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Laura’s Party-Season Essentials

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How do our editors get through the party season in style? We asked them to curate a list of the 14 items, from fashion through beauty to homeware, that will be helping them get into the festive spirit between now and 25th December. Here’s what’s on co-founder and chief creative officer Laura’s wish list…

"A real hero piece. Whenever you’re unsure of what to wear, a black suit-jacket is a good solution, and the velvet adds a fun twist on such a classic item."
“These lace trousers are a great piece by Reiss Atelier, the brand’s collection of luxe staples at great prices.”
“These super-cute linen coasters are a great little touch when I’m hosting at mine.”
“What makes a great investment is minimal detailing, and though this bag is covered in embellishment, it has a very simple, timeless shape. I love the wrist strap – it frees up your hands for holding a drink, making you feel more comfortable and relaxed.”
“Red isn’t a colour I necessarily wear throughout the year, but it’s always nice to have a quiet festive piece. A simple crewneck can be worn under a velvet blazer or with statement bottoms to instantly make an outfit look and feel more festive.”
“A really beautiful modern piece that can be layered. It’s understated and adds a touch of elegance as it sits neatly on your collarbone.”
“I’m not one for heels, but sometimes a little extra height is nice. These are very chic and will look great with a dark red pedi or even worn with tights.”
“My preferred piece for events that require a smart dress code is a jumpsuit, rather than a dress. I find them more comfortable and easier to elevate.”
“I keep my outfits plain, so I like to play with my nails. This little pack is a red polish with a glitter that you can dip your nail tip into for some extra sparkle.”
“Place-card holders add an extra touch to your Christmas table setting. I love these fun ones from Jonathan Adler.”
“This black velvet evening clutch bag, featuring delicate silk frills, embodies subtle sophistication for special occasions. It's an accessory that quietly adds elegance and charm to your ensemble, making a refined statement at any event.”
“I truly recommend these patches. I pop them on for 20 minutes while I’m getting ready and they really work to pep up my under-eyes. A real party-season saviour.”
“These cocktail picks are so fun. Great for serving olives or popping in a martini.”
“Forever my favourite red lipstick. When all else fails, a red lip gets me feeling event ready.”