Rachel Bilson Nylon
As a long-time fan of Rachel Bilson‘s style (I’ve been told I remind people of her for roughly 7 years?! COMPLIMENT), I couldn’t be more happy to see her at the front of new hit TV show “Hart of Dixie“. This also means more fashion snaps, of course, and my favourite thus far is Nylon‘s cover for November 2011 (shot by Marvin Scott Jarrett)!

Beauty-wise, we have Davy Newkirk on hair, Amy Nadine on make-up (adore her work), and Stephanie Harmon on manicure. When it comes to the fashion choices, the stylist duo of Michelle Reneau and Beth Hoppe a top and skirt from Marc Jacobs and DKNY jacket. Beautiful.

Charlotte Free Wonderland
Hooray! After falling in love with Charlotte Free at Richard Chai‘s Fall/Winter 2011 show, I questioned how seriously the industry would take a pink-haired model.

Alas, with just two seasons on the scene, IMG Models‘ young beauty has landed the November/December 2011 cover of Wonderland magazine! It is not just Wonderland, either, even Chanel has used Charlotte on the runway. I can’t wait to see where she goes next; perhaps another Bambi Northwood Blyth in the making?

(Credits, Stylist: Julia Sarr-Jamois and Photographer: Elena Rendina.)

Fame Game Natalia Chabanenko
For me, this is one of the most exciting photo spreads I have seen in a very long time. In Flare magazine’s October 2011 issue, Max Abadian lensed (the most underrated) model Natalia Chabanenko in a series of pop-cultural circumstances, co-composed with stylist Elizabeth Cabral. “Fame Game” offers complementary variety, mindful fashion choices, and a creative strength that makes this shoot very near perfect. View Post

Dream Works Iris Strubegger
Vogue Deutsch‘s best shoot from their September 2011 issue, “Dream Works“, was a huge surprise to me. As I am typically a fan of lively, character-driven models, Iris Strubegger‘s wax figure-esque appeal in this shoot is gorgeously atypical. The clothes are the main focus here, and with stylist Christiane Arp‘s talent, they are completely worthy. Final pro? Alexi Lubomirski on lens. View Post

Clarisse

“I’ve had long enough to change my mind
And a sapphire eye looks down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs, down on my lilacs
Down on me, down on me”
Matt Costa, Lilacs

I typically don’t do “What I Wore”/outfit posts but this Clarisse (ahem prom ahem) dress inspired me! As a stylist, I love using occasion pieces in new ways, and today just felt like one of those days I needed to be covered in flowers. Thankfully, Clarisse had sent me a dress not too long ago that felt absolutely perfect for my tulle-tastic craving.

Their flouncy formal dress worked a treat for me today, though I pushed to be a little more ‘casual‘ under my black biker jacket and black booties. Clarisse’s “1561” has a lace bodice, ruched and satin-covered waistline, and purple and lilac tiered tulle skirt that ends at cocktail length. Even better? The mounds of tulle actually start darker at the bottom and become lighter with each and every layer.

The flower-covered strapless bodice has a sweetheart neckline that works really well with larger chests (hand raise), and didn’t shift at all throughout my busy day. A perfect remedy. Sometimes we have to be a little whimsical, right? ;D

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The lilac tiered dress for this review was provided to me by Promgirl.net. Promgirl.net provides prom dresses and dresses for other special occasions!