Norma Kamali

Valentine’s Makeup + Dress for Under $50.00? Normal Kamali has the answer!

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Pictured: Walmart’s Get the Look microsite offers NK Fashions & Hard Candy Makeup

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit that won’t break the bank? Get a complete fashion and beauty look with the Norma Kamali’s All-in-One Dress and a hand-picked selection of Hard Candy makeup including eyeliner, shadow, mascara and gloss, all for under $50! Here’s how. Check out the Get the Look microsite on The site features a step-by-step makeup guide for beauty as well as a forum where readers can ask Norma Kamali questions. And she answers, and its really her:) Its a great way to talk to the designer about how best to way her designs. Norma even offers advice on how to accessorize her Walmart clothes.

Here are a few “bon mots” from the original chic fashionista, Norma about her fabuless “all in one dress.”

Q. This dress looks cool and I like how many different looks can be created from one item, but I am wondering if it works well as a casual dress too. It look pretty fancy, but I’d like to be able to wear it to work and around town on the weekends. Is it easy to “dress down” the dress?

NK Answer: Shoes make any style work for the occasion. I wear this All-in-One to work with leggings, ballet flats and belted. Read More

Q. The jersey material looks like a great base layer tank, but I’m wondering if it can also be worn under a blazer or cardigan and still look okay for work. I work in a pretty conservative office so I want to make sure that it doesn’t look clingy or iridescent.

NK Answer: The jersey is very versatile and can be worn year round. If you feel a looser fit is better for the office you can try one size larger and belt the dress. Read More

If you’re looking for some free fashion advice from a master, plus some cool makeup tips, do give Get the Look a look pre-hearts & flowers.


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