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Venessa Arizaga Makes a Statement

August 16, 2011

It seems like everyone is thinking ahead about fall fashion – but let’s not forget, the summer isn’t over! Time flies by as it is – why rush the season? I recently asked Venessa Arizaga, a jewelry designer who creates fabulously whimsical mixed-media pieces, to share her top five summer style tips with The Pretty Dish. This woman is a true expert, having studied at Parsons and once playing Design Director for Zac Posen.

Note that I was not compensated in any way for this post, and I will not get a commission of any sales that result from it. I just love Venessa’s pieces that much. So, here you go – styling tips from Ms. Arizaga herself:

  1. For a preppy, Parisian cool look, pair a pearl necklace with navy suede Tod’s driving shoes, Isabel Marant khaki’s and a fun, French stripe boat shirt.  Très chic!!
  2. For an everyday hippy look, pair colorful and whimsical jewelry with high-waisted denim shorts and a vintage t-shirt.  If you’re on-the-go, add a pair of brightly colored, classic low top Vans.  I usually wear my Heroes & Villains necklace to achieve this look:

    Heroes & Villains Necklace by Venessa Arizaga

  3. For a polished sleek look, every girl can find a favorite black ensemble in her closet!  Add a modern twist by adding dark jewelry with a bit of shine. Try this, or this.
  4. Create a fresh look for summer with an unexpected burst of color. I love mixing a simple neon green silk tank top and my Good Girls signature skull necklace with a pair of nude crepe capri pants.

    Good Girls Necklace by Venessa Arizaga

  5. My staple uniform year-round is a boyish, fitted jacket, sleek fitted low rise pants and a simple cotton tank for evening.  I love giving this look a ladylike edge with the pearl trim and feminine poppy pink color of this necklace.

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There you have it. Now you should be more than set to finish this summer in style. I love Venessa’s recommendations and designs. But remember, these tips can be interpreted in a ton of ways – so run wild!

xoxo………..

T.P.D.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2011 11:51 am

    nice post!

    x

    http://theglitterpost.wordpress.com/

  2. August 18, 2011 9:32 pm

    new designer to me…love discovering NEW..thanks for the intro….that first necklace is SO fun!!!
    C

  3. August 23, 2011 5:18 pm

    thank you for sharing as usual – new designer to me as well, but I really like how she includes Mexico’s heritage in some of her pieces. Love it

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