SHOP LOOK #2: Illamasqua makeup - Sephora.com;dagger earring (pewter) with Swarovski crystal drop of "blood" - The Pyramid Collection; blue suede pumps - Jerome C. Rousseau; clutch - Matthew Williamson; rabbit cardi-coat - Antik Batik
When you "invest" in an offbeat designer piece like this gorgeous embroidered floral frock from Valentino - seen here in Harper's Bazaar on Glee's Lea Michele (photographed by Mark Seliger) - the secret to getting maximum style mileage is in the accessories. This dress immediately brought to mind two completely different possibilities: one inspired by Cyndi Lauper in her frothy "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" video from the 80s, and the other, oddly enough, by the moody blues and industrial cyber-vibe of the movie "Blade Runner". For the Lauper look, think layers, lace & fun! As the Blade Runner babe, go for statement accessories with a bit of bite - like an unexpected dagger earring with a delicate crystal blood drop dangling delicately enough...but with just enough edge to keep 'em wondering.
- Lesley Scott