New Year’s Eve: Mix and Match in Silver and Black

I’m always last minute, very rarely do I plan an outfit for a special evening months in advance and New Year’s Eve is no exception. If you’re still pondering what to wear this Saturday night, and are relying on the Salvation of shopping online and shipping next day, then here are a few mix and match styles in silver and black.

New Year's Eve Mix and Match Black and Silver

New Year’s Eve mix and match in silver and black

Need a body-conscious ensemble—sexy in black, you can’t go wrong wearing Victoria Beckham, the Dolce and Gabbana metallic bicolor paillette dress screams silver screen goddess, but if you want to get serious in a pantsuit, the Saint Laurent star jacquard tux-style jacket and Alexander McQueen flared pants is a knock-out!

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Gift Guide: For Her – chic, feminine and pink

One for you and one for me, it’s hard shopping for all the lovely ladies in my life, because I always want to give a gift that I want as well. So the Gift Guide For Her – below, is a wish list for you, but really for me.

A Gift Guide for Her

I still haven’t purchased this classic favourite; the Gucci Marmont mini-quilted leather shoulder bag, still a must-have! I love the selection of beautiful shades at Tom Ford, the Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette works well with most all skin shades, a great beauty gift. A Burberry bear, what’s not to love, this checked cashmere teddy bear keychain is a perfect little stocking filler. If you know a girlfriend, who is a great poker player, this is the chicest set ever, but if not, it simply makes for some stylish fun with these M’oda ‘Operandi exclusive playing cards by Peep’s Paper Products.

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OMG at Ylang 23 with jewellery designer Raphaele Canot

OMG! And I’m not kidding; that’s the reaction I uttered under my breath when I slipped on a gold bracelet by Parisian, London-based jewellery designer Raphaele Canot. Not merely an emphatic statement of admiration, but also the title of Canot’s collection—OMG!

Jewelry designer Raphaele Canot

Jewellery designer Raphaele Canot

The symbol of a pair of lips set in an open-mouth style is a witty yet whimsical design offered in gold, or with red, black and white enamel, trimmed with Pavé diamonds. OMG!, bracelets, rings—single or stacked, and a necklace that doubles as a ring, play well with her collection Keep Smiling, more lips, this time a tad more pouty that just makes you smile.

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Forty Five Ten a luxury emporium in downtown Dallas

A hard hat is not my usual weekend attire, but when my friend Brian Bolke president and co-founder of Forty Five Ten asked to meet downtown for a rendezvous at the new store while still slightly under construction, I happily traded my Saturday morning yoga pants for safety goggles. I was honoured to get a sneak peek into the luxury flagship store Forty Five Ten on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Dallas before the grand opening event.

Forty Five Ten on Main Entrance

The entrance to Forty Five Ten on Main Street

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Nha Khanh at the Emmy Awards: It’s a Red Thing

I really could not make up my mind, red or black? Last week I stood with Khanh Nguyen in her showroom, Nhã Khanh atelier, as she measured me for a pair of high-waist, wide-legged pants. Khanh had just returned from New York the night prior and was in a secretively happy mood.

The pants, well, I had seen Khanh wearing her design a few months prior at a Fashion Group International of Dallas event we attended, and I had told her those pants were a must-have. So as we stood staring at the sample last week, Khanh convinced me that red was the best choice, after all, it’s her favourite colour. Two days after my fitting, I picked up my red pants ready to wear to the exhibition opening for Bruce Weber “Far From Home” at the Dallas Contemporary on Saturday evening.

Max Trowbridge and Bruce Weber at the Joule Hotel

Max Trowbridge and Bruce Weber at the Joule Hotel

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Bag Obsession: Big, Bold and Embellished styles for Fall 2016

I’m equal parts a bag fiend with a shoe fetish, and it’s only budget and self-control that stop the incessant desire to purchase every ‘It’ bag and must-have heel that tantalises my senses every season. Fall 2016 is abundant with bags of every shade, size and decoration, but I’m obsessed and intrigued with this selection below in metallic, pink, embellishments, animal accents and bold statements.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

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