When I was a little girl, I told my mom that bling makes me happy. I was only seven years old and I was wearing my flower girl dress as I said this. She just chuckled at me, but it’s clear that I’ve always loved beautiful clothing.
Fashion, like art, allows people to express themselves and their creativity. No two women wear an outfit quite the same way. We each put our own twist on it, and that’s what makes it so much fun. We wanted to feature holiday fashion in a gorgeous setting, so we chose the breathtaking Hotel LeVeque and The Keep Kitchen and Liquor Bar in downtown Columbus.
In this issue you will see bold and beautiful holiday glam and party wear with fashion both from local designers and local boutiques. Our team chose styles that are beautiful and flattering to the figure.
You will see modern A-line dresses, velvet jumpsuits, that little black dress, the color red, embroidered florals, and elegant furs. The styles include something appropriate for the office party as well as the formal event.
So at the next holiday party, make an entrance with one of these chic outfits. All the outfits featured are from your favorite local shops. We hope you get inspired and shop local.
Photography by: Shannon W. Williams
Hair and makeup by: Penzone Salons & Spas
Styled by: Kelly Moricca and Jasmin Tucker
Creative Direction: Jasmin Tucker
Encinas Designs: Rose Gold Sequin Gown with Cape $780
MODEL: Akilah West
THREAD: Drew Mila Jumpsuit $216
ACCESSORIES: THREAD: Pluma Jewelry Hammered Bezel Necklace $312, Pluma Jewerly Gold Bead Earrings $65
MODEL: Halle Bull
LEAL: D. Exterior Brocade Front Pant $375, Marie Saint Pierre Nerua Top $790, Marie Saint Pierre Revana Dress $1,660
ACCESSORIES: LEAL: Buddha Charms Necklace $495, Millianna Earrings $92, Santi M. Gun Clutch $140
MODELS: Sienna Castillo and Akilah West
MINKA’S FUR & JEWELRY: Teal, Velvet Backless Jumpsuit $109, Grey Cashmere & Fox Fur Cape $1,999, Black One-Shoulder Jumpsuit $99, Sheared & Laser Cut Chinchilla Rex, Fox Fur & Wool Jacket $2,700
ACCESSORIES: MINKA’S FUR & JEWELRY: Pearl & Hematite Crystal Lariat $234, Black Crystal Drop Earrings $59, Zebra Print Calf Hair Bag $93
MODELS: Akilah West and Halle Bull
LEAL: Joseph Plata Connie Skirt $920, Joseph Plata Valentina Velvet Top $400
ACCESSORIES: LEAL: Millianna Stella Midnight Necklace $450
MODEL: Bridget Johnson
GODFRYS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CLOTHIER: (Women’s) Elie Tahari Essence Velvet Dress $348, (Men’s) Zanella Parker Pant $445, Pal Zileri Sport Coat $1,695, Gran Sasso Merino Extra Fine Sweater Vest $295, Robert Talbott Tie $125
ACCESSORIES: GODFYS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CLOTHIER: Margo Morrison Grey Baroque Pearl and Black Spinel Earrings $275, Margo Morrison Grey Baroque Pearl and Swarovski Necklace $595
MODELS: Halle Bull and Carl Swanson
MODEALISE: Terani Couture Black Multi Dress $435.50, Terani Couture Emerald Dress $256.50
ACCESSORIES: MODEALISE: Konplott Earrings $192, Konplott Bracelet $154.50, Malik Earrings $175.50
MODELS: Sienna Castillo and Amelia Bindofer
LEFLAIR: Joseph Ribkoff Lipstick Red Dress $210
ACCESSORIES: LEFLAIR: Brighton Earrings $68, Brighton Meridian Bangle $48, Brighton Sacred Cross Bangle $38
MODEL: Carrie Stroud
FABTIQUE: Yuni Floral Brocade Dress $148, Molly Bracken Sequin Dress $118
ACCESSORIES: FABTIQUE: Earring $60, Cuff $55, Bangle $75, Qudo Black Earrings $98
MODELS: Bridget Johnson and Denise Loftus
LILYLIMES: Isobella & Chloe Blizzard Blues Dress $56, Egg by Susan Lazar Rosie Jacket $99