HAUTE LINE BLING
It’s party season — there are work gatherings, black-tie dinners and, of course, New Year’s Eve. Canada’s top fashion expert, Jeanne Beker, susses out the most glamorous gowns, sexy frocks and luxurious looks for all your holiday party needs.
Jeanne Beker goes glam in her search for the perfect high-end holiday wear
FRINGE FUN Want, 1788 Avenue Rd., $779.95, “This is just fantastic for those of us who love fringes. It’s so well made with the beautiful mesh up top, it’s got a beautiful flow.” SEQUIN GALORE Milli, 231 Avenue Rd., $7,595, “I have rarely seen such a magnificent display of sequins teamed with this rich plum velvet. It is to die for. You will stop traffic in this dress.” GREEN WITH ENVY HazelLily Designer Consignment, 510 Eglinton Ave. W., $1,195, “The way it’s cut, the way it’s draped, Zac Posen really knows how to fit a woman’s body.” AN ARTFUL TOUCH Andrews, Bayview Village, $835, “Lucian Matis is an artist first and foremost. This really has a handpainted feel to it with the elegance of the roses.” SPARKLE IT UP Rewind, 577 Mt. Pleasant Rd., $450, “Bill Blass, what an iconic designer, and these gorgeous sequins are done in a beautiful graphic pattern.”
RUST OVER RED Brian Bailey, Bayview Village, $1,495, “I adore this rust colour, it’s so rich and warm. I would take advantage of the band around the shoulders and put a brooch on that.” LEOPARD LUXURY Roxy Earle x Le Chateau, Le Chateau, Promenade mall, $139.95, “I love this velvet devoré fabrication with this stunning coloration.”
SEXY STUDS Poor Little Rich Girl, 2094 Yonge St., $299, “This is a very edgy dress, the studs are fantastic. It’s got a high sexy slit and a wonderful amount of stretch.”
BEADED BEAUTY Freda’s, 86 Bathurst St., $875, “This is absolutely sexy and has a real glamorous feel to it with a vintage vibe. It’s beautiful with the little black beads all over.”