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Erika at Disgraceland

Hellllllloooo!!!! After quite a hiatus it feels good to be back with an all new layout and tons of new content on the way. I'm going to start featuring more of my styling work on here under " Styled by Me ". Recently I had the pleasure of styling the beautiful Erika Myrvik with Next Models for a shoot with the uber talented photographer Emily Winiker. I've basically been Instagram stalking Emily, and while she is a photographer out of New York- I was hoping one day we'd get to work together. In her recent trip out to California I was delighted when she contacted me and asked me to style this Nordic looking beauty Erika. The location was an amazing old retro house in Venice.

About the house-- picture The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, meets a Coachella camp ground, meets an old antiques store and that's the location for this shoot. There is all sorts of cool art work and old stuff littered around the yard of this place which makes it a perfect back drop for shoots. There's also an awesome pool we took a few shots with that made for some great lighting. 

For this shoot in particular Emily wanted me to pull lots of 70's casual inspired outfits (which was easy and fun considering EVERYTHING is 70's right now on the runways). I mixed vintage pieces on the model with some newer ones from Free People, Topshop, and Hudson jeans-- you can shop some of the looks in the gallery at the end of this post. We also had a great makeup artist- Lindsey J- who made Erika's skin glow in such a natural and pretty way. I'm really excited about how the images came out and to share them with you! Check them out- xo, The Style Sauce

You can find/follow all the talent who teamed up for this shoot below on Instagram:

Model: Erika Myrvik

Photographer: Emily Winiker

Makeup: Lindsey J Makeup

Stylist (Me): The Style Sauce

Disclaimer: All images below ©Emily Winiker Photography and The Style Sauce, 2015. Absolutely no usage without permission, thank you!

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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!