My recent reading is all about landmarks of style.* My holiday wardrobe shall contain nothing less! Let’s see what’s on JV’s list of festive essentials.
The Velvet Dress: Silk velvet wraps you in luxury and dances you out the door. Make a date with Olivia Von Halle’s Velvet Issa slip dress in rich teal velvet matched to a beguiling botanical print.
The Sheer Black Negligee: Imagine unfurling it from its gift box. A moment to remember. Consider the Gilda & Pearl All That Glitters Jacket in black silk chiffon with sheer embroidered accents at shoulders.
The Gala Silk Pajamas: Holiday albums stacked sky-high, you the host and DJ. Turn up the volume in Olivia Von Halle’s Lila Havana Silk Pajamas. Don’t forget the fancy earrings.
The Multiples: Mom would approve. Give practical stacks of pretty stockings from Gerbe and stretchy camisoles from Dana Pisarra.
The Sparkle: Catch the candlelight with Gilda & Pearl’s Melitza sheer black and gold lace in ankle-length robe and gown.
The Holiday Blouse: To the rescue, the cocktail top that looks great with skinny black pants and highest heels. Cadolle’s fabulous beaded Olivia Ravage Top is there for you. Ready in a minute, darling.
The Elegant Robe: Save some time for yourself. Enjoy a long afternoon of pampering in Olivia Von Halle’s Anoushka Silk Robe in black with white piping. Tailored torso, twirly skirt.
The Escape Dress: the Klements Volcano Patti Dress packs in a moment and whisks you off to January sunshine.
Let these classics simplify your life as they add the necessary zest. Happy holidays from Jane’s Vanity!
*With thanks to Dodie Kazanjian and her Icons: the Absolutes of Style, 1995.