I am so delighted and flattered that the lovely Kendra Thornton, Travel Advocate, PR Businesswoman, and TV personality contacted me to participate in her glamorous New York Fashion Challenge. Kendra appears as a travel expert on television stations across the country and has made special guest appearances on The Tyra Banks and The Nate Berkus Show. In her message, Kendra shares her plans for a dream trip of a life time to New York. She and her friends will be staying at the luxurious Dream New York City Hotel and are looking forward to living as large as the city itself by stepping out in style every evening.
Kendra's Hair and Make-up Inspiration:
|Ava Gardner in 1942 on the Left and a Fashion Model from 2014 on the right. Images found on Pinterest.|
Kendra’s choice of a retro Hollywood look, makes this challenge extra exciting for me, since I’m pretty familiar with the glamour and elegance of the golden era. I started with Ava Gardner as my fashion inspiration for Kendra's hair and make-up. The wavy hair and red pouty lips will transform Kendra into the sultry Hollywood siren that she, well, all of us dream of.
Retro Inspired Dresses for day or night in the city:
|Ava Gardner 1949 - Image found on Pinterest|
Below are few of my retro inspired dresses to step out into the city looking just as fabulous and elegant as the celebrities did, yet still feel comfortable enough to enjoy your days and evenings without too much fuss. Polka dots, floral and A-line midi skirts are also today's fashion trends keeping that retro vibe alive.
ModCloth Lady-like Dresses: Broadway shows // Lunch // Cocktails // Shoes
Here are more fabulous retro inspired looks for the city, day or night...check out the heels and lace:
|Ava Gardner - Image found on Pinterest|
Evening Gowns: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
Here are a few more gorgeous glamorous gowns, heels and clutch bags to choose from. I couldn't just pick one...
I hope you have an amazing time with your girls, Kendra! Please keep us all posted with photos of what you choose to
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