Last week I had the fun pleasure of co-moderating, along with Scoop Charlotte's very own Susu Bear, the Neiman Marcus Cusp Fall Trend Fashion Show. Susu and I had such a great time carrying on an upbeat dialogue with Neiman Marcus' Fine Apparel and CUSP sales manager, Kristen Leone, and Public Relations Manager, Kristin Jackson. Neiman Marcus ALWAYS puts on a good show. I was able to grab something from the CUSP department for the evening and after close consideration to a few items, I decided on a timeless DVF cheetah print wrap dress.
While this dress is classic and timeless, of course I had to make it my own. After several iterations, including styling it as an open kimono over pants or a skirt or another dress (jeans would have been to casual for this event) and wearing it as a blouse under a long skirt, I ultimately decided to layer it under another dress. One to always opt for maximalism over the alternative, I find layering to be a great way to achieve a high impact look that is all your own. If you recall in another recent post, Fairy Girl Lydia does too. Here's where my look landed...
My J.Crew electric blue pumps are always a fun choice.
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One other thing that didn't hurt was the fact that Andre made my face into a new one. Anyone who knows me knows that I am, at best, very uncomfortable wearing makeup. I think Andre did an absolutely amazing job. I felt I looked different when I saw myself in the mirror, but I did not feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable. I highly recommend you go see Andre at the Chanel counter at Neiman Marcus in Charlotte for your next event or makeup needs.