Optical Opulence

Jesse L Brooks


As December arrives we are getting into the holiday spirit with our wardrobe. One of our favorite things to do during the Christmas season is wrap gifts and that's why the star of this week's look caught our eye. It reminds us of beautiful, luxurious wrapping paper! Now one might think, "Who would want to wear wrapping paper?" But in this case you definitely want to sparkle and shine in this print. This mini shift dress by Valentino features a metallic jacquard weave patterned with a chevron iteration of the house's archival 'V' logo from the '60s.  When it came to accessorizing we kept the holidays and upcoming (Covid safe) parties a strong focus, starting with our shoes. Made from lustrous emerald-green satin, these Yes Darling sandals from Aquazzura are defined by embellished spherical bases on the heels. To bring out even more color from the fun and fabulous party dress, we opted for an eye-catching fuchsia clutch. Crystal covered with a slim silhouette, this bag is topped with a removable crossbody chain for versatile styling. Making sure to keep the jewelry on a bit more of the toned down side, we chose a dazzling pair of mini hoop earrings featuring rubies, emeralds and sapphires by Ross-Simons. Rounding out the festive ensemble is a little metallic magic courtesy of Givenchy Beauty. This silver hued eyeliner easily allows you to create thin or thick lines thanks to a precise brush tip and a gliding texture. No matter what events you might have planned leading up to Christmas, we can promise you this ensemble will have everyone swooning over your "Optical Opulence."