Brooke Elliott (After my "styling") at The Avenue FNO event
You never know who you're going to meet on Fashion's Night Out. For the third year in a row designers, models, fashion editors, and shoppers headed to New York City for exclusive FNO parties and an extravagant night of shopping, star gazing, champagne and cocktails. I was definitely one of them. This year I was free to roam this fashion fair of sorts to my heart's desire. Should I go to Manolo Blahnik to meet 'friend in my head' Sarah Jessica Parker or meet Red Carpet designer Tadashi Shoji at Oh My Lord & Taylor?
My decision was made when I received a frantic call from my talented designer & friend, Ms. Abby, telling me to hurry my booty down to The Avenue to see someone she knew I was anxious to meet. Every week I watch the fabulous Brooke Elliott, the star of Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime TV. During each episode I imagine that I am the wardrobe stylist for the show and envision the looks I would choose for every scene.
I arrived just in time to not only meet Brooke but we were able to chat briefly and pose for a few pictures. As Brooke and I talked, she complimented my outfit, not once but twice. I wore a strapless black jumpsuit (a designer sample given to me by the fabulous Ms. Amber! Thanks, Girl!) with a Target blue jean jacket and comfy Clark gold ballet flats. (Very low key style) I winked at her and with a cheeky grin I said, "That's why I'm the curvy stylist!" She smiled broadly and said, "You're right! Now, really, where did you get that?"
It's my passion to help curvy celebs look their best. Brooke looked stunning as always in this animal print dress with a ruffled front from The Avenue. I thought it looked great on her body type. My friends asked me, "How I would have styled Brooke for her FNO appearance?" If I had my way I would have swapped her black pumps for something a little more diva-licious by adding some brightly colored shoes, like these Magenta Jimmy Choo's. Our Drop Dead gorgeous diva would then be rocking two of this season's hottest trends: animal print and bold color. A girl can dream, right?
I liked her wide black belt with the dress, but I felt strongly that her belt was too low on her torso. I think it would have been a bit more flattering if the belt was inched up a bit. So, of course, I told her so and just slide it up a little bit. I really couldn't help myself. It looked so much better to me. Check out the 'after' picture. What do you think? (I think a gold or silver belt a bit thinner really would have taken this FNO look to a MARVELOUS level!!)
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