Next week I'm headed to theAmerican Museum of Natural History's annual Museum Dance,where the theme is "Bright Young Things" (in honor the upcoming exhibitionCreatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescent).And that,my dears,calls for a seriously attention-getting wardrobe.Wanna help me decide what to wear?
I enlisted the help of my insanely talented stylist friend,Annie Ladino,to get me some options to decide from.She'sworked with everyonefromJuila RobertstoBrooklyn Decker(the swimsuit model has her on speed-dial for red carpet events!),and she is a girl after my own heart when it comes to color (ie,she lives for it).She put together a huge rack of bold dresses and shoes for me to try on,and we played dress up:
I gravitated to this one immediately,因为I'm a total sucker for neon.But Annie wisely advised that a little contrast can help tone things down,and the lavender lace overlay on this dress totally makes it more sophisticated.Matching shoes seal the deal.
Speaking of neon...the simplest T-shirt dress looks utterly fabulous in this hot hue,and they asymmetrical hemline gives it a modern twist.I'm not sure if it's dressy enough for the dance,but I'm still in love with it.
Shoes:Pour la Victoire
I used to believe that eitheryou're a yellow person,or you're not,and that I fell squarely in the second camp,but this dress has me looking at it in a new light.Annie created a little citrus story for me,working all of the outfit's tones back to that warm color family,and she managed to surprise me with its ability to flatter.
This one is from an up-and-coming designer Annie has her eye on.While she says she usually finds one-shoulder dresses kinda snoozy (they have been done to death on the red carpet),this one has a totally fresh silhouette that caught her attention.And those barely-there neon green shoes?Obsessed.
Shoes:Jean Michel Cazabat
Dress:Camilla & Marc
I saved my personal favorite for last.Let me start from the bottom up,because these shoes are about the best thing that's ever happened to me (yes,I've been wearing them to do the dishes.Shh.Don't tell Annie).I love that they're matchy-matchy with the dress,but the white top brings a dose of casual coolness to the whole look.
What do you think,ladies?Help me decide which dress I should wear next week!Find out how to get your own tickets to the event at theAmerican Museum of Natural History's website,then cast your vote to pick my "Bright Young Things" look!