Extra Fancy

19th December, 2012

Some days, a girl’s got to pull out all the stops. Back when I was an eveningwear designer, we worked under a certain code: we knew our clients would be wearing our clothes mostly to gala dinners, so they’d need to look as amazing in motion as they did at a dinner table ~ and of course these ladies would always want the gowns to be designed to best showcase their diamonds. Recently, I was reminiscing about that old rulebook, as I myself required a look that would work well well from the waist up ~ but I needed to highlight my ideas, rather than any riches.The day began with a holiday breakfast at Tiffany (pretty darn fancy, I’ll admit!), then continued into one pitch meeting after another ~ meaning I spent much of it sitting in intimidating board rooms, humbly presenting my crazy dreams to prospective clients. It’s a sometimes frightening enterprise, and I was grateful to have found a dress that ~ especially from the waist up ~ oozed creativity and confidence. I couldn’t afford to break a sweat; I needed it to stay sturdy and unwrinkled, as I left the house at 7:45am and wouldn’t be home again until after 10pm. When I’m hard at work, I need to know my clothes are also able to go the distance. Fashion can be a fantastic ally!|WEARING| Westward\Leaning sunnies, Tibi dress, Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo boots (recently also seen HERE) + Urban Decay’s F-Bomb lip pencil

|PHOTOS| by Jeremy James

  • http://www.thefancyteacup.blogspot.com/ The Fancy Teacup

    Such a stunning dress!


  • Logan Payne

    This is by far, my mom favorite post I’ve ever seen anywhere.


  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    I fancy your boots!!!

  • Abby123

    I love your lip color! What are you wearing?

  • Sabrina

    This is the most beautiful dress I’ve seen in quite a while. I am amazed!


  • Sialsiquiero

    We like the combination of colours in your dress. And breakfast in Tiffanys? That sounds great!


  • Anonymous
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  • Sophie Lewis

    You looks so chic! I love the bold color and those boots! xx


  • benedicte magen

    really nice 🙂


  • Somebody from Somewhere
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  • http://www.handbagmadness.com/ Handbagmadness

    Awesome look. Love the boots and tights. Great look.

  • http://thecornerapartment.com/ Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment

    I’ve long loved that Tibi dress and the similar sleeveless version with the mirrored pattern. You make it look great!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  • http://thatsaprettyhat.blogspot.com/ Kathleen Lisson

    Great tips for evening dress shopping. I never thought about it that clearly. It reminds me of this video: http://metmuseum.org/metmedia/video/collections/ci/waist-up-waist-down

  • Ivana DĆŸidić

    I so agree with everything you said. Fashion can be a great ally and this dress is definetly working for you!!!!

  • Rachel

    Seconding the request for lip color details.

  • Alice

    The pairing of the Tibi dress and wall is just FABULOUS! So good to know that this dress is sturdy enough for a stylist like you who runs around all day! We are always looking for clothes that we can do work in! 😛

    Thanks for the tips – and ps. love the red lips on you.

    of http://borderlinefab.wordpress.com

  • Styleclouds

    Wow, amazing shots! The dress is amazing and you look fabulous! xo, Christina


  • http://www.diamenrose.tumblr.com/ Diamenrose

    You look awesome! You are a true fashionister!

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  • julie

    I love your blog, it’s so inspiring!


  • Guest

    wow, what a beautiful dress! i am in loved with those red details

  • Julia Dzafic

    wow, what a beautiful dress! i am in love with those red details

  • cassie dzienny

    Love the whole look! And the background! 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1HSkZ_BUc8

  • Jennifer

    The top of that dress is so cool!

    xo Jennifer


  • Dani

    Love the dress!


  • Zuzana

    That is exactly my problem, not all of my clothes stay in good shape throughout the day. How do you choose your working clothes, what kind of materials do you go for?

  • http://inspirationlush.com/ Jamie

    Love that dress! And what a great background for it, super cute!


  • Donna

    The location for these photos are beyond perfect, the dress is a close 2nd. Love!


  • http://www.worthystyle.com/ WorthyStyle

    Another perfect outfit – I love the Tibi dress!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033981551 Adeola Naomi Aderemi


  • Eva Wu

    You always look so beautiful!

  • Josephine

    That dress is fabulous! Love this post.

    <3 Josephine

  • http://www.PrincessMartha.com/ Martha Dominguez

    Seriously…those boots are fabulous!!!
    Love the whole look 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/VintageDanielle Danielle

    I just ADORE your outfit and the cute sign behind you, which matches your dress; I love when that happens!

  • http://razzdazzle.blogspot.mx/ Mia@Razzle Dazzle Rose

    Fabulous dress, love your lipstick color!


  • Naomi

    I love this outfit! The dress is fabulous, and it certainly does ooze creativity. It’s great that it works for your long workday. How efficient of you to plan all that! The necklace is super cute too, by the way.

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    Love this dress.


  • Madalina Tita

    love the dress and how you styled it…



  • vittoria gallacci

    You are beautiful with red lipstick! Love it!
    Ps: great setting 🙂

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING


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  • http://twitter.com/PetiteAdventure Petite Adventures

    This dress is stunning – I love all the detail around the shoulders. It adds so much intrigue to an otherwise classic and simple dress.

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  • Faye – Fashion Hound

    Where on earth did you find such a fitting (pun intended) wall?


  • Anonymous

    The dress is so beautiful , I loove your outfit , is perfect 🙂

  • Helen Pav.

    Perfect dress!. I think the boots are covering your well shaped legs. Simple wear tights or sth with pumps. You will definitely make more impression. And try to shot some indoor photos too. Your outdoor pics are usually too bright!.


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