GAL APPROVED! Frozen 2 Inspired Gear. Swing Capes. Ultimate Rose. Kosibah Gowns. Protect It With Route!By Maureen Martin and Delaina Dixon | November 22, 2019 | Gal Approved
It’s holiday party season! Time to glam up for all the parties coming your way.
WEAR. Frozen 2 opens this weekend. I can’t “let it go” without incorporating the icy cool Ruth Davies Frozen II Collection. “
WRAP. Baby, it’s cold outside. It’s the perfect time to pull out your wraps and capes. Marta Scarampi has created a luxurious collection of signature capes that are custom made. Yes, it’s time for the “slow fashion” movement. Pick a silhouette, select a color and they’ll get sewing! Order one for yourself and consider this a thoughtful gift for the stylish friend in your life.
DRINK. Rose All Day and All-Season! A little over a year ago we spent a week in Paris for a friend’s wedding. During that fun week, we indulged in food, wine, and friendship. Since we are in the holiday season there is always an opportunity to hang with friends. We are gathering around this gorgeous Ultimate Provence Rose that is a breath of sunshine on these cold fall evenings. The bottle is beautiful so it’s perfect to bring along as a gift to the host of a holiday house party. We can best describe this rose as a delightful blend of layers of summer berries: think raspberry and strawberry. It’s a fresh wine with “great acidity for food pairing, but roundness to enjoy on its own.” It’s wonderful with a cheese, nuts and dried fruit platter. This is the ultimate wine for any occasion.
DRESS! We have to thank our friend Myrdith of World Bride Magazine for our latest fashion discovery. It’s Nigerian British designer Yemi Osunkoya who designs as “Kosibah.” His gowns are out of this world; couture craftsmanship and perfect attention to detail. You will literally be wearing a piece of artwork. His dresses are available at Mark Ingram Atelier in NYC as well as by appointment in his London studio. Price range by request.
PROTECT. Wanna shop small businesses like the ones we’ve just mentioned, but worried about your packages going missing this holiday season? The DivaGals have discovered that many small companies like Thread Wallets are using Route the app that offers shipping insurance, and there are more than 1600 companies in the queue. After you download the app, any company participating in Route’s program will give you the opportunity to get shipping insurance for just around d a dollar. If anything happens to your previous purchase, Route takes care of the replacement and deals with all the files claims leaving is to just enjoy our purchases!
We learned all about the app while sipping hot brandy and eating bites from Flinders Lane. Our only Route gripe? It’s is only on iPhone but the Route team promises us an Android version is coming soon!