November 15, 2011

breaking dawn: 'black carpet' styling gig.

a few weeks ago an old friend of mine from high school, marlane barnes, gave me a buzz asking for some wardrobe assistance.  not just any assistance, mind you.  marlane happens to be a {very} talented actress living in LA, who has an upcoming role {as maggie} in the next twilight movie!       

you may already know from my twitter + facebook pages, but i was fortunate enough to dress this gorgeous darling for the 'black carpet' premiere of breaking dawn in LA last night!!  marlane has an itty bitty frame, so we wanted to find something that would show off her petite waist--  what better way to do that than with a vintage number from the 50s?  we were so fortunate to find this amazing chiffon dress at a fabulous vintage shop out of portland.  as a subtle nod to her character's irish background, we incorporated emerald green jewels into marlane's look {all of which were found at mae's}.  after some sparkley gold accessories were added to the mix, red polish was applied to her nails, and her curly locks were swept up. . . she was ready to hit the red black carpet!      

once all of the final details were squared away, i cozied up with a glass of wine to watch the live stream of the premiere unfold on MTV last night.  to my surprise, the doorbell rang.  as if handing me this fun opportunity wasn't enough, marlane surprised me with a breathtaking arrangement of flowers and a lovely "thank you" note!   

i'm now officially hooked + ready to dress the remainder of tinseltown. . . any takers?!

yours truly-


  1. congrats to both of you. that is so wonderful! i love the outfit ;)

  2. ahhh! That is awesome for both of you!!! ;)

    Verryy coool!
    big hugs!


  3. congrats that is so exciting! If i was even close to being famous I would call you!
    xo  Emily:Simply Southern

  4. SO exciting!! Love what you picked out for Marlane, and can't wait to see her in the movie! Ah if only I had a Red Carpet event to attend... I'd most definitely give you a call!

  5. very exciting for both you + marlane. got to see her out in LA this is both of your times to sparkle! love that she is rocking some vintage + NWA pieces. represent! congrats! :)

  6. You never cease to amaze me!

  7. congrats! It's really inspiring to see other Arkansas bloggers achieving goals!

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  9. Wow- how cool is that? Loved your picks for her, perfect for the "black carpet!" xo