Hey lovelies, HAPPY NEW MONTH OF JUNE. How was your weekend? Hope you had fun. Last week I was contacted by Kendra Thornton to participate in a fashion challenge. I’ll tell you about her briefly..
Kendra is a travel expert and TV personality who appears on TV channels like ABS, CBS, NBC, CW, Fox News and other shows like Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus. She is heading to New York City in a few weeks with a group of friends and has asked me to help her put together the wardrobe that will complement her travel plans. So here’s the challenge she sent to me:
It has been so much fun planning this trip and picking all the exciting things to do and places to visit. However, I am a little concerned with what to wear. Everyone knows that New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and I want to stand out for my great outfits not my lack of fashion sense. As a mom with 3 children, I have not always kept with the latest trends. I am hoping with the new Kendra Fashion Challenge I will get some expert help that will leave me looking and feeling my best even in one of New York Cities top hotels, The Standard High Line.
On our trip, we are going to spend a special afternoon at Standard Plaza. We will grab a pair of ice skates and enjoy the outdoor rink that they have available to the public each winter. After skating, we can take a break at Alpine Kaffeeklatsch for a warm winter snack. During the summer months, this small eatery offers farm-fresh produce from local farms along with an assortment of homemade gelatos and sorbets. This trendy public plaza is also popular for its large art exhibits from artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erwin Wurm and Kaws.
My friends and I have spent a lot of effort creating the perfect itinerary for our time in the Big Apple. Whenever we could not decide between things to see, I turned to gogobot.com. On this website, I was able to read reviews written by expert travelers who had recently visited the sites and offered insider tips. From seeing a Broadway play to visiting one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, The Standard High Line Hotel, I know that having the right outfit will make me feel more at ease and less like a tourist. New York City has a vibe all its own and its own fashion sense, so it is more important than ever to have just the right look.
Below is the style board I created for Kendra’s NYC look.
For her night in New York, I want Kendra to look elegant as she walks into the Standard High Hotel; the first thought that came to my mind was the idea of a stylish mom. One stylish mom who I love especially because her outfits reflect my personal style is Victoria Beckham. I picked a white bustier dress for Kendra from Victoria Beckham’s collection.
Sandals – Gianvito Rossi; Dress – Victoria Beckham; Wristwatch – Movado ; Clutch – Christian Louboutin Khepira Clutch ; Earrings – Max and Chloe
Victoria looks stunning in the long bustier dress at the 2014 Met Gala, the shorter version of the dress will give Kendra a unique and classy look that will make a style statement as she storms NYC.
I also thought to give Kendra a second choice of outfit for the night, a thigh high floral dress from Virgos Lounge, a London based womenswear brand known for their classic vintage outfits specifically designed for the modern woman who is stylish and not afraid to show it.
She mentioned in her mail that the Standard Plaza is also popular for its large art exhibits; and from checking gogobot.com there is a possibility of her going to one of the Broadway plays. So for a casual outing, I put together a simple chic and sophisticated look for Kendra with floral pants and a white shirt. Bearing in mind that this is the summer season, colourful outfits are ideal to brighten her day and add a glow to her total ensemble.
Floral prints trouser –Karen Millen; White shirt – Rebecca Taylor; Sandals – Zara; Handbag – Aldo; Wristwatch – Michael Kors
Kendra and her friends plan to skate at Standard Plaza’s outdoor rink and afterwards have some snacks at Alpine Kaffeeklatsch. For this day, she will need a very comfortable outfit that will portray her style and also accommodate the fun on the rink. I put together a simple jeans and tees, with beautiful stud earrings, a scarf and a sandals (which she will change into a pair of ice skates). White tees and jeans are one of the simple outfits you can throw on for a casual day and still fabulous.
Scarf – Asos
I hope Kendra will love the wardrobe style I picked for her. I will keep you guys posted on how the challenge goes. Have a great week ahead.