The winter holidays are a season filled with the love of family and friends, and the joys of giving and receiving – plus, thanks to a plenitude of parties and galas, some of the finest fashions of the entire year.
We’re happy to embrace and showcase the season’s enchanting looks, and where better to tell a glamorous tale than the recently refurbished Skirvin Hilton? Whether you’re planning for an upcoming soiree or merely drawn to beauty, a glimpse of the ensembles within these pages should be spellbinding in the best way.
Wayne Clark dress in pewter and Blue Duck Rex rabbit fur, both from R Meyers; Badgley Mischka metallic heel, from Von Maur; Multicolored South Sea pearls, from BC Clark
Two-piece silk ensemble with tulle top, Alençon lace appliqué and long flared rear paneling, with silk and feather hat, all by Stella Thomas Designs; Gold and pearl double-sided stud earring, by Chartreuse Chandelier Jewelry
Blue gown with French tulle, side pleats and satin lining, from Stella Thomas Designs; Simone Perele demi bra out of the Jaipur Collection, from The Lingerie Store; Crystal statement drop earring by Theia Jewelry, from R Meyers; Burnt umber heel by Jessica Simpson, from Von Maur
Two-piece suit, custom made to order with classic crepe suiting fabric and silk interlining in the sleeve, from Stella Thomas Designs; Sterling silver collar accented with black spinels, by David Yurman, and wide sterling silver dome style ring accented with black spinels, by David Yurman, both from BC Clark
A stunning Hayley Paige gown from JJ Kelly, a certainty to draw eyes this season.
Long gold and French tulle gown with beaded designs, Chantilly lace and a full, flowing train, from Stella Thomas Designs; Gold and pearl double-sided stud earrings, by Chartreuse Chandelier Jewelry; Eliza heel in champagne fabric by Betsey Johnson, from Von Maur
Pink Tartan embroidered jacket and velvet pant, both from R Meyers; Dusty lilac heel by BCBG, from Von Maur; Sterling silver and diamond multiple full circle necklace by David Yurman and stylized diamond hoop earrings by Hearts on Fire, both from BC Clark
Special thanks to the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Hilary from Brink Model Management, 822 Broadway Salon, Jack Odell for MarloHaus, Frank Christon with Recipe Styling, Hunter Stack, Alice Stella Thomas Kelsey with Stella Thomas Designs, R Meyers, Von Maur, JJ Kelly Bridal, BC Clark, Chartreuse Chandelier Jewelry, Naifeh Fine Jewelry, La Baguette Bistro and Interior Gilt.
► Sweetening Your Look
A lavish red velvet treat from La Baguette is made even more decadent with beauty from Naifeh Fine Jewelry.
From Naifeh Design, spectacular 22kt yellow gold bands with pink sapphire, Tsavorite green garnet, blue sapphires and diamonds // Statement ring featuring a cabochon of faceted aquamarine surrounded by diamonds in 14kt white gold, from Meira T // Ring featuring cat’s-eye chrysoberyl and diamonds in 18kt yellow gold, from the studio of Robert ProcopMoghul diamond earrings from Naifeh Design, featuring rose cut slices of diamonds set in globes of 22kt yellow gold // 18kt yellow gold stud earrings boasting 15.60cts of clustered cabochon moonstones, from Temple St. Clair // Sumptuous South Sea pearls from Naifeh Design in a 22kt yellow gold necklace // 18kt yellow gold “confetti” bracelet with moonstones and diamonds, by Paul Morelli 34-inch rose gold chain, studded with more than 15cts of faceted white topaz // Cushion cut 10.84ct tanzanite set in 18kt white gold ring with 0.84cts of diamonds // three-stone 3.13 cts diamond ring in platinum by Valerie Naifeh // Fancy yellow radiant cut 3.02ct diamond ring with 1.68ct of white diamonds, from Christopher Designs // Magnificent earrings featuring more than 6cts of asscher, oval and marquise cut diamonds, surrounded by halos of round brilliant diamonds