{festive style + the winner is . . .}

The season’s trends are a whirlwind of embellishments, including stacks of rings and layers of necklaces, extravagant fabrics and glittering piles of shimmering sequins, and, in keeping with the holiday spirit, will most likely being wearing something spectacular in my hair for New Year’s for certain, and perhaps even Christmas eve, or both . . .

Incidentally, a tiara would also be fitting for Chelsea, who, in the middle of all the excitement and some serious competition, has been chosen, {with a little help from a random number generator}, winner and will be the most stylish girl around town with her brand new Hayden-Harnett handbag . . .

{Congratulations, Chelsea!}

Special thanks again to Hayden-Harnett and to everyone who entered — it’s been such fun, and a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.

{1- Lily Cole by Carter Smith; 2 – Natalia Vodianova from an earlier post; 3 + 7 – editorial: The New New Look, Vogue UK June 2007; Daria Werbowy by Paolo Roversi; 4 – editorial: The House on the Hill, Vogue UK November 2004; Lily Cole by Arthur Elgor; 5 – editorial: bollywood dreams, Vogue India October 2007, Gemma Ward by Patrick Demarchelier; 6 –Natalia Vodianova by Paolo Roversi}