The Inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana, Spring 2011
The Look: Edge of Innocence
Love is in the air. Play hard-to-get with the season’s demure floral and gingham prints. Take the romantic look to an urban setting with denim, khaki, and rope accessories. Cinch voluminous silhouettes at the waist, and don skyscraper platform wedges to maximize intrigue.
The Model: Veronica Belmont, 28, host of Revision3.com’s weekly gadget how-to show, Tekzilla, and Qore, the PlayStation Network’s video magazine about the gaming industry and 2010 7x7 Hot 20 Under 40 Honoree. Style Kouncil used items from her own wardrobe, coupled with a few picks of their own, to achieve the look. "This look does wonders for my quest to prove that girl geeks can be feminine and sexy too," says Belmont."
The retro head scarf trend appears in the spring runway collections of D&G, Jason Wu, and Ferragamo. If the windblown look isn’t your style, wrap up your locks. Vintage red Japanese bandana, model’s own.
Cotton Rose Dress
Since bold floral prints have a nostalgic, early Americana charm, vintage shops stockpile them, naturally. Vintage rose cotton dress with bustle, $175 at StyleKouncil Collection, 415-547-0588, stylekouncil.com
These platform heels add height without sacrificing comfort—an ideal combo for springtime frolicking. Mossimo denim stacked-wood pumps, $30 at Target, 5001 Junipero Serra Blvd., Colma, 650-992-8433, target.com
Hearts aren’t just for little girls. Add a grown-up, flirty vibe to your look by layering whimsical accessories. Third Culture Jewelry rhinestone heart, brass heart, and key necklaces, $40, $40, and $35 at thirdculturejewelry.com
The area just below your bustline is the narrowest part of your torso. Fasten your (chic) belt for that coveted hourglass effect. Jute belt, $30 at American Eagle Outfitters, Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St., 415-543-4550, ae.com
Another look StyleKouncil put together for Veronica
*Photos by Peter Samuels