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LIFEST YLE FASHION affordable line evokes the brand’s timeless appeal by reinventing archive pieces into effortlessly elegant silhouettes, and is a favorite among celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker and Halle Berry. If you prefer simple elegance, this crisp, classic look from the Carven label is the ideal choice. Featuring a lustrous sheen, this classic sheath dress is cleverly updated with a flounced hem for a flirty finish. Founded in 1945 by the late Madame Carmen de Tommaso, Carven has become celebrated for its profane take on Parisian chic. The label’s signature pieces — including structured shirts and cocktail dresses in bold colors and playful prints — have earned them a dedicated following. Emphasizing an aesthetic that’s the perfect marriage of uberfemininity and urban sportiness, the brand features a penchant for details such as cutouts, prim collars, and playful prints. Celebrity fans of the label include Emma Watson and Alexa Chung. Show off your lovely shoulders in this red dress, as it expertly combines the perfect mix of sheer and modest styles. From the J. Mendel label, this crepe high-neck dress is fully-lined for comfort, and features a fun cut-out detail on the front and sleeves. J. Mendel, one of the rare luxury brands to remain fully familyowned, was founded in 1870 by Joseph Breitman in Paris. Today, fifth-generation Gilles Mendel runs the company and the label is now based in New York. Known for combining the highest quality

materials and impeccable craftsmanship with a modern, award-winning design sensibility, Gilles Mendel’s signature femininity and effortless elegance has made the house of J. Mendel a red-carpet favorite among international royalty and Hollywood stars alike. Looking for a designer to love? Well, look no further. I love everything from luxe label Sachin & Babi, and after you wear one of their creations, you will too. Try this sleeveless eyelet-overlay sheath dress in flame. The oh-so-comfortable stretch-woven dress features a V-neckline, racerback with cut-in shoulders, and an A-line skirt. For the past twenty years, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia have made their mark in the luxury fashion market. The husband and wife team are forever sought after by the most premier couture design houses as a creative resource for unique embroideries. Their products can be seen in the most exclusive design centers around the world. The label stays true to the designers’ luxury roots — yet is accessible to a broad spectrum of women — believing the wave of the future in fashion is to make clothing all women want. Whatever you decide to wear on Valentine’s Day, or any other special evening this winter, it should express your unique, one-of-a-kind personality. You are the shining star on this treasured night and the outfit and accessories paired with it should make you feel both lovely and loved. n

What the Heart Wants

Show your endless love with these heartfelt treasures

Hot Stuff

A playful, vibrant confetti print dapples a durable zip-around wallet that’s also perfect as a chic clutch. Featuring an exterior slip pocket, this fun accessory has the brand’s signature dot-print lining, $178, Kate Spade.

Only You

She will be forever yours with this Tiffany Infinity cuff, a powerful symbol of continuous connection, energy, and vitality. Round brilliant diamonds add a heightened level of impact to this already striking design, featuring 18k white gold, $4,900, Tiffany.

You’re Charming

Made in Italy, the signature chain detailing of this must-have accessory traces the outline of a heart-shaped charm, adding a sophisticated flourish to your favorite handbag, $320, Stella McCartney.

Let’s Kiss

Lips will be even softer with this lip treatment that moisturizes, protects, and smooths. Using sugar, a natural humectant, ensures long-lasting moisture while hydrating the lips, $24, Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment.

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Be Mine

A flouncy tassel and a logo-charm luggage tag dangle from the contrast straps of this Poverty Flats rough-cut tote with a roomy interior. A built-in zip-top pouch keeps your belongings in check, but can also be removed and used separately, $58, Rian.

I Love You

You will be linked with your love forever with this new accessory. A polished line of 14-karat gold hearts forms this beautiful ring, symbolizing endless and eternal love, $275, Pandora.

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