Party Girl

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Flowers. Balloons. Sparkly Dresses. Shimmery Makeup. I love the glitz and pizzazz of the holidays. Everything is so festive and fun when it comes to fashion this time of year. I always try and incorporate those elements into my wardrobe. I feel they're so pretty. The other day I found a beautiful editorial which encompasses those things. It's called "Party Girl" and features model Xiao Wen Ju. You can find this photoshoot in Marie Claire China's December 2012 issue. It's lensed by Amber Gray and styled by Rodney Hall. Hair & Makeup is done by Antonio Diaz and David Tibolla. Ok, I just have one little quirk. Don't her shoes look a little funny in the last pic? They just don't seem to fit right. Maybe it's my eyes. Maybe it's the shape of the shoe. I don't know. So, have you gotten your sparkle ON for the holidays? Do you dress differently around holiday time?

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Sam said...

Hi Kim, thanks for your photo-motivation, i find i so difficult to overcome my shyness, any tips? This pastel pretty photoshoot instantly put me in a better mood, the dresses are so pretty!

Ellen Kaminagakura said...

That last dress is just a dream ! The shoes look big for her !

And yes I dress more classy with some 50's inspiration on holidays ! A little bit of old hollywood glamour !

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xoxo from Japan

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

gorgeous and fun photos!!

Always Maylee said...

I love her dress. But you are right, her shoes look way too big for her, especially on her left foot. Unless it's the camera angle, there's no way her toes are that long! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

april said...

i love her hair and make up and dress..your right the shoes is kinda funny..i think its the shape.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the lightness and fun vibe here!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

TheTinyHeart said...

I think the shoes are huge on her and that's why they look so weird!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Sheila said...

You're right Kim, those shoes do look kinda big for her. But either way, she looks gorgeous! And pretty setup for them too. :)

xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

Audrey Allure said...

These are such fun photos! I love to get my sparkle on during the holidays :)

Lorena said...

I think those shoes are about 2 sizes bigger than her size....
I USE to buy dresses for the holidays but lately i buy stuff i can incorporate into my every day wear, because i started to notice that i had dresses hanging there that had been only worn once on Christmas or New Years, never to be worn again...

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That's such a pretty and girlie inspiration - shame I've never really been a very pastel-y type... I do like to get a bit more glitter out for the festive season than the rest of the year though ;-)

Rubies and Emeralds said...

omg those dresses are so amazing! i would love one like that for new year's eve!

if you are feeling in the holiday spirit, check out my recipe for candy cane brownies :)

xoxo
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Sara Gerard said...

YES!! My friends and I are glamming it up this year for the Holidays, NYE is perfect for sparkle dresses! I will have to keep in mind that green eye-shadow, too pretty!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I was looking for some cute December editorials and this one is perfect. I want that dress!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

These are amazing. I LOVE the editorials!
xo,
nancy

Juneli said...

Amazing editorial! So festive!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

jo said...

Kim, I really like her dresses!

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

two birds said...

if i had this dress (and that body), i'd wear it all the time around the holidays!!

Well... said...

I love this perfectly festive editorial - it's so lighthearted and fun.
Although you're right - her shoes ARE weird in that last photo! Haha, I think its the shape

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The Hipster Owl's Bookshelf said...

Kim, I used to think pastel colors were icky, but you've converted me!!

Now I love pastel colors...it's all your fault! hehe :))

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fabulous.

zhanna said...

I love these pictures they really put a smile on my face
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Fashionista622 said...

Love it Kim! You and me are on the "Sparkle blog fest" this week. LOL
Nothing is better than adding some glitter and shine to the holiday season. I am going through my closet today to see what to put together and of course gotta get some bubbly for the end of the year too. WOOHOOO!

Love your post it's got me in PARTY MODE!

XOXO
Maria
http://www.onestyleatatime.com/2012/12/sparkles-and-pearls-for-holidays.html

Sam said...

Thanks for your words of wisdom and encouragement, I appreciate it!

Mica said...

Lovely photo shoot, very fitting for the Christmas and New Years holidays! :)

Agree with you about the shoes too - something doesn't look right, haha.

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Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!! :)
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Ellinor Forje said...

I love the perfume bottles and the balloons and dresses in the post below. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

MOSAMUSE said...

love this editorial! the colors are so great and festive for the new yr!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Lovely shoot and the shoes definitely look out of proportion with her body. I dress differently around this time of year, I wear a lot more red and heavier, richer fabrics like velvet and lots of sparkle, especially on my nails. I hope you're having an especially sparkle filled holiday season!

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LyddieGal said...

I love the feathered skirt of the dress - so fun!
Chic on the Cheap

songbird said...

the best thing about the chinese (more so for the japanese ones i think) editorials is the make-up..i have been obsessed about yellow and powder blue shadows lately..660s pop art-ish you know..i see the thing about the shoes as well..models apparently often have to model in shoes which are a bit too big or a bit too loose i have heard...

Calily Caline said...

Yeah the shoes look too big xD She is very pretty ^^

Coco said...

Beautiful editorial :-) I like to wear bright red nail polish around holiday time, it's so Christmassy! The shoes do look disproportionate for those long thin awesome legs!!xoxo

Jacqueline said...

Such pretty party dresses! Perfect for this time of year!

-Jacqueline

www.jenesaisquoifashion.blogspot.com

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Kim you always find the most unique and beautiful magazine editorials.

Happy Holidays to you!

ALI&ANG said...

This is getting me inspired for New Years! Happy New Year!

Ali of:

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