Dressing for holiday parties tends to follow the same formula: an LBD, anything with sequins, a shimmery accessory. But like most formulas, it doesn't allow for much creativity. In designing my winter line, I honored the classics, but also wanted to explore holiday looks that are a bit more unexpected, like rich textures, daring prints, and playful fabric combinations. This leopard-print coat is a perfect example of that. It's luxe, without being over-the-top, and dressy, but not so much so that you'd feel out-of-place at a casual party. There's also something about the combination of stripes, leopard, and leather with a solid case of intentional bed-head that feels very Brigitte Bardot.
How to Dress for the Holidays Like a Cool Girl
If anyone knows how to dress for a cocktail party, it's Anita Patrickson. On any given day, she's styling two to three girls for a red carpet, dressing Chanel Iman for a magazine cover, or fitting Emma Watson for an Oscar gown—and that's when she isn't going to a party herself. ...read more