Holiday Fashion 2012

ENCHANTED EVENINGS: As the year’s most social season approaches, is your wardrobe in need of a refresh? Here’s your guide to looking fabulous at every occasion, from a swanky gala to a cozy party at home.

THE BLACK-TIE AFFAIR

Velvet? Turn the holiday cliché on its head with an embossed print and elegant cut. And don’t forget to throw in some sparkle.

Gucci Velvet gown, Tabitha Simmons satin and crystal sandals, Erickson Beamon crystal necklace, C. Greene Jewelry pavé diamond earrings, and Andrew Gn fox fur collar

Velvet gown, $4,500, Gucci, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Tabitha Simmons satin and crystal sandals, $2,645, Erickson Beamon crystal necklace, $855, and C. Greene Jewelry pavé diamond earrings, $7,500, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Andrew Gn fox fur collar, $1,490, Neapolitan Collection, 715 Elm St., Winnetka.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Hair: Michael Jacobson; Makeup: Sara Saltanovitz for Factor Artists Using Benefit Cosmetics; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

 

THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION

There will always be the little black dress. This year, try something more
romantic—voluminous layers in the color of the season: deep burgundy.

Nina Ricci embroidered mousseline dress, velvet sandals, Valentino lacquered clutch, and nylon tights

Nina Ricci embroidered mousseline dress, $7,690, net-a-porter.com. Velvet sandals, $695, Gucci. Valentino lacquered clutch, $3,795, Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave. Nylon tights, $14, American Apparel, 929 W. Belmont Ave.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Hair: Michael Jacobson; Makeup: Sara Saltanovitz for Factor Artists Using Benefit Cosmetics; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

 

THE SHOES

Suede and satin sandals, Tabitha Simmons metallic leather sandals, and Nina Ricci ankle-strap pumps. On model: Valentino multistrap studded leather sandals, Lanvin cotton and polyester blend dress, and nylon tights

Clockwise from top right: Suede and satin sandals, $945, christianlouboutin.com. Tabitha Simmons metallic leather sandals, $1,345, Ikram. Nina Ricci ankle-strap pumps, $775, luisaviaroma.com. On model: Valentino multistrap studded leather sandals, $995, Saks Fifth Avenue. Lanvin cotton and polyester blend dress, $2,220, Neapolitan Collection. Nylon tights, $14, American Apparel.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

 

THE BAUBLES

At left, from top: Gold- and gunmetal-plated cuff, Gillion Carrara silver-lined briarroot cuff, and gold-plated and crystal-encrusted bracelet. At right, from top: Pamela Love bronze and lapis cuff, Jolie Altman pavé diamond beaded bracelet, and enamel beaded bracelet, and Gillion Carrara briarroot and bark cuff. Necklaces: Gold-plated collar, and Jolie Altman bronze beaded wrap necklace

At left, from top: Gold- and gunmetal-plated cuff, $375, Alexis Bittar, 1710 N. Damen Ave. Gillion Carrara silver-lined briarroot cuff, $475 for similar style, by special order at I.D., 3337 N. Halsted St. Gold-plated and crystal-encrusted bracelet, $295, Alexis Bittar. At right, from top: Pamela Love bronze and lapis cuff, $1,250, pamelalovenyc.com. Jolie Altman pavé diamond beaded bracelet, $1,625, and enamel beaded bracelet, $295, Neapolitan Collection. Gillion Carrara briarroot and bark cuff, $500, by special order at I.D. Necklaces: Gold-plated collar, $495, Alexis Bittar. Jolie Altman bronze beaded wrap necklace, $715, Neapolitan Collection.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Hair: Michael Jacobson; Makeup: Sara Saltanovitz for Factor Artists Using Benefit Cosmetics; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

 

THE DINNER PARTY

Pile on bohemian layers and mix-and-match bangles and you’ll make playing hostess look easy.

Michael Kors silk maxi dress, $195 for similar style, nordstrom.com. Embroidered felt and fox fur vest, $650, by special order at Michael Kors, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Velvet sandals

Michael Kors silk maxi dress, $195 for similar style, nordstrom.com. Embroidered felt and fox fur vest, $650, by special order at Michael Kors, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Velvet sandals, $695, Gucci.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Hair: Michael Jacobson; Makeup: Sara Saltanovitz for Factor Artists Using Benefit Cosmetics; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

 

THE BAGS

Clockwise from top center: Embellished satin handbag, Lisa Kingsley lizard skin clutch, goat hair and calfskin handbag, Anya Hindmarch glitter and suede clutch, Kelly Wearstler lambskin clutch, Alexander McQueen satin and lace clutch, and Rebecca Minkoff quilted cowhide shoulder bag. On model: Christian Louboutin velvet and leopard-print pony hair clutch and Mary Katrantzou satin dress

Clockwise from top center: Embellished satin handbag, $5,500, by special order at Prada, 30 E. Oak St. Lisa Kingsley lizard skin clutch, $875, kingsleyhandbags.com. Goat hair and calfskin handbag, $4,750, Louis Vuitton, 919 N. Michigan Ave. Anya Hindmarch glitter and suede clutch, $575, Neapolitan Collection. Kelly Wearstler lambskin clutch, $895, kellywearstler.com. Alexander McQueen satin and lace clutch, $1,920, Ikram. Rebecca Minkoff quilted cowhide shoulder bag, $275, shopbop.com. On model: Christian Louboutin velvet and leopard-print pony hair clutch, $1,295, by special order at Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Mary Katrantzou satin dress, $1,635, Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

 

THE GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

The jumpsuit goes glam with classic draping—but a punchy pattern keeps it fun. (And it’s still as comfy as your PJs.)

Diane von Furstenberg silk crepe jumpsuit, Elizabeth and James calfskin pumps, Agate druse, rock crystal, and antique silver earrings, and rhodium-plated cuff

Diane von Furstenberg silk crepe jumpsuit, $575, shopbop.com. Elizabeth and James calfskin pumps, $325, Saks Fifth Avenue. Agate druse, rock crystal, and antique silver earrings, $770, and snakeskin clutch, $2,250, Bottega Veneta, 800 N. Michigan Ave. Rhodium-plated cuff, $295, Alexis Bittar.

 

Photograph: Jason Robinette; Stylist: Heiji Choy Black; Hair: Michael Jacobson; Makeup: Sara Saltanovitz for Factor Artists Using Benefit Cosmetics; Model: Mary Pierce with Factor Women; Photographer’s Assistants: David Munson, Emiley Smith

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