This was the second holiday event styling Keenya. The first look was a festive holiday green dress. So for the ILA Ball, we had to do something completely different, but how? She was already bold and a stand out in the last number. I knew we could not do red for this particular event because everyone (300+ women) would’ve flocked to red. The only choice was to be loud. What better way to do that than dripping in GOLD.
This dress is a different silhouette, style and feel than the first holiday look. It showed less skin, yet the subtle cascading back and head to toe sequins was the perfect touch. For styling, we kept everything gold and minimal. Small gold earrings, gold clutch and matching gold heels. I applied a gold eye makeup look with a signature red lip. Without bias, she was definitely one of the best dressed. This woman could’ve walked the Oscars red carpet in this look.
The best part, this entire look is less than $100!
Dress: Gold Dara Gown Badgley Mischka, retail $695, Rent the Runway (rented on special)| Earrings: Aldo $3 on clearance | Heels: Guess Shantel Glitter Heel, $15 Macy’s Clearance | Clutch, clients own
You can look spectacular without spending hundreds of dollars for one night.