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Megyn Kelly's Dress at the RNC: What is Wrong with this Situation?

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Social media exploded as soon as Megyn Kelly went on air during the Republican National Convention last week. I was watching as Paul Ryan began the convention. Just the like rest of the world, I had an instant reaction to what Megyn Kelly was wearing.   I love Megyn Kelly; I really do. I've been watching Fox News since the days when she would contribute to debates on the Bill O'Reilly show before The Megyn Kelly Show was even created. I read the article that Elle magazine did on her about three (maybe more) years ago when they called her a girl boss and a role model to young girls. This woman has worked her butt off to get to where she is today! She asks the difficult questions that other news channels are too wimpy to ask. I love watching Ms. Kelly get into a heated debate with someone who doesn't know what they are talking about and absolutely slay.    With that being said, it's safe to say I know a thing or two about Megyn Kelly and her style. She pushes the boundar…

Big News: Introducing Carly Rhyner!

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Who is this chick in the photo next to me?  Blogging is a passion of mine and I have been working on making Illusions of Elegance the best and most professional it can be while still providing quality material that my readers have fallen in love with over the course of this blog's existence. With that being said, I decided that I couldn't make this happen all by myself. In the early days of Illusions of Elegance, to get photos, I would set the timer on my dinosaur fossil of a digital camera which was positioned on an even older tripod and run to get in the shot. I knew that I could have better photos if I got help.    As most of my readers know, I work at a formal dress store (more on that in an upcoming post!). I've been working there since January! On my first day, I met Carly Rhyner. She was one of the brightest faces in the store on that Saturday in January and above all, she helped me to learn the ropes of being a dress consultant.    I mentioned to Carly that I was loo…

A Look Into An Alternate Universe: Haute Couture Fall 2016

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A Look Into An Alternate Universe: Haute Couture Fall 2016

  The excess of the fashion world either hypnotizes or turns off every soul who takes a peek into its world. The ones who don't understand see a waste of time and materials. They see the street style girls and boys parade around the outside of the venues where shows take place and scoff. Who are these weirdos who tromp around in costumes that they call fashion? Others, the ones who appreciate the art form, crawl out of hibernation to appreciate the short season when the shows run.    As a die hard Ready to Wear enthusiast, the Haute Couture shows mark the beginning of the new season for me. I start to anticipate September when fashion week runs. I begin to create a new style forecast and review my InStyle magazine collection almost religiously to get a feel for what will stay in and what will be left behind.    Although fashion thrives on ready to wear sales, one cannot ignore the mesmerizing fantasy that Haute Couture brings…