There's something about the beginning of the holidays that always has a romantic feel it, so this Pre-Raphaelite version of The Annunciation by John William Waterhouse, felt like a good inspiration for all the holiday style choices cropping up as quickly as fall ended. With its rich colors and precise classical spacing, this sweet rendition holds a place in the realm of holiday art as well as captures the Romantic style of the early 1900s.
Gabriel's ethereal lavender and deep purples are one end of the spectrum, inviting a bit of sparkle and whimsy...
On the other end of the spectrum is Mary's dramatic cobalt ensemble with red accents.
Where do you fall this holiday season? Light and sparkly or bold and dramatic?
Or maybe you're a little of both?
Lavender details: Tilo Viscose Lace Scarf in Thistle $65 eluxe.ca; Larkspur & Hawk Mary 22-karat rose gold, topaz and diamond necklace $4,900 - net-a-porter.com; Bottega Veneta Crepe dress $1,175 - net-a-porter.com; Marie-Hélène de Taillac 22-karat gold spinel and tourmaline ring $2,170 - net-a-porter.com; DKNY Lavender Silk-Cashmere Cardigan $185, stylebop.com; Mary Jo Matsumoto Laguna Shimmer Fold Over Clutch maryjomatsumoto.bigcartel.com $300; Bottega Veneta Cashmere and silk-blend scarf $680 - net-a-porter.com; COOL CHANGE Bloussant Full Hand Dyed Maxi Dress $250 - calypsostbarth.com; PROVENCE LAVANDES Lavendar Boule Petite $56 (£35) - farfetch.com.
Cobalt details: Virgins, Saints & Angels San Benito Magdalena In Gold | Smoky Topaz $222 - ylang23.com; Vionnet Silk crepe de chine gown $2,116 - net-a-porter.com; Mallarino Violetta 24-karat gold-vermeil filigree earrings $273 - net-a-porter.com; Burberry Beauty Lip Velvet Military Red No. 310 $30 - burberry.com; Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Fluorescent Patent Red Sole Pump, $1,195 - bergdorfgoodman.com; Mary Jo Matsumoto Wilde Mini-Wallet $215 maryjomatsumoto.bigcartel.com.