Last week I did a fall preview for http://www.nbcnewyork.com/shows/newyorklive/ with hostess Raina Seitel. For this on-air segment I wanted to wear a fall color, so I picked plum–specifically a dress from b44 Dressed (a label from www.bailey44.com).
Here’s what I’ve learned about dressing for the camera: Wear Color, pick a focal accessory, but not a ton of accessories, and make sure your hair isn’t too fussy. I tend to avoid prints (except for shoes!) and I avoid belted looks–dresses are easy because nothing has to stay tucked in. I took off the white watch when we were on-air. It was too distracting.
The shoot was held at Lester’s–an Upper East Side Boutique that has sizes for ages 0-60+. This spot is all about hip, trendy fashions. We highlighted fashions that can go from summer to fall effortlessly. The store had so many great outfits to pull–from trendy printed jeans to adorable leather jackets. To check out the store visit.www.lesters.com
Raina Seital hosted the segment and I was the “fashion expert” (I’ll link to the segment when it goes live). Raina is a correspondent for NewYorkLive and she’s been a friend for a few years. She had some exciting news–she’s working on a new reality series for Oxygen–Girlfriend Confidential. The series was taped alongside the fashion segment so who knows I may get a cameo on reality TV.
Nothing was new in my outfit. The necklace has been worn tons (LOFT) the dress is a year old and the shoes are 2-3 years old (Sofft). I try to build a wardrobe that works well with transitions and that is always ready for the next event. I don’t want to be in the position to have to scramble for a last-minute ensemble. I prefer to be armed and outfitted for any fashion emergency.
I can’t wait to see what you were wearing this week. This post is a part of Monday Mingle, a fashionable collaboration with Momtrends, Glamamom and BonBonRoseGirls. Jill, Kristin and I post about fashion and encourage other women to show off their style. This week, Jill from Glamamom is hosting.