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Monday, April 19, 2010

Hilary Duff in "Beauty & the Briefcase "

I couldn't get enough of Hilary Duff in "Beauty & the Briefcase" lastnight on ABC Family channel. She was hilarious and witty during her quest to become the next Cosmopolitan fashion writer. 

Hilary's character is a freelance fashion writer living in New York with a big city dream. When she gets the opportunity to chase it, she has to face a seemingly easy undercover task that ends up extremely complicated.  Wherever Duff's character goes she always in total Fashionista control! Everything she owns is stylish and hip. 

Duff's wardrobe secret?  A handful of colorful pencil skirts, feminine and flirty tops, adorable patterned dresses and accessories. What made her a true fashionista? She didn't drop one designer name! The message? We can rock fashionable attire without the hefty price tag! 

Here's how we can nab Hilary Duff's "Beauty & the Briefcase" style without going designer...1. Bold Colors Are Hot! Pick a color that matches your skin tone (if you're fair skin, go for darker more saturated color hues.  Darker skin tones; go for softer colors).. 2. Make Friends With Patterns! Designate 1 area to implement patterns and balance it with a solid. Figure out which part of your body can use a little attention. Do you have a smaller top half like me? Wear a patterned fluttery top! Then wear a solid skirt or trouser. Using patterns below? Balance it with a solid top. 3. Try a High-Waist Pencil Skirt! This look is lengthening and super slimming.  What an unbeatable combo!

Beauty & the Briefcase will appear again tonight on ABC Family 5:30pm PST.  I hope you enjoy the movie and make sure to cast your vote in this week's poll! Would you like to save time? Subscribe to Fashionista On A Dime today!

22 comments:

  1. What was the exact color of nail polish she wears because it goes great with everything and I'd like to get some for myself! What season is it in the movie? Spring? Is it ok to wear that dark of polish in the Spring?

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  2. I agree with you- Hilary's nail polish was totally fabulous! Here is something similiar to her polish: "Espresso Your Style" O.P.I nail polish collection for $7.99.
    http://www.beautyencounter.com/948291.html?utm_source=SHOPPING&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=SHOPPING&utm_content=948291

    Typically, fashion experts reserve darker colors for fall and winter seasons. But I feel it's far better to follow your heart and wear colors you love most.

    Have fun with your sleek and modern polish!
    <3 Amanda

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  3. I watched that too! I'm trying to find more patterned clothing, but it's been difficult since they aren't many options where I live. What are your favorite stores that are good on a budget and have good online service plus easy return policy?
    I love pencil skirts, finally found a black one that works on me. I'd been looking for a while.

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  4. Hi Maryanne!

    I saw your super cute pencil skirt on your blog the other day. Very good pick! Did you buy it at Old Navy?

    My Top 3 Online Stores that I just love are:
    1. Old Navy- Excellent patterned options in tops, dresses, and accessories. I had a great return experience with them. You can even take it back to your nearest Old Navy store if you prefer. They always mark their clothes at a low price.
    2. Target- Again, pleasant return experience and they have bundles of patterened tops and dresses.
    3. My Online Boutique (www.mymarkstore.com/aroquemore)- You can enjoy free shipping pretty much every time you shop. First order is free shipping (use: 'Welcome' code) every order there-after is eligible for free shipping if you spend $20+. I have print dresses and bikinis right now.

    I hope that answers your question. Can't wait to see what you find! XO ~Amanda

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  5. do you, guys, know the labels of some of the dresses from the movie? like the beige dress she was wearing on the date with liam/chris carmack/ or the editor's grey dress from the beginning? or the purple dress from where one of her colleagues was fixing the router? who the designers are? any idea?

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  6. Hey Anon!

    Let me see what I can do for ya! As of now I don't know which designer dresses were showcased on this movie. However, I'm sure we can find out! I'll keep you posted!

    <3
    Amanda

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  7. thank you for your quick response, Amanda! I'm looking forward for your answer =)

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  8. Hey Anon!

    We're close to getting an answer. Hang tight and we should know shortly! =)

    <3
    Amanda

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  9. Hey Anon,

    I got in touch with the costume designer for Beauty & The Briefcase. Here are the designers that Hilary Duff wore in the movie:

    1. Pink & Orange top: Vintage Claude Montana suit they restyled.
    2. Stripped Silver & White Pencil skirt: Herve Leger
    3. Blue & Red Checkered Dress: Prada
    4. Blue, Pink & Purple Ruffled Top (used on the cover) came from Intermix but the costume designer can't recall the designer.

    I hope this helps you! <3

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  10. Also....The purple dress is DVF and the beige dress is Zac Posen. I hope that answers your questions! :)

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  11. Since yu were aBle to get the designer naMes for the dresses, i was wondering if yu could find out if she was wearing designer heels?
    I was mainly wondering about the black and white ones she was wearing on her way to the pitch meeting in the begining of the moviee...
    Thaanks!

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  12. Anyone know who makes the orange dress that Lane wears when she thinks she's being fired?

    http://www.skinnyvscurvy.com/hilary-duff/hilary-duff-promos-%E2%80%9Cbeauty-briefcase%E2%80%9D.html/attachment/hilary-duff-promos-for-%E2%80%9Cbeauty-the-briefcase%E2%80%9D-7

    I love the color :D

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  13. What about the purple croc briefcase. Any idea the designer for that?

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  14. Hi guys, do you happen to know what jewelry designers she wore? Specially her earrings - fab!

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  15. i love the handbags

    PLZ do anyone know the brand of the cross body bag she was wearing with the Prada dress?

    and the fabulous purple bag ?

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  16. does anyone know where i can find that purple croc bag?

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  17. hi i wanted to know where her red mini skirt and cream shirt was frm she looked amazing

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  18. Hey Anon, the amazing purple bag is a BIRKIN :)

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  19. Do you know where to find her pink croc folder?

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  20. Do you know the brand of the blue moc croc shoulder bag that her room mates gifted her for Lane's first day at the investment bank? Anyone knows?

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  21. Do you know which brand the red/pink dress with bronze cubic details is from? :)

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  22. I just watched it last night on Netflix and was thinking about the mustard colored skirt with wings and buttons. Almost like peplum but with bigger side flaps. Do you happen to know where it's come from or from which designer? Thanks!

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