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Poison Ivy - Avant-Garde Look

Creating a look from beginning to end is one of the many pleasures I derive from fashion. Pulling together different textures, colors, and silhouettes allow me a different level of self-expression that soothes my inner fashionista. Recently, I attended an Avant-Garde themed all-black gala and my immediate thought was flowers. Drawing on inspiration from fashion giants like Alexander McQueen and Oscar De La Renta’s Avant-Garde spring looks, I created my take on Poison Ivy.

I found this amazing flowered sheer 3D fabric, in the Garment District in NYC and added some boning to give it a corseted look. My dressmaker lined the inside of my dress with a cotton skirt to show off the vine details in the fabric and made my sleeves slightly puffier at the cuffs, for a romantic look. Check out all the details below.


To really bring together the Poison Ivy theme, my makeup artist, Chelsea, created a "green mask" using two different palettes and a wing liner. To amp the look she went for a berry/plum lipstick from NYX Cosmetics.

Lashes - Arsense ( this is one of my go-to brands!)

Lips- NYX Chubby Stick (Plum)

So no outfit is complete without fabulous and talk-worthy hair! A big shoutout to my stylist Monique, from BeyondFab Mo Hair Studios, for a fabulous install; and my bestie Sharde for turning my hair into this dreamy fishtail braid.

Bundles by LuvMe Hair - I have in 3 bundles of BodyWave (22,24, and 26 inches)

HD Fontal by BeyondFab Mo Studios (She sells these Hd Frontals exclusively in her shop! I have in an 18 inch frontal.)

To complete the look I added some hair jewels, a few rings, these statement earrings from Asos, and a simple black pump.

Shoes- Nine West

Hair Jewels - Michaels

Rings- Torrid

Earrings - Asos

I hope you guys love this look, as much as I did!




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