Festive Fringe: Andree blazer, $72, and IC Collection pants, $92, at Tunie’s; Velvet Outlaw fringe top, $50, at velvetoutlaw.com; 60s faux leopard coat, $120, at The Nitty Gritty; Sondra Roberts quilted clutch, $79, at Belle Monde.
The vintage chic ambiance of our city’s newest boutique hotel, The Grady, provides the perfect setting for a sustainable, slow fashion twist on glam party style.
Written & Styled by Christine Fellingham with Jazzlin Hamilton and Samantha Coburn | Photographed by Kylene White with photo assistant William Kolb | Hair by Andrea Gregory | Makeup by Jeannie Gonzalez | Models: Michaela Duerson and Allyson Akers for Heyman Talent; and Christie Perez
The retro modern looks our models wore on their imaginary escapades represent our city’s unique, shop local aesthetic. They combine thrift shop finds, fair trade fashion, upscale consignment, upcycled designs, alpaca and artisan garments from local stores and designers. In an unexpected mix of one-of-a-kind items, these looks would be as fun to give as gifts as they are to wear to a cocktail party to close out the old year and ring in the new. Consider them inspiration as you contemplate both your holiday shopping list and the wardrobe demands of your social calendar. Cheers.
French Connection leather blazer, $169, at Mamili; Her Best Foot Forward “Upepo” skirt, $65, at Herbestfootforward.com; Michael Stars turtleneck, $78, at Tunie’s; glass bead necklace, $49, at Belle Monde; link necklace, $19, at Work the Metal; Anchal “Kantha” cross body bag, $48, at Anchalproject.org.
TIME TO SHINE
From top to bottom: On Allyson: YSL jacket, $1,299; Galvan London jumpsuit, $999; feathered purse, $59. On Christie: Victoria Vintage dress, $1500, at Belle Monde. 50s stole, $95, at Nitty Gritty. On Allyson: Velvet Outlaw fringe jacket, $50, at Velvetoutlaw.com, Xtraordinary dress, $40, at Sassy Fox. On Michaela: Full-length vintage Llloyd’s mink, $1500; rhinestone earrings, $39, at Belle Monde.
LUXE IT UP
See and Be Seen dress, $80, at Tunie’s; Milly faux fur, $225, at Sassy Fox; choker, $12, at Nitty Gritty; earrings, $79, at Mamili; bracelet, $18, at Work the Metal.
Elie Tahari blazer, $299, and drop earrings, $39, at Belle Monde; dress, $235, at Mamili; 40s pendant, $22, at Nitty Gritty; “eclipse” clutch, $32, at Anchalproject.org.
ALL IS BRIGHT
From top to bottom: On Christie: 60s hat, $16, at Nitty Gritty; Maman Couture jacket, $100, at mamanafricanamericandesigns.com; Storyteller Studio hemp sweaterdress, $180, @thestorytellerstudio. On Michaela: Faux fur, $85, and Cheryl jumpsuit, $149, both at Mamili. 60s purse, $25, at Nitty Gritty. On Christie: 60s fox hat, $70, 60s necklace, $45, and 50s opera gloves, $28, at Nitty Gritty. Miou Muse top, $45, and Skies are Blue vegan leather skirt, $44, at Work the Metal. Vintage Louis Vuitton weekender, $599, and Louis Vuitton suitcase, $1999, at Belle Monde.
From top to bottom: On Michaela: Cape, $48, at Sassy Fox. Julian Chang jumpsuit, $198, at Tunie’s. Clutch, $69, at Mamili. Kendra Scott pendant, $49, at Belle Monde; On Allyson: Victoria Royal dress, $99, at Belle Monde. Faux pearls, $10, and 60s Maud Handley purse, $60, at Nitty Gritty. On Christie: Forme fascinator, $795, at Forme or formemillinery.com. 50s karkul and mink jacket, $120, at Nitty Gritty. Adrienne dress, $128, at Tunie’s.
BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
Ann Taylor blazer, $78, 60s Brenner B dress, $249, faux fur scarf, $19, Danielle Nicole purse, $68, all at Belle Monde; sunglasses, $12, at Nitty Gritty.