{ Dressing Room Diaries }

DressingRoomDiaries1Just before Thanksgiving, I spent a crisp and sunny November morning in Southern California, playing dress-up with a pretty bevy of real-life dolls. It was an opportunity to present my own stylistic take on Donna Karan New York’s Resort 2014 collection, for a fashion show at Nordstrom, and terrific fun was had in the fitting rooms backstage beforehand. Karan’s clothes are eternally timeless and mostly minimalist, but my challenge was to inject a fresh spin into their midst ~ an idea epitomized by the combination of a couture beaded evening gown paired with a glove-soft, distressed leather jacket. This show ~ and especially that jacket ~ became the starting point for a week-long road trip across the great American southwest. Stay tuned all week for stories of our incredible interstate adventures! DressingRoomDiaries2 DressingRoomDiaries3 DressingRoomDiaries4 DressingRoomDiaries5 DressingRoomDiaries6|PHOTOGRAPHY| by Kelly Framel

  • http://Mysmallwardrobe.com/ Carelia

    Wow!! I bet that was a wonderful experience. I love so much the camel leather jacket.

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  • Ashley W

    wow those gowns are gorgeous

  • SecretFashionPoison

    Amazing dresses honey!
    What a great experience, cograts!

    Viky — MySecretFashionPoison

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    The models/pieces/styling are just amazing! Stunning pictures!

    Mafalda ❤

  • Luba

    And you made it Kelly, the outfits you feature today look both classy and edgy !! Love your work !

    XX Luba

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  • Malena
  • Josephine Baker

    Wow! I love the aesthetic of the leather jacket with the gown! Nice.


  • Androbel

    uff! that’s a beautiful, beautiful dress!! love the tail :)



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  • Lena
  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    That jacket is a real investment piece – looks like it has been around forever, and looks like it will be around forever!

  • Lindsey

    Love the camel leather jacket!

  • http://whimsicalallure.com/ Lindsey D

    That champagne dress is gorgeous! I’d love to wear something like that on New Years. The leather jacket is great too!

    Whimsical Allure

  • Stephanie Marisol

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress with the leather jacket!


  • Sandra

    Great photos!! Love black and white looks!

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  • Costume De Rigueur

    wow that gown with the leather jacket…