Kendra Thornton’s NYC Fashion Challenge

by ChinaBambi

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The incredible and beautiful Travel Expert Kendra Thornton, (who has been featured on television shows like Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus) has contacted me to take part in her NYC Fashion Challenge!..



Kendra’s Fashion Challenge:

“As a seasoned traveler, there are a few things that I’m careful to plan and to do before leaving on any trip. Of course, I book my accommodations and plan activities to enjoy during my stay at any destination. I also pay careful attention to my wardrobe and try to pack trendy but comfortable clothing that will enhance my time away from home. Soon, I’m going to be enjoying a trip to New York City with friends. Since I’m the mom of three kids, I decided that I could use some help picking my wardrobe for this excursion. I’ve collected some information about one of the places where my friends and I will be visiting. Will you review this information and then recommend a new look for my night out in New York?”

So here it is.. VB’s advice for Kendra..

Challenge 1: The Standard Grill

“With some help from the travel experts, I looked through all the hotels in New York and decided to plan to visit The Standard High Line Hotel with my friends. We’ll be enjoying dinner and drinks together at The Standard Grill. This cozy, Old World style restaurant features trending American cuisine with a uniquely New York twist. I’m looking forward to sampling the fresh oysters here as well as enjoying a few of the house specialty cocktails. I know the food will be tasty and nutritious because the kitchen incorporates fresh local ingredients into menu options. Our excursion here is going to be one we won’t soon forget.”

Old Hollywood Glam

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Taking inspiration from Rihanna’s latest Diamond show stopper and Blake and Solange’s Metallic must haves, I have chosen a long metallic dress to sparkle the night away with classic accessories.

As Carrie SATC would say “Cocktails at Tiffany’s calls for classic charm. Oscar de La Renta sleeveless silk full skirted dress with black patent leather bow belt. Now that is pure poetry.”


Donna Karan Modern Icons dégradé sequined jersey gown £2500

Expertly draped to skim your curves, Donna Karan’s sequined jersey gown will win you the spotlight. Internal boning provides support while the side split gives it a sultry finish. Complement the dégradé rose gold and bronze embellishments with metallic accents.


Alexander McQueen Embellished crepe gown £4495

Alexander McQueen’s crepe gown is a stunning pick for your dinner out. The figure-skimming silhouette is simple, save for intricate copper and crystal embellishments at the shoulders. Temper the open design with a backless bra, adding a metallic clutch and ring to finish.


Stella McCartney Silver Metallic Long sleeve Lace-side Dress £3360

For a shorter cocktail style option. A Stella.M Shimmery georgette with gold lace dress. Scalloped lace side panels for a slim figure. Round neckline; long sleeves. Hidden back zip. Fitted sheath silhouette. Hemline falls to mid-thigh. Stunning!

Jimmy Choo Shoulder Bag & Mirrored Leather Sandals to accessorise your metallic dress.

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and Chloe Pendant Earrings to complete the look.


Challenge 2: New York City Flair

“While every city in the world has its own unique style, few cities influence worldwide fashion trends the way New York City does. When visiting here, I want to put my best fashion foot forward, and I’m excited to learn what new looks you will recommend for my excursion. While you’re considering these recommendations, you might want to consider booking your own adventure in the Big Apple. I know you’ll enjoy living it up in the Meatpacking District, people watching in Manhattan or dancing in one of the city’s many hot night clubs.”

Get Carrie-d Away..


Who better knows NYC than our girl Carrie Bradshaw! Her forever amazing daily outfits out and about town are every girls fashion inspiration for a trip to NYC.


So here are my fav must haves for a trip to NYC, girlie sophistication with classic pieces. All can be found on Net A Porter.

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I hope your trip is amazing Kendra and look forward to seeing what you wear!

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