Holiday Up Close

A close-up and personal look at the “haute-est” fashions, trends and accessories for all of your holiday occasions and beyond. 
Photographs by Theresa Cassagne
Gold cage dress at Vita; earrings and both multi-layered long and short gold and rhinestone necklaces|!!| all at Emma’s; spike rhinestone bracelet at Clover.

Modeled by
Kara Van de Carr, co-founder and president of Eden House, which holds its largest fundraiser, “An Evening in the Garden of Eden – Keeping the Promise,” this month on Wednesday, November 5. For more information, visit, call 407-0943 or email

Hair & Makeup
Glenn Mosley

Styling Assistant
Courtney C. Jones



Olive green ribbed coat, black gloves, earrings and ring, all at Trashy Diva; Leopard clutch at Clover.


Nude leather jacket and red silk flyaway top, both at Haute; black riding leggings at Vita; silver multi-strand necklace at Emma’s.


Black rabbit vest and long-sleeved taupe blouse, both at FeBe; black riding leggings, necklace and leopard cuff, all at Vita; black multi-strand leather bracelet at Emma’s; earrings at Elizabeth’s.


Green long-sleeved sequin wrap dress and gold lariat, both at HAUS 131; pendant necklace at FeBe; gold cuff at Emma’s; gold clutch at Clover.


Strapless bordeaux evening gown at Elizabeth’s; pink tourmaline necklace and companion earrings at Trashy Diva.


Metallic jacquard strapless dress, antique gold, rhinestone necklace and companion earrings, all at Clover; silver bling cuff at Emma’s; silver clutch at Elizabeth’s.


Black-and-white patterned clutch, long goldtone feather earrings featuring glass and jet beads and black-and-white jewel and cabochon flower necklace, all at MIMI; black sunglasses and glitter pointed-toe pumps, both at Angelique.


High heel embellished lace-up sandal, black acrylic clutch and silver bling cuff, all at Emma’s; black, iridescent textured clutch at Elizabeth’s; long pendant necklace and spike rhinestone bracelet, both at Clover.



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