Yay! I’m so excited! With 2 more weeks until Carrie steps on the plane with Oprah Winfrey to head down to Australia, I’ve been busy and anxiously waiting for the next stage of my styling project – for Carrie to try out the clothes!
Carrie has been busy dressing up and she asked her photographer-enthusiast friend, Tara, to take some portraits of her.
Here’s a first look at Carrie in some dresses that I picked out her, from Fashion Junkee.
Fashion Junkee is an online boutique based in the US (with international delivery!). Their best feature is the awesome collection of very wearable dresses – especially the dresses made from a kind of soft, slinky, stretchy material.
I have owned some FashionJunkee dresses for 2 years now and they haven’t faded, fallen apart, or stretched out of shape from washing, which is awesome considering how affordable they were.
FashionJunkee were pretty generous, so this is Carrie wearing the same dress in different colours! When I chose the dress from the site, I couldn’t decide which colour would look best with her complexion. Now that I’ve seen it, I think the purple and blue look stunning on her.
Carrie says she likes this dress style and that it’s very flattering! If she wears it, she will be sure to wear some body-shaping-wear underneath “because let’s face it, we all could use a little smoothing out of the bumps and lumps!”
Tara says the camera really loved the blue one.
The dress is a Cap Sleeve Side Ruffle Dress. It’s double lined, an elegant, timeless and versatile style, and not to mention it clings in all the right places. I have the same dress in black, but it also comes in white, purple, blue, red and magenta.
Carrie is a Size US 6 (Aus 10, UK 10, Eur 38), and she’s wearing this dress in a Fashion Junkee size Large (she felt the Medium was a tiny bit too snug).
Carrie liked the Black Crossover Wrap Dress too (above, on the left), and enjoyed having a play with the wrapping options.
In the middle photo, Carrie is wearing a slightly different wrap-style dress – Teal Side Wrap Dress. I think the colour looks gorgeous on her. She says she rarely picks blue as an option, so it was a fun exercise to SEE herself in a variety of colors.
And lastly (on the right) we have a Smocked Maxi Dress in magenta, which would be perfect to wear at summer events for day and night.
With this opportunity to play with a variety of colours and styles, Carrie is discovering which she is drawn to and what she most feels confident in. But it also helps considerably, for a friend or stylist to say “given these choices, these look best”.
When Carrie received the package (and lets face it, who doesn’t love receiving packages) she sent me a snap from her Blackberry and a message – “Every pair fits amazingly! I’m a lucky girl!”
She is a US shoe size 9, which is the same as an AUS shoe size 9 (UK 7, Eur 40). I was quite nervous with the size conversion so I asked her to measure her feet too. Thankfully the shoes were a perfect fit!
Hopefully, we’ll get one more look at Carrie in some other outfits before she leaves for Australia.
I have to confess, I find it quite nerve racking!! Stay tuned :)