With a reason to get dressed up and plenty of time to reflect, New Year’s Eve combines my passion for psychology and fashion perfectly. I have a very short wish list of resolutions for 2012: to travel to Montana and play cowgirl this summer (I knew I should have bought that Stetson in Texas), learn to make macarons and make at least two trips back to Europe (because Europe, I miss you so…).
My outfit for New Year’s Eve is from All Saints. All Saints recently brought out a collection of Premium dresses that are so wonderfully constructed and dramatic in style they drew me in like a moth to a flame. This Appeley gown is styled around the parachute theme that typifies many of All Saints’ dresses. Rope fabric has been twisted to create three-dimensional seams on the dress. These seams are placed strategically to create a uber flattering silhouette – curving around the body and flowing down into the full skirt.
There are five dresses in the All Saints premium collection – others are Heather, Sumi Cora, Allegra and the Silk Parachute dress. Appeley remains my favourite, but I’ve love to know what you think of the collection, Blog Reader.
Photo credits: Lydia Hudgens.
I wanted to give a brief round-up of my favourite places to shop for dresses in the winter sales here – for any of you searching for bargains this January. First of all Farfetch, an online site that brings together some fabulous boutiques from across the world, has a great sale on now with many designer dresses at discount (top tips – this sleeveless Alexander Wang dress and the Ardwick dress from Rag & Bone). Also Black White Denim, a wonderful UK boutique (top tip – this cut out dress by Carven). Finally Opening Ceremony, whose SoHo store I often visit for style inspiration in NYC (top pick – the Rachel Comey Candela Dahia dress).
Happy New Year, Blog Reader!! (But now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty – what did you wear??)