Oh, Holy Night | VRAI Magazine
At the end of every year, many will take a moment to ponder over the occurrences that had transpired throughout the year. Even with the unpredictable occurrences, I find my blessings to be greater than I could have ever imagined. From a personal in-depth interview with couture designers Badgley Mischka, to being interviewed by Caitlin McCulloch Style Editor of Diablo Magazine for their annual “Best of the East Bay” feature. With the re-branding of Rich in love Fashion I began to aim towards greatness, conveying an era that symbolizes the most glamorous decade of film and women’s fashion. In a decade after the war years, designers such as Christian Dior redefined the silhouette along with the appearance of a woman. I find this particular classic profile taking flight through the stories I write executed by the photographs composed.
How often during the year do we envision or become drawn to the glamour of a formal dinner, reception or holiday gathering? I find an attractive dress with subtle accents and overall feminine confidence to be striking. It may be every woman’s goal, to be the center of attention as others gaze in envy or flock in praise? One should enter a room creating appreciative smiles and not mocking grins. The distinction between bold and gaudy can sometimes be narrow; sensual can be perilously close to slutty; chic can be close to showy; exotic can become erotic. The question of how to present your self in a timeless air of grace while still maintaining a modern appearance can be applied by the merging of the two eras.The women of this timeless era of the forties and fifties were known for their ‘perfect’ sense of style from their dress material which displayed curved lines, embellished ruffles and elaborate details. For the modern woman a sense of timeless style such as this is certainly approachable for the holiday season. A gorgeous supple draped velvet cocktail dress sharing a rich decadent undertone takes center stage, merged with the holiday sparkle of vintage accents highlighted by glamorous side swept hair like Veronica Lake. An appearance as this gives you much needed glamour for the holidays with the addition of vivid red lips, gleaming black liquid eyeliner on a contrasting nude eye accompanied by flawless skin. Bring tradition, glamour and vintage flair home this holiday.