Nothing makes me happier than styling friends for events. One of my most dearest friends (of all time) opened The Public Theater Production of”Into The Woods.” Jenn Rias and I met in 2005 doing “West Side Story in Salt Lake City. We became instant friends from the moment we met. Along these seven years of friendship I have become one of her biggest fans! When this big opening coming up I was thrilled when she asked me to style her ! Let’s get started!
For the past year Jenn has been the Dance Captain for “Rock of Ages” on Broadway and we really wanted to get away from her rocker chic look for this evening. She already had this stunning white gown in her closet. She had only worn it once (at my birthday bash a few years ago) and thought it would be the PERFECT dress to pull out for a mid August bash.
I adore this dress. I really love white especially on tan/dark skin. It just pops and is so fresh. Also the cut of this dress is perfection. The Low V neckline and the cutouts make her waist look teeny tiny. And the fabric is lightweight which is exactly what you want to dance the night away in!
While at my apt she tried on a beaded headband and it looks gorgeous with her dark hair. It also went with our Grecian, effortless look. One of the errands on the list was to look for a headband to go with this gown.
TRIAL AND ERROR:
WHAT WE CHOOSE:
This was the stunning headband we got. Words can’t describe how much it shined when she placed it in her hair. Sadly with the show being outside and the humid air plus her hair being under a wig, Jen had to scrap the headband/side bun look. No worries she will use it again for something else! Most importantly she had to work with her conditions. Basically she had to MAKE IT WORK!
This was my gift to Jen for her Opening. It is a vintage gold bracelet. It is pretty big and since she has thin wrists and arms I knew she could wear it up her arm. It would an extra bit of pizzaz and sparkle to her look!
Had to get a manicure!!!!! Jenn went for a dark red called Mistress. I thought the dark red would make it very glam and fabulous.
THE FINAL LOOK:
WHOOOO HOOOOOOO LOOK AT MY GIRL!!!!! CAN YOU SAY KNOCKOUT?!?!?!?
We were going for Bronze Goddess. It was simple, fresh with a hint of sparkle. She used gold pigment from MAC to brighten her eyes. Everything else was bronzer, light blush and a pinkish nude lip.
With the director Timothy Sheader
A great shot of Jenn with her hubby Luis!
I couldn’t be more pleased with her look! I totally think Jenn rocked this looks and MADE IT WORK! She couldn’t have been more beautiful if she tried! Congrats to Jenn and the rest of the cast in “Into The Woods.” I’m so excited to see it tonight!
What did you think of Jenn’s opening night look? xoxo, Loftiss
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