Monday, 23 September 2013 10:00

Rock This Look Nonna’s Recipe Chowdown

This week on Bitchin’ Kitchen, Nadia G reinvents “Granny Chic” with a twist on nasty prints, switching up the bingo night caftan for something a little more form-fitting…

Get the Look:

Dolce & Gabbana Tiger Print Dress
The focal point of Nadia G’s look is a D&G shift dress with a print that borders on being so ugly that it’s actually friggin’ cool! Delightfully tacky, this dress putts the ‘grr’ in ‘granny’. To add a splash of color and make the dress pop, G pairs it with fuchsia vintage D&G pumps.

Neon Pink Lips
Colors like Swiss Chocolate and Shimmertime complete G’s subtle bronze smokey eyes, but it’s the hot pink lip that really sets it all off. G wears Snow Orchid, a limited edition/ discontinued MAC Lipstick, but Pink Pigeon is a close match. A splash of neon is just what this outfit needs. Plus, pinks are totally in this season and offer up a fresh alternative to reds. When opting for neon pinks like this, be sure to go easy on the rest of your look, blush and bronzer included. If your great aunt Yolande starts complementing you on the blush, you know you’ve gone too far.

Custom Nail Colors
The key to this ensemble is fierce neon accents and what better way to play those up than with vibrant nail polish! NG experimented with ‘Alpine Snow’ from O.P.I Nail Lacquer & ‘Hottub’ from Urban Outfitters to make her custom pink tips. DIY-ing your own nail color is super easy and a great way to use those half empty shades from last season! It’s easier to start with a light shade and adjust the color by adding a darker shade one drop at a time. If you really want to get fancy, you can buy yourself a color palette and really get your Picasso-on. Caution: do not mix fast dry nail polishes and regular ones, their chemical composition is different, so you’ll just end up with a bourdel.

Modern Waves
With a punchy dress like this you need to keep the hair soft. After blow-drying your hair, prep it with a few spritzes of a heat-protecting spray. Using a 1″ barrel curling iron like this: take one-inch sections of hair and wrap around the iron. Work from the bottom of the hair upwards and make sure to wrap the sections around the curling iron so that they curl away from the face to create that vintage 70s look. Once you’ve curled the entire head, take a boar-bristled brush and gently brush out the hair to soften the wave. Spritz with a soft hold hairspray and voila! You look faaaaah-bulous!

Completing the Look
Accessories not only compliment a look but often complete it. Nadia G went with  some of her favorite silver – a thick chain, spiked Eddie Borgo bracelets and a Liquid Metal Cuff by Sergio Gutierrez. You can also rock this dress with gold accents for a more luxe look.