Very little is more exciting than the dress-up opportunities available during the holidays. Christmas and New Years are both fancy dress occasions, and once that's become a little tired (not) we get to throw on some sweats and enjoy the fashion of the Golden Globes, Oscars and Grammys. What a wonderful time of year. To get in the sprit of things, here are some of the shoes I believe should make an appearance under my Christmas tree:
I bought an owl ring today. It makes me ridiculously happy. Statement rings are great pretty much all the time, because they don't often conflict with embellished clothing the way earrings and necklaces do. Also, there really is nothing more fun than rocking a crazy ring. Here are some of my other faves:
Yes, Burberry Prorsum's male models often look as waifish as the girls, but they're also incredibly well dressed. In fact, there is something about the male body that begs to be dressed. Too bad most boys I know would never let me deck them out in designer wear. At least male fashion allows me to dream. And honestly, we must trust the wise words of Cher Horowitz: "He dressed better than me. What would I bring to the relationship??" Alas, boys dressed this well are only to be dreamt about:
Collette Dinnigan is the first and only Australian designer to show a full ready to wear show in Paris. Dinnigan also designs lingerie; her Wild Hearts Collection, and was sold at Target in 2008. She has since won honors for her work at home in Australia and around the world. What is amazing about Dinnigan is her ability to craft classic, ornate, ladylike pieces.
Here are some standouts from her latest Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 collections:
Counting down the days until Christmas has been made even more fabulous by Mr. Christian Louboutin himself, with the Loubi Advent Calendar, which can be found on the Christian Louboutin website. Visit daily and you can reveal a different Louboutin design. This should keep all of us dreaming about what we'll find on Christmas morning (and in a more practical sense, what we'll be looking out for boxing day shopping!)
As if you needed any extra incentive, Louboutin's website also includes a countdown to the unveiling of his Spring 2011 collection. Christmas miracle? I think so.