How Gina Does Denim
As we were planning our escape to Jackson Hole for the October issue, one thing became very clear very quickly: the heels, dresses and clutches would have to stay home in Santa Barbara and almost every outfit would have to be built around a great pair of jeans.
Ok, so not all the heels stayed home. Hello, have you met me? I do enjoy a good heel no matter the location or terrain. And you may or may not have noticed Gina rock climbing in a high-heeled boot once or twice over the last few weeks.
While Ms. DeVee had no issue with the casual comfort of denim, there were, of course, a few stipulations. Her looks would have to be Divine Living ready, and always include a dash of glamour and everyday luxury. Done and done.
I knew I wanted to use some fur for the shoot but I wanted to make sure Gina didn’t look too fussy or overdone. This lightweight vest from Joie was a great choice because it allowed me to create a rustic layered look that was still soft, feminine and luxurious. The warm neutral tone was rich and statementy enough, but didn’t pull too much focus from the rest of the pieces in the outfit.
I happen to be a big fan of pairing peasant tops with vests. There’s something so 70s and romantic about a pretty billowy sleeve like this, and the two are almost made for each other. This pretty blouse from Rebecca Taylor allowed me to introduce some feminine elements like lace, silk and of course a warm blush tone that looked great against the heathered browns in the vest. The mix of textures was perfect and made Gina’s look more upscale and fabulous.
Since we chose a bit of volume for the upper half of this outfit, a slim pair of jeans was definitely in order to create some curve and balance proportions. We tucked them into a sleek brown leather boot to lengthen Gina’s leg-line and add yet another luxe element and texture to her look. The slight heel added just the right amount of glamour and a bit of extra height to help the cause.
Even though I kept the jewelry minimal, it was still special, so when you take in the entire look, there are elegant details that speak to Gina’s everyday style. You see ladies, fabulous is alive and well in Jackson Hole—even in a good old pair of jeans.
then they better be worthy of your best looks.
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