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Continuing my focus from yesterday’s blog on holiday shoes, here are my picks for the best holiday dresses featuring interesting details.

My favorite Los Angeles fashion designer, ROBERT RODRIGUEZ,  really knows how to create a beautifully detailed garment.  Take a look at this fabulous teal one shoulder dress with feather detail at the waist.  This silhouette is flattering for all figure types and most excellent for curvy gals.  Take note of how this is dress is styled with black leather gloves, lace stockings and black booties making this look rock.  Personally, I’d choose a big scale choker necklace with a reflective or sparkly quality like rhinestones, or lucite with lots of silver chain to complete this look for a holiday party.

VALENTINO’s nude dress with black lace details is stunning.

NANETTE LEPORE has a platinum colored cowl neck dress richly embroidered with tribal detailing.

L.A.M.B. has a cleverly detailed ponte knit dress featuring a collar and puffed sleeves of leather.  I love the contrast of the smooth leather against the textured knit.

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It’s Halloween and my mind is on all the alluring and dark scents available in perfume or candle form.  I have three recommendations for you to peruse and discover what appeals to you.

If you are interested in a unique perfumerie check out Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab available online at

This website is wonderfully creative and unfolds like a surreal story with scents cleverly organized under various themes like Carnaval Diabolique and Bewitching Brews.  What could be more perfect for all hallow’s eve?

If you are in the mood for candle scents I recommend you visit for their Baies “Noire/Black” Berries candle $68.  While the scent is classified as fruit based, the candle container sets a dark and somber mood so fitting for today’s theme.

Go to for talented designer favorite of mine Jonathan Adler’s Muse Noir Candle $68.  It comes in an intriguing container that will last long after the candle has burned down.  The fragrance features plum and bergamot mixed with amber and vetiver.

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Are you looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses to complement this season’s look which is all about faux fur vests, jeggings or leggings and oversized tops?  I recommend you walk into your nearest Sunglass Hut outpost.  This is easy to find as Sunglass Hut is not only a stand alone store but can also be found inside your local Macy’s.  I found these newRay-Ban aviators at $164.95 which work perfectly to express the adventurous sporty gal in you.

If you are going for more of a European look try on a shield style like Versace‘s VE2113for $220.

A third way to balance your look is to go tonal,  Match your sunglass frames to the color of your faux fur.  Below are three great looking options to work with brown, grey or black tones.

RAY-BAN  RB4057 $169.95RAY-BAN RB4125  $184.95

GUCCI GS3102/S $245


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