Twinkling string lights, shimmering diamond-white snow — there’s no better setting for a glam gal to strut her style! We turned to the fantastically fashionable blogger behind Girl with Curves, Tanesha Awasthi for her take on retro holiday flair you can flaunt, or gift to someone just as fab. With an eye towards old-school starlets, Tanesha chose festive, flattering pieces for her curated collection in our 2014 Gift Guide. Learn more about her inspiration in the Q&A below, then shop the elegant, upscale collection she inspired.
Your curated collection is inspired by vintage glamour. What about vintage style makes it such a perfect match for the holiday season?
For me, the holidays are all about glitz and glamour, so vintage-inspired pieces with a little something extra — whether it be a unique metallic fabric or a curve-accentuating fit that makes me feel like a 40s Hollywood star — are always my go-to.
When it comes to festive fashion, who are your main muses, and why?
Old Hollywood starlets! I love taking inspiration from screen sirens of the past, like Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. They were so elegant and effortless.
What’s one staple item your holiday wardrobe can’t do without?
A faux fur cape or bolero. They’re the perfect topper for a dress or skirt suit.
Once she’s all decked out in the pieces you’ve picked, where do you see your glam gift-getter going?
Off to a holiday soiree with friends, where she’s asked over and over again where she got her outfit.
Check out these presents handpicked by Tanesha, and shop the collection they inspired here.