Dressing for a gala is tricky, especially when you’re invited by a designer! I was so honored that Trina Turk had me as her guest to the Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. I had just returned from New York so I only had a few hours to figure out what to wear. Talk about pressure!
I popped into the Trina Turk boutique and instantly gravitated toward a hot pink jumpsuit. The bright color reminded me of what Scarlett Johansson just wore to the MTV Movie Awards. And the wide leg made me think of Julia Roberts at this year’s SAG Awards. It was perfect. While it was shown loose in the store, I wanted to belt it to give it more shape. With only two hours left before the event and no belt I had to get creative. So I took off the chain from an old purse and wrapped it around for a quick DIY.
A huge thank you to the Trina Turk team for such a wonderful night. And congrats to Trina on your Fashion Innovation award!
(Scarlett Johansson in Zuhair Murad and Julia Roberts in Valentino)
Photos by Jodee Debes