Jakki Taylor Richardson

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Jakki Taylor Richardson, Senior Associate Producer/Booking, 39
"One of the first shows I worked on was Oprah's 50th birthday, when Gayle King and John Travolta surprised her with a party," says Taylor Richardson. "Every part of the production was huge. I remember being up in an edit bay at 2 A.M. before running across the street to check on the 400-pound cake and thinking, 'Wow. I've really stepped into something big here'." Taylor Richardson recently added "new mom" to her job description; as a result, she says, "I'm less of a fashion risk-taker than I once was." A gold-and-black sequined dress (Michael Michael Kors, $130) topped with a suede-trimmed trench (St. John, $1,295) is a sure thing. "This outfit says, 'Watch out, here I come.'"

The Wardrobe: "A khaki trench is transformative. It works over jeans or a sparkly dress—in that case, just keep accessories to a minimum."—Adam Glassman

The Hair: "We gave Jakki extensions to prove that a medium-length style can be just as easy to care for as a short one."—Ken Paves

The Makeup: "Shimmery copper and bronze eyeshadows are gorgeous on dark skin."—Jeannia Robinette

Bracelet, R.J. Graziano. Ring, Sheila Fajl. Shoes, Claudia Ciuti.
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