GO AHEAD…GLIMMER

GO AHEAD…GLIMMER

‘Tis the season to exert glitter-filled, over-the-top-glam. The chilly days ahead promise a twist on some old favorites and a chance to shimmer, sparkle and play with all the twinkling palettes, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

HOLIDAY’S GLOW

Gorgeous glowing skin will put you at the top of the nice list this season when you incorporate Maya Chia’s The Highlight of the Day Illuminating Serum, as a luminous, healthy and natural-looking radiance always accentuates one’s look. $42. At Neiman Marcus

WINTERIZED BEAUTY

To ensure a radiant complexion during these chilly months, try Guerlain Abeille Royale Rich Day Cream, a balm-like, rich formula that smooths wrinkles and fine lines, revitalizing skin for a visibly firmed and more luminous glow. $154. At Neiman Marcus

FESTIVE POUT

The classic red lip turns festive with vivaciously vibrant shades and silky shine. Try Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour Lipstick for the perfect cranberry tint and holiday shine. $90. At Bergdorf Goodman

SAFE HAVEN

Haven by Lily Aldridge Parfums offers a fragrance that allows you to experience the raw, exquisite beauty of florals with the sultry blend of opulent and heady Rose Absolute that’s delicately paired with blooming peony and musk. $50. At LilyAldridgeParfums.com

A TOUCH OF SNOW

That touch of snow-white shimmer in the inner corner of your eyes will brighten and deliver an angelic winter wonderland look. Try Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Pigments in Icy-Pearl White. $22. At Sephora

GO GREEN. REALLY GREEN

This holiday season’s emerald smoky statement eye is the sultry look we’re asking Santa for this year. A show-stealing look achieved by blending three or more shades of highly pigmented green in the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette, The Golden Goddess in The Rebel. $53. At Sephora

MONO, MEET MAGICAL

The monochromatic trend takes a festive spin by complementing wine-stained lips with bright burgundy winged liner. Try Lancôme Ombre Hypnose Stylo Matte Metallics in Rubis for an unexpected and wow-worthy look finished with tons of volumizing mascara. $25. At Saks Fifth Avenue

GLITTERFUL & THANKFUL

For a holiday-glam twist on the glitzy eye makeup, apply a chunky glitter pigment across your eyes, extending beyond the outer corners towards your temples when you try Tarte Treasure Pot Glitter Gel in Moonwalk. $18. At Sephora

SILVER BELLE

A gradient of silver and gunmetal screams both naughty and nice. Sweep a shimmering silver shade up to your brow bone and under your lash line by using Yves Saint Laurent Beaute’s Wild Tuxedo Eyeshadow Palette. $60. At YSLBeautyUS.com

GOLDEN DAYS AHEAD

Create stunning golden-champagne, smoky eyes that shimmer with  twinkle lights for your holiday parties with this assortment of 10 pigment-rich shades that smudge, blend, line, fill, and define. Try the Laura Mercier Caviar Vault Eye Colour Collection. $200. At Neiman Marcus

HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR STYLE

HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR STYLE

Want to be the coolest guy in the room at your Christmas gathering? Yep, so do we. Here are five stylish items to add to your closet this Christmas that will keep you both warm and stylish, according to our globe-roving style editor Lance Avery Morgan.

OUTERWEAR TO REFLECT INNER HIPNESS

It’s not every Christmas we get to wear a turtleneck in Texas, so pair one with a sport coat or overcoat for a more polished vibe. You’ll look great when you arrive, and you can always take off a layer if it gets too warm inside and still look dapper. At Barney’s New York

COOL IN CASHMERE

This is a classic that every man should have in his winter wardrobe. If you are feeling in the spirit, you can even wear something that reflects the cold weather in your most stylish way. Brunello Cucinelli cashmere sweater, $995. At Neiman Marcus.

