New Year, New Looks, and how you can rock it in 2016

Hello all, happy 2016!

I've got a lot of new projects coming up that I can't wait to share.  2016 started looking good before it even arrived, and now here it is!  How was everyone's year?  I'm so grateful for a wonderful year of life experiences and amazing people.   In the year ahead, I'm looking forward to more new experiences, travels to new places, meeting new people, and introducing everything in between here on the blog.  

To start, I want to share this dress designed by Minika Ko.  Minika shared her designs with me a couple of weeks ago, and I loved her work.  One of my favorite pieces of hers was this metallic gold goddess dress.  It was draped from just one piece of fabric, and sewn at the side with just one seam.  How cool is that?  



The dress is like wearing liquid gold.  Luxurious, sexy, and not for the faint of heart.  Its fluid draping falls in all the right places, with a surprise baring of skin in the back.
Of course, this is a dress for a special occasion - like a celebrating new year.  The key to pulling off a dress like this? Already believing you can rock it.  When talking about certain looks or styles they love, many people tell me they "couldn't" - whether it's the dress, the hair, or a certain makeup look.  My response to that is always: you never know until you try! Perhaps you can't wear an exact look someone else is wearing for whatever reasons, but why not try tweaking it a bit? Tailor the idea to your body shape, face, or skin tone.  Shortening the hem a couple of inches, adding a belt, choosing a hair color a couple of shades darker - there are many ways to make it work!  One of my goals this year is to help more people with these obstacles and to share advice in order to get you to pull it off.  Stay tuned, and please share in the comments about some tricky style issues you'd like me to write about!

Here's to the new year!

Photos by Lucas Huang