In a fascinating “Wish List,” published by one of the country’s leading fashion publications, top designers talk about what they’ll be wearing for the holidays. Here’s what they had to say:
SHOSHANNA GRUSS (Shoshanna): This young, almost hippie-type designer says she plans to take her Monclet jacket with her on a trip to Aspen. She’s also taking Anklo jeans, Sergio Rossi over-the-knee boots, and plenty of super-sized Helmut Lang sweaters. Cozy!
For New Year’s Eve, she’ll don a black off-one-shoulder jumpsuit from her own collection, and accessorize it with a very large gold and crystal Lanvin necklace. Wow!
La Cote d’Azur
CATHERINE MALADRINO: This extraordinary lady designer is on a strictly Gallic journey for the holidays, racing from Paris to the French Alps to La Cote d’Azur in just a matter of days! Maladrino says she’ll sparkle in Paris with a silver metallic jersey dress accessorized by a large stone necklace. In the French Alps, she’ll stay super warm with a cashmere dress and a shaggy fur hat. And in Saint Tropez, she’ll wear sexy jersey harem pants with an embroidered jewel top. And, of course, those Loubouton-like crazy high heels. Insane and wild!
STAYING WARM AS THE SNOW TUMBLES DOWN IS A SMART IDEA. HERE ARE SOME GREAT ACCESSORIES TO HELP YOU DO IT:
- Solid color hat/scarf set. Delightful!
- Stylish knit tam. A celebrity favorite!
STACEY BENDET (Alice + Olivia): Like so many others, Stacey is headed for Aspen this holiday season, but then, she’ll detour off the snow trail for a gorgeous week in Kona, Hawaii. She says she designed a supercute long puffer jacket to take to Aspen but for Hawaii, she’ll be into long, sheer dresses, big sunglasses, and great big, colorful handbags. Trendy!
REBECCA TAYLOR: Well, here’s someone going her own way for the Holidays: Off to New Zealand to visit her grandparents. She says she’ll be wearing her now famous Rebecca Taylor uniform, which consists of Italian army pants and her own designed white blouses. Under her arm she’ll also be carrying plenty of wonderful gifts, and she hopes she’ll get a Hermes scarf herself!
JOYCE AZRIA (BCBGeneration): Joyce says she’ll be lounging on Fisher Island in Miami with her family this holiday season, and she just might design some golf and tennis apparel and a collection of flip flops while she’s there/. She’ll wear her BCBGGeneration gold lame dress for the big day. Very sophisticated!
BETSY JOHNSON: This multi-generational kookie designer says she’ll be making a business trip out of the big holiday season, with store appearances in San Francisco and Hawaii. Then, it’ll be off to New Jersey for Christmas with her sister. On the road, she says she’ll wear her iconic BJ clothes, which are anything but conservative! Christmas day, she’ll put on her red midcalf jersey dress with a Santa Hat. Only Betsy!
A Beautiful Brooch
GELA NASH TAYLOR (Juicy Couture): This young about-town lady plans on spending most of the holiday season at home in English country, wearing a tartan kilt, leather leggings, and a vintage 18th century-style velvet jacket. Her big accessory splurge? A beautiful brooch from her husband, John.
AMY SMILOVIC (Tibi): This charming Southern belle is returning to her roots for Christmas, with several days on Sea Island, afternoons on the beach, and maybe a night or two in Savannah. “We have a fabulous black leatherized lace dress in our new pre-fall 2010 collection that I’ll be taking with me,” she says. She’ll also wear J. Mendel’s winter white fur vest over it for warmth, and Prada’s chunky black earrings. Is this NOW fashion? Fabulous!
BEAUTIFUL BROOCHES. CHUNKY BLACK EARRINGS. YOU CAN GET THEM ALL AT A FRACTION OF THE DESIGNER PRICE. LOOK HERE:
- Antique silver plated gypsy hoop earrings.
- Vintage inspired crystal brooch. Society-smart!