It’s no secret that fashion aficionado, Nicolette Mason makes us swoon. This blogger, Marie Claire contributor, and all-around style maven believes that everyone should be able to look and feel fabulous — especially during the holidays. Earlier this year, Nicolette helped inspire an amazing, ModCloth-exclusive collection in a full range of sizes, so of course we wanted her opinion on picking presents that make an impression. See Nicolette’s take on gifting and looking glam, then shop some of her favorite things here!
Prep for Holiday Parties with Nicolette Mason’s Gift Picks
Your curated collection is inspired by holiday parties (and their glam guests). What are your tips for picking the perfect party outfit?
If you’re hosting, pick something comfortable that you can easily move around in! When you’re playing the part of the hostess, you need to be able to wear a lot of different hats and still enjoy yourself. Shoes are especially important here! There’s no shame in slipping your heels off throughout the night. And whether you’re a host or a guest, wear an outfit that makes you feel your best and is FUN! It’s always a treat to dress thematically when the opportunity arises.
Describe the gal who’s getting the amazing gifts in your collection. Who is she? What’s her style?
This is a girl who’s always going all out for others — thinking of how to make them feel great, comfortable, relaxed, and treating them to a wonderful party, regardless of what else is going on in her life! Thank her with a hostess gift that doesn’t just show gratitude for that night, but for all the other times throughout the year that she’s been a stand-out friend.
Are you a party-goer, or a party-thrower?
I love both! But, really, I love any excuse to have people over and entertain. I enjoy all the preparations — from decorating to cooking up great hors d’oeuvres and getting little gifts for my guests. Being someone else’s guest is a lot more relaxing, but I really love creating a memorable night for others.
What one thing takes a party from fun to all-out fabulous? Why?
It’s easy in these post-Pinterest days to get caught up with decorations and making everything picture-perfect, but really, the key to a great party is having great company. All you need is your friends — though a killer playlist, yummy snacks, and some bubbly certainly won’t hurt!
Check out these presents handpicked by Nicolette, and shop the collection they inspired here.