Oheka Castle Wedding: Red Gown with Feathers

A ravishing red dress with ostrich feathers was only appropriate for a castle wedding at Oheka Castle on Long Island. This castle was stunning, and absolutely a dream come true as I have always wanted to visit. I truly felt like I was living in a fairytale with my friend Jeni. This dress is by French designer Paule Ka, and the feathery (ostrich feather) sleeves are removable via a snap! I am not completely into the cold shoulder trend anymore, but this one is just so whimsical. I got so many complements on this dress (the feathers!) at the wedding…at least 6 people! I completed the look with gold accessories. I also got my hair cut and styled before this wedding. I had a blast at this spectacular wedding!

AppNexus Gatsby 1920s Party at the McKittrick Hotel

This year, my company, AppNexus celebrated its 10 year anniversary. To celebrate, they allowed us to have a Plus 1, so I brought one of my best friends who came in all the way from London: GRACIE! The theme was Gatsby and 1920s, and I was excited to dress up for the theme and had so much fun. I ordered this headpiece from eBay! They also sold it on Amazon, it’s an exact replica of one that was worn in the Gatsby film. I ordered the dress from French Connection (believe it or not). I had my eye on it for a while because I loved the fringe and the sparkly gorgeous detailing, and when this theme was announced I had to get it! It was perfect for the party, and I also would wear it again to a different cocktail party, wedding, etc. I completed the look with an old black ostrich feather bolero, and sexy strappy platform sandals- which made the ensemble a little bit 2017 🙂

French Connection Black Diamond Fringe Flapper Dress
Crystal Gatsby-Inspired Headpiece (similar here)
Black Ostrich Feather Bolero
Michael Kors “London” Strappy Sandals

 

LBD: Engagement Party

You can never have enough LBDs! This dress is one of my absolute favorites. I love how simple and sophisticated it is…plus I will wear pretty much anything with ostrich feathers! The high collar is elegant, and nicely complements the deeper dip in the V-neck back. I paired this dress with one of my favorite pairs of Brian Atwood glittery heels, complete with peep-toes and ankle straps. I wore this dress to an engagement party, and as with most LBDs, they are classic closet staples that are very versatile. They speak strongly without being loud. Ladies at the engagement party, and during our shoot, complemented the heels. All photography was taken at the Highline by my talented friend Tom! Check out his work and book him at Tom Naples Photography. I also had an Agave Smoothing treatment and blowout from the Damian West Salon in the West Village. It was the first time I had this treatment and the results were great. I’ve linked everything at the bottom of this post!

 

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Hair- Damian West
Black ostrich feather dress- Ann Taylor (similar here)
Brian Atwood Liese Sandal

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