I’m teaming up with the bloggers of the Magnificent 8 again today, and this quarter’s theme is ‘Inspired by a Magazine Ad’! I have to admit, I don’t read, nor have I ever owned, fashion magazines, so I had a little difficulty brainstorming an outfit for this look. I decided to browse recent fashion magazine covers on the internet and stumbled across the July 2021 cover of InStyle Magazine featuring the actress Salma Hayek. This is my recreation of her look!
Here is what the real InStyle cover looks like for the month of July (photo sourced from InStyle.com, and credits can be found here). I don’t love this magazine cover—I think Hayek’s positioning is kind of awkward, as is the giant lion/dog creature—but this was the only recent magazine cover that I could find that featured an outfit even remotely similar to something I have in my own closet. Lots of cover outfits are avant garde or super edgy, so I wanted a look that was a little more practical and to my tastes.
Hayek appears to be wearing either a black velvet blazer with pants or a black jumpsuit. I don’t own a plain black blazer, so I decided to mimic the basic silhouette of the outfit instead. I chose this formfitting black dress I purchased at a consignment store in Las Vegas during spring break. It has a deep v-neck to match the plunging neckline of Hayek’s jacket, and the dress has strong shoulders, too, which I thought paired nicely with the shoulder pads of the actress’ blazer. Aside from the color, that’s about all that is similar between Hayek’s look and mine! It’s a very loose outfit recreation…
The other thing of note in Hayek’s look is her large, sparkly jewelry. I opted to layer a crystal statement necklace and a hand-me-down chain, and I wore big silver bracelets on each arm. I didn’t have a large silver ring, like she does, and the biggest thing missing from my outfit recreation is the earrings. It’s unclear to me how exactly Hayek’s hair is styled in her cover photo, but I can tell that my hair is much longer than hers. I chose for a simple middle part and low bun (mostly because I was lazy), but I think my hairstyle really calls for big sparkly earrings. My face looks a little empty without them.
Possibly the easiest part of her outfit to recreate was the makeup. I’m not a big eyeshadow wearer, but I did draw on some thick winged eyeliner with a brush of red lipstick. I love the bold combo!
All in all, this was a really fun outfit to (sort of) recreate. I thought all the big silver jewelry would be too much, but after having it on, I actually liked the bold and sparkly look of it all. I also absolutely love the fringe detail at the bottom of this dress. I kept trying to get a twirling shot so you could see it in action! It has such pretty movement and would be perfect for dancing. I haven’t worn the dress out yet, since I purchased it during the pandemic (for only $16, I might add), but I would love to wear this outfit to a fancy restaurant or some sort of dinner party. Maybe a show, like an upscale play or ballet? I always have these romantic ideas of places to wear special outfits… we’ll see if they ever happen.
Be sure to check out all my blogger friends’ magazine-inspired outfits at the links below!
Let me introduce the other seven ladies of The Magnificent 8.
Mica of Away from the Blue // Roxanne of Glass of Glam // Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge // Rena of Fine Whatever // Eugenia of Age of Grace // Lesley of Jodie’s Touch of Style // Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style
We are showing that you can’t put a number on style!
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Don’t forget to join this week’s linkup, too. I have been loving all of your outfits lately!
As always, thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great rest of your week.