Ms. Flora Raven (Founder & CEO of Flora’s Fashion Contest) & Gloria Silverstone
This morning, July 27, 2013 three finalists competed for Flora’s Fashion Contest, a timed styling contest with a theme to be announced on the spot. I previously won the other two rounds and moved forward to the finals. Today’s challenge was mix and match using 3 designers, 5 different colors (black & white don’t count) in a summer outfit, while incorporating a mesh letter into the overall style in 35 minutes. It was a killer challenge!
Rushing backstage, I re-read the challenge a few times trying to absorb the parameters. Starting with a copper orange snake-skin swimsuit from Shiki, I added Morea‘s Jennifer bohemian maxi skirt in teals, bronzes and golds to build the outfit around the summer theme. I wanted a beachy resort garment to wear for lunch or dinner after a dip in the pool. To enhance the rich golden bronze teal tones, I added Finesmith Grapa jewelry in turquoise and Ricielli copper clutch. Then I needed incorporate a large mesh letter somewhere in my look, so I scaled it down and placed it at an angle in the floral detail of the floppy natural straw hat by Avea. At the last second, I tinted the white letter to a teal tone and prayed. It was an exciting day and I’m very honored to be chosen for the July FFc contest. For ladies who love to style, there is another contest in August, details here.
Ms. Ylenia Resident, Ms. Flora Raven and Ms. Gloria Silverstone