Friday, August 2, 2013

First Class to Front Row

For Donna Cherry, founder and CEO of Fly First, a luxury travel company, Gatsby-esque glitz and glamour dominate her personal style, making her stand out in a sea of traditional black and navy suits. Beginning at a young age, Donna has always valued fine quality. After earning a degree in international diplomatic relations and relocating to the United States, Donna was able to explore her love of travel, exposing her to a world of style and design.  
For a high-profile CEO, maintaining a unique personal style is important for creating a presence in the industry. For Donna, silk evening gowns, sparkling embellishments and pops of color give this Russian beauty the competitive edge required in a cut-throat business world. While Donna does not follow the “less is more” mentality, she always keeps it classy and feminine by appropriately combining bright colors and textures. And, even though she must uphold a professional image for her business, she says there is nothing better than a cheerful dress to brighten up the workplace.
The MDPR team met up with Donna at SARCA, one of our favorite boutiques in Chicago, to talk about the importance of creating a personal style that is adaptable to different occasions. Here are her favorite looks. 
Look 1 

“The color of this dress is eye-catching. It’s bright and fresh - so summer! And, it looks beautiful on everyone, brunette or blonde. I also love the sleeves and pockets; they look casual and comfy.”

Risto aqua belted shirt dress $297

Meghna half-moon earrings $171
Ivy Kirzhner rose gold pyramid heels $291

Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer

Look 2 

“This look is my all-time favorite. A little black dress is a must-have for any girl. Black lace is the 
winner for dinner time. It’s best to wear this dress with cool, deep colored shoes, like blue, green, deep red or purple. And, the open back with lace looks gorgeous and provocative.”

Alexis Venela black lace dress with beaded sleeves $525

Meghna green jeweled gold cuff $255

Lele Sadoughi turquoise papyrus earrings $135

Ivy Kirzhner royal blue suede heels $297

Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer

Look 3 

“This style is ladylike, feminine and romantic, and the floral print is youthful. You can always make the look more modern by adding heavy accessories and platform shoes.”

Alexis blooming floral Cora structured dress $610

Lizzie Fortunato stone collar $429

Tuleste Market gold bow bangle $80

Tuleste Market rose gold bangle $78

Tuleste Market gold large bow bracelet $140

Tuleste Market gold star bracelet $100

Kat Maconie nude and gold platform heels $210

Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer


Look 4 

"This printed skirt is ideal for spring and summer. It’s better to wear a simple top, like the sky-blue peplum, therefore the skirt can act as the centerpiece. High-waisted skirts are on trend. They allow you to show your figure but not look too overdressed. And, the shoes add some length to the legs.”

White Suede blue sculpture top $335

White Suede mirror floral neoprene angular skirt $340

Lele Sadoughi column bracelet $195

Tuleste Market silver petal necklace $195

Suecomma Bonnie blush leather strappy heels $219

Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer

Look 5 

“I love long length dresses, leopard print and open backs. Combining all of these is just a knockout. It looks elegant and even aristocratic.”

Alexis Kaden amazon yellow dress with back detail $805

Lizzie Fortunato black tassel earrings $165.60

Tuluest Market gunmetal bow rings $70

White Suede silver metal thin belt $175

Paloma Barcelo leopard pony hair espadrille platforms $303
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer
Marcin Cymmer


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By Rebecca Taylor, MDPR Team Member

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