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Intro by Kathleen McKinney Styling by Andrea Pickryl Photographs by Richard Toro Makeup & Hair Design by Pedro Palacio Model: Leah Davis, 28 Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Special Thanks: Chris McSwain

Fairest of them all

Black beaded dress by MM Couture by Miss Me, available at Splurge of no. 201 Collective, $118; Dereck shoe by Jessica Simpson, available at Mélange Boutique, $88; 35-carat green amethyst pendant in 14-karat gold, available at Design House, $890; triple strand of peacock pearls, available at Design House, $228; silver and 18-karat gold ring set with 25 carats of multi-colored sapphires, diamonds and citrine, available at Design House, $940; flower arrangements provided by Rosetree Floral Design Studio.

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The trend this season is ladylike silhouettes, so whether you’re headed to a charity gala or a midday luncheon, you’ll want a look that’s flirty and feminine. With a touch of jewelry to add a little bit of spice and everything nice, the Wacoan presents five looks that range from the sweetly demure to the subtly sensuous.


Lady Mirabel stone dress by Diane von Furstenberg, available at Prefontaine, $345; mustard leather pumps by Seychelles, available at Rock Bottom Boutique, $90; 14-karat gold and diamond cuff bracelet, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $6,650; DIA diamond stud earrings, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $2,360; multi-gemstone necklace, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $1,472; 14-carat smoky quartz DIA ring, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $1,150.

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steps

WACOAN: How would you describe your personal style? Davis: I love to try new trends paired with classic pieces. I like to take a cute outfit, and then accessorize it to make it a fabulous outfit. My fashion icons would have to be Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy. I truly love their style. WACOAN: What was your favorite item from the fashion shoot? Davis: I really enjoyed wearing the beautiful jewelry. I’m a true jewelry lover and think jewelry is so timeless.


Girls

best friend

Professional jacket with petals by Young Essence, available at Roots Boutique of no. 201 Collective, $114; ruffle raw silk tank by YA Los Angeles, available at Roots Boutique of no. 201 Collective, $38; black leggings by AG Adriano Goldschmied, available at Plum, $148; gray suede stitch pump by Seychelles, available at Roots Boutique of no. 201 Collective, $88; 20-inch sterling silver multi-strand cultured pearl necklace with garnet and green quartz crystals, available at San Jose Jewelers, $150; sterling silver, gold-plated antiqued bangle bracelet with cubic zirconia, available at San Jose Jewelers, $222; 14-karat white gold ring set with 4-carat oval lemon quartz and 0.50 total carat weight round diamonds, available at San Jose Jewelers, $2,000; flower arrangements provided by Rosetree Floral Design Studio.

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Some girls are “shoe girls,” and I’d definitely consider myself a “jewelry girl.” WACOAN: What was your favorite part of the fashion shoot? Davis: My favorite part of the shoot was working with a stylist on all the different looks. I was able to try so many outfits and accessories I never would have thought to put together myself. WACOAN: Where is the best place to have drinks in Waco? Davis: I enjoy having a cocktail with friends at Diamond Back’s.


True

blue beauty

Teal print silk dress by BB Dakota, available at Roots Boutique of no. 201 Collective, $86; skinny navy belt by Brave Beltworks, available at Rock Bottom Boutique, $56; tulle headband, available at Plum, $16; Georgie speckled purse by Lauren Merkin, available at Prefontaine, $220; blue dole pump by Plenty by Tracy Reese, available at Rock Bottom Boutique, $99; blue stone bracelet, available at Chico’s, $48; 12-millimeter sea pearl ring, available at Mastercraft Jewelry, $3,200; Chatham sapphire pendant, available at Mastercraft Jewelry, $750; Chatham sapphire earrings, available at Mastercraft Jewelry, $1,500.

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WACOAN: Where is the best place to listen to live music? Davis: Waco brings some great music to town through the different events hosted throughout the year like the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the Margarita & Salsa Festival. WACOAN: What is your favorite Waco boutique? Davis: I like to shop at Rock Bottom Boutique. I can always find a stylish piece there, and they carry great handbags. I’m so excited Waco has added a few great boutiques to town recently.


Play like a girl

Chocolate Mademoiselle X dress by Diane von Furstenberg, available at Prefontaine, $375; Georgia shoe by Cynthia Vincent, available at Prefontaine, $295; Caroline shiny baby crocodile purse by Lauren Merkin, available at Prefontaine, $220; evening watch, available at Chico’s, $58; two-tone DIA earrings, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $1,495; green quartz DIA pendant, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $1,175; two-tone bracelet, available at Kindler’s Gem Jewelers, $725.

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WACOAN: What brought you to Waco? Davis: I came to Waco to attend Baylor University, and I have loved my time here living and working since graduation. WACOAN: What is your favorite thing about Waco? Davis: I love how I’m able to stay so closely in touch with my friends. There’s always time to eat lunch together or get together on the weekends. The size of the city allows us to stay involved in each other’s lives.


Flaunt Your Feminine Side  

Intro by Kathleen McKinneyStyling by Andrea PickrylPhotographs by Richard ToroMakeup & Hair Design by Pedro PalacioModel: Leah DavisSpecial...

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