Shelley’s Style Statement: Graceful Grit
Shelley- you look fantastic in texture and color. I see why you’re drawn to couture- what this aesthetic communicates about you is meaningful to acknowledge. My research shows you in quite a bit of black, which actually works beautifully with your skin tone, but isn’t the best for communicating the confident, worldly, storyteller who’s boldly changing the equality trajectory for women everywhere. The powerhouse I talked with on the phone will be well-suited with a bigger, bolder style.
I pulled some of my absolute favorites of you to use as a jumping off point for your lookbook.
Normally, we curate an out-of-the-box Style Statement but the words Graceful Grit (courtesty of you) actually provides a great baseline for the type of aesthetic we pulled together for you.
With that, my chief recommendation is to infuse rich texture and vibrant color into your wardrobe - especially the outfits you wear socially, get photographed in, and use to present you and your mission to the world.
On our call you coined “pop-of-wow”- I love this standard for you. In your lookbook I show you how I suggest building a bridge between a pop-of-wow and a refined palate of textures and colors.
I will explain the shift I’d like to make with your wardrobe in the context of a paradigm shift. What if, instead of infusing a pop-of-wow with a great shoe or necklace, we view YOU as the pop-of-wow and allow your entire outfit to communicate the powerful pop-of-wow presence you have? This means eye-catching statement outfits similar to the gorgeous white, pleated-sleeve Valentino dress you wore at Advertising Week in 2016. Did you love the way you felt in this ensemble? To me, it captures you beautifully.