Welcome to our new series where we style our favorite New Orleans fashion mavens to Rise to the Occasion!
Now that Fashion Week has come and gone we get to reflect on all the fabulous events that took place! We were so thrilled to have the fit, fashionable, and fabulous Holly Baudier to be our very first featured styling client.
What 3 words would you use to describe your personal style?
-Classic, feminine, and simple.
What are your favorite features to highlight when dressing?
-I'm drawn to the more form fitting. I figure why not just go for it! I work hard for what I've got so that I can enjoy the food and culture of NoLa.
If you were trapped on an island and could only bring one item, what would it be?
-Definitely a bikini!
Who is your style inspiration?
-I love the classic style of 1st ladies. Jackie O for sure, I think it skipped a few presidents but Michelle Obama brought back 1st lady style. I love classic feminine looks.
What is one fashion fad that you can't do without, and one that you hope goes away soon?
-This is going to sound more harsh than I intend it to, but I am anti trends. Most people do it wrong. Right now I am not a fan of the huge black rimmed glasses, they are not made for everyone. If a style doesn't work for me I won't attempt to pull it off. I hope that a really beautifully tailored suit for a woman never goes out of style! A well constructed pants suit is my favorite.
Based off of Holly's answers, we came up with a few options for her to wear to Fashion Week New Orleans!
Look 1: Jarlo London blazer, Nymfête black tank with contrast braid, LNA red silk Alexa pants.
With this first look we were playing on her love of pants suits without being too literal. We all loved this look immediately but decided to try a few more options!
Look 2: Buxton Folly black dress with faux belt.
Holly works really hard to maintain her figure while never depriving herself of all the culinary wonder that New Orleans has to offer. This Buxton Folly dress shows off her hard work while still being modest and chic!
Look 3: 4.Collective herringbone dress with a Jess Leigh Jewels body chain.
This dress was the most reserved of the looks. Thank goodness that Jess was there to help us jazz it up with her body chain.
What we chose: Nymfête black tank with contrast braid, LNA red silk Alexa pants with the Jess Leigh Jewels body chain.
We were all in agreement that the red pants were a must! The tank added a casual yet sexy way for Holly to show off her guns! The look would not have been complete without the body chain. This look pulled together a classically chic feminine look but with a bit of an edge!
We wanted to be sure to encompass Holly's personal style while still pushing her slightly outside of her comfort zone.
The next step to this style session was makeup! Ingrid Butler of Lipscape was on hand to provide makeup for Holly! Ingrid created a subtle smokey eye and a bold red lip to compliment the outfit perfectly! The lip color shown is a custom shade called "Heat Wave" that Ingrid created for Dreamcar clothing- this shade will be available in the Fall.
Holly was such a great participant and we loved chatting with her while she was here! After we sent her on her way we didn't see the final look until that night at the show!
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