Karen Robinovitz, the founder of Purple Lab and creator of Huge Lips, Skinny Hips lip gloss, dishes on the trials and tribulations of creating your own makeup line. Today, she ponders what she should wear on her next HSN appearance, and you, dear readers, get to help!
What I'll wear on HSN is always the most stressful part of going on air for me.
I can deal with the pressure of being on TV in front of what could be 10 million people. But the outfit, that's another story. TV clothes are tricky. I can't be as over the top as I am in real life (i.e. no million layers of accessories... no major hats... no feathers). I have to think colors, what will pop. And remember, the camera really does add 10 lbs.
This time, I'm not leaving my outfits to whim. I'm asking for your assistance in choosing my final outfit for my broadcast.
Vote on your favorite outfit in the poll below, leave a comment to enter to win a Purple Lab Huge Lips Skinny Hips Lip Gloss, and watch me on HSN at 8pm on August 19th to see the winning outfit!
Look 1: Green Lanvin dress and purple and gold YSL wedgies.
What I love: the color. Emerald is amazing on the little screen - and what better way to wear it than with purple shoes! My fear... are the ruffles too much for HSN?
Look 2: Thakoon graphic print dress, vintage Gucci gold belt, Lanvin shoes.
What I love: It's fun and flirty. The colors are beautiful and while the graphic is busy, it won't overwhelm on television. The little puckered sleeve is heaven.
Look 3: Marc Jacobs satin pants, red Celine blouse, Nicholas Kirkwood lace booties.
What I love: Black and red is killing me right now. Love the contrast and slightly 80s feeling of it. It's so chic! I think this look is kind of perfection, do you?
Look 4: Black Zac Posen tuxedo pants, Lanvin silver brocade top, Alexander McQueen belt.
What I love: I'd normally stay away from dark colors for TV but the silver is so happy and shiny that I thought it would work well. Agreed?
What I love: Okay, this is one of my favorite dresses on the planet but it could be too sack-like for TV. The color is rad, but the shape? Thoughts?
Look 6: Black Givenchy walking shorts. Balenciaga turquoise drapey top and crystal necklace. YSL pumps.
What I love: the aqua is made for TV and it's high fashion without being unrelatable. Plus, a crystal necklace. I can't resist some sparkle.
Vote in the poll to your left to choose your favorite outfit, and then enter to win a tube of Purple Lab's Huge Lips, Skinny Hips Lip Gloss by leaving a comment below!
- To enter, leave a confirmed comment below telling us which outfit you like best.
- The comment must be left before 5pm ET on August 16, 2010.
- You may enter only once. Five winners will be selected in a random drawing.
- Five winners will receive one bottle of Purple Lab's Huge Lips, Skinny Hips Lip Gloss, valued at $25.
- Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
- Click here for complete official rules.
Read all of Karen Robinovitz's Beauty bLab columns here!