While the color itself was compelling for men and madix, the style of the skirt-and-top combo was eye-catching as well. According to the men, the style was simple, breezy and fashion forward without being overly sexy or overly provocative.
“It’s a bold statement, but it’s not trying too hard,” the men say. “It shows a lot of skin in the stomach area but at the same time it still covers a lot because it’s long sleeves and a full maxi skirt. I feel like this was a perfect look for all levels of fashion lovers, don’t you?” That only snobby fashion people. All kinds of people and their tastes can love and appreciate it.”
He completed the look; Everyone on the internet was shocked when Maddix posted a photo of the entire outfit on Instagram, including a monot top and skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps, and a half-million-dollar Shay diamond, according to Men’s Health. The stylist says she thought the jewelry would also be a great opportunity to make a statement at the reunion and a fun way “to top everything off.”
“I figured she must be talking with her hands a lot and using her hands a lot, so I was like, ‘We should make sure she’s decked out in diamonds,’” the man says. “So we did a bunch of stacked rings. When she’s crying in front of the camera and puts her hands over her face, you can see the bling on her fingers. We put a diamond ring with an A on her middle finger. Worn the ring too.
As a Bravo fan, the men were familiar with the format of the reunion episode and knew that there could be scenes that showed the cast getting ready behind the scenes in a dressing room before they actually went on stage in their formal outfits. Sitting on This prompted him to choose the now famous yellow boys’ sweatsuit to wear in the title filming for Maddix, which was captured by cameras and by different paparazzi. The hooded sweatshirt reads “1-800-BOYS-LIE” on the front and “We’re sorry the number you’re trying to reach has been forwarded.”
“The sweatsuit made a silent statement because at first she’s been quiet in public, so I was like, ‘It’s going to be cool when they’re talking to you and getting ready during the reunion,’” says Men.
Men already had sweatsuits. She’s been a fan of the Boys’ Lie brand and the co-founders’ genesis story: Two best friends Torrie Robinson and Leah O’Malley created the clothing company after they went through a breakup together with their boyfriends, who were best friends. were also ,
“There’s a lot of great stuff out there and all these opportunities to try these different looks, so it’s nice to have different designers and share the love,” says the men.
Following vanderpump rulesThe Season 10 reunion was followed by Maddix’s appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in late April. Men wanted to look at this fashion choice differently; She knew the dress needed to be more conservative, and also thought the look should reflect a different point in her life than Maddix was in when she filmed the reunion in March.
“We used anger and revenge to get back together so I thought, why not do the opposite now that she’s in such a better place and position,” the man says. “So you go out devilish for blood, and you’re not bothered anymore, so it feels like a fairytale, princess vibe.”
The white cape gown came from Needle & Thread, a brand the men are familiar with as she’s worked with them for years. Maddix also wore Schutz platform shoes and minimal jewelry of her own so as not to distract from the rest of the look.
Ariana Madix and Lisa Vanderpump pose on the red carpet of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 29, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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To complete the trifecta of important public-facing fashion moments, the men suggested Maddix lean into “funeral vibes” for her watch live what happens interview with andy cohen The night the season finale aired. Since there were “deaths in the Vanderpump Rules family,” as the men say, she wanted to go for a more dramatic piece, so she chose an Alessandra Rich black lace gown with Steve Madden heels.
“I thought, this is the season finale, she’s going to be the last Vanderpump guest out there for the season, and I felt like it was like the death of Sandoval and Raquel,” Men explains. “I think it’s also a great time she can really have fun with fashion.”
In terms of accessories, Maddix wore a David Yurman ring and borrowed the man’s grandmother’s vintage earrings to complete her look. First, she was debating the right type of jewelry to wear with Maddix’s funeral gown; The men were initially thinking of a statement necklace, but it just didn’t quite feel right. When she was home one day, she was looking through her personal jewelry collection and found a pair of flower earrings given to her by her grandmother some 70 years ago.
“Back in the day, the quality of the stuff was much better. There is something different about vintage jewelry,” the men say. “So she was wearing my grandmother’s earrings, which was special to both of us. It meant something to me. And it means something to her too because Ariana lost her grandmother last year.
Andy Cohen and Ariana Madix in their funeral dresses on ‘Watch What Happens Live’.
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There is no one-size-fits-all philosophy behind how men choose the look of Medix. According to the stylist, they both have similar preferences and like brands, which makes it easy to agree and decide on outfits. The men say she focuses her attention on brands and fashion lines she already loves to use on herself and has relationships with, and that she also considers the cost-efficiency of the entire look. ; For example, if a dress is more expensive, aim for a more affordable pair of shoes. Viewers and fans are obsessing over Maddix’s looks, but men aren’t paying attention to the Internet’s approval or influencing her future fashion choices for the reality star.
“It’s exciting that everyone is loving the way she dresses, but I like to stay grounded,” she says. “I think, ‘Okay, well, everyone liked it. Now on to the next look.’
For anyone who accidentally fell into professional styling, the past few months have kept men busy with Madix. on top of dressing for him vanderpump rules reunion, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and watch live what happens Men have chosen to dress Maddix for press interviews, NBC Upfronts, and even some personal moments in Maddix’s life like Coachella, where she was highly photographed. Maddix’s star is on the rise and there is more on the horizon for the men in terms of future events and engagements.
“We also have the trust and respect for each other to the point where I can anticipate what I think she’ll like,” the men say. “I’ll look at something and keep that in mind as the front runner, and we’ll generally align and agree.”
The men are not only happy for Madix and the positive things going on in her life on a personal level because, according to the men, “she’s really worth it,” but also because on a professional level she has been an ideal client.
“She’s a dream client,” the men say. “She’s so open to everything and that’s really rare.”