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Make the most of classic pieces; by adding a shrug or small jacket, you’ll extend your look into the evening and through the seasons. “The possibilities are endless,” says Press of this fuschia Léger. “Wear this to the office, to a wedding, or on a date. That’s the cool thing with this dress: it works with everything.” Keep accessories to a minimum to maintain the fresh and simple look; pair black patent pumps with a matching clutch purse instead.
For low-maintenance — but still elegant — tresses, work a curling cream into hair and blow dry using a diffuser. Set curls with curling tongs and fix pins for a partial updo, letting loose strands frame the face for a sweet, romantic look. Hold with working spray.
Time it takes: Fifteen minutes.
Make me over
“We wanted to make Kayla’s look a little more dramatic, yet still keep it fresh,” says Press. For warmer and medium skin tones — and to really play up chestnut eyes — mix rustic gold and lamé-colored cream shadows onto lids. Sweep coral-toned blush at a soft, upward diagonal from the “apples” of cheeks to draw out cheekbones. Knock ’em dead with a sensual lip color in a deep red for the perfect finishing pout. “Keep it simple,” says Press. “The everyday woman is not going to devote 45 minutes on her makeup — you want to spend just enough time to bring out your natural beauty. Remember, less is more.”
Details: Hervé Léger fuschia bandage dress; Making Faces Cosmetics Spring/Summer Collection, including “Temptress” lip color and “Coral Sun” blush.
• Photographs by Dyana Van Campen
• Photographer’s assistant: Ezra Margono
• Art director: Bob Press/Changing Heads Couture Salon
• Art team: Brian Grieve, Peggy Sassani, Tracey Smith, Colleen Vilbig
• Clothes stylist: Sara Beth/CoCo Parì Boutique
• Makeup artists: Lynn Margiotta/Making Faces, Francheska Cibelli/MAC
• Models: Kristina Vazquez, Jennifer Rylick, Kayla Press