ITALIAN STALLION 

When the weather changes, so should your cologne. We recommend the new K by Dolce & Gabanna fragrance. It conjures both the Italian countryside and the Mediterranean midday sun with its vibrant crescendo of citruses, ignited by fiery aromatics and underpinned by sophisticated woods. You’ll be unforgettable wearing it. $80. At Nordstrom

JEANS THAT ROCK

Can you think of a better way to make sure you sample Christmas dinner without over-indulging and packing on extra pounds? We can’t either. Wearing something fitted like a classic blue jean that’s been sleekly updated will ensure a less less pounds you have to trim in the upcoming New Year. From $178. At 7 For All Mankind

UP TO YOUR NECK

Scarves are making a big fashion statement right now­­­–and they’re not just for wearing on the street to ward off the chilly elements. If you’re one who overheats in a turtleneck, this is the perfect alternative to look warm and stylish as you celebrate holiday cheer.

GET A GRIP

A good pair of leather gloves is something that can last for years, especially in a warm-weather place like Texas where you don’t have to wear them daily…or even weekly. When you do, these are reversible in leather and quilted nylon. $68. At Polo Ralph Lauren.

LONG NIGHT, GREAT MORNING

Founder Benjamin Smith of Disco, the new Austin-based premium men’s grooming brand, is on to something healthy with the debut of his new line of seven products. All natural, they have some key ingredients like caffeine to reduce puffiness under the eyes, aloe vera to calm irritated skin, essential oils for a natural, clean scent, and hyaluronic acid to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  From $14-30. At LetsDisco.co

NATIVE INTELLIGENCE

NATIVE INTELLIGENCE

Busy mom, wife and interior designer, native Texan Elizabeth McAllen Roberts of San Antonio is considered to be one of the chicest women in the state. Here, join our always-curious reporter Lance Avery Morgan to find out what she’s loving the most these days.

 

My interior design icon is…John Saladino. I love his quiet and elegant interiors. There is something very peaceful, yet grand, in all of the rooms he creates.

One interior design accessory I can’t live without is…great art.

How I made my first dollar growing up… I grew up on a working cattle ranch in deep South Texas and would work at our family’s ranch food commissary on Saturdays with my grandfather.

 What I love most about living in the San Antonio/ South Texas area is…The ability to go from the city to the country in less than twenty minutes. The best of both worlds.

If I could live in a foreign city because of its design aesthetic, it would be… in Madrid or Florence.

Last thing I binge/marathon watched wasThe Handmaid’s Tale. I am a huge fan.

First album I bought wasThe Cars. It was a 45 mile drive to get to school in the mornings so The Cars made the daily drive way more entertaining. We listened to it on an eight-track cassette player (does anyone know what those are anymore?) in our Town and Country station wagon.

My favorite coffee table style book is…Roomscapes: The Decorative Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino.

The last meal that truly impressed me was…Restaurante La Tienda in Marbella, Spain. The Foie Gras a la Plancha is simply the best.

Book I’ve read that made a lasting impact on me wasUndaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. The story of Lewis and Clark and their epic trek across the Continental Divide is truly incredible.

In my fridge you will always find…a container of half-and-half (for my morning coffee).

Favorite street to shop on in the world is….Via dei Condotti in Rome.

My perfect day would end with…dinner with my family.

An artist whose work I would collect is…anything by the Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla or Joaquin Torres Garcia; Taller Torres-Garcia.

The best gift I have received is… It would probably be the gift of advice given to me by my grandmother. When my sisters and I were younger she used to say, Always be a lady. I can still hear her voice saying that in my mind.

CRAZY SEXY COOL

CRAZY SEXY COOL

Whether near or far, the holidays are meant to be enjoyed to the maximum. As Auld Lang Syne plays in the background, you can make beautiful music with someone fascinating while wearing some of the most gorgeous fashion of the season. So what are you waiting for? Pack your best dress, tuxedo…and bring the passport.

 

Photography by  Mark Oberlin        Styling by Dion “Bleu” Drake

Hair by Alex Henrichs, using Oribe, Bumble and Bumble

Makeup by Julia Taylor, using Dior and IsaDora Cosmetics   

Models: Masha Bebris, Meraki Model Management & Mario Blanco, LA Model Management

 Sittings Producer: Lance Avery Morgan

SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

With winter here, we’re ready for the slopes and après ski, aren’t you? Our luxe style arbiter Rank & Style CEO Jamie Chandlee has a few recommendations that make the Top 10 list of your must-have trends to try right now.

