Everyone loves a white Christmas. Although I live in the northeast, it actually doesn’t happen that often. I’ve always dreamed of spending the holiday in a luxe alpine resort where you would be guaranteed a winter wonderland in grand style. Gstaad, St. Moritz or Verbier come to mind but my fantasy is Megeve, the elegant rustic-chic resort in the French alps developed by the Rothschild family in the 1910’s and ’20s. I love its charming cobblestoned town and restored medieval buildings. You can have a lovely tour by horse drawn carriage (love that even the carriage and throw are winter white).
Then watch the lighting of the Swarovski crystal laden tree in the town square
And you could stay at one of the beautiful hotels in town or rent yourself a lovely winter wonderland of your own.
Even if you’re not one of the lucky ones to experience such a holiday extravagance, you can still create your own whiter shade of pale holiday at home. This beautifully fluid Gucci dress would be a fabulous pick for an elegant get together.
as would this gorgeous Alberta Ferretti silk chiffon number with Swarovski crystals.
Love the tailored menswear look of the Donna Karan satin jacket
And for luxe casual chic Moncler rocked all white this fall with Mongolian sheep
On the slopes white is always right
For evening accessories, the very feminine Valentino fits the bill nicely
as does the the more tailored Asha white python clutch
and the lanvin oulala mariage satin clutch
This tweed Chanel is a go with everything classic
which you could pair with these versaile Louboutins
Off the slopes these timberlands could go everywhere
especially with this Givenchy
and Nancy Gonzalez
I would wear this spectacular Queen of the Sea necklace by Jean-Francois Fichot with everything I own!
And Federica Rettore’s rutilated quartz earrings could be a wardrobe staple as well
The best way to keep track of time would naturally be…
And these would be welcome additions to any winter white collection.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ scent will envelope you in a bouquet of lily of the valley.
unless you of course you prefer gardenia – then gianna rose will be your choice
At home white is always right
the nieborow palace in poland via swanklighting
from metropolian home photo by colleen duffley
metropolitan home photo by david garcia
photo john gould bessler
from house beautiful
l’objet white dragon bowl
Ending with a little inspiration. Eternal Spring by Rodin courtesy of Museo Soumaya.
Keeping my fingers crossed for a white Christmas – but not before – too much to do!