Kendra Thornton is a TV personality and travel advocate, PR businesswoman and wife and mother of 3 who has been featured on television shows like Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus. She regularly shares her tips on planning, packing, and numerous other aspects of travel, and she is thrilled to be starting a new project on fashion as related to travel. 'Kendra's Night Out' challenge requires participants to create a style board of their choice with top fashion picks for one of her nights in the city that never sleeps - New York, New York.
Here is what Kendra had to say...
New York City is one of the most exciting places in the world to visit. In just a few short weeks, I will be meeting a group of friends for a vacation in the city. I am so excited that I began planning months ago. There is one thing that I did forget to plan and that is what to wear. With 3 kids, I have more of a mom wardrobe than a big city wardrobe. I know that I need a little update before leaving, so I created the Kendra Fashion Challenge. I am sure to find some expert fashion advice, so I will turn heads on my trip.
While visiting the city, my friends and I decided to spend a special evening out on the town at the Standard High Line Hotel. We will be enjoying a magical Sunset Service at the Top of the Standard. This classy supper club offers superb views of the city that practically glow as the sun sets over the city. While sipping specialty cocktails, we will enjoy some live jazz music and wonderful conversation. Their menu includes small plate meals that turn this into one of the city’s most glamorous supper clubs. I will need a snazzy new outfit for our evening out, since cocktail wear is required at this club.
Planning a trip to New York City can be overwhelming with so many things to do and see. However, it was a breeze with gogobot.com. On this website, I found reviews written by recent travelers to the locations I was interested in seeing and got their honest opinions. While strolling along the city streets and visiting luxurious hotels like the Standard High Line Hotel, I want to turn heads for my trendy outfits that make me look like a native New Yorker not for my mom jeans.
So that was it...here is what I came up with...my focus has been to merge/pair emerging design brands from the African fashion industry who have been on the spotlight but not on mainstream lips with luxury high end brands such as the black Givenchy envelope clutch, the Oscar de la Renta red satin box clutch and the Bottega Veneta knot satin clutch to complete the looks. For hair, I have gone with the swept back bun look with make up that can be as minimal or as daring as Kendra feels. When my Style board was sent to Kendra, she was very pleased on my choices and was appreciative of the thought process behind them. Here are the looks...
And there she has it...the choice of 3 simple but elegant key looks that will meet her objective of turning heads in New York City! What do you all think? Which would you personally go for? Leave your comments.
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