Posts tagged Christmas

q&a with tartelette tastemaker brooke white

Photo courtesy of: Dawn DiCarlo

A musician, artist and new mother, with the release of her new Holiday album, “White Christmas“, Brooke’s proved she’s the real deal and a true talent. The songstress took a few minutes to sit down and discuss music, motherhood and the Holidays with us. More >

the best holiday movies. ever

Candy canes, eggnog, champagne – oh my! The holiday season is in full swing, tartelettes. In between stalking down the perfect gifts and attending the mad rush of festive parties, we like to wind down with a quiet night here and there. Nothing gets us in the seasonal spirit better than curling up with a warm cup of cheer and a great holiday movie. These are our favorites — ones we re-visit each year. What are yours?

 

Love Actually
This one’s a no-brainer. Charming and clever, with a cast that includes some delicious man candy (hi, Colin!) and fabulous leading ladies.

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Party Dresses

Work party, family gathering, significant other’s cocktail party, Chrismukkah bash, New Year’s…heck, this time of year I’ll use any excuse to don a party dress. Holiday soirees are the perfect reason to add a little extra sparkle to your wardrobe.  There’s something about these minis that make an evening feel extra festive. While your go-to LBD is perfect for any of these occasions; I say the dresses above will make you stand out in the crowd. If you don’t live in the frigid north of this country (I’m jealous) wear these with  bare legs and a closed-toe shoe. As for the rest of us, I recommend paring it with opaque black tight—super polished & trendy (and warm).  Finish your look with a fiery lip tint & un-fussy hair; you’ll look gorg! Happy holidays!

Xo,

Kristin

Daytime Dare: Velveeta

November is upon us, Tartelettes, and we all know what that means- Wham, Bam, its Christmas, ma’am! What better suits the Holiday Season than the sumptuous richness of velvet? Ok, ok, so I understand your fears with this fabric. But I blame that fashion trepidation on two other style offenders. They go by the names of crushed and velour.

No worries, darlings, Mimi is the blogger who will save chic Christmas…or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. (I’m très P.C.) Well, I’m playing Not-So-Secret Santa and giving you all you need to don truly gay apparel this Jingle Bell season.

1. You are Ebenezer Scrooge if this Isaac Mizrahi Two-Tone Velvet pump does not make you absolutely giddy. That eggplant on crimson is sartorially sinful.
2. I love
Corpus’ Velvet Moto jacket because it puts a casual edge on this typically evening fabric. VroomVroomVelvet!
3. A.Wang has done it again with this perfect tough/soft-chic
Velvet&Leather jacket
4. This
Foley+Corinna Velvet Trim vest is the supreme style for the Tartelette just dabbling in the fabric. I’d amp up the sexy factor with sizzling liquid leggings.
5. Joie
Velvet leggings
6. Nothing combats velvet’s “Old Granny” rep like this
Free People micro-mini with its funky paisley print!
7.
Gryphon Velvet Smoking Jacket
8. The patent and velvet on these Silver Way
Oxfords is the best unexpected combo since Chrismukkah.
9. Who better to up the chic ante of the dreaded velvet headband than Mr. Jacobs? This Marc by Marc Jacobs
Velvet Bow Headband is the perfect quirky touch to traditional Holiday fashions.
10. BCBG Max Azria
Velvet Romper

Ok, Tartelettes, no more velvet vexing! It’s time for you to deck the halls with boughs of chicness ;)

XO,
Amelia

XO,
Amelia

Charmed & Dangerous

For Christmas my mom got me an awesome necklace from Charmed & Dangerous. They are actually mother & daughter jewlery designers and are from Maureen’s hometown of New City, NY! The designs are vintage inspired and little funky, which I just love, plus the prices are so reasonable. I haven’t taken my necklace off since Christmas and I’m still getting complimented on it everyday! Check them out here: http://www.charmedanddangerous.net/
-Erica

Tarte Holiday Party!

Last night was the tarte holiday party! We did something a little different—we actually made our own delicious dinner at Rustico Cooking! We enjoyed some wine and then got down to business. We were split up and some of us made the appetizers and dessert, while others cooked the main course and side dishes. If I don’t say so myself, I helped create by far the best sausage, broccoli rabe & cheese (I’m definitely forgetting some of the ingredients) crepe ever! Additionally, we dined on chicken, squash, gnocchi and a mini cheesecake. Everything was so yummy! We also did our holiday gift exchange—Alison got me the best gift: Voluspa candles. They smell so divine and last forever!! Thanks again Alison!! -Candace

Oh Christmas Tree…

I’m extra excited for Christmas this year because I’m putting up a tree for the first time in years!! I am starting from scratch but so far I’ve gotten some really beautiful ornaments and a super-sparkly tree topper. My monogrammed tree skirt is on its way – haha! I can’t wait to pick the perfect tree this weekend – that is if my husband and I can settle our difference between a real or a fake one… -Heather

Mexico!

I just got back from Mexico for my brother-in-law’s wedding (congrats Vin & Jess!), which was SO much fun, even though it kinda threw me out of the holiday season. (On the way home, I had to listen to Christmas songs on my iPod to get myself back in the mood and prepare for the impending cold.) But what is it about taking one vacation that makes you immediately need to plan another? While we were drinking mojitos poolside, we got in a huge conversation about going to Italy in February…now I’m ready to book it today. And I might actually do it. -Alexis

full house

I just saw a commerical for the “Full House” complete series dvd collection. This will definitely be going on my Christmas list. I loved watching “Full House” going up and I’m sure I’ve seen every episode but who could resist watching them all over again! -Erica