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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Trend Talk: Ombre

Hey Guys,
So I'll be honest: I'm pretty crazed preparing for the Meet & Greet tonight! I can't wait to 'say hey' to all my tri-city Fashion Bombers! Did I mention I'm also flying home to ATL for my lil sister's bday tomorrow? Yeah...so with that said, I'll keep this super short--lots to do!

Ombre items--frocks, bags, and shoes that go from a darker color gradient to light--have been popping up on several celebrities of note. The bold design--done the right way--can look very chic and fashion forward, while maintaining an essential element of fun.
Mary J. Blige looks divine in a floor length ombre gown...
...whose variable brown and tan shades play up her platinum hair.
Beauty Thandie Newton looks like she's dip dyed in hot pink...
...in a dress that goes from bright to white then black in a snap.
Tia Mowry opts for a more subtle color palette...
...with black fading into stylish steel gray.
And J. Lo adopts the trend, but keeps it safe...
...carrying a bag in lieu of a full on ombre outfit.
To get the look, go with the following dresses:
Left to Right: Jay Godfrey Ombre Tank Dress, $495, www.saks.com; Single Silk Ombre Dress, $290, www.neimanmarcus.com; Ombre Dip Dye Dress, $84, www.asos.com.
For just a splash, slip on these shoes...
Left to Right: AK Anne Klein Women's Ombre Pump, $89, www.endless.com; Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, $384, www.shopbop.com; Darby Ombre Peep-Toe Pumps, $25, www.target.com.
For ombre bliss, these bags will do the trick:
Left to Right: Shadow Large Frame Bag, $115, www.guess.com; Oasis Padlock and Fob Bag, $77, www.asos.com.
That does it. See some of y'all tonight!
Smootches!
Fashion, News, and What Nots
*To Review, deets for tonight's fiesta:
What: Fashion Bomb Meet & Greet
Where: Te Casan, 382 West Broadway between Broome and Spring.
When: 6 -9pm
Why: Because I love you. No seriously.
See ya there!

7 comments:

FashionDevotee said...

The Ombre look is hot for the spring. I like your dress choices!

Niesha said...

Aldo Shoes has really cute Ombre style pumps that are hot as well. A bit pricey for shoes form Aldo but hot nonetheless. Check them out.

Anonymous said...

Claire what do you think about this trend?..its hot right now but next year will it be cool to sport it? Im just apprehensive about investing in something that could be washed up like short sweaters and long white shirts by tomorrow.

Lish said...

anon is me i meant to put my name i am rushing so i can get to the library and get through all of this school work which is why i wont be able to go to your even tonite...but i hope you and all the girls have a fab time!

-Lish

AR said...

I don't really like the ombre trend... I'm not sure why, it just doesn't look like something I'd wear. I don't think it's going to be a long lasting trend, either.

Virtuous Blue said...

Aw, wish I was in the area to make it to event Claire. The venue looks absolutely superb and it seems like it would be alot of fun. Hmmm...maybe I can hitch a ride from DC lol

Kenya
VB

Mikiye Creations said...

I'm IN LOVE with the Mary J. Dress!
Lovely!