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Mastering reporter-ready style looks different in cable-only era than it does in the social media age. There’s a whole community of journalists who share their looks via Instagram, with only one accessory in common: a mic. It’s refreshing, because as a fashion blogger, I worried that there would be this dichotomy between the fashion girl and the news girl in me. I’ve come to find that in wearing looks that are true to who I am, my news-gathering and delivery are way stronger, and my fashion sense sets me apart.
I’ll be that young lady on your television (or computer or phone screen) with a lion’s mane, a bold lipstick and some vintage-inspired dress! Since many of you have been enjoying my #ootd’s while in the field, I thought it would be fun to have a blog post segment just for my on-camera style.
Without further ado, here’s my ode to a flattering dress onscreen that is still work-appropriate:
Without even realizing it, I paid homage to Elizabeth Taylor with this entire ensemble. Many knew Taylor by her form-fitting frocks with a sweetheart neckline. I too found myself onscreen for this look but wanted to opt for a collar with less of a dip due to the fact that I was reporting the news rather than in a movie. What makes this dress still work for well…work is that it’s ultra-flattering without showing too much skin. The neckline stops just at the right place, the sleeves are thicker than a spaghetti strap and it accentuates my hourglass figure, even with its more conservative hemline (it goes down to my ankle). I love the chocolate brown color of the dress too. It’s chic and serious at the same time.
While reporting in the Golden Empire, I’m quite dedicated to consistently embodying the Golden Age of Hollywood. The makeup had to match the vintage feel of the dress, of course! So did the accessories. My cherry-red lip is a mixture of a Maybelline liquid lipstick that smells like strawberries and a burnt red ColourPop lipstick. I went for a chocolate and beige cut-crease with a subtle cat eye, totally reminiscent of the ‘60s. The softly tousled curls further sealed my Old Hollywood aura.
This gold chain necklace from Uncommon James paired well with my trademark gold hoop earrings. Let’s be real about the shoes: I tend to stay in sandals or flats since I’m running around town all day carrying extremely heavy camera equipment for my stories. Why do you think my arms are more sculpted than usual?
Who is the next Old Hollywood Star I should embody on-camera?
Keeping it Krischic,
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