Want to look your chicest and hottest this holiday season? We’ve got you covered!
As well as designing and running her Nikki Rich clothing line in collaboration with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Nikki Lund styles a plethora of A-List celebrities — including Miley Cyrus and Kelly Clarkson.
And now she’s sharing the holiday tips she gives to her superstar clients with Life & Style readers!
Let's start with shoes. What’s your top footwear tip?If you’re feeling particularly festive and want to hit the dance floor “Gangnam Style,” you’ll need some twinkly treats on your tootsies. One thing that I think would work incredibly well — especially on one of my clients such as Carrie Underwood — would be a pair of shiny pointy flat ballerina style shoes by Zara. These are a total must-have for any party girl!
What are the makeup secrets to create the perfect holiday party look?Start with your outfit. If you’re wearing bold prints, plaids or lots of color, then I suggest you keep your makeup neutral. However, if you’re going back to black, then add shimmer to your eyes. Shimmer always adds drama and that’s a perfect look for the festive season.Be careful not to match your makeup to your outfit. Matchy-matchy is a big no-no! Don’t apply sparkly makeup if you’re rocking a sparkly dress. Instead, stick with a mauve smoky eye — it’s a color that looks great on everyone. If you opt for that, then you can lighten up your lips with a sheer lipstick. Perfection!
If you want to use only mascara and a light shadow on the lids, then I’d do a bright red lip.
When choosing holiday makeup, decide if you’re going to play up your eyes or your mouth. If you emphasis both, you’ll risk looking like a clown.
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The perfect festive party dress?Go back to black and bring sexy back with one of my designs. I call it the “endless dress” [see below]. It can be worn in many different ways. You can wrap it, drape it or jazz it up with some colorful jewelry and a sparkling clutch. This dress is affordable, functional and classic in style, and it’s one of Nikki Rich’s best-selling items available at NikkiRichClothing.com. Miley, who I’ve dressed many times, would look stunning in this.
What stylish accessory are you gifting one of your celebrity friends that our readers would love?I love anything Art Deco! To make your finger sparkle more than any ornament on the tree, I’d go with a large modern cocktail ring — perhaps something from Charm & Chain. It’s an asymmetrical pyramid noir ring. It’s very stylish and the perfect party accessory for the holidays. It looks so cool day or night and I’ve bought this for one of my very famous friends, but I can’t tell you who!
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