From NewYorkDress and Olga Parkers Jewelry
That crisp February day when: florists get dozens upon dozens of orders for a "Dozen
Red Roses", the taste of chocolate covered strawberries is on everyone's mind,
champagne is sparkling away in tall flutes and city dwellers are either coupled walking
hand-in-hand to candlelight dinners or hosting sarcastically humorous "anti-love"
parties. That day is none other than Valentine's Day!
I love a fun festive holiday, and as many of you know I love to get dressed up accordingly.
My favorite color is definitely red and so the occasion calls for a 'Dress to Impress'
ensemble and a charming companion to accompany me to a Valentine’s Day evening.
I called upon my good friend to join me in the V-Day festivities so we could brave
the love struck crowd together.
My friend arrived to find me pondering over the various jewelry options I can pair with
my drop-dead gorgeous MADISON JAMES mermaid gown in the most vivid Lipstick red
color. I wanted to highlight the prominent Sweetheart neckline - so I first opted for the
"Cleopatra Gold Tassel Necklace" from my OLGA PARKERS JEWELRY collection. After
careful evaluation in the mirror and some very helpful advice from my friend - I decided
that the "Gothic Neckcollar" in Hematite Gunmetal would be best. I paired it with my
newest "Wrap Bead Bracelets" and stackable "Black Widow rings".
The strapless MADISON JAMES gown was so stunningly exuberant. The mermaid
silhouette, as pronounced as it was still conveyed elegance and utter chic simplicity. I
especially admired the beaded waist detail which lead to a full floor length skirt. All I can
think of was the iconic film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and yes I felt ever-so-slightly like a
modern day Audrey Hepburn.
The Valentine's Day festivities awaited and so with the sun setting over the skyscraper
horizon of New York we were off to embrace the Valentine's Day evening.
After all, Valentine's Day is about appreciating love of all kinds, so spend the evening
with your Bae or great friends! Dress up in your finest and find some champagne with
strawberries to savor.
XOXO, Olga Parkers
*Photos by Lenny Toussaint
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