April 02, 2012 10:07 AM by Kim Grundy
Reigning Dancing with the Stars champ Karina Smirnoff celebrated her birthday at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas wearing a sexy sequined dress. Find out how you can get the professional dancer’s flirty party-ready style.
Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Karina Smirnoff has been busy rehearsing with her new partner, singer Gavin DeGraw, however she did take a little break recently to celebrate her 34th birthday at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The petite star, who took home the mirror ball trophy last year with J.R. Martinez, has found time in her busy schedule to design boots for BEARPAW. “I love design, so we’re also working on a clothing line – I just love style, and want to be involved in it as much as possible,” she said.
Smirnoff recently broke it off with her fiancé Brad Penny — and it doesn’t look like she will stay single long in this dress! She showed off her tiny waist in a multi-colored sequined Sherri Hill strapless dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes. She wears her hair down, with long beachy waves paired with smokey eyes and a rose-colored lipstick.
Want to replicate Smirnoff’s sexy style? If you can afford a splurge, you can pick up a Sherri Hill short sequin multi-colored strapless dress for $548. This dress will turn heads and is the perfect, fun party dress.
Watching your wallet? You can also pick up a dress like Smirnoff’s for a fraction of the price! This chic black and turquoise sequin strapless dress from Windsor is a great deal for only $49.90. Copy Smirnoff’s leg-lengthening look in these Mia UpTown Girl black heels from Zappos, on sale for $62.99.
Smirnoff’s beachy waves are the perfect party look because it looks sexy, but not like you are trying too hard. If you have naturally wavy hair, apply a volumizing product to damp hair and twist and scrunch small sections as you blow dry your hair. If you have straight hair, apply a curl-boosting product, such as Frizz-Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse ($5.99, Target) to enhance waves. Use a medium-barreled curling iron to give your curls a more defined look.
Smirnoff is probably wearing makeup from her own line, The KS Girlactik line, which includes eyeshadows, mascara and lip gloss. One fool-proof way to get sexy, smoky eyes is by using the Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Palette, in smokey blue ($5.42). It has all the colors you need to create the perfect sexy, smokey eye.
Finish off your look with a sheer, rosy lip gloss that enhances your lips, without being overpowering. Lastly, rub on a bronzing lotion, such as Lorac Self TANtalizer Body Bronzing lotion, over your legs, chest and arms to give you that sun-kissed glow.
Looking this good, we can’t wait to see Karina and Gavin tear it up on the dance floor on Dancing with the Stars!