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This a personal homage to all Tiffany’s women designers and designers who celebrate femininity through splendid, breathtaking creations. To a company who celebrates self-empowerment, and to all our mothers and grandmothers who teach their daughters confidence and substance… Hats off!

As far as I remember, my grandmother has always been the epitome of style. I remember her Chanel scent before going out in the morning, her satin dresses in the evening, her kohled eyes, the sound of her heels when she came back from dinners, her boudoir full of clutches, lipsticks, body lotions… And, of course, her wood boxes filled with all kinds of jewels. For someone who owned so much jewelry, it always surprised me how she would always wear the same set for months (generally a necklace with a gold bracelet)—whether if it’s to go shopping in the afternoon, or for more glamorous outings. I was fascinated.

As I grow older, I finally came to the conclusion fine jewelry is deeply meaningful for women in my family, whether it was a family heirloom, a strong statement that reflects their personal history and/or investments from themselves to themselves. I also realized it’s not even about the price tag, but there is something more substantial attached to the items; the way these ladies would carry themselves, their elegant manners, the eloquence of their speech … and the way they would subconsciously caress it. There was a certain power attached to it—that certain je-ne-sais-quoi that lifts any boring outfit into something that is proper to their character. I remember the long afternoons at my grandmother’s jeweler – where she would spend hours editing a piece – adding more stones, crafting some pendant. She would be meticulous, and that would drive the poor old man crazy.

And as I grow older, I realized I adopted the same jewelry standards. I rather own fewer items that are super fine than own a lot of pieces that are ”cheap”. I rather wear one the four Tiffany’s gold chains that I own, repeatedly for months and will never get bored if it. More than investments, it’s something that becomes part of your identity: How I would save for it, choose it, pick it and the best part is – how I know it would stay forever in my very own wood box.Which is probably why I have a certain obsession with Tiffany’s key designers, like Paloma Picasso or Francesca Amfitheatrof, who have a strong simplicity in their aesthetics, but so relative to their ideology or personal stories, that I can’t help but be reminded of my grandmother’s own quintessential pieces. I guess from all the things these women have in common, it’s the confidence I would want to teach my daughter. Just like I was taught by her Great-grandmother. The epitome of style.

Photo: Josée Lecompte

 

   

 

{Holiday Edit 01} | {Holiday Edit 02} | {Holiday Edit 03} |{Holiday Edit 04} | {Holiday 05}

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My friends, when in doubt, opt for simplicity and focus on jewels. For tonight’s DULCEDO party (who cares about the snowstorm, you’ll find me on the dance floor!!!!!!), I thought it would be perfect to channel an all-white outfit paired with my latest Tiffany T addition (THANK YOU TIFFANY!). We also shot this edit at the Montreal Store, which hold many key pieces from Tiffany T, that I ALL used for the shoot. I mean, when you allow me to wear Tiffany’s… I WEAR Tiffany’s 🙂 What I love about all-white party looks is 1) that épuré feels it airs – 2) No matter where your pieces are from, it looks like a multimillion dollar look (very Monaco-esque) – 3) It has this very interesting contrast of simplicity and luxury – 4) White is super trendy this season – 5) Add a red lipstick to it, and… DAMN GIRL!

READ MORE  The Holiday Edit 01: The Lunch Look

….BUT! Let my honesty voice out my main concern for tonight. I’m SUPER ULTRA CLUMSY. If you ever see me with shrimp sauce all over my jumpsuit, don’t tell! Or, and that is worse, what if I look like a snowflake? but hey, Qui ne risques rien… n’a rien! It’s a daring look, but I’m a daring person. I’ll let you know how it goes, but, meanwhile, have you ever worn white in a party? would you dare?

P.S: Scroll down and check out the Tiffany &Co Holiday Campaign, it’s SO CUTE!!!

UPDATE: FORGET white on a party of 800 people. I’m still in awe of the look, but truth to be told, it’s perfect for an intimate dinner, party of 10 or a family gathering. I switched to a classic LBD at the very last minute, and THANK GOD I did, because 1) A drink was spilled on me 10 min after I arrived, 2) The party was c r o w d e d ! it would have turned grey in minutes 3) It would have looked too serious. I would reserve this look for another occasion. Probably The blog’s intimate dinner next week!

P.S2: Oh, and by the way, DULCEDO throws the best parties!

==DETAILS OF THE LOOK==

{TOP} Judith & Charles

{BLAZER + PANTS} H&M

{JEWELS} Tiffany T

{SHOES} Christian Louboutin

CREDIT PHOTO: JOSÉE LECOMPTE
MUA: Mayillah Ezekiel