Westfield Annapolis: Get the Look from Variety Studios Installation

To celebrate Awards Season this year, Westfield partnered with Variety to bring the hottest red carpet looks to local Westfield centers around the U.S.

Through this exclusive fashion partnership, top Westfield retailers including Nordstrom, Macys and Anthropologie curated celebrity looks from Hollywood so shoppers can also get the look of their favorite celebrities for less!

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I was invited (as a media outlet) to visit Westfield, Annapolis Mall and re-create one of the installation looks.  This was exciting because the campaign included a few of my favorite retailers.


My individual style would be described as poised and polished.  I like tailored lines with a hint of femininity through ruffles, patterns, and fabric textures.  My style icons vary (depending on the mood) but are primarily Michelle Obama, Eva Longoria, with a hint of Kourtney Kardashian.

I started my shopping journey (for the campaign) at Nordstrom where I found a beautiful array of formal gowns.  The store did not disappoint fashionable customers by providing lace, sequins, and floral dresses.  In support of the campaign, I also discovered a Vince Camuto visual display showcasing a monochromatic shift dress, slacks, and tote bag.

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After leaving Nordstrom, I walked over to Lord and Taylor.  If you’re searching for a Little Black Dress, they have it here!  The campaign celebrated Satires Ronan’s fashion style and her LBD through the installation display.


Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX Shutterstock.
Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX Shutterstock.

 I concluded my shopping adventure by visiting Macys women’s department.  From there, I was able to create a look that suits my personal style.


I purchased a Thalia Sodi Solid Scuba Blazer and Pencil Skirt.  This set looked amazing due to the jacket’s stand collar, open front, and leopard-print lining.  The skirt enhanced my body type along with subtle cut-outs at the hem-line.  I can’t wait to share my style photo on the site!

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To learn more and re-create your personal style in support of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors visit the installation at Westfield Annapolis now through March 1, 2016.

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Ciara Wearing Givenchy – Style Breakdown Option

Ciara stunned everyone during New York Fashion Week 2015 wearing a sheer dress from The House of Givenchy. To re-create this sultry look, I have shared photos and links below.  It’s not the exact replica (unfortunately we can’t give you couture) but as fashion girls, we can always search for a great option.

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Style Breakdown:  Sheer Dress, Bodysuit, and Over – The – Knee Boots

Personally, I am the queen of mixing high and low fashion pieces.  I love couture but we live in a financially responsible world.  Great news is that we don’t have to sacrifice style based on our wallets!

Simply pick up your favorite fashion magazine (or blog) and start shopping for the look you want to achieve. Don’t forget to consider your body type and budget in the process.  Enjoy fashion and have fun creating your personal style!

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H&M Wrap-style Maxi Dress


Macys INC Over – The – Knee Boots

Kate Hudson LBD Collection with Ann Taylor

A little black dress never goes out of style. As you may have heard, actress Kate Hudson has collaborated with Ann Taylor to create the limited edition “Kate Hudson LBD collection,” premiering this April.


You can never have too many little black dresses, and Kate agrees! “It’s one of those things a woman should never be without. I have a whole section in my closet devoted to LBDs!” actress Kate Hudson says of the new collection. Kate has been the face of Ann Taylor since 2012, and this is her second time designing for the store.

The five styles of the collection are designed to fit how women live and are named with the occasion in mind: see Camera Ready, The Romantic and Best Actress below.

The collection will be in stores April 10th and also available on AnnTaylor.com.


This spring, Ann Taylor and Kate Hudson team up to celebrate the ubiquitous LBD with a capsule collection designed by Kate Hudson.

The Kate Hudson LBD collection premieres this April with five limited edition little black dresses designed in partnership with Ann Taylor creative director, Lisa Axelson, each highlighting Kate’s personality and lifestyle.

“I loved working with Lisa Axelson and the design team on these little black dresses,” said Hudson. “We designed them to fit how we all live—so there’s something for every occasion and everyone.”


About the Collection:


THE ROMANTIC – A soft silhouette with a bit of flounce, representing Kate’s spirit, the short and flirty number is cast in a sheer micro-dot fabric trimmed with faux leather for a bit of edge.

CAMERA READY – A super-sexy fit, detailed with cut-outs and sculpted seams, this number is an effortless way to turn every moment into a photo opp.

LONDON LOVE – A sleek dress with revealing sheer insets and a slight fishtail hem, it blends sexy and structure into one statement piece.

BEST ACTRESS – A dramatic off-the-shoulder, floor length column dress with an asymmetric cut that hugs the body, this is the modern-meets-laid-back-meets-super-sexy version of red carpet style.

THE LATE NIGHTER – Emulating another side of Kate’s personality, this made-for-her piece is a bit rock ‘n roll with an open back, with touches of lace for fun and flirt.