Happy, Merry, Joyous 2014! I ushered in the New Year wearing a couture strapless dress, my favorite LBD, with my neck and wrists decked out in pearls. I wore Vince Camuto heels in black kidskin, and a jeweled clutch, inlaid with semi precious stones ( chalcedony, onyx, agate, coral). I wore my velvet Dolce and Gabbana velvet coat featured in a recent post. It is the New Year; a girl has to get her game on, and there is no surer way than the LBD! An outfit twist soon... Here is a photo: I had the pleasure to be with family and friends for this holiday. The party was held at my father's, and so many wonderful friends dropped in and out. My sister brought in scrumptous food from Citeralla, a well know eatery in the Hamptons, and my father hired a cook. My sister in law laid a beautiful table!
Now what you don't see, or do see, but is part illusion: ( No, not me, I am real, I swear!) While the photos were taken in my home, I spliced part of my father's lit outside entrance into the photo, to merge where I was, with where I was going. Also, I will be frank, my dad is not well, and I like to have part of him in my photos, (even if it is a part of where he lives), as well as in my heart. So the lit tree that looks like a photo of fireworks is there, for reasons both decorative and symbolic.
A happy bit of news about my outfit. The entire outfit was thrifted or bought deeply discounted at consignments stores in Manhattan or East Hampton! What I wore: ~Strapless dress by Tom and Linda Platt for Bergdorf Goodman, thrifted in East Hampton ~Vince Camuto heels purchased at a consignment store ~ Enourmous Keshi pearl bracelt , Encore, Madison Ave NY NY ~South Sea perals bought directly from the diamond district ~Dolce and Gabbana Coat, from Roundabout NY NY. ~Velvet clutch with hand set semi-precious stones, from Around Again, Sag Harbor
I literally saved thousands! A good way to start a New Year- but not as good as the party surrounded by loving friends and family! I wish you all a happy 2014; filled with success, happiness, exciting challenges, and personal achievement!