Objects of Affection To Live Every Day Like It’s Valentine’s Day
Truth be told, I have never been particularly partial to Valentine’s Day and its grand, romantic gestures. While I certainly wouldn’t object to sweets (Lori Stern flower-pressed shortbread cookies call to me) or lingerie (Fleur of England’s sheer lace satin set would be heavenly), why not celebrate love across the spectrum all the time?
If you’re not in love, February 14 is nothing more than a very public reminder that you are very, well . . . single. And if you’re so lucky as to be in love? That’s cool, too. Either way, though, here’s a wild proposition: Live every day like it’s Valentine’s Day. Indulge in all things prim, proper—and positively alluring throughout the year. Need a little reminder to stop and smell the roses? A spritz of Louis Vuitton’s Rose des Vents perfume—or a fresh-cut arrangement by Stemme Fatale in a John Derian teapot—sets the smitten mood, while Brock Collection’s bitty floral corset top elicits that can’t-live-without-you love and affection.
Looking for an object of affection to self-bequeath? Mark Cross’s Benchley bag makes for a beloved companion day and night. Alternatively, if you need help crafting a list of gifts as a not-so-subtle hint to your special someone, Grainne Morton chandelier earrings are cool—but even more so when gifted with a super-special Simone Rocha ruffled lace tulle dress.
After all, Valentine’s Day falls on the final night of New York Fashion Week, which gives you the perfect excuse to get all dressed up with someplace—or at least a fun fashion after-party—to go.