Summer is over, fall is in the air and the holiday season is upon us! This festive season gives us a break in our daily routines to allow us to focus on friends, family and getting together with special people. Part of what makes any occasion distinct is how we dress for it. Sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in everyday attire and it feels like any other day; dress a little sharper and it feels more like a holiday.
L•O PROFILE reached out to those in the industry who know the importance of preparation for an event or a “friends-and-family” gathering. These professionals spent some time in front of our camera to showcase festive looks for fall and winter.
With the help of our local retail stores, they have given us a glimpse into fashion trends and looks that will certainly make you feel like celebrating the holidays! Amy Meeker, master hair stylist at Bella Donna Salon, looks festive in her looks from Shabby Chic. She features styles that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Anything looks glamorous in tulle! Amy models at the beautiful Lake Breeze Terrace overlooking the Lake. Tables are decorated with the help of Janine’s Flowers.
Amy Kostuke, owner of Hayden Grace Photography, dresses to impress with fashion supplied by Blair’s Landing. Amy is outfitted perfectly from head to toe as she relishes the atmosphere at the La Roca Club.
Nicole Kever Torres, Director of Sales & Marketing at Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa & Yacht Club, rocks hot looks for the holidays from June and Beyond. Nicole will stun guests in her ensembles as she celebrates.
We also get a special look at beautiful ruby gems supplied by KK Jewelry. Celebrating will be over-the-top with these festive looks from our beautiful professional ladies.•
NAME: Amy Meeker-Munsterman
OCCUPATION: Stylist and Manager at Bella Donna Salon
YEARS AT THE LAKE: Most of my childhood on summer weekends, then full-time the last 23 years.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE HAIR TREND FOR THE SEASON: It continues to be emphasizing natural hair texture and enhancing it with soft warm and cool tones using balayage techniques
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION? Making my grandma’s green cookies. It’s not Christmas without them!
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO DRESS UP? My favorite part of the season in our community is all of the special occasions during the holiday months. I love to get dressed up and attend them, as they all are wonderful charity events.
Dear John jeans, $79
Denim and Lace jacket, $58
Charm bracelet, $34
SHABBY CHIC BOUTIQUE
LOCATION: Lake Breeze Terrace
OCCUPATION: Co-Owner of Hayden Grace Studios; Co-Owner of Lake Ozark Fire and Water
YEARS AT THE LAKE: 7
WHY DID YOU GET INTO SHOOTING PHOTOGRAPHY? After having my girls I was always taking their photos. Now it’s a family affair. Both of my daughters have joined the business doing photography and videography.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF A WEDDING? The details and the interactions. Brides spend a great deal of time making sure all the details are in place to make their big day perfect.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY OUTFIT: For a holiday party, I feel Blair’s Landing does an excellent job in capturing my style and what you would see me in at a gathering.
Joseph Ribkoff black military jacket, $309
Sympli leggings, $79.50
Aetrex boots, $197
Brighton gold earrings, $42
LOCATION: La Roca Club
OCCUPATION: Director of Sales and
Marketing, Camden on the Lake
YEARS AT THE LAKE: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EVENT TO HELP PLAN AT THE RESORT? I would have to say the Supercatfest. I really enjoy all of the events, though, and people I get to meet when I help plan their functions.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON? Professionally, we are already gearing up for the holiday season. Personally, I am very excited to spend more time with family and friends.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR TO WEAR FOR THE FALL/ WINTER SEASON? Turquoise.
Free People toffee suede Mila boot, $140
Kendra Scott necklace, $130
Kendra Scott earrings, $75
June and Beyond kimono, $68
Swing tank, $35
Mia black jeans, $74
JUNE AND BEYOND BOUTIQUE
LOCATION: Camden on the Lake