Feeling festive yet? Well, if you aren’t (scroogebags!), then a quick look at these dreamy shots of Karen Elson modelling Banana Republic’s holiday collection will be sure to get you in the mood. Seriously, how could they not? The homely-looking, perfectly decorated house, Karen’s stunning smile, the insanely well-wrapped gifts, the hot boyfriend we’d all kill to take home to the rentals this Xmas, the snow, the classic colour combo of Santa red and holly-leaf green – and that’s before we even get started on the clothes! Just how stunning, please? It’s enough to get our hair dyed flame red and move to NYC.
Whether you’re working out your wardrobe for that big office do, flummoxed for a New Year’s Eve party or just trying to look suitably chic for the Big Day itself, BR have got it covered – especially with that taffeta ball-gown skirt (HINT HINT). We’re very keen on the urban debutante look this party season – so simply add one of their cashmere knits and oodles of jewellery. But what of Karen’s favourite? We predict her top pick will be the deep purple jacquard prom dress, 'It changes every year, but at the moment, my favourite colours are all shades of purple – from mauve and lilac to the darkest indigo.' Sold!
- Hannah Almassi