May 6, 2014

Glamorous Dream Trip To NYC with Kendra Thornton

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
During the golden era, women would always dress up in elegant lady-like dresses or suits, heels and their hair and make-up always done to perfection.  Not anymore, sigh...we've come along way in toady's comfortable fashion world, but it sure would be a lot of fun to transport back in time with Kendra on her magical trip!

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:


Karen Walker Sunglasses · Gucci Duffels & Totes · Christian Louboutin Pumps


Evening Gowns for glamorous nights in the City:
Ava Gardner - Image found on Pinterest
For evening events, long gowns scream Hollywood glamour. Whether you are enjoying and evening at a Broadway show or simply sipping cocktails  by the pool at the Ava Lounge, your glamorous dream trip would not be complete without wearing a fabulous long gown.



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
wear!

Don't forget to follow Kendra on Twitter.  Thanks so much for reading!

Linked up with:
Stylish TuesdayMore Pieces of Me: Manic MondayOn The Daily Express: Manic Monday, Style SessionsErin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, What She Wears

5 comments:

  1. For evening events, long gowns scream Hollywood glamour. Whether you are enjoying and evening at a Broadway show or simply sipping cocktails by the pool at the Ava Lounge, your glamorous dream trip would not be complete without wearing a fabulous long gown. http://num.to/2987-2262-4525

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  2. Great Post! I think I was born in the wrong era, I love the old hollywood glamour! Stopping by from the Trend Spin Link-up :)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by, Patty! I know what you mean about being born n the wrong era, but we can still enjoy yesterday's glamour today! xo

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  4. Love it- love it all!!!

    -Chelsey

    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  5. It's amazing that fashion has come full circle! Love the old hollywood glamour of the 40's and 50's where women wore beautiful and feminine sculpted dresses that showed off their curves. The spangly dress (4) is the most gorgeous ever! How I would love to dress in these dresses. I got your link from Stylish Tues. I am now following you on Bloglovin and G+. I would love it if you were to follow me too but please no pressure.

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11040855

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