Enchanted Evening

Timeless and sophisticated, fall’s best after-dark fashions exude a bit of sex appeal.

A special occasion calls for a special look—one that ensures all eyes will be on you when you make your dramatic entrance. This isn’t the time to be shy and retiring. Command the spotlight in that prized one-of-a-kind dress you’ve been waiting to wear, paired with jewelry to be envied. 

The season’s most elegant looks are right at home at the Stetson Mansion, the site of our fall fashion shoot. This historic, late 19th-century home in DeLand is a hallmark of the Gilded Age, a time when elaborate parties were held on the estate. And these stunning fashions are reminiscent of the luxurious style of the era—flattering silhouettes, brilliant colors, rich fabrics, eye-catching details, intriguing hemlines and provocative leg-revealing dresses.

All you need to complete the look is a mane of glamorous soft waves, dark seductive eyes and a dramatic lip, and you’re ready for a memorable night.

Photography by Roberto Gonzalez
Produced by Christine Dupont; Edited by Hancel Deaton; Stylist: Jennifer Beverly; Hair & Makeup: Tracie Cervero Gifford; Model: Charlotte, Modern Muse; Photography Assistant: Mariah Wilde; Production Assistant: Jennifer Davis; Location: Stetson Mansion, DeLand

Sachin & Babi Noir top, $325, and skirt, $795; Aquazzura Firenze platform heels, $865; Alexis Bittar earrings, $430; pearl choker, $275, at Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia.


Herve Leger gown, $2,190; Stella McCartney handbag, $1,445; Prada black velvet heels, $825; statement earrings, $175; necklace, $595; and bracelet, $490, at Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia.


Herve Leger dress, $1,790; Sophia Webster "butterfly" heels, $675; Edie Parker clutch, $1,195; Alexis Bittar earrings and cuff, $225 each; Alexis Bittar spiral ring, $225, at Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia.


Michelle Mason gown, $900, at Sultre in Winter Park; Schutz's Ermmana snakeskin heels, $250, at Tuni in Winter Park; A & Furst prasiolite stone necklace, $1,600, and bracelet $4,750, and Matthias & Claire earrings, $950, at Jewels by Peter B in Winter Park.


BCBG cape dress, $368; Schutz heels, $242; and Axel black leather necklace with stones, $34, at Tuni in Winter Park; and white stone triangle earrings, $395, at Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. 


ABOVE: Jovani handkerchief-hem dress, $650; Jimmy Choo heels, $895; Alexis Bittar drop earrings, $275; and black choker, $250, at Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Millenia.

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