Somewhere Over the Rainbow—Summer Fashion

Photos by Nick Chao (click on images to visit gallery).

Dorothy is headed to her final vacation destination at the Emerald City, but after a long, tiring journey, she stops for some shut-eye in a field of flowers. Florals are a popular choice this summer, but make the trend your own—turn a kimono into an evening party dress and pair it with large, brassy earrings. Or, choose a short, flirty number in a romantic floral print; pair with a chunky bracelet, and top off the look with red lips, soft curls, and nude heels to make a strong impression on a date. 

Coco (Dorothy): Dress No. 1, Stylist's Own / Rouseau Earrings, $85, Blank Verse Jewelry / Dress No. 2, $225, Harlyn from Cameron Marks / Three-Tier Ornamental Necklace, $185, Blank Verse Jewelry / Old Movies Bracelet (similar), $225, Blank Verse Jewelry / Dress. No. 3, $106, Ashley from Wallflower, Old Movies Bracelet (similar), $225, Blank Verse Jewelry.

Photographer: Nick Chao / Producer, Creative Director: Christa Martin / Fashion Stylist: Missy Schnaps / Hair Stylist: Ginger Vaughn / Makeup Artist: Anna Wu / Wardrobe Supervisor: Sally Esposito / Production Manager: Gina Peters / Host: Laamie Young / Filmmaker and Assistant: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson / Model: Coco Barrett-Tormey.

Follow The Yellow Brick Road—Summer Fashion

 

Photos by Nick Chao (click on images to visit gallery).

Dorothy takes a sharp turn on her adventure. She discovers a peculiar path that promises to take her to a beautiful city. On this yellow brick road, she dons an emerald green vintage frock, inspired by Pantone's color of the year. Red shoes (of course), and Blank Verse baubles complete her travel attire. Meanwhile, she has some fashion competition with the Wicked Witch, who's bedecked in an original black, textured, one-of-a-kind gown created by Santa Cruz fashion designer Sally Esposito. The Wicked Witch adds to her look with green nails, and a stunning necklace by Blank Verse.

On your own travels this summer, go bold with color and try wearing emerald green—it's a winning color with endless opportunities to accessorize. Try red heels instead of the traditional black, and throw on a romatic cuff like the one here from Blank Verse. Add a daring necklace and you'll make quite an entrance at that bachelorette party or out having drinks in the city. If you're feeling creative and a little moody, this black, long gown by Sally Esposito is a perfect choice for an alternative wedding dress, or a black tie event.

Coco (Dorothy): Necklace, $185, Blank Verse Jewelry / Ring, Personal Collection / Old Movies Bracelet (similar), $225, Blank Verse Jewelry / Shoes, Stylist's Own / Dress, $69, Vintage, Stylist's Own / Anna (The Wicked Witch): Dress, $795, Sally Esposito Designs on Etsy / Necklace, $225, Blank Verse Jewelry / Bracelet, Personal Collection / Ring, Model's Own from Stripe.

Photographer: Nick Chao / Producer, Creative Director: Christa Martin / Fashion Stylist: Missy Schnaps / Hair Stylist: Ginger Vaughn / Makeup Artist: Anna Wu / Wardrobe Supervisor: Sally Esposito / Production Manager: Gina Peters / Host: Laamie Young / Filmmaker and Assistant: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson / Models: Coco Barrett-Tormey, Anna Wu. Set designers: Nick Chao and Deva Blaisdell-Anderson.

We're Not in Kansas Anymore—Summer Fashion

Photos by Nick Chao (click on images to visit gallery).

Arriving in style is essential for any fabulous vacation destination, and Dorothy has brought her silver carryall, as it is a great way to dress up almost any outfit. Perforated peep-toe booties pair easily with a beautifully draped print dress that would be perfect for most occasions from a wedding to an island get-away. Blank Verse earrings complete the look, and a fishtail hairstyle is a sweet go-to during warm weather.

Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch upon arriving in Oz and is struck by her dreamy, otherworldly beauty and penchant for pink. This summer, don't be afraid to embrace pink—it's a fresh choice for evening, especially when paired with metallic sandals. Find similar looks here and here

Coco (Dorothy): Black Tassel Earrings, $95, Blank Verse Jewelry / Shoes, Stylist's Own / Dress, $290, Claudia Diana from Stripe / Desiree: (Glinda the Good Witch): Dress, $10, Stylist's Own / Gold and Pink Earrings, $65, Blank Verse Jewelry / Shoes, Stylist's Own / Birds of Paradise Necklace worn as crown, price available upon request, Blank Verse Jewelry

Photographer: Nick Chao / Producer, Creative Director: Christa Martin / Fashion Stylist: Missy Schnaps / Hair Stylist: Ginger Vaughn / Makeup Artist: Anna Wu / Wardrobe Supervisor: Sally Esposito / Production Manager: Gina Peters / Host: Laamie Young / Filmmaker and Assistant: Deva Blaisdell-Anderson / Models: Desiree Amariei, Coco Barrett-Tormey. Set designer: Mama-T. Set design assistants: Christa Martin, Nick Chao, Deva Blaisdell-Anderson, Gina Peters.