"Forget presents, Christmas is about parties, and holiday in New York requires stamina and chic.
Monochrome separates will traverse all social-terrains, from the fashion-friendly Vogue Christmas fete
to a friend’s parents annual gathering UES. To show off the sculptural lines of Brandon's top,
cigarillo skinny legs work best, so do black cocktail trousers, or even Redone denims when the festive fatigue kicks in."
"Tinsel is a great taste divider. Granted, a little glimmer goes a long way— a slick of metallic eyeliner, a dazzling pump,
but this is CHRISTMAS! I am tempted to keep the grooming fresh and undone and let this lurex Dolce Gabbana dress
light up the room. Reserve for the funnest friends that will be entertained by festive daring
— like a holiday reunion at Bemelmans Bar or 5 Hertford in London. Metalmorphosis!"
"With our taste for interiors holding strong (thank you to the dreamy Cabana magazine, Apartmento, and AD),
I think this elegant Brock dress in opulent brocade prettily holds its own— or, will be a canny camouflage
in any Henri Samuel interior if the conversation runs dryer than the martinis.
I'd keep it modern with men's slippers in midnight velvet— another nod to the world of interiors."
"Throwback to the Ghost of Christmas Past when my mother would dress my sisters and me in matching velvets for the theatre.
I will revisit this tactile tradition in holiday tones with these Alexandra Birman velvet heels,
taking them to the New York City Nutcracker and (less jolly but equally compelling), King Lear at the Old Vic.
A Blazé Milano blazer shrugged over a feminine dress— velvety poetry in motion."
"I will be hosting the family in the English countryside at our cottage in the Chilterns. Like editing copy for Vogue,
the hostess must have the t's crossed and the i's dotted. With so much prep, my ensemble will be simple, informal yet fun—
still "dressed" with rich jacquard, but with a barefoot or a babouche, and ponytail. (Full disclosure: for all my eccentricities
I do not carry a handbag at home, but this vintage Kelly will have a welcome spot underneath the Christmas tree)."