party ready

The party is un­der­way for our 15th birthday is­sue and, with these stun­ning spe­cial-oc­ca­sion pieces, I’m alla set to cel­e­brate in style.

donna hay - - DONNA'S MUST-HAVES -


When I’m dress­ing up, my phi­los­o­phy is the same as it is for my day-to-day wardrobe, just with more glam­our! I al­ways look for clothes that feel clas­sic, but with a mod­ern up­date, and I couldn’t be hap­pier with this daz­zling black flo­ral lurex dress. The de­sign, with a low V-neck­line and fit­ted wide waist­band, is won­der­fully el­e­gant, and I love how when I’m mov­ing through the room the floor-length pleated skirt re­veals a sub­tle glimpse of the gor­geous, glit­ter­ing mid­night blue shoes.


I love in­vent­ing a new cock­tail for my par­ties and this year Pa­trón Sil­ver tequila has a star­ring role in my ly­chee and vanilla tequila mar­tini (see page 77 for the recipe). This lim­ited-edi­tion bot­tle, with Pa­trón’s sig­na­ture bee in hand­crafted pewter, looks spec­tac­u­lar on the drinks sta­tion. Adding to the fun are the ster­ling sil­ver bub­ble blower and party hat from Tif­fany & Co. I wore the hat for a sneaky hour in the of­fice while pre­par­ing this is­sue – it cer­tainly added to the air of cel­e­bra­tion!


My day-to-day skin­care keeps me ready for any oc­ca­sion, and the Re­vi­tal­iz­ing Supreme range from Estée Lauder is my go-to – I can al­ways de­pend on it leav­ing my skin look­ing and feel­ing great. And if my skin is a lit­tle stressed, I just add the Ad­vanced Night Re­pair Am­poules to my rou­tine – they’re like magic!


To com­plete my look, I’ve turned to the un­der­stated el­e­gance of these clas­sic di­a­mond bracelets. Whether I wear just one or a few, they add the per­fect time­less flour­ish.

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