LE REVEILLON DE NOEL
What to wear to a dressy Christmas Eve dinner? This year I am all about velvet. It's rich but not showy, it's warm but not casual and you can make a grand entrance without piling on too many baubles, so to speak.
Mr.Valentino to the rescue. Problem solved.
But right there, the second question comes up: what shoes to opt for to complement this luxurious outfit. With velvet's smooth sheen nothing is more perfect than patent leather, I say.
With pants, short boots play the relaxed yet festive card
I am lacking quite a few precious inches to boast being 6 feet tall, I know, but then again, I want to be super comfortable.
That part was easy, but now for the other accessories...
Well, let's see, let's go for broke; let's go Couture.
A pared down Chanel look with an armful of the house's bracelets à la Coco
with large amethyst or ruby encrusted jewelry
long vintage earrings
demure classic hammered gold
or I could go less matchy matchy for the ring
a very simple bag will keep the whole thing discreetly elegant.
Or maybe I'll opt for a slightly "YSL période Russe" look
with his stunning vintage cuffs...one on each wrist
worn with large but minimal graphic earrings
Exotic India Art
or richer bejeweled ones
a dark ring full of mystery
and a spectacular bag directly inspired by tsarist aristocracy
We're talking make believe here, so let's really splurge!