Closet Envy: Dorian Grace

Closet Envy: Dorian Grace
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 27, 2011

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“I have this top on backwards! I was inspired by one of my friends, who is a stylist and she had it on backwards. You get so much more out of it this way.”
 
Top: Lia Kes ombré fringe t-shirt.
Skirt: Hervé Léger high waist banded skirt.
Bangles: David Yurman assorted Gem Stone Bangles.
Watch: Rose gold Rolex.
Ring: David Yurman large cocktail ring.
Clutch: Alisa Maria multi-colored python clutch with Gem Floral closure.

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“I’m more casual everyday. This is my show-stopper outfit. I actually wore it to my store opening. I never really wear tight clothes, so when I wear them, it’s almost like ‘Wow we didn’t know you had all that under there!’”
 
Top: Lia Kes ombré fringe t-shirt.
Skirt: Herve Leger high-waist banded skirt

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Bangles: David Yurman assorted gem stone bangles — quartz, amethyst, yellow sapphire and peridot.

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“Alisa Maria always has amazing clutches like this with interesting clasp closures.”
 
Clutch: Alisa Maria multi-colored python clutch with gem floral closure.

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“In person, the leather on these shoes have a lovely distressed textured tone and feel that I love.”
 
Shoe: Yves Saint Laurent ‘Imperial’ brown textured platform pump.

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“This dress has been worn by so many celebs, including Eva who wore it in a bright blue. It’s by Naven and they really know how to design fun dresses that stand out!”
 
Dress: Naven “Party Dress” in pop pink.
Necklace: Egotistic Egotism custom link silver tones necklace.
Bag: JJ Winters silver snake embossed envelope chain bag.
Bracelet: David Yurman silver chain link bracelet.
Shoes: Brian Atwood patent nude platform pump.

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“I love the grays and silvers in this necklace. They are designed by a friend of mine and are a popular item at my boutique, DLux.”
 
Necklace: Egotistic Egotism custom link silver tones necklace.

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“No one ever expects this to be a David Yurman piece, since the brand is known for more classic, simple pieces.”
 
Bracelet: David Yurman silver chain link bracelet.

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“Bags like this are so perfect because they help you transition from big bags during the day into a little, chic one in the evening.”
 
Bag: JJ Winters silver snake embossed envelope chain bag.

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“Brian Atwood shoes have a very cool, innovative feature inside where there’s a strap that holds your feet in.”
 
Shoes: Brian Atwood patent nude platform pump.

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“This leopard print dress is actually reversible, the other side is all black. It’s been my go-to black dress for years!”
 
Dress: Dolce & Gabbana leopard bustier dress.
Top: Wish silk open back top in Cayenne (layered over dress).
Necklaces: Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski cheetah.
Bracelets: (From top forearm) Marni Ivory enamel and gold bangle, Honesty Jewelry ivory beaded bracelet with gold lucky charms, Lyra Love Star “Octavia” charm bracelet.
Ring: Soixante Neuf gold hammered ring.
Earrings: Gold Lyra Love Star “Vega Moon Star” paired with “Niah” Earrings.
Bangles: (Left Wrist) Lyra Love Star “Ciara” bangle.
Bag: Chanel lambskin quilted classic chain purse in brown.
Shoe: Yves Saint Laurent black suede “Tribute” platform pump.

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“I usually wear simple studs and don’t change my earrings. But I love this pair from Lyra Love Star.”
 
Earrings: Gold Lyra Love Star “Vega Moon Star” paired with “Niah” Earrings.

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“These are so delicate and thin and gorgeous. You can wear them everyday with everything.”
 
Bangles: Lyra Love Star “Ciara” bangle.

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“I love all these accessories, but the simple white beaded bracelet is a huge best seller in my boutique!”
 
Necklaces: Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski cheetah.
Bracelets: (From top forearm) Marni Ivory enamel and gold bangle, Honesty Jewelry ivory beaded bracelet with gold lucky charms, Lyra Love Star “Octavia” charm bracelet.
Ring: Soixante Neuf gold hammered ring.

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“This is such a classic bag. On the days where my outfit is out there, it totally calms things down and makes me look like ‘This girl has some class.’”
Bracelets: (Right arm from top) Marni Ivory enamel and gold bangle, Honesty Jewelry ivory beaded bracelet with gold lucky charms, Lyra Love Star “Octavia” charm bracelet.
Ring: Soixante Neuf gold hammered ring.
Earrings: Gold Lyra Love Star “Vega Moon Star” paired with “Niah” Earrings.
Bangles: (Left arm) Lyra Love Star “Ciara” bangle.
Bag: Chanel lambskin quilted classic chain purse in brown.

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“I actually got a huge oil spill on these. After taking them to the Leather Spa in New York they died it black! At the time YSL didn’t make this shoe in black suede, so it was almost like I was wearing a knockoff! They finally made black ones.”
 
Shoe: Yves Saint Laurent black suede “Tribute” platform pump.

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“I don’t usually wear this dress with the shrug, but I love the combination. I call this my Alisa Maria Red Carpet Look!”
 