#1

WARMTH ALL OVER

Plush and chic, this faux fur coat is perfect with jeans or a gown. In taupe. $385. At ShopBop.com

#2

GOING IN CIRCLES

 This crescent-shaped Moon Bag, by Staud in natural snake, is sure to be the hit in any crowd. $325. At ShopBop.com

#3

HELLO, NATURE

Perfect for chilly, romantic nights, bring nature indoors with this Birchwood Pine luxury candle by Nest Fragrances. $140. At Nordstrom.

#4

TO TOP IT OFF

To keep you warm, and perhaps for less-than-stellar days this winter, we love this deep beanie hat by Mischa Lampert. $270. At Shopbop.com

#5

HEY, IT’S PUFF ALL OVER

You won’t get lost in a crowd with this rainbow-hued reversible Borogodo puffer that’s perfect for skiing and city chic, too. Double the coat, double the fun. $300. At FarmRio.com

#6

LEGS UP TO HERE

High as the sky is the rule for leggings and trousers this fall. We love these live-in leggings in a high waist that are built from moisture-wicking fabric and fitted with a no-slip waistband. These Zella stretchy, figure-sculpting leggings keep you cool as your workout warms up. $59. At Nordstrom

#7

GOING PLACES

This Proenza Schoeler Suede Chelsea Boots in neutral will have you going places, in all terrains. $795 At ModaOperandi.com

#8

MORE THAN SKIP DEEP

MK Skin by Maryam Zamani Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturizer with SPF 30 will help you save face like never before. $149.00 At Net-A-Porter.com

#9

CASHMERE COOL

This sweater, hand-embroidered with the career-minded Everyday I’m Hustlin’ message is 100% cashmere and comes in dark cobalt with peach embroidery, smoke with electric blue embroidery, or black with red embroidery. $385. At LinguaFrancaNYC.com

#10

 

NECK AND NECK

For street style, this Jaden ribbed fringe blanket scarf does the trick from dawn to dusk. $48.00. At FreePeople.com.

AUTUMN’S AMBITION

AUTUMN’S AMBITION

With winter here, we’re ready for the slopes and après ski, aren’t you? Our luxe style arbiter Rank & Style CEO Jamie Chandlee has a few recommendations that make the Top 10 list of your must-have trends to try right now.

WARMTH ALL OVER

This emerald green double-breasted wool blazer is one that means business…and pleasure. From dawn to beyond dusk, this sharp shoulder trend from Balmain jacket will keep you in step. $2,295. At Net-A-Porter.

JUST PLEAT IT

The high shine trend this season is Capture a futuristic edge of Christopher Kane with this dynamic metallic silver midi skirt. Crafted in Italy with a metallic black and silver geometric print that catches the light with sparkly lustre. $740. At MyTheresa.  

HERE’S A NEW ANGLE

This new fragrance, Carven by Dans Ma Bulle, offers freshness, fantasy and sensuality all in one scent. It’s for curious and daring women who know how to mix Parisian chic and effortless style. $120. Photo and availability courtesy of Bloomingdales.

HOOP SCOOP

Hop on the large hoop trend with these Kenneth Jay Lane threaded ball hoop earrings with subtle gold-tone accents in dark pink. The highlighter hue trend will perfectly accent any outfit. $75. At Intermix.

IT SUITS YOUR BODY

The Iris lace-trimmed silk charmeuse and stretch-jersey thong bodysuit by Cami NYC means both comfort and glamour in the satin trend wave. $180. At Net-A-Porter.

PURPLE, YOU REIGN

The big color trend that’s purple? Yes, please. Gucci’s leather lapel-free jacket can be casual with pants and dressy with a skirt, either long or short. $5500. At Net-A-Porter.

FEATHER YOUR BEST

The big trend that represents classic chic is feathers…everywhere. These Salsa feather-embellished suede sandals are beyond fun. $531. At Charlotte Olympia.

WHY, THAT’S FAUX-TASTIC

Want the look of leather without the bother in one of fall’s biggest trends? Try these faux leather leggings by Spanx to get the look. $98. At Nordstrom.

FLOWERS FOREVER

Flowers and wild patterns are very on trend again. This satin floral midi tress by Topshop is fall friendly for work, luncheons or after six drinks $95. At Nordstrom.

BO-HO CHIC

The 70s-inspired gauze, feather and crystal hair clip by Ranjana Khan shows that hair accessories are a timeless trend to enhance any outfit. $135.00. At Net-A-Porter.