Photo & Video by Jeffrey Buoncristiano
Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself.
Ever since I met designer Larissa Muehleder, I have been madly in love with her bubbly personality and her uber feminine designs. I don’t love her just because she is a Libra (like myself), but I have an enormous amount of respect for her because of her work ethic and beautiful spirit. Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself. Every collection is polished, well thought out, and always on trend, yet classic in its own way.
Being one of my favorite fashion lines in NYC, I have worn many of her pieces in the past at numerous events and photoshoots, but this time, I had to take it to the New York City streets. This tux dress features Larissa’s staple exaggerated flare on the sleeves, a deep V neckline, and two snap enclosures (don’t forget the neoprene fabric). “The fabric is thick and doesn’t breathe, making neoprene a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe, and the thickness also allows for creation of structured pieces that look out of this world. The weight of neoprene also means form-fitting skirts and dresses are more forgiving. You’ll never run the risk that your bodycon skirt or tight leggings are accidentally a little bit see-through. The material is always opaque, and its resiliency means it doesn’t really stretch out. Neoprene also holds photorealistic patterns well, so it’s not uncommon to see huge florals or intricate pattens splattered all over a dress or a sweatshirt. Did I also mention it’s incredibly comfortable?” (bustle.com)