Dress up your wardrobe with sparks and bold hues

by Caleigh Ostrom

Seconds count
Whether classic, feminine, or sporty, a timepiece will help define a look with shape, size, and color

Dior VIII Grand Bal Diamond, Black Mother Of Pearl, Black Ceramic, and Stainless Steel Automatic Watch
As part of its graphic and timelessly elegant collection, the name of this design honors the date on which the Dior house was founded (October 8, 1946), and is reminiscent of its iconic “Bar” tailored jacket. Designed in Switzerland, it’s illuminated with diamonds surrounding the black mother of pearl bezel and dial. Also featuring a stainless steel case and 17mm ceramic pyramid link bracelet. $31,300, nevesjewelers.com

Dior VIII Grand Bal Diamond, Black Mother-Of-Pearl, Black Ceramic & Stainless Steel Automatic Bracelet Watch

Fendi Policromia Diamond, Mother Of Pearl, and Alligator Strap Watch
Inspired by Palazzo della Civilità Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters and one of Rome’s most iconic structures, the brand’s Policromia timepieces are crafted on architectural principles. With precious inserts and diamond pavé, this 38mm mixed media case has a mother of pearl bezel of 18k yellow gold and diamonds. A sleek alligator strap is fitted to the case, adding a touch of refined elegance. $8,000, fendi.com

Fendi Policromia Diamond, Mother-Of-Pearl & Alligator Strap Watch

Blast off!
Eighty four years young, Karl Lagerfeld continues to design luxury products that millions crave and collect. Creative director of Chanel, his winter collection for the house was presented in Paris at the Grand Palais the set including a space station featuring a multi story rocket at the center of the runway. The styles consisted of futuristic metallic boots, chiffon spacesuit printed dresses, pearls embroidered into constellations, galactic prints, and, of course, house signature tweed, but with sparkly Lurex, sequins, and crystals. Lagerfeld’s palette paid homage to astronaut regalia, with white, gray, silver, and black tones. For the finale, models lined up on set to Elton John’s “Rocket Man” as the ship blasted off (with smoke included), following a dramatic 10 second countdown.

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FAUX FINISHING TOUCH
Advances in the look and feel of faux fur have gained popularity as an ethical alternative for designers, including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, and Gucci, with the last recently announcing a fur free policy beginning this year

Balenciaga Leopard Print Faux Fur Opera Coat
A fierce trend that has emerged into a time less classic, Balenciaga’s leopard print is versatile and capable of complimenting any outfit. The oversized opera coat has bracelet sleeves and a stand collar to help bundle up from the cold. $3,200, bergdorfgoodman.com

Balenciaga Leopard-Print Faux Fur Opera Coat

Burberry Faux Fur Jacket
Add a pop of color with Burberry’s bubble gum pink jacket a design straight from the runway. Its exaggerated lapels, deep front pockets, and hood update the look, while the brand’s heritage Haymarket check cotton lines the inside to give it a classic touch. $1,795, netaporter.com

Burberry Faux Fur Jacket