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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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An Aromatic Twist with Clive Christian

Beauty: For one long luxurious hour, I had the infinite pleasure of sitting tête-tête with Clive Christian over coffee at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas. And who is Mr Christian one might ask? Not only did he create the concept of designing exquisite kitchens with chandeliers as the focal point under his Clive Christian Interiors brand, but he is also the purveyor of the world’s most expensive perfumes.

Clive Christian Limited Edition Original Collection Twist

Clive Christian: Limited Edition Original Collection Twist

In Dallas to attend the Neiman Marcus beauty conclave, Mr Christian dressed in all black—his signature style, from turtleneck attire to sharp black eye frames. With a proper British accent, our conversation evolved from sharing personal anecdotes of life in the motherland, our love for America and of course his incredible success in the luxury industry. The man is a business marketing genius and a modest one at that. In 2012, he was announced as a recipient on the Queen’s New Year’s Eve Honours List for his contributions as a designer to the British Luxury Goods industry—honoured as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).

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Independence Day Weekend Celebrations Styled in Red, White and Blue

This year I will be in Paris for a très Français version of Independence Day, fortunately red, white and blue still translates perfectly for a weekend outfit. I’m already packed, but for any last minute purchases, I just found this adorable off-the-shoulder dress, and these star-spangled sandals, which couldn’t be more perfect. Wherever your travels may take you this coming weekend, celebrate in style! xo

Independence weekend outfit

 

Lisa Marie Fernandez – mira off-the-shoulder striped maxi dress, $911, Dolce & Gabbana – leather-trimmed embellished straw tote, $2,945, Eugenia Kim – soft brimmed straw hat, $425, Selima Mouzannar – black diamond star stud earrings, $1,680,  Loeffler Randall – starla leather gladiator sandal, $195.

 

Get Fancy in Flowers, it’s a Floral Frenzy

Floral styles are out in full bloom. It’s time to dress feminine for summer in oversized flowers. Shop the Gucci and Net-A-Porter collaboration that just launched today, and Matches Fashion’s second exclusive capsule collection with Brit designer Emilia Wickstead, available in five floral styles. Wear flowers, either embroidered on your sneakers at McQueen, worn as a choker at Gucci, hanging from your ear at Oscar de la Renta and embellished on your jeans. It’s a floral frenzy!

Lets Face It, It’s A Trend

Trends: Well, I’ve found multiple faces staring back at me over the last few months—abstract at Jil Sander, a memorable Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra at TopShop, a dashing Armani wearing a tuxedo at Giorgio Armani, and an edgy headshot at Betsey Johnson.

Giorgio Armani: Fall 2011

Giorgio Armani: Fall 2011.

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