Fashion & Accessories

By Yasmin Jorge

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to have extra fun with fashion this month. Here are some sizzling favorites sure to please the confident lady who loves wearing red. And we all look great in such a hot color!

Ready for a romantic night on the town? Catherine Malandrino and Muse dresses are perfect for those sultry evenings. Malandrino’s long, floor-length gown is worthy of any ocean goddess set to make a grand entrance. The fabric drapes gloriously and a tied waist and neckline add seductiveness. The macramé front is exquisite.

It is sold at prestige retailers and at http://www.couture.zappos.com. Muse’s curve-conscious, one-shoulder jersey jeweled dress is also glam and a good length at slightly above the knee. The Muse line is sold at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and other specialty stores across the U.S., and now at http://www.museapparel.com. Both dresses pack graceful star power – nice wardrobe investments.

Also worth mentioning is BCBG Max Azria’s Iselin draped skirt dress. The cut is super smart – supple satin boasts unique draping and pleats defined by a banded elastic waist. A jewel neckline and ¾ sleeves add to the prettiness. The look can be sexy or demure depending on how you accessorize and wear your hair and makeup. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue and at http://www.bcbg.com.

Irá Salles luxury clutches are wonderful to carry as you rock your fab red frocks! Each bag is handmade – mixing crochet with fine materials like beads and goat leather in a range of hues that reflect the Brazilian way of life, full of joy and style. Salles pieces are functional, fun and sexy. The designer is popular in her native Brazil and abroad and just recently brought her line to NYC. Visit Blue Bag at 266 East Elizabeth Street #A to feast your eyes.

Rebirth offers another new line of bags to the market. The Malibu hobo in bolero red is soft and roomy to carry everything a diva needs, and is fiercely stylish for day to night use. Features include a Chindi rug body, antique brass hardware, distressed leather strap, bottom and side corset laces, and lots of interior pockets. Bravo to totes that have beauty in form and function! http://www.rebirthstyle.com

A fabulous classic 1940s bolero from Allesandra Designs will provide a bit of warmth and timeless elegance to any evening ensemble. The lovely bolero is snugly soft, features sparkling rhinestone crystal buttons on the ¾ length sleeves, and wraps perfectly around the back of the neck to showcase your figure and dress. Order online at http://www.allesandradesigns.com.

No look can be perfect without the right pair of shoes. Badgley Mischka Janni satin pumps are heart-pumping to wear with dazzling accent at the vamp and daring heel. You’ve been warned. http://www.couture.zappos.com

Originally published February 2012
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