Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fresh Christmas Fashion

I feel like this is the time for starting a new kind of Christmas in terms of what we wear to family dinners & New Year's Eve. It seems almost obvious to revert to the same old metallics & sequins. I'm thinking of taking the season's palette (reds, white, greens, even gold) but let print & texture replace shine, rather than doing shiny & sparkly all over again (In my opinion people should be wearing those things for evening/special occasions year round so we don't have to load up in December).
This makes a gaudy metallic number seem trashy. Snowy white, textured, long sleeved dress w/ blue-gray accessories from Chanel pre-fall 2012
Concept: White + Fur (real or faux)
Detail: Snow White-esque hair, green eyeshadow, red lips
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012
Concept: Contrasting heels & hose 
Collection: Bally pre-fall 2012
Concept: Quilting, fur, patterns, contrasting heels & hose 
Detail: slicked back short hair
Collection: Bally pre-fall 2012
Concept: Pattern, white, matching top & bottom 
Detail: red accessories
Collection: Chloe pre-fall 2012

Concept: Fur Accessories/Jewelry
Details: Belted waist above-the-knee woven dress, shoes matching dress
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012
Concept x 6: Beret, big brass buttons, texture, brown, grey & forest green
Details: snakeskin-print purse, chain strap, metal-toe Mary Janes
Collection:  Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012
Concept: Burgundy/Brown, lace, texture
Details: matching lips & shoes, ankle-straps, shiny bangles 
Collection: Max Mara pre-fall 2012
Concept: Red, texture, patterned hose, matching top & bottom
Details: slick hair, large pendant
Collection: Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2012

Concept: Pattern, red, pants (instead of dress), fur
Details: ankle booties, cropped pant hem
Collection: Belstaff pre-fall 2013
This one's a slightly quirky approach to a laid-back Christmas gathering
Concept: Red, belted waist, brown, leather
Details: pulled back hair, relaxed collar
Collection: Malandrino pre-fall 2012

Concept: Green, texture, big buttons, belted waist (nice round leather cord)
Details: Flared leg, matching tops & bottoms
Collection: Burberry pre-fall 2011

Concept: Beret, big brass buttons, green
Details: snakeskin-print purse, chain strap, metal-toe Mary Janes
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012

Concept: Berets, Textured pieces, grey
Details: Metal bubble buttons evoke Santa Claus & nutcrackers, Metal-toed pumps, red nails
Collection: Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2012 (what can I say, it was a christmassy collection!)
Concept: stiff A-line over-the-knee skirt, gathered & cinched waist
Collection: Bally pre-fall 2012

Concept: Pale Grey fur jacket w/ 3/4 poncho sleeves & funnel neck, white skirt
Details: Matching frames + gradient lens
Collection: Max Mara pre-fall 2012 

The festive, covered-up but sexy black option
Concept: floor length gown, lace, cinched waist
Details: 3/4 sleeves, square neck, pleated front
Collection: Azzaro fall 2011