Closet Envy: Studio Director, Denise Caldwell

Closet Envy: Studio Director, Denise Caldwell
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 14, 2011

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“Leopard is all the rage this season. I guess that’s partly why I own about four leopard dresses. I live by the creed: if it fits and you love it, buy two of them and also in multiple colors! You can always change the hemline and redesign some of the aspects of the dress to make it different.”

(Dress: INC; Bag: Celine; Tights: Wolford; Platforms: Jessica Simpson; Necklace: Kara Ross)

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“I am a bag lady and this Celine luggage bag is one of my favorite bags. I collect all sorts of bags, especially designer bags. It’s an addiction! I use this for day to night. It can hold all my paperwork and supplies for the day, and at night it adds pure luxe to any outfit I wear.”

(Bag: Celine)

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“This Kara Ross necklace always seals the deal on most of my outfits. The stones blend in perfectly and lay flat on my chest area. For women who are top-heavy it’s okay to wear statement pieces. Just try different options to see what looks great and fits your personality. It’s okay to draw attention the girls!”

(Necklace: Kara Ross)

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“I adore when designers make glamour for the masses, like this dress Naeem Khan did for HSN. The line is called Timeless. I would wear this for fashion week or a client special event. Its also pretty spicy for date night! HA!”

(Dress: Timeless by Naeem Khan (HSN); Necklace: Kara Ross; Tights: Wolford; Booties: Alexandre Birman)

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“This necklace adds a little fun and also compliments the color pattern of the Naeem Kahn dress. I’m never be afraid to mix colors!”

(Necklace: Kara Ross)

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“This look is definitely a day look. I would wear this outfit to meetings with clients or press previews for designers. The shoe and bag combination gives this look an extra POP of color!”

(Dress: Custom; Poncho: LOFT; Necklace: Ranjana Khan; Ring: Baby Phat (Custom piece); Bag: Tila March; Tights: Wolford;
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Bibi Pump)

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“Tila March is one of the new ‘it’ accessory designers. I love all her handbags! The price point is great and it doubles as a purse with strap or a clutch. I own two in two different color patterns that are perfect for the fall season.”

(Clutch: Tila March)

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“The necklace is by designer Ranjana Khan. I am obsessed with her pieces! The beautiful embellishments are always a delight to wear. I am a huge fan of her accessory designs!”

(Necklace: Ranjana Khan)

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“What girl doesn’t dream to wear Christian Louboutin’s? This pump is so classic chic and comfy! I have it in this tan color and in black. A classic pump should be a staple in your wardrobe.”

(Shoes: Christian Louboutin Bibi Pumps)

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“I LOVE RACHEL Rachel Roy collection. It’s available at MACY’s and it’s affordable, on trend and has a variety in sizes. I love the potential this look has – for a heavy calendar day. I can easily make this a day look by adding a cardigan or wrap sweater and belting it… then take it off for the night.”

(Dress: RACHEL Rachel Roy; Necklace: Kara Ross; Rings: Kara Ross; Band worn on wrist: Goody elastic bands; Bag: Chanel; Tights: Wolford; Booties: Alexandre Birman)

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“The necklace is amazing! Kara Ross makes amazing fine and costume jewelry. I can wear this necklace with a cocktail dress or a white tank and it is still chic and stands out.”

(Necklace: Kara Ross)

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“This ring is a custom Baby Phat ring. It’s pretty fantastic! I love the shape. I scored it from a Baby Phat runway show we styled years ago. As it gets older, it has a more unique and vintage look to it. I wear it at least once a week!”

(Ring: Baby Phat (custom ring))

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“When I became a full-time stylist assistant, this Chanel bag was my first real splurge. I love to wear it with double straps or one cross-body strap. It’s classic and I wear it with my uptown, downtown and vintage pieces.”

(Bag: Chanel)

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