Kate Micucci for @Midnight

Kate Micucci, in Blue Scuba Dress,  Forever 21

Kate Micucci, in Blue Scuba Dress, Forever 21

This week I'm shaking things up and doing a spotlight on one of my dear friends- Kate Micucci. Kate is an actress and has recently had a slew of successes including her own show Garfunkel and Oats on IFC, which you can watch full episodes of here. This past week, Kate asked me to style her for her appearance on the show @Midnight with Chris Hardwick. I was honored to help her out and also be a guest on the set of the show and watch the taping. Besides being heavily entertained by Kate and Riki Lindhome (the other half of G & O), Pete Holmes was also a guest on the show and had us in tears. It was also pretty cool to be at the original set/stage for I Love Lucy- lots of film history to be had at the Hollywood Center Studios lot. 

You can watch the full episode  here.

You can watch the full episode here.

Anyways, besides being hilarious and talented Kate is adorable. She's pint sized and petite and always has the best attitude which makes a stylist's life easy. I pulled about 5 dresses for her and eventually she just ended up wearing her own! I tried jewelry and nothing looked quite right. Instead, since Kate is a musician, we used some of her guitars as accessories in lieu of jewelry for the shoot. She wore her own Forever 21 dress with no jewelry to the taping and looked fantastic. The point of this post is that being a beautiful person can be your best accessory - you don't always need expensive clothes to look great. Sometimes a simple dress in a flattering color is enough. I've always believed you need to feel comfortable in what you're wearing. Whether it's a ball gown or sweats, what makes you feel at ease almost always looks the best. Not to sound cheesy- but you're never fully dressed without a smile :) and to that I'll share with you the photos Brian Gove took of Kate after the show taping. Thank you Kate for having me and I looking forward to dressing you in the future!