Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What's Hotter Than Naked?

I think some people find it hard to find just the right thing to wear to a party. When I throw my own, I try to give direction that's fun and amorphous so that guests can take the direction and interpret it in their own way. For example, at my last book launch party, the only attire request I had was to wear red (by the way, the rebel Martha Stewart showed up in orange). I love surveying the scene as guests show up to see all the clever ways they decided to get dressed.

For the Celebrations party, I wanted to come up with an attire request that complimented the mood of the party. January tends to be a depressing month since it's so cold, it's post-holidays and some people are partied out. That's exactly why I wanted to throw the party at this time to bring back the mood of sexy, fun and hot...hence the attire requirement for this party: hot.

I've been so busy traveling and planning my party (along with many others...work never stops) that today it hit me: I haven't chosen anything to wear to the party yet. What does one wear to a party where the attire requirement is "hot" and all the guests have already seen the invite?

When I grew up in Panama, I used to have to wear a uniform of white shirt, tie and slacks so I promised after high school that I would never wear another tie again. So, generally, I'm opposed to wearing suits--even though that may be someone's definition of hot.

This is where you come in my loves. I need your help figuring out what to wear to my party. Tell me your suggestions, please!

Oh, and stay tuned for tomorrow. We'll be talking about my favorite part of the party...the decor.


  1. purple purple purple! there is no hotter colour then purple!

  2. All black with some bling or studs; black pants and some animal print for the shirt (leopard) - wild! ... and a black jacket.

  3. Speedo, Body paint and carry a palm leaf for a fan

  4. To make a change, wear a suit. I am sure it will look great on you. I can't wait to see photos of the decor. Wish you great success
    Bonne Chance!
    Rowaida Flayhan

  5. Don't wear black. Even with bling it only feeds January duldrums.

    If you wear a suit, make it linen and skip the shirt. You're hot, it's made for the heat .. sure my long held no linen after Labor Day consciousness cringes, but it's you're party. You make it hot however you'd like.

    Perhaps you will go slightly less literal, dressing like heat itself. A cod piece of jalaphenos?

    Or pick up an awesome seventies sweater from the vintage shop. One with a giant sun on the chest. I think turtlenecks on men are always hot, flat