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Designer Picks: Montreal’s Pavoni Share Their Holiday 2012/13 Fashion Advice

Montreal designers Mike Derderian and Gianni Falcone of Pavoni have create quite a name for themselves with their fabulous gowns appearing on the likes of Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Fergie. As Pavoni is the Italian word for peacock and the inspiration of their collection, Real Style Network knew that their glamourous haute couture sensibilities was perfect to get the right amount of glamour for the holiday season. We asked Pavoni for their tips on holiday style.

What are your three holiday fashion must-haves for women and why?

Pavoni: I think 3 staples in every woman’s closet for the holidays should be:  a chic dress, a classic fur/ faux fur coat and a great pair of leather stilletto boots.

What are your favourite holiday trends this year and why?

Pavoni: I think the baroque elements that are very big this season, whether in print or beading details are a trend that lend themselves well to the holidays. It exudes a sense of old world glamour without being “kitschy”.

What are your favourite holiday accessories and why?

Pavoni: Leather accessories: gloves, boots etc. and an oversized scarf or stole. They are versatile and can dress up pretty much anything.

What are some of the biggest style mistakes women make during the holidays?

Pavoni: The holidays are like any other time, you need to choose colours and styles that are flattering to you and your body type. If one keeps this in mind any fashion “faux pas'” should be avoided.

What one item should women splurge on this holiday season and why?

Pavoni: A sparkly and sexy PAVONI cocktail dress! It’s sure to put a smile on your face and get you in that festive spirit!

What are you most excited to wear this holiday season?

Pavoni: I usually have friends & family over for Christmas dinner and like to dress up for the occasion. I haven’t found what I’m going to wear yet but whenever I do, that would probably be what I’ll be most excited to wear.

What are some of your favourite holiday traditions and why?

Pavoni: The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with close friends and family, that’s really what it’s all about to me.

[Photos courtesy of Pavoni]



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