My Christmas Gown - Red, Romantic and a little bit Regal!!


Some Enchanted Evening.....


To dress for a Christmas party here in Australia is easy as it's Summer and often very hot!!
But today is a little different, I have been invited to a Winter Christmas Party in the USA,
(Well, it's a Pretend Christmas Splenderosa Style 'blog' Party)



A beautiful formal Christmas Party with a very special group of girls !
To be held at Tina's home from the blog The Enchanted Home 




The question, what would you wear Coty if you attended a glamorous
Christmas Eve party and what would you bring as a gift for the host?

I would be dressed in Red....
Red, of course, I absolutely love red at the moment!! 
Little slippers (from Paris) adorned with jewels,
A full length taffeta heavily embroidered skirt. 
A beautiful long coat just like
this one above handmade by Mariano Fortuny's, it's hand painted paper of course!
and lots of perfect little coloured jewels, fake or real,
I don't mind, as long as they're rich in colour!!




and my gift to Tina, our host ........ a miniture Icon - Mother of God
perfect for Christmas and perfect for her beautiful home.


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Christmas in Australia is in the middle of Summer and 
it's very hot and so we often eat outdoors, swim all day 
and enjoy wonderful seafood and salads.
Recently I was asked to design a four week event ...
'Christmas in July' in the Southern Highlands,
It will be held next year in July 2012 so that we can too celebrate a cold winter's Christmas here in Australia with hot puddings, traditional cooked turkey and more, 
whilst (hopefully) looking out to a snow covered countryside.

Click on the pictures below (that I have put together) and have a little look see at Fountaindale Grand Manor in Robertson,  a beautiful old historic building
where I will be spending much of the next seven months preparing for this event.
Meet the Creative Director!! Yes, me!! 
 You're all invited, there will be a Christmas Ball, Vintage exhibitions,
shopping, dining, entertainment and so much more.......
It's a good thing I love Christmas so much!!





and also..........
This Friday night, the 9th of December, I am giving a special presentation at the fabulous 
Emporium and Antique Market, 
I will have a few Christmas displays set up, 
some tablesetting ideas and a few other fun Christmassy things to show.
Please come along if you're in Bowral, it should be fun!
All proceeds go to 'The Black Dog Institute' 
xxxx Coty