Monday, April 18, 2011

Natalie Getz Gets Us Ready For The "Pink Is The New Black" Party

When Luxe File learned Mantra For Good - a locally-based, grassroots organization founded by NBC Chicago's Sonya Jackson which embraces the belief that, through benevolence and leadership, we all have the extraordinary power to impact the lives of others and the world around us - was presenting the spring fête, "Pink Is The New Black", we took one look at our monocratic wardrobes and wondered "what are we going wear?" Luckily for us, pink is the hottest color this season and with a plethora of stylish, stylist-friends, we knew the perfect pinafore was just a click away.

Natalie Getz: Reality Star, Stylist and
Breast Cancer Advocate

We asked The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad's Natalie Getz, who is also a stylist and breast cancer advocate, what she would recommend in this pretty-in-pink palette. Check out Natalie's dress picks below and the accessories we would pair them with!

I like Betsey Johnson's "Pink Star" and "Dahlia" strapless cocktail dresses because they are so fun and flirty. Luxe File recommends mixing them up with Giuseppe Zanotti's strappy stud-embellished heels or jewel-encrusted booties for a rocker edge.

For something more conservative, I would wear Mason by Mason's One Shoulder Silk Dress in Coral Pink. Stay on-trend with Miu Miu's black patent leather Mary Jane pumps and a pearl-and-diamond statement necklace by Lanvin.

If you prefer more timeless silhouettes, then you will love this silk strapless dress by Barneys New York Co-Op designer, Parker. This dress has a lot of interesting details including a ruched waist, quilted bodice and sweetheart neckline. Buck the conventional nude heel and pair with sexy, nude-pink leather sandals by Fendi. Luxe File loves the sheer tulle straps, ruffle details and perspex platform.

If you prefer something longer and more formal, the strapless "Moriza" dress by BCBG/Max Azria is absolutely captivating with its layers of lace and soft tulle. Chloé's "Elsie" gold beaded clutch gives this look the perfect twist with just the right touch of glimmer.

Still need the 4-1-1 on Mantra For Good's "Pink Is The New Black" Party? See details below.

What: Mantra For Good's "Pink Is The New Black"
Where: Park Hyatt Chicago
800 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tickets cost $150 and can be purchased HERE; all proceeds benefit the Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization.

Along with honoring the heroes who make it their plight to fight breast cancer, guests will be treated to distinctive French cuisine artfully prepared by NoMI's Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche, specialty cocktails and a silent auction featuring sporting, fashion and deluxe items.

"Pink Is The New Black" Host Committee include: Sonya Jackson, Katie McLenaghan, Lynne Bredfeldt, JR Kerr, Amanda Samuels, Mick Masuka, Kristen Stone, Nicole Lee, Regina Taylor, DaVida Rice and Maurice Wills.

Photo courtesy of Natalie Getz
Posted by Kerry Shorr

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