{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}

25 Notes
  • Beautiful images.
    What a lovely way to spend the weekend.


  • I agree with east side bride–birdcages are not on their way out though but the poufs are tres chic now!

  • I think huge poufs are the next bridal trend. I am so over the birdcage.

  • I love those pictures. They inspire me to go out and find me some more accessories for myself. I need some cute jewelry for my hair. My dull hair needs some life. Thanks for posting!

  • ooooh so gorgeous!

  • Thank you for the well wishes ^__^. Have you ever heard of Ban.do ? I want a beautiful headpiece from them so bad. I think I will buy one in celebration of being a cancer survivor when my hair grows back!

  • Stunning photos!!!!

  • love headpieces!!!

  • Thanks for the tip, Songy! Actually don’t mind the borders, but if I tire of them, will definitely try your little snippet of code :)


  • fascinators became a such fashion item along with all retro burlesque stuff. This is so relevant to what’s happening in streets.

    I really do feel blog fashion pulse stronger than any magazines..

    btw, did you want to remove picture borders around the ‘Polaroid’ images? try adding this before the end of img tag.



  • Thanks so much, Tiffany! And you should definitely wear blossoms in your hair :) Wishing you the best of luck with the chemo.

  • When I am done with my last two chemos and my hair grows back, I would love to wear a small tinsel headband and a cople of little blossoms in my hair. I think hair gear is fun, fashionable, artistic, and of course….glamorous. Great Post! As usual!

  • They are my favorite faces.

  • Lovely as usual. These head dresses are incredible.

  • Gorgeous head ‘adornments’!

  • I love all the embellishments and sequins this season. There’s something so glamorous and trendy about them – they add so much to an outfit.

    And I adore those photos of Gemma Ward and Natalia. Everything you find is so gorgeous! (:

  • Gorgeous pictures indeed. I love that ligth blue cape and princess crown!

  • Absolutely stunning photos! How do you always find the best ones?

  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  • Congrats, Chelsea! (I’m so jealous). Your pics are fabulous as usual, I adore your shimmering sequins, darling!

    Stop by my blog and don’t miss my leaf jewelry give away!

  • Pretty…:-)

  • You have picked photos of my favourite photogaphers and models. They are exquisite Carla

  • Stunning post! Great collection. It makes me want to wear a tiara for NYeve ;)

  • A tiara for Christmas Eve, awaiting Santa with a shimmery glass of champagne… that’s something out of a fairy tale.

  • gorgeous images – love them all. xv

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