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Sooooo, as if it's not cool enough that I get to work with amazing people as the style and beauty expert at Virgin Radio Montreal, I had the awesome privilege of being asked to style our very own Amanda Ste-Marie as she got ready to participate in the Miss Universe National competition.
We chatted about her personal style (black, black and more black) and discussed options for potential clothing sponsors and came up with ones that suited my vision (a bit more girly...pageants are like that) and still worked with Amanda's personality and personal style.
Known for their gorgeous cocktail attire, we knew that this would be the perfect place to find that unique combo we were looking for. I pulled a bunch of looks and it was, like, one after the other, we were hitting it outta' the park.
Then we headed to Rent Frock Repeat
for gowns. Amanda is so fit and tiny that most of the dresses were too big! And, we needed some major wow factor...and these just weren't the ones.
We narrowed it down to three: A classic red carpet look, an ethereal ice blue gown and a column dress that was very great gatsby-ish.
The one we chose for the actual competition?
The sparkly ice blue that looked amazing on her and moved so nicely, which we knew would be important for being on stage. And guess what? It was also Narces
! The dress at Rent Frock Repeat
was a size a million (you can't see it, but it Amanda is holding all the excess fabric in the picture above!), so we luckily headed back to Narces
to pick up the gown in Amanda's size.
(photo credit: Photographica, by Mallony Aguirre)
Then we had fabulous jewellery picked up from the amazing brand that is all about the bling, Tova. Each look we chose had pieces that would coordinated perfectly with it.
Amanda was all set!
So, for her marathon of a week (interviews, rehearsals, TV appearances) before the competition, Amanda sported all of her chic cocktail dresses:
And, then last night she participated in the preliminary competition!
Will Amanda win? I think so! She looked flawless and is a fabulous woman!
The finalists are being announced tomorrow so check out my twitter (@LKISStyle) or be sure to check out Amanda's Facebook
And, then the final competition is tomorrow night, so stay tuned!
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 09:43