Dress & Shawl: Hervé Léger banded strapless with matching shawl.
Earrings: Clara Kasavina stoned ice Alisa Maria hoops earrings.
Bangles: Clara Kasavina black and yellow stoned ice Alisa Maria bangles.
Necklace: Egotistic Egotism gold and silver “Madonna” chain.
Ring: Clara Kasavina black stoned ice floral ring.
Bracelet: Honesty Jewelry gold and diamond beaded cross bracelet
Bag: Louis Vuitton “Suhali” purse
Shoes: Christian Louboutin ivory studded Mary Jane.

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“This necklace is a favorite because the multi-tonal gold and silver strands mean you can wear it with everything.”
 
Dress and Shawl: Hervé Léger banded strapless dress with matching shawl.
Earrings: Clara Kasavina stoned ice Alisa Maria hoops earrings.
Necklace: Egotistic Egotism gold and silver “Madonna” chain.

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“I am really into skin. Anyone who follows me @DLuxNj on Twitter knows this! I love glowing skin and a touch of bronzer.”
 
Dress and Shawl: Hervé Léger banded strapless with matching shawl.
Earrings: Clara Kasavina stoned ice Alisa Maria hoops earrings.

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“This black diamond DLUX pendant (left) means the world to me. It was a gift and it’s so special because someone took the time to get it designed and made just for me.”
 
Necklace: Roberto Coin diamond cross paired with a custom black diamond DLUX logo pendant.

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“I can’t keep the cross-charm Honesty bracelet in my boutique, DLux. Everyone loves them.”
 
Bangles: Clara Kasavina black and yellow stoned ice Alisa Maria bangles.
Ring: Clara Kasavina black stoned ice floral ring.
Bracelet: Honesty Jewelry gold and diamond beaded cross bracelet.

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“I bring this bag out only on special occasions, when the moon and stars and weather have aligned. I love it that much!”
 
Bag: Louis Vuitton “Suhali” Purse.

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“I love these shoes. I remember sitting them next to a red patent bag in my closet and they got stained! I was sad – but not devastated. I love luxury things, but am not attached to them.”
 
Shoes: Christian Louboutin ivory studded Mary Jane’s.

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“Tattoos are so unexpected on me. I’m really small and petite so when people see them it let’s them know that ‘Ooh, there’s more to her than meets the eye.’ This is my first one. I got it at 19.”
 
Dress and Shawl: Hervé Léger banded strapless with matching shawl.
Earrings: Clara Kasavina stoned ice Alisa Maria hoops earrings.

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“This is an example of an everyday look for me. Something casual and chic that will take me from day to night. In the day, I will be wearing my Jordans (sneakers) and at night I pop on my heels.”
 
Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo “Elonore” animal burnout crop.
Denim: Charley 5.0 full zip tuxedo jeggings.
Ring: Holbrooke by Simone Berry “Trifecta Midnight” two finger ring and Holbrooke by Simone Berry “The Derrick” ring.
Bangles: Hermés enamel bangles in grey signature enamel and red.
Cuffs: Hermés “Collier de Chien” black & silver cuff paired with Hermes signature “H” silver/black enamel cuff.
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent tweed Mohawk platform pump.
Bag: Balenciaga black motorcycle bag with gold grommets.
Earrings: Diamond studs.

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“Most people don’t know that this is Hermés because of the studs and gromets. But they have been designing this for decades.”
 
Bangles: Hermés enamel bangles in grey signature enamel.
Cuffs: Hermés “Collier de Chien” black and silver cuff paired with Hermes signature “H” silver and black enamel cuff.

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“Chains are definitely a motif in my wardrobe. I have always been into them, but ever since they have become more accessible for the buying audience, I’ve been wearing them more.”
 
Ring: Holbrooke by Simone Berry “Trifecta Midnight” two finger ring.
Bangles: Hermés enamel bangles in grey signature enamel and red.
Cuffs: Hermés “Collier de Chien” black/silver cuff paired with Hermes signature “H” silver/black enamel cuff.

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“This bag is deceptively large. I can put a lot of things in here and no one could tell!”
 
Denims: Charley 5.0 full zip tuxedo jeggings.
Ring: Holbrooke by Simone Berry “Trifecta Midnight” two finger ring and Holbrooke by Simone Berry “The Derrick” ring.
Bangles: Hermés enamel bangles in grey signature enamel and red.
Bag: Balenciaga black motorcycle bag with gold grommets.

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“This is from a season where YSL really played up the mohawk motif in everything they designed.”
 
Denims: Charley 5.0 full zip tuxedo jeggings.
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent tweed mohawk platform pump.

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Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo “Elonore” animal burnout crop.
Denim: Charley 5.0 full zip tuxedo jeggings.
Ring: Holbrooke by Simone Berry “Trifecta Midnight” two finger ring and Holbrooke by Simone Berry “The Derrick” ring.
Bangles: Hermés enamel bangles in grey signature enamel and red old world.
Cuffs: Hermés “Collier de Chien.” Black/silver cuff paired with Hermés signature “H” silver/black enamel cuff.

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