The Art of Holiday Fashion

J Brand and Who What Wear team up to host an elegant holiday dinner party for L.A.’s fashionable set.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Who What Wear Co-Founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power hosted an intimate dinner at L.A. eatery, A.O.C., for their stylish friends, all of whom wore J Brand. Kerr wears a  Cowley Top in Navy Noir and Maxine Skirt in Black. Power wears a Marilena Leather Tee in Black and Tullia Leather Shorts in Black.  For an exclusive peek at the holiday dinner party — not to mention some inspiring holiday looks—read on. 

     

    Photographer: Jose Leon

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    "A.O.C.'s warm, wood-paneled room offered the perfect intimate setting for our holiday dinner party with J Brand," says Kerr.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Who What Wear Market Editor Nicky Deam and makeup artist Lauren Andersen prove neutral looks aren't just for summer. Andersen wears the Anya Leather Top in Linen/Grey. Nicky also wears the top along with a Luce Jacket in Marble featuring contrasting satin piping and dolman sleeves for an extra oomph of style. What's on her holiday wishlist? "A white tux jacket."

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Each place setting included personalized name bracelet along with a fun question posed in the holiday spirit. What was the most stylish gift you’ve ever received? Discuss.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Hillary cozies up with artist Rachel Goodwin and stylist Caley Lawson Rinker. Together, they show how holiday dressing can be modern and effortless.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    "Everyone indulged in shared plates of decadent food, like hangar steak with shallot rings and fingerling potatoes," says Kerr of the menu. As for the fashion? "It was all about easy-chic leather pieces, clean silhouettes, and of course, super-flattering jeans."

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    A peek under the table shows the bottom half of the J Brand looks. The skinny silhouette proved to be a favorite.

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    Kerr and Power strike a pose. What was the most stylish gift Power ever received? "Way too many to list! But maybe my gorgeous wedding ring! It's certainly the most meaningful," she reveals.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Nicky catches a breath of fresh air on the patio with Byrdie Editorial Director, Britt Aboutaleb. Nicky wears the Carey Trousers in Lacquered Black Quartz. Britt wears the Leather Maria Pants in Noir and the Sonia Top in Glass/White.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Lauren spreads the holiday cheer in the 620 Super Skinny in Diffused Gold. What made this party so special, or any party for that matter, is good friends with a sense of humor (and of course great fashion never hurts!).

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    Hillary gathers with (left to right) Jimmy Choo's Sara Riff, artist Rachel Goodwin, and Lauren. Sara wears the Aiah Jacket in Black and the 811 in Blacklash. Rachel wears the 8112 in Dark Vintage. Lauren wears the Emilie Coat in Black.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Satin is one of the major trends of the season and it lends itself well to holiday attire. Here, Caley looks polished and chic in a Greville Jacket in Black and a Frida Crew.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    From cool denim to sleek leather to cozy knits, J Brand has everything you need to make your holiday a stylish one.

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Jose Leon

    Hillary and Lauren ring in the season with their new J Brand pieces.

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