Top 5 Pins of the Week: White Out

I’m starting a new post where I rank my top 5 pins from Pinterest for the week, and show you how to make Pinterest work for you – whether it’s to help you get out of that style rut, or just some fun hair and beauty tips to try when you’re sick of the same old look.

This week, I found myself needing some style inspiration of my own, and Pinterest is hands down my go-to source to awaken my inner stylist. When I came across this white on white look complimented by a chic camel blazer, I knew I had to try it. Now, some might think a style rut calls for a full on shopping excursion, but that’s the beauty of styling and happens to be my one golden rule – use what you have first.

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Behind the Scenes

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be invited behind the scenes of a fashion shoot, by our lovely and talented (and very french, oh-la-la) neighbor Frederic of Frederic Photography.

Frederic shot several dramatic looks of actress Charity Shea, who plays “April” in the hit VH1 TV series “Single Ladies”, for FCM Magazine. I entered at the tail end of the shoot, just as they were wrapping up some vintage-style photos with our very own Cobra (see earlier post “Racing Stripes“).

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I was able to catch up with the wardrobe stylist for the shoot, Reginald Michael, and got to pick his brain on what it’s like being a stylist. Ironically, he wanted to pursue design, but his teachers/colleagues at FIDM suggested he going into styling – he’s been at it for 2 years now and loving it.

Reginald was gracious enough to humor me, like a big brother does a little sister (I should know, I am one), and shared some valuable advice “I have friends in fashion or styling, some are just personal shoppers, they don’t actually do this. There are little areas you can really specialize in, so there’s a lot you can discover”…well, consider me inspired.       

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6 looks for a 1 day shoot (12-6pm). Evening Dress Designer: Dina Bar-El. Jewelry provided by Aneela Manori of London Manori. Shoes (unknown, but killer).