Friday, August 29, 2014

Style Series Part Two: Broadway Lights The Night

I am beyond excited to share the final looks from Leigh Emery's Broadway Lights The Night Gala that took place in July at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ. The evening was a huge success and the room was filled with inspiring cancer survivors and very talented musicians/artists/broadway stars. Each participant kindly donated their time to help raise awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To date, Broadway Lights The Night has helped to successfully raise over $75,000! If you are interested in contributing to help fight the battle against cancer, you may join us by clicking here.

You might remember from the Style Series Part One post, I teamed up with Leigh to help style her for her big night! We decided to mix it up for the first and second act with two different dresses. Each look was super meaningful and Leigh looked like an ultra diva in both dresses. Find out why we chose each look below!

A very special thank you to Aaron Lenhart Photography and Matthew Freidman Photography for their outstanding services, and to Karma for a Cure and Aaraa Accessories of Hoboken for the beautiful accessories. 

Style Strategy: First Look
To create a jaw-dropping hollywood moment, I decided to place Leigh in this body-hugging crimson cutout gown by Narciso Rodriguez. This dress works great against her hourglass figure. I love how her blonde hair and blue eyes really pop! To finish the look, we styled her hair down with loose waves and a deep off-center part. The drop crystal earrings were hand selected from Aaraa Accessories in Hoboken and they added the perfect final touch! 
Style Strategy: Second Look
Two words describe the style I put together for the second act- elegant but edgy. After the curtain closed from the first act, we rushed to the dressing room to re-work Leigh's look. We pulled back her hair into an oversized bun and loosely pinned it underneath. She looked fresh and fierce in this Cut 25 gown (we called it her 'Beyonce' dress). The major front slip allowed us to be playful with her shoes. We went for a strappy heel to give the ensemble an elegant feel. These shoes were given to Leigh by her Aunt that passed away, so they were very special to her. She felt comfortable and confident in them. Happy client = happy stylist! Once again, we kept the jewelry at minimum with the exception of these beautifully bold earrings from Aaraa. The classic metallic style makes a luxe statement!
Leigh Emery with radio personality Danielle Monaro from the z100 Morning Show!
Brooke Emery's Look:
Leigh's ever-so-adorable little sister, Brooke, embraced this season's boldest trend: lace and plum. This gown by Nicole Miller is completely eye-catching and ladylike. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Brooke has a killer body ;). To complete the outfit, we turned to Karma for a Cure's of-the-moment healing halo. Doesn't Brooke look like a vintagey goddess? I'm in love! 
All photography credit belongs to Aaron Lenhart and Matthew Friedman. Click on their names to view their portfolios!