Naughty or Nice?

Frocks and festivities
On Merritt, left) Sweetheart, strapless red gown by Jovani ($319), Rhinestone dangle earrings ($20),both available at Isabella Grape Black leather jacket, stylist’s own (On Kelsey) Emerald sequin and jeweled gown by Vienna ($759), Swarovski drop earrings by Jim Ball ($78), both available at Isabella Grape Blonde fur beret, from Brandy Alexander’s personal collection

Whether attending a small, friendly gathering or a formal soiree, it’s always fun to get dolled up and decked out for a bash.

Red-hot fiery hues are a holiday staple. Rich, deep shades of emerald are right on trend. And dresses adorned in lavish details such as crystals, rhinestones, fur, and feathers are perfect for the season.

Try personalizing your favorite frock by pairing it with something a little unexpected like a knit beanie or leather jacket. Whether your style is glam or grunge, preppy or poindexter, show it off this celebratory time of year.








(On Kelsey, left)

Poppy power dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA ($338), available at torri/bell, Jenny silver sandal by Tony Bowls ($189), available at Isabella Grape












(On Merritt)

Mixed Metaphor dress in gray by Bailey 44 ($262), available at torri/bell, Imani black sandal by Tony Bowls ($369), available at Isabella Grape

Models: Kelsey Childers (DirectionsUSA) and Merritt Hunt (Marilyn’s Model and Talent Management)

Hair: Brandy Alexander

Makeup: Michael Stevenson

Location: City Club at de Rosset


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