Holiday Looks No Matter What You Are Doing

by Roki Prunali

It may seem like this holiday season does not call for much celebration due to current climate and events, no matter where you are. And who knows if we will be on lockdown this holiday season, but I am certainly tired of wearing my sweats and am ready for some cheer channeled through holiday looks! While we may be spending the holidays with only our immediate household members for socially distanced celebrations, we will miss that beautiful energy that our extended family gives us, but dressing up our holiday looks can be a way to lift our spirits this season. Even with this big bump, I am yearning to wear some glitz and sparkle though it is highly probable that I will just be home with my loved ones and indulging in some festive holiday fits – even though I  may have nowhere to go –  may bring a bit more cheer and merriment to our celebrations this year.

To bring my holiday dressing vision to life, I asked Tamu if she would be my muse for this post. Always happy to throw on a fancy dress, she reached out to her good friend, the Lagos, Nigeria based photographer Stephen Tayo, and asked him if he would like to capture the looks virtually. The generous artist he is, he obliged and I’m so happy to bring you this little slice of holiday dressing cheer.

Sparkling Queen

Sequin is probably the epitome of holiday looks and I will never get over some sparkle. Doesn’t it just make you smile from ear to ear? This Bottega Veneta look takes all that shine to a sophisticated level with the high neck, but open back to give you a little peek. 

Dress and Shoes: Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta High Neck Open Back Sequined Gown
Rixo Venus Sequin Midi Dress
De La Vali Clara Sequinned Dress
Mango Sequined Midi Dress
Bottega Veneta Stretch Sandals
Magda Butyrm Gold 85 Snake Print Leather Sandals

 

Holiday Looks

Shades of Pink

I can boldly say that pink – in all of its shades and glory – is a favorite around here. There is something about pink that just cheers me up. It is hard not to be noticed in such a daring color and this Greecian gown silhouette is super flattering. 

Dress: Maison Rabih Kayrouz
Shoes and Necklace: Bottega Veneta

Maison Rabih Kayrouz Gathered Crepe Gown
Solace London Crockett Square Neck Gown
Who What Wear Plisse Dress
Amina Muaddi Vita Embellished Leather Sandals
Nodaletto Bulla Jones Satin Platform Pumps
Bottega Veneta Bamboo Choker Gold Plated Necklace
Rosantica Eleonor Crystal Embellished Square Link Choker

 

 

Ruffle Some Feathers

This look is giving me Diana Ross. The elegance and sheer diva-ness of this Taller Marmo feathered cape is perfection from head to toe. Feathers in any form screams holiday, but if you are not ready for a bold look a simple dress or pajama style coordinate can also do the trick. 

Dress: Taller Marmo
Shoes: Bottega Veneta

Taller Marmo Casta Diva Feather Trimmed Crepe Dress
Halpern Feather Trimmed Printed Minidress
Ganni Feathered Sleeveless Mini Dress
Sleeper Party Pajama Set With Double Feathers in Black
Bottega Veneta BV Bold Square Toe Leather Platform Boots
Mango Square Toe Leather Boots

 

Dripping in Gold

Another holiday statement color, gold just oozes celebration. Just like the sequin look, a sophisticated gold number like this Petar Petrov maxi dress simply ups the ante for a gold festive look. This piece screams, “lounge with me, in all my holiday luxury.”  

Dress: Petar Petrov
Shoes: Amina Muaddi
Earrings: SVNR

Petar Petrov Aphra Balloon Sleeve Devoré Velvet Maxi Dress
Gucci Leather Choker Chainmail Maxi Dress
Batsheva Tie Neck Puff Sleeve Mini Dress
Gucci Metallic Leather Sandals
Manolo Blahnik Hangisimu Embellished Satin Mules
SVNR Jingdezhen Earring
Timeless Pearly Mismatched Glass & 24kt Gold Plated Hoop Earrings

 

 

Pant Suit Fun

The Pant Suit has been exploding on the scene with some major bold statements from the just as bold women that are wearing them. Whether you prefer a clean cut fit or a more playful look, the pant suit is something to look into this holiday. 

Suit: Christopher John Rogers
Shoes: Amina Muaddi
Sunglasses: Gucci

Christopher John Rogers Double-Breasted Cropped Blazer Jacket
Christopher John Rogers Pleated Silk Wool Pants
Dodo Bar Or Coco Sash Waist Satin Suit Jacket
Dodo Bar Or Coco High Rise Wide Leg Satin Suit Trousers
Mango Crop Blazer
Mango Pleated Suit Pants
Amina Muaddi Red Rosie Glass Crystals Embellished Bow Detailed PVC Slingback Pumps
Roger Vivier Flower Crystal Embellished Satin Pumps
Gucci Logo Embellished Acetate Sunglasses
Fendi Aviator Metal Sunglasses
Mango Rhinestone Pendant Earrings

 

 

Need More Volume

There is something about wearing voluminous dresses that embodies dressing up for me. This season, not only are designers playing with volume but shapes and cuts as well. Mix that with tons of tulle and organza and I am hooked. 

Dress: Matty Bovan
Shoes: Bottega Veneta

Matty Bovan Emma Asymmetric Puff Sleeve Organza Dress
Molly Goddard Meva Bow Embellished Hand Smocked Tulle Dress
Cecilie Bahnsen Sofie Tiered Plissé Organza Dress
Bottega Veneta The Curve Sandals
By Far Open Strappy Sandals
Wonther Good Vibes Locket Lapis Lazuli

 

 

It’s All About the Coat

Sometimes the statement just needs to be the coat. I think I have fallen head over heels for this Gabriela Hearst Cashmere Coat. What else could you ask for? 

Coat: Gabriela Hearst
Shoes: Rejina Pyo
Sunglasses: Gucci

Gabriela Hearst Dream Belted Fringed Hem Striped Cashmere Coat
Elzinga Poppy Print Cotton Poplin Belted Coat
Rave Review Rue Floral Upcycled Bedsheet Trenchcoat
Kirin Abstract Faux Fur Coat
Rejina Pyo Allegra Knee High Boots
Mango Leather Boots with Tall Leg
Gucci Eyewear Square Frame Sunglasses
Dior Stellaire 1 Square Metal Sunglasses

 

 

Sleek Black Velvet

Velvet might have to be my hands down favorite festive fabric. Add some subtle bling to a simple silhouette, like this divine Self-Portrait dress, or even some polka dots to make the look pop even more. 

Dress: Self-Portrait
Shoes: The Attico

Self Portrait V-Neck Crystal Embellished Crepe Midi Dress
Ganni Polka Dot Ruched Velvet Midi Dress
Missguided Puff Sleeve Mini Dress
Christopher Kane Embellished Bow Midi Dress
The Attico Venus Satin Slingback Pumps
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Flair Patent Leather Pumps
Area Silver Tone Crystal Headpiece

 

Virtual Photos by Stephen Tayo

A special thank you to Matches Fashion for providing the Bottega Veneta, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Taller Marmo, Petar Petrov, Matty Bovan and Gabriela Hearst pieces for the shoot.

 

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