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Christmas calls for special looks

THE holiday is filled with parties and most women want to look their glittery, sizzling, elegant or extravagant best. Men want style too. And parents take special care to dress their children in charming holiday togs. Here we propose some looks for men, women and children.


A good, well-cut suit is seldom out of place and can be worn formally or casually - it's dashing in any case. There's nothing boring about a well-tailored black suit for special occasions during the holidays. Or a black velvet blazer and turtleneck.

This the season to add a bit of red - perhaps a tie or cravat or a scarlet vest. Be creative with shirts, neckwear, belt, shoes, cuff links and gloves. A stylish haircut is always in order and some men, and women, appreciate a masculine fragrance.


Think vamped up Victoriana this holiday season with lace, lashings of black, fine detailing and statement jewelry pieces. Christmas is the perfect excuse to bring on the bling but a black dress that exudes sophistication and simplicity is always a good choice. Accessorize with glamorous, exuberant pieces that contrast with the little black dress.

There are pieces and makeup that really perform: an eye-popping red clutch, pair of sensational earrings, a gold glitter ring, a lace-patterned necklace, a slash of scarlet lipstick. Big, show-off pieces are back in fashion. It's cold outside, throw on a faux fur shawl or dashing coat. Lace patterns adds delicacy to the look and a metallic manicure is hard to resist. Rev up delicate lace and sheers with a sexy boot. Last but not the least: spray a sexy, mysterious perfume. Oriental musky fragrance is recommended.

Try Tom Ford and Serge Lutens for the right scent.


They say that Christmas is for children. Little girls like to look like princesses, so this Christmas, shimmer and shine is the key. A long dress in taffetas and silk tulle embroidered with beads and stones by Bonpoint makes any girl a princess. There are Christmas necklaces with pretty trinkets and striking shoes.


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