Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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.


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