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7 Day Challenge: Dress Like A Celebrity

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WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 7: Emma Watson

altHarry Potter is one of the hottest movies out right now and the young star Emma Watson is fast becoming one of the most fashionable young actresses today. Her face has been seen in high fashion magazines including Vogue, along with ads for Lancome and Burberry. She typically chooses couture pieces for the red carpet that make a bold statement and while leaving her accessories minimal. 

 

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Emma’s new, sleek haircut is showing off a tougher side than her schoolgirl persona we're used to seeing. She’s choosing stronger looks including leather and wearing shorter hemlines that suit her figure well. I picked a nude dress paired with a black jacket and mesh booties to match her recent look. With slicked back hair and red lips I felt like I could take on the night and did!

I had such a great time playing dress up this past week. Although a part of me went into each and every look, it was fun to put on a different style each day that I normally wouldn’t wear!

 


WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 6: Nicole Richie

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From reality star to fashion icon, Nicole Richie has come a long way from her fast food McDonald's runs in small country towns with Paris Hilton. From her designer bohemian looks to her own accessory line, House of Harlow, Nicole’s stardom launched with a fashion makeover several years ago. She went from trashy to chic with a cool vintage vibe that’s been coveted ever since.

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I picked a long maxi dress in a floral print paired with a blue ombre cardigan to mimic Nicole's signature look. Incredibly appropriate for the summer heat and right on trend, I felt at ease in the lightweight dress all day and into the night. Only one more day to go!

 


WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 5: Kim Kardashian

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When I hear the name Kim Kardashian, I obviously think of curves, and although I’m no waif, I don’t think my figure can compare with her legendary backside. Kim’s style is known for being over-the- top sexy. She’s seen around town wearing short, tight-fitting dresses that overexpose her many features. Her provocative look is the main reason for jump starting her career and remains an essential part of her everyday wardrobe.

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Lately, Kim can be seen wearing high fashion looks that translate from the runway to real life. Always in a high heel and at least one piece of clothing that contains a stretch component, I chose a watercolor blouse and fitted, stretch skirt to mimic her red carpet outfit. It was amazingly comfortable and worked easily from day to night, although I felt a little overdressed at the gas station!

(Top Leifsdotter, Skirt H&M, Shoes Michael Kors)

 


WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 4: Blake Lively

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I have to admit, wearing different looks has been a lot of fun these past few days, but I’m a little intimidated when faced with mimicking Blake Lively’s style. She’s tall, gorgeous, thin, and is known for wearing short, tight dresses that leave little to the imagination.  I don’t expect to get mistaken for her twin, I just hope I can pull off her outfit without looking ridiculous.

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Luckily, I had a piece from the Ciarla collection that looked pretty similar to the purple dress she wore at a red carpet event. I threw on a short, mini dress with oversized shoulders paired with Burberry heels and took off for my morning errands that included a trip to Starbucks. This look is great for an after 5 event, but in the daytime heat, I felt uncomfortable even though I got few looks from passersby.

(Dress Ciarla Antoinette, Shoes Burberry, Earrings Forever 21)

 


WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 3: Rachel Bilson

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I’m not a huge fan of wearing denim on denim, especially in the summer, but this is a 7 day challenge so I went for it. Rachel Bilson’s look was very laid back, classic, American girl next door and although it may work with the cool, summer breezes in California, it didn’t really fit the Texas heat. However, pairing a dark denim jean with a lighter denim jacket did break up the ensemble so I felt somewhat stylish. The classic black T and tan booties added a bit of contrast as well which are desperately needed when you wear this much denim.

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Relaxing with a glass of wine at a local French restaurant, I felt at ease as the sun set. However, I don’t think this look will make a comeback in my weekly fashion lineup.

(Denim jacket INC, Jeans Zara from Italy, Black T H&M, Booties Mia, Earrings Candace Ang)

 


WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 2: Chloe Sevigny

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When I wake up in the morning I usually throw a few of my favorite pieces together, add some chunky jewelry and run out the door, but with this 7 day challenge, I’m having to put a little more thought into my look each morning. My celebrity for today was Chloe Sevigny sporting a short, circle skirt dress and denim jacket. I picked out a black mini dress with a full skirt and a denim jacket in a soft, orange hue which is the color of the season. Adding a wood cuff, strappy heels, and a purse with a chain strap, I headed out the door for my daily errands.

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Enjoying brunch at Ten Oak along with my morning paper, I felt comfortable in the stretchy dress and lightweight denim jacket. The heels were a little difficult to run around in and I got a few stares from early morning joggers who thought I may be too dressed up for a lazy weekend. The look was feminine, flirty, and a little sexier than I usually wear in the day but as happy hour approached I felt at ease with a cocktail in hand.

Overall, dressing like Chloe Sevigny for the day made me feel like a flirty, all American girl with a bit of city style.

(Theory dress, Theory denim jacket, BCBG shoes, Versace handbag, Vintage Wooden Cuff)

 


WHO: A TFS Writer and Fashion Designer of Ciarla designs.

WHAT: Dress Like a different celebrity each day for a week.

WHERE: Throughout my daily life in Austin, Texas.

WHEN: All week long.

WHY: To find out how realistic it is for an average fashion gal to dress like a celebrity and how society will respond to it.


Day 1: Lady Gaga

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Being a fashion devotee, I loved the idea of dressing up and trying out new trends. I was assigned with mimicking seven celebrities who each have very different styles. Loving a challenge, I dove in with the most eccentric and fashion forward girl on the list, Lady Gaga. I was a little worried about the reaction I would get sporting a Lady Gaga look for daytime activities but it ended up being my most comfortable look!

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Sporting YSL sunglasses, a tangerine color silk dress and booties, I began my day at my design studio working with freelancer Molly White. Easy and light, the dress was a breeze to move in and the shoes were low enough to stand on throughout a day of busy appointments. I took a quick coffee break for some fresh air and oddly felt at ease as Gaga’s twin. One down, six to go!

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