While we are only days away from lavish gatherings with spirits flowing into welcomed glasses, festive toasts around roaring fireplaces and holiday shimmer. I find the finishing touches showcasing pearls, iridescent rhinestones, and velvet as a time old tradition. A vintage, 1920s hip-length silk chiffon shell, heavily beaded in an elaborate Art Nouveau design, provides holiday glamour with an array of pearls in a scalloped-like arrangement. While the overall design maintains a striking presence, it also creates an adornment of tubular and circular grey beads of glamour.
As a former visual merchandiser the holidays play an ostensibly part in the selling process, while extravagant window displays have the potential power to drive foot traffic of approximate 15,000 customers per hour in most metropolitan areas. With the holiday season fashioning 25 percent of annual sales for retailers, the art of window displays influence purchases on average 24 percent of the time. Perhaps this is the reason why many Americans are captivated, creating a winter wonderland in the street viewed windows of their households. Christmas Eve, is the only time that neighbors meet neighbors as they emerge from their homes to stroll along sidewalks and curbs which are all occupied with luminous arrangements of colored lights, festive garland and holiday cheer.
Considering the importance of visual merchandising on retail businesses, the single and most important reason for visualization is to engage and inspire shoppers to purchase more of the products you want them to acquire. With a direct portion of holiday glitz in mind, an assortment of winter-wardrobe essentials being embraced include: a plush high-waisted velvet pencil skirt, an authentic millinery design by Noreen Fashions to the contrast of patent accessories. Who knew such an Art Nouveau designed lustrous beaded shell would highlight an outfit while being home for the holidays.
Vintage Art Nouveau Beaded Shell (similar here & here)
Velvet Pencil Skirt (similar here, here & here)
Pearl Cluster Earrings (similar here)
Vintage Accessories as seen on my Etsy Boutique
Fiore Glam Satin Top Hosiery c/o Heels & Toes Inc.
Kate Spade Patent Licorice Heels
Marble Gloss in ‘Eartha’ c/o Ultra-Vixen Cosmetics