Today is my most favorite day of the year, largely due to family traditions. For the last 23 years, we’ve opened most of our presents on Christmas Eve at my Grandmas’s house, under her regally, perfectly decorated tree. Christmas Eve was always the day I got to wear my new Christmas dress and it usually meant I got a new Holiday barbie, which for the next year would be the sole object of my unabashed jealousy. I wondered, “when would I get to step out in a gown…so elegant and shiny? Will my life ever hold a place in society that requires me to look so fluffy?” Just look at her would you - I know for a fact I had this CREATURE, dated 1994.
Today, let’s be thankful I’ve never once owned a dress quite like that.
Instead, I’ll leave you with this lovely collage (from Net a Porter, can’t take credit for it unfortunately) that has essentially been defining the way I’ve been dressing the last week. Yes, things have certainly changed for me since 1994 as I’ve transitioned from Barbie doll to 8 year old boy child. I will however argue, that Kevin McAllister’s heritage look was sartorially advanced for his VHS lifetime, and he deserves our upmost respect.
On a more opulent note…a few other things, including my favorite window at Bergorf’s this year - “By Request,” inspired by all girl orchestras of the 1920s. See all the windows here.
Brooklyn stylist extraordinaire Natalie Joos killin it as per usual.
And of course, my favorite Christmas movie scene of all time.
Have a wonderful, warm Christmas Eve with your family and loved ones. xoxo