If your celebration plans include going out to ring in the New Year, whether it be for a night on the town or a brunch to start the new day, make sure you do it with some flair. Prét and Stella Mitchell are two boutiques in downtown Lodi that can help celebrants close out or welcome the year with style.
Maya Denise Gaskin
Miss Central California Outstanding Teen 2018
Maya attends California High School and is a member of the varsity dance team. She will continue competing in pageants in 2019 and dancing. “My fashion resolution is to create a wardrobe that’s cute, but cozy at the same time. I also want to lean towards wearing more bold colors on a daily basis. “My favorite brunch food would have to be anything that’s healthy and fuels me for the rest of the day. But I do love waffles.” Maya’s evening look from Prét is a pair of black lace pants by M. Rena; a black lace crop top and cami by Sympli; and jewelry by Brighton. Maya is wearing red jeans by Frame; a Michael Stars sweater vest in ash; red plaid blouse by Bailey; and jewelry by Chan Luu, all from Stella Mitchell.
Lexie Van Os
Miss San Joaquin County Outstanding Teen 2018
Lexie is a senior at Tracy High School and plans on majoring in biology when she moves on to college. She’ll also be competing in the upcoming year for the title of Miss Central California Outstanding Teen. “My New Year’s fashion resolution is to step outside of my comfort zone and try wearing outfits that I wouldn’t normally think of wearing. “My favorite brunch food is fresh fruit because it is a sweet treat and a healthy choice.” Lexie is wearing a V neck scallop hem ruched red lace overlay Karen Kane dress and jewelry by Brighton, all of which are available at Prét. For day, Lexie is wearing an outfit from Stella Mitchell featuring a black and white animal print blouse by Fifteen Twenty; Mauritius ox red leather moto jacket; 7 for all mankind black jeans; and necklace by Chan Luu.
Miss Delta Valley 2018
Kayla is studying Early Childhood Education and Deaf Studies at California State University, Sacramento with the plans to become an elementary/middle school teacher for deaf and hard of hearing children. “I would have to say my fashion resolution is getting more use of the 25-plus pairs of heels I own and really owning my own style; dressing my age but always staying true to my own personal style with bold colors and heels that catch attention from far away. “My favorite brunch food is definitely French toast with mixed berries and a mimosa on the side.” Kayla’s New Year’s Eve look is a black velvet Karen Kane dress and jewelry by Brighton, all from Prét. For New Year’s Day, Kayla dons black denim pants by Adriano Goldschmied; floral blouse by Chan Luu; pink faux fur coat by Lavender Brown; and jewelry by Virgin Saints & Angels, all from Stella Mitchell.