My take on holiday party dress. Understated, of course. In Issue 20 of Selvedge magazine (way back in 2007) Nicola Donovan writes, " Tis the season when normally chic and elegant people, who should know much better, throw carefully cultivated taste and sensibility to the biting winds and indulge in a spot of undignified dressing up. Manufacturers have keyed into the compulsion to revert to an ideal of glamour that is tired and dated... We can opt out and project ourselves as women of personal depth, intellectual strength and individual creativity... free to twinkle with charm, light up with wisdom, be taken seriously." Brilliant! Be merry!