Monday, December 28, 2009

Cocktail Class of 2010

There are some New Year's when, for all the world, I will not miss the click of my heels against New York City pavement. Not many; New Year's will always be a New York holiday to me. But this year, I will be in the Canaan Valley on my baby girl's first ski trip. Not wearing a dress, maybe not even awake when the clock strikes midnight.

Nonetheless, it is my professional and friendly obligation to shove you out into the night in something both show-stopping and playful.

Now look, I love a Little Black Dress in limited application with a lot of showy jewelry; it does well by many figures and is a practical choice. Black also lacks a real sense of adventure and is easily forgotten (my former colleagues at Donna Karan have long-range weapons trained on me as you read, I am certain of this). It is to be a new year, and a new day. Now is the time to reach for something with a little color or twinkle.

Incase I have not swayed you, your LBD's are included herewith, along with my hopes this it will be a fabulous party to begin the best year of your life. Wear it like you own it.

Behnaz Sarafpour

Marc Bower

Ralph Lauren

Ports 1961


Mark and James by Badgley Mischka


Herve Leger



Carmen Marc Valvo

Armani Collezioni


Town and Country Mom said...

Lovely choices, and the Lotusgrace dresses even allow room for a little Christmas (that is, cheese straw) hip!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

My votes are for the Donna Karan and the last Lotusgrace.

jennibell said...

How come no one ever gets cold at these events???
Beautiful choices :)

JMW said...

The Lotusgrace dresses are gorgeous - if I only I had a soiree in which to sport that little red number!

little augury said...

Likely with head on pillow-but if I did venture out in regalia(pure fantasy) Gucci please, though the white is a harder color for me to wear must have a sleeve, so heavy eye makeup it is,all problems solved except for the event, the date and oh the hair.
Have a great one! GT

Karena said...

So many gorgeous dresses I love the Donna Karan and Carmen Marc Volvo. I gave up a beautiful CMV piece it was back in the big shoulder days! I do get cold, yet a pashima or scarf would take away from the designs.

Karena said...

Oh, and the Leger dress!