90210's AnnaLynne McCord Hosted the A'Gaci Opening at The Palmer House
Chicago, say hello to your newest shopping indulgence! A’Gaci is located in the historic Palmer House with their entrance on State Street and is 18,000-square feet of fashion heaven. This affordable retailer is organized, the clothing has a European edge and the quality is high. With a cute but strong vibe, Skirt PR was the perfect company to put this sweet event together. Pink frosted cupcakes (which AnnaLynne loved!) and chocolate lollipops were served together with Cosmo’s, while Chicago’s fashion elite scanned the racks and shopped A’Gaci before anyone else in the city.
To set the tone for this new store, the gorgeous and spontaneous AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi Clark in Beverly Hills 90210) made an appearance; put together her personal favorite looks and took the time to do a Q&A with attendants and one-on-one short interviews with the press. Check out what she would like to change about the fashion industry, what she says about her personal style and what The Blind Project stands for.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style varies from day to day. I never used to have a good sense of fashion! I always dressed in t-shirts and my hair was constantly in a fuzzy ponytail. When I got more in the public eye my sisters took me to the side and told me that I have to dress more fashionable. Since then I developed my own little mix of styles. As you can see on the mannequins I dressed, my taste ranges. I like the cute tutu look but I’m wearing a leather skirt, white slouchy tee and pink bra (for the colorful touch) right now. It depends on what I feel good in at that moment.
How does your character on 90210 inspire you?
Personality wise, she doesn’t obviously! Fashion wise, she dresses very high fashion and I’d like to think of my style a little more edgy. I couldn’t even afford her clothing if I wanted to! I love crazy colors like she does, but I would dress it down with a more simple piece in the mix.
What are your upcoming fall trends?
I love high waist skirts and I think that will continue to be a fall trend. I think it’s classic and simple with a few color pops and of course, the perfect pair of jeans is always a trend! The most important thing is to posses’ inner beauty. Be original but if you have the right confidence you can rock anything! Be unique.
We’ve read that you have a fear of commitment. How was it to sign up for 90210 knowing you would be doing it for a few years?
That’s funny because I totally freaked out the first time they asked me. I didn’t want to do it until the third time they asked. I was going through a very cynical stage at that time because I just couldn’t seem to vibe with Los Angeles and the fake world that comes with it. I accepted the part because of the publicity that my project The Blind Project could get with it. I think it’s very important that people in the public eye try to make the world a better place and that’s one of the reasons I accepted the role.
If you could change anything in the fashion industry, what would it be?
I would change the concept of this is ‘in’ and this is ‘out’. This doesn’t exist. It’s about what you feel and look good in, that’s the most important thing. I would wear white to a wedding that’s not mine if I feel like it! It’s not about trends; it’s about you as a person and what you like to see yourself in.
Please tell us about your variety of charity work.
The Blind Project is a charity that works against sex trafficking. I wanted to focus on this subject because it happens every day and not only far away – it happens in a lot of American cities and we don’t think about that. We work together with global organizations in Cambodia for example and want to bring awareness to this subject worldwide. I think that everyone in the public eye should focus on charity; we are the ones that can reach a large audience and bring awareness.
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