Monday, February 21, 2011

Stī(-ə)l\ 2 a : a distinctive manner of expression

Stylist Carmen Lilly visited the showroom and with her brought a gaggle of style references. From her tall curly hair to her studded Miu Miu platforms Carmen works collected pieces in a way that is confident, eclectic and exciting.

Carmen interned for me many years ago at Alice Roi. Instantly commanding attention her questions and interest in the industry was inspiring. It was clear that her ambition would guide her to a successful spot in fashion. Now a stylist and personal shopper her days are spent shopping and seeking out special pieces for the lucky women she dresses. Some of her favorite pieces from the fall collection included a purple leather skirt, cobweb crew neck sweater and the printed leopard fur coat with the white fox collar.

Her unique almost unedited mix always catches my attention.  The look this time layers a ton of cliché adjectives in one look. Vintage inspired shades: Pretty pink lipstick: Casual pastel cardigan over the Prim tailored heather gray top: Preppy khaki reworked in Sexy skin tight pants with a subtle rolled cuff: Edgy studded, strappy zip platforms and Ethnic and Modern bangles and bracelets stacked up each wrist. The Subversive pierced bag, Exotic gold ring, Homely coat and Glamorous Japanese manicure are just the finishing touches of a Carmen’s Thursday morning look. 

To say her look is eclectic would be an understatement. Carmen credits Diana Ross and Grace Jones as style icons and describes her personal style as “DYNAMIC”.  My take on her style, WONDERFUL.

Karen Walker shades, Stella McCartney top, DVF cardigan, BCBG ring, JBrand khakis, Miu Miu shoes, Matthew Williamson coat, Emilio Pucci bag, personal collection of bracelets, nails by Naomi @NaomiNailsNyc

1 comment:

  1. Great look and amazing style. Your cliché adjectives paragraph was very well written and descriptively on point. Your collections are awesome.

    Cameron Lily's whole style is "DOPE!" Need more of her creative inspiration out here in the world. The way she freaks the ethnic with the modern, CRAZY!! Keep up the good work!