Friday, September 19, 2014

Kelly Bensimon to Style Shoppers at Short Hills Boutique


NJ.com:
Former "Real Housewives of New York City" star Kelly Killoren Bensimon has a simpler take on things these days.

The editor-at-large for Hamptons Magazine and amNew York columnist will be serving up style advice and talking budget-friendly fashion at DoubleTake Consignment Boutique in Short Hills tonight from 5 to 8.

"We're seeing simpler trends season after season whether they're prints or tribal," Bensimon said last week after a New York fashion week engagement. "We're seeing a lot of the same trends year after year, just the colors are changing."

Her favorites this fall include whites and argyle.

While Bensimon will be giving her take on what's fresh this season and incorporating her favorite runway trends, she believes fashion should be tailored to the individual.

"I think the beauty about fashion is that style is so personal," Bensimon said. "I feel your style is dependent on your lifestyle."

Bensimon's style sense was gleaned from her many years on the front end of fashion. While millions will recognize her from the Bravo reality series, styling is the role for which Bensimon is best-suited.

An Illinois native, Bensimon traveled from the Midwest to New York City at 16, to launch her modeling career. She's appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines — and she spent a year as the Elle accessories editor. She even has a 6-year-old jewelry line "Kelly."

She has two daughters: Sea Louise and Thadeus Ann, with ex-husband Gille Bensimon. (The famed fashion photographer shot her March 2010 cover of Playboy magazine).

As a TV personality, Bensimon appears on "Today," "The Wendy Williams Show," "Watch What Happens Live," "Extra," "Access Hollywood" and the Fox News Channel.
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