Thursday, June 17, 2010

Which Sex and the City Girl is Your Style?

As a faithful fan of the TV series and now the Sex and the City movies, I am always in awe of how great Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte look. They always are in tune with the latest trends but at the same time have such individual style.

I'm sure a small army of stylists are at work to create each look we see on screen. Most of us don't have the time to analyze and research the specific items that might help us look like our favorite. But we do have a local DC stylist who can help us zero in on some key features of each one and incorporate these tips into our wardrobe and makeup.

Margaret Lilly, who has a consulting and styling service called Lilly's Closet, put together a segment for the local Fox station for each of the movie launches. She recreated the look of each character on local women and is an excellent source of knowing how to channel our inner Sex and the City gal or just help us add some fun and fresh looks to our repertoire.

Here's what Margaret suggests:

Common Denominators—Neutral/nude platform stiletto’s, natural/nude makeup (super fresh!), Hats!


Must Haves: Accordion pleated 70’s blouson dress (vintage), Head Scarf, Nude Platform Stilettos, Short Clover (Charm) Necklace, Aviator Sunglasses

She's all about mixing high with low---and luxe materials with cottons: "t-shirts and taffeta"!!

Hair/Makeup: Nude Lips, Heavy eyes (tons of black eyeliner!), tousled hair and/or BIG up do!


Must Haves: Tribal and/or Graphic Print Jersey Dresses, Eveningwear with Plunging Necklines, White Straw Fedora

Hair/Makeup: Sleek, angular hair and super natural makeup!


Must Haves: 80’s inspired Statement Earrings, “Skin-baring” dresses (preferably spandex), Vintage Gold Belts, Harem Pants

Hair/Makeup: Sleek Hair, Heavy foundation, Pinky Lips


Must Haves: Jewel-toned Suits with ruffle details, Match your bag to your dress color, delicate to no jewelry

Hair/Makeup: Super Natural Make-up, Flowing Long Hair (never pulled back)

For further information about Margaret and the services she offers you can visit her website at is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

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