{christmas time in the city}

Shades of blue, white, gold and pink may have replaced the traditional red & green of Christmases past, and yet . . . there's still nothing quite like the sheer vibrancy of this festively saturated hue that celebrates the holiday spirit quite like red . . .

vibrant Christmas red{images: 1 - cachemire & soie; 2 - martha stewart; 3 - gemma ward, vogue spain february 2007; 3 - tumblr; 4 - gemma ward; 5 - flickr; 6 gemma ward for valentino FW2006; all flickr links above via design is mine}

{glamour on the side:}
* vibrant party dresses
* all-out festive fun {via vanessa}

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Blogger Paloma said...

What a lovely post!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger paula said...

how beautiful.

December 17, 2008  
Blogger please sir said...

So pretty...love that mantle.

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Dana said...

What a lovely little tree!!! I also love thos red dresses!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger {michelle} said...

I want those gloves!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Pretty photos!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

Love this post. These pictures are fabulous!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Beautiful! Perfect photos!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Visual Vamp said...

You have all the perfect reds!
From the corals to the blue reds!
Just lovely.
xo xo

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Megan said...

that staircase is lovely. and i quite adore all the holiday red :)

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Tina said...

gorgeous photos! the reds are fab! and that tree is so perfect too!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

Beautiful post!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Ashley L. said...

That first pic is incredible. So vivid and eye-catching! :)

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Joslyn said...

love that top image. makes me want a LV bag and chic cape.

December 17, 2008  
Anonymous Miss G* said...

The first picture with the red dress is so beautitiful !!
Nice post.

December 17, 2008  
Blogger breathing in the dreaming world said...

the red dress and blue sofa...BEAUTIFUL!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger i.d. said...

That bow tied as a bracelet is adorable!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Cali Girl said...

love them all but the 5th down is my fave!

December 17, 2008  
Blogger Velvet and Linen said...

fantastic romantic spiral stair.
Red lipstick is never out of season.


December 17, 2008  
OpenID newenglandnoir said...

The mantle & staircase could be straight from Rebecca or Jane Eyre. There's something about that film noir sensibility that's just so appealing and sexy.

December 18, 2008  
Blogger A Day That Is Dessert said...

So romantic and appealing!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...


December 18, 2008  
Blogger littlebyrd said...

Marvelous, as always!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger Easy and Elegant Life said...

Valentino really got it right. The right shade of red will have you look drop dead gorgeous in a sea of black.

December 18, 2008  
Blogger the sassy kathy said...

oh no! i LOVE that red cape. i'm in the midst of deciding whether i should splurge for a cape - can't decide if i would love it or hate it. at the very least it would eliminate the dilemma of feeling suffocated by a huge poofy coat....

December 18, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

the sassy kathy -- definitely over bulky coats already and winter's just begun . . . the cape looks like such an ultra-chic alternative! You should definitely consider it :)

December 18, 2008  
Blogger franki durbin said...

Ah.... I'm still smiling at the LV in the top image. :) Very festive, indeed!

December 18, 2008  
OpenID dolcechic said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the Louis!

December 18, 2008  
Anonymous E said...

Adore that second picture.

And oh Gemma, please come back with your lovely face!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger cmoi said...

Yes, it appears red is definitely in the air. Much better here, congrats!

December 18, 2008  
Blogger the sassy kathy said...

thanks for the encouragement! i think i want to go for it - i found a beautiful black one with a fur collar by Laundry yesterday... i'm quite smitten. i'm also a tad bit obsessed with this one - http://www.ravinstyle.com/shop/productDetail.asp?p=5288

December 19, 2008  
OpenID archivingfashion said...

The shade of red in that last picture is absolutely stunning!

December 19, 2008  
Blogger JeannieTheDreamer said...

Thank you for making my world a little more glamorous!

December 19, 2008  
Blogger Trixy Tran said...

Great post! I love all the colors and romanticism of the holiday season (:

December 20, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

Like the perfect red lipstick.

December 20, 2008  
Blogger Lovebird said...

Lovely in Red. Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2008  
Blogger Lady D said...

Love the inspirational photos- esp that Valentino ad AND the stair case. Gorgeous!

Text xoxo Culturistas!

December 22, 2008  
Blogger Julia said...


December 22, 2008  
Blogger perfect bound said...

what a warm and sexy shade. i love the blue + orange color in that last photo. brilliant!

December 23, 2008  

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