having one’s hair braided so tightly to the head; having it done felt like a nontraditional sort of massage.Another friend, FLIRT! makeup artist Porsche Cooper, came over as well to help get us prepped. We were headed to a masked ball, after all ~ one that was hosted by the queen of costumery. We needed a LOOK.  Jimmy Choo sent over a few bag and shoe options for us to choose from for the evening. It was a major act of restraint on Porsche’s part to not run off with the whole lot. Dresses were lent to us by the ever-gracious, outrageously generous Prabal Gurung ~ a man who is as talented as he is kind-hearted. It was the last night of Fashion Week, and we wanted to go out with a bang, like urban butterflies on their final flight.
To finish it all off, I ordered black flower corsages from Sprout (my favorite florist), which we tied around our necks for a Victorian touch. They seemed to communicate the appropriate aura of delicate and dangerous ~ and that’s what we were going for, I guess.|CLICK HERE| to check out pictures from the party! |PHOTOS| by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

  • Those very talented ladies gave you and your friend absolutely fierce looks for such a fantastic event, talk about going out with a bang indeed!
    The photo’s of you both are so well done and in tune with the look you are both projecting as well.

  • Anonymous

    the braiding looks super cool!

  • Caroline

    Those outfits are so amazing. I love checking in, the posts never disappoint!


  • Alena

    What a unique post!

    xx, Alena

  • Vanessa

    So gorgeous! xxVP

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, that sounds like a good party! Love the make up and the flowers are a nice touch.

  • Pauline T

    Wow you really looked fabulous! I really love how original and stunning your make-up/hair (and even dress) were!

  • Karina Ibelis

    Amazing look and amazing pictures. The dress is so stunning!
    Have fun!
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  • Rachel Mlinarchik

    OH. MY. GAH. I knew this was going to be an amazing post, but seriously, wow. You outdo yourself every time, Kelly!



  • Eda Petuqi

    simply stunning… love all of them

  • Styleclouds

    Amazing, amazing photos! xo, Christina

  • I am seriously obsessed with everything on this post, but most of all Prabal Gurung’s dresses…phenomenal!

  • Jennifer

    These images are stunning – I bet everything was even more beautiful in person!

    xo Jennifer

  • Nina

    Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful! Love all of them! <3

  • Valeria Alvarez

    This photos are amazing!! great post!

    <3 Val

  • Daniela

    OMG how come you’re not models? or you do are and I haven’t realized yet?

  • Lola Reggy

    Oh my word, speechless overhere! Way to
    cool looks and way to cool pics. Everything
    is so harmony and well thought of!
    for me your best post and look ever xoxo


  • Yashveer

    Thats just beautiful. really nice
    check out some more of black n white.

  • My Pomp & Circumstance

    I love the black and white photography, it gives your story a dramatic effect; same as the black flower corsages enhanced your costumes. It was cool to read about the going on’s of getting ready with friends, and lucky lady- you got to pick from a variety of Jimmy Choo accessories to go out! That’s not a regular occurrence for most. Love your eye makeup, it reminds me of the movie Marie Antoinette. Beautiful!

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  • Asia Carter

    You are so great at styling and just seeing extraordinary concepts in the most simplest of things I am still waiting for a major editorial in someone’s magazine!! Surely enough someone has reached out to you Kelly. If not they are definitely missing out

  • STUNNING pictures and I am love with that Jimmy Choo clutch

  • Chasity

    Love the Jimmy Choo purse and the hair and makeup are fab 😉

  • vittoria gallacci

    Simply stunning. Love the pics.

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  • I N C R E D I B L E – you 2 look amazing (and I must thank you for putting me onto Jamie’s blog a while back, love you both)

    ♥ ThankFifi

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