Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia invited attendees to participate in a guest blogger series dedicated to all their favorite topics related to DEB. Our sixth blogger is Katie Griffin who shares with us how to seriously up your game with true Dîner en Blanc fashion! Backed by over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Katie Griffin Casting is a first-class agency concentrating in the casting and producing of television, film, commercials, print and music videos with clients in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Miami and Los Angeles. Katie Griffin Casting serves many of the industry’s major networks, including: NBCU; HBO; OWN; AMC; VH1; LMN; TLC; Discovery; HGTV; Sprout; FOX and Comcast. Her most recent projects include casting music videos for Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean. Katie has attended Dîner en Blanc in Philadelphia and New York and this is her second year volunteering as a Pedestrian Table Leader.
WHAT TO WEAR & WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO DEBPHL2014
If you’ve attended Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia in previous years, there’s no doubt that you were thoroughly impressed by some of the most perfectly styled looks this side of the Delaware. You saw jaw-dropping dresses, tuxedos, top hats, floral wreaths, bridal gowns, fascinators, wigs, bird cages in wigs and birds in bird cages! But you also saw simply sophisticated and classically chic head-turning looks to balance out the showstoppers. If this if your first year attending Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia, prepare to be amazed. We Philadelphians are Dîner en Blanc purists, and we love raising the (blanc) bar. DEBPHL2014 will be the most magical night you’ll experience this year and one that will inspire your inner stylist, so stepping up your game is strongly encouraged.
Whether you prefer to dazzle in a glitzy getup or an elegant ensemble, following the Dîner en Blanc dress code is a MUST.
• W e a r W H I T E . This means NO IVORY , NO CREAM , NO BEIGE, NO EGGSHELL, NO KHAKI, NO SEERSUCKER OR ANY OTHER COLOR.
• While you may see photos of nude or clear heels and even black dress shoes from previous years, WHITE SHOES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
• D r e s s E L E G A N T L Y
As mentioned earlier, this is a magical night that happens once a year. So dress the part!
• NO tanks, shorts, colorful
sports shoes, baseball caps, accents or pops of color,
You will stand out like a sore thumb and turn heads for the wrong reason.
To help guide you to that perfectly pure white confection of a look, scroll down for tips and ideas of what TO wear and what NOT to wear to Dîner en Blanc.
What NOT to wear: pops of color in dress, jewelry, accessories or shoes
What TO wear: elegant white dress, white shoes, clear or acrylic jewelry
What NOT to wear: colored accents in wardrobe
What TO wear: elegant white suit, white shoes, white accessories
What NOT to wear: cream attire, pops of color in jewelry, accessories or shoes
What TO wear: elegant white dress, white shoes, white jewelry
What NOT to wear: white shirt with prints, pops of color in accessories or shoes
What TO wear: elegant white dress shirt, tie and pants, white shoes, white accessories
What NOT to wear: beige dress, pops of color in accessories or shoes
What TO wear: elegant white dress, white shoes, white jewelry, white accessories
What NOT to wear: shorts, seersucker anything, colored accents in accessories
What TO wear: elegant white shirt, tie and pants, white shoes, white belt
What NOT to wear: white dress with colored print, pops of color in shoes and accessories
What TO wear: elegant white dress, white shoes
What NOT to wear: colored trim in shirt, cream belt, khaki pants
What TO wear: elegant white dress shirt and pants, white belt and white shoes
Below are the designers that are worn in the photo shoot:
And many thanks to the following for their huge help in making this happen!
Photography – Laura Eaton
Wardrobe Styling – Jessie Holeva
Hair/Makeup – Stephanie Kaczmarski
Models – Sam Leonard, Kevin Robinson, Jessie Holeva, Luis Diaz
Best of luck styling your looks. I’ll see all 3,500 of you on August 21st! I can’t wait to be amazed!