What are your holiday traditions? For my husband and I, one of our favorites is adding ornaments from the places we’ve traveled that year to our Christmas tree. (This year, we’re adding ones from my 30th birthday in St. Joseph, Michigan, and our trip to NYC this fall.)
But it’s not just ornaments that will remind me of our 2018 adventures. Being in NYC during NYFW has its perks, including being only a short subway ride to Fashion Week sample sales for big-name designers like Herve Leger and smaller New York-based businesses. That’s how I discovered Maison de Papillon, a collection by co-founders Danielle Salinas and Shriya Bisht Misra. Danielle and Shriya, who met at the Parsons New School, specialize in sophisticated looks in luxe fabrics like silk charmeuse and Italian leather, and it was at their sample sale that I fell infatuated with this holiday-perfect red “Nicole” bias-cut gown.
Play up the textures: Pairing a silk charmeuse gown with a faux-fur-trimmed cape (this one picked up at The Toggery) and metallic accents makes for instant Old Hollywood glamour — with a distinctly festive feel.
What’s your favorite souvenir from traveling?