Monday, December 5, 2011

The One That Got Away::Nan Kelley

Nan interviewing Carrie Underwood at the Opry wearing 
one of my fave outfits from the summer

Nan Kelley is a former Miss Mississippi, who hosts the Top 20 Countdown and Opry Live on GAC, and we get to dress her for those.  Note the wording:  We GET to.  I say that because she also holds the official title of Sweetest Client of Amber Lehman Styling (Nan, gimme a holler.  I need to give you your trophy.)  Really.  Doing a fitting with her feels about the same as drinking a hot cup of  chamomile tea or eating a plate of cookies.  It's that great and about that stressful too.

While there are probably plenty of Mississippi boys who really do think Nan is the "One That Got Away", what I'm talking about is a FAB jacket that just didn't work for us at our last fitting.  Ya see, we pull a TON of clothes for these fittings, and there are some really lovely things that for whatever reason just don't click.  With Nan, it's usually that the jacket or top or pants just look awful on camera.  Nothing to do with her sassy self of course, usually it's a problem with the color clashing with the set of Top 20 or the pattern makes the camera do crazy things, something like that.  But it's different for every artist.  Could just be that we can only shoot so many things on a photo shoot and something had to get the boot.

So with this wealth of knowledge I have about what's out there right now, I thought it would be fun to start a new feature appropriately titled "The One That Got Away" to highlight the items that I LOVED from some of our fittings, but just didn't make the cut. Doesn't mean it couldn't work for you, right???!!  Here's our first installment:

Floral Cropped Jacket, $199, Maison Scotch

Beth and I were totally obsessed with this jacket at our fitting with Nan for the Fall Top 20's. This brocade-y/floral-y/old-lady-y/curtain-y/tapestry-y print is a tiny little nitch trend for Fall.  Frankly, I like how Piperlime has it styled in this pic here.  No need to complicate things.  Let the jacket do the talking.  And since you don't have to try to pull off a small floral print on TV like Nan, you can rock the tail off this baby.  (And here's another one I love at Free People, and it's on sale!)

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