28 December 2016

How To: Forgo the Glitter this NYE

Three Unexpected Ways to Shine 


By: Caroline Vazzana @CVAZZANA – Etienne Aigner Brand Ambassador


It’s that time of year again where we put our past behind us, write up a list of resolutions, and look forward to the New Year ahead. But before you can start working toward your 2017 goals, you need to nail down your plan to ring in the New Year, and most importantly your outfit. Whether you’re spending it surrounded by family and friends, or possibly with a new flame, you need an outfit that can do more. A dress that announces, “New Year, New You!”

Traditionally you might think rows of sequins or glittery ruffles. But for the girl out there that doesn’t love glitter (I know you’re out there), you too can wow this NYE without having to resemble a disco ball! Proof below is three unexpected NYE outfits that will help you kick off the New Year on the right foot.

When in doubt, wear red. A bold formfitting red dress will help you light up the room, sans the glitter. Over-the-knee boots add a sophisticated toughness to your outfit, plus you can forgo the confining tights. Paired with a bold red lip, let’s just say your special someone won’t be able to resist come midnight.


The rumors are true; you can never go wrong with a little black dress. For NYE though, look for an LBD with a little something extra. I personally love these flutter sleeves! Decorate your clean black canvas with some eye-catching accessories – a metallic pump, a bright bag, layers of necklaces, and sparkly tights will help you embrace the night’s glittery vibes without overdoing it.


Paisley prints are no longer only reserved for bandanas. This NYE change things up with a classic pattern like this black and blue paisley number. Play with textures by pairing your look with shiny Italian box leather booties and an ice blue accessory like this pebble leather crossbody.

Cheers to the New Year!


Location Provided By: Yotel New York
Photography: Becca Glasser-Baker
28 November 2016

What To Wear to Every Type of Holiday Party


By: Caroline Vazzana @CVAZZANA – Etienne Aigner Brand Ambassador

The holiday season is officially upon us. But, before we can relax and break out the eggnog, there is a lot to be done. By now, your inbox is probably flooded with invitations to various holiday get-togethers. And while that sounds exciting in theory, managing your schedule while also picking out the perfect ensemble can feel daunting. Now, I understand that not all holiday parties are alike. So with this in mind, I thought I would make things easy for you, and style out outfits for every type of holiday soiree you might be attending. From a more formal evening with your significant others’ parents, to a night at home with your loved ones, I’ve got you covered. Now, all you’ll have to worry about is not burning the cookies!



Family Reunion

It’s most likely been a while since your entire family has been together. So in that case, I suggest a look that will not only make a statement but also leave you feeling comfortable after indulging on mashed potatoes. You are with your family after all, and I know how much you love your Grandma’s cooking, so a wide-leg culotte gives you the extra room you need while still looking polished. Add an A-line fringe accented top to not only look super chic, but also draw attention away from your mid-section when you’re feeling overly stuffed. Pair your look with a metallic silver pump and structured cross-body bag and you’re good to go.




Meeting the Parents

This is a very important occasion for both you and your significant other, so it’s important to make a good first impression. For this I decided on a traditional holiday color, a deep cordovan, and Etienne Aigner’s signature color. A pantsuit is a polished alternative to your everyday dress or skirt, but can still be flirty and feminine when paired with a furry satchel, ruffled turtleneck, and classic black pump. With an outfit like this, I’m sure you’ll get their approval.



Office Holiday Party

The office holiday party is arguably one of the most important events you’ll attend. You want a look that transcends your everyday 9 to 5 wears, but is still polished and professional. I started with a structured dress that’s not only comfortable (and has pockets!) but will also show off your figure. I then layered it with these incredible suede over-the-knee boots that perfectly accent your legs and go up high enough that there’s no need to wear tights, what could be better? Accent your seemingly simple look with a bright lipstick red bag, gold jewelry, and a deep navy fur wrap to give your look an ultra luxe finish.