Sometimes there’s just too much fashion for one blog post. Such is the case after last week’s IND Style Awards. Today, we talk crowd favorites. While the fashion on the runway was killer, it’s the everyday fashionistas who put their own spin on what it means to be an IND Styler that tend to truly impress.
It really was all about the leather. This IND Styler wore a leather trimmed vest, Alicia Mouton of Brother’s rocked a fall floral with a leather trim that was quite subtle, Prissy Wilson was smashing (did we say smashing?) in leather pants and a fantastic little jacket with leather details. IND’s own Laura Ketteringham was rocker chic in her leather pants and soft gray top. And last year’s breakout IND Style winner Crystall Coroy was part ladylike and part edgy in a sweetheart neckline leather top and flirty skirt. Proof that there’s definitely a way to demurely balance the leather trend.
In fact it was all about balance at IND Style. Robin Hebert struck that balance in a unique design that was soft pastel (huge fall trend) and sweet lace with a back that was sexy low. Last year’s IND Style winner, Mad Men loving Mallory Juneau, was also rocking the pastel lace in a chic little dress in blush. Then there were the metallics. Randi Landry was killer in a matte sequin dress of black and gold she snagged over at Herringstone’s. But, it was Nicole David that perhaps outdid them all. Sporting a belly bump with a due date in October, she was a stunner in a golden dress from Shoe La La (that’s right, no maternity dress for this gal) with the full Marilyn Monroe treatment. The owner of Mon Reve and beauty maven had retro red lips with polished hair that was modern cool with a vintage vibe.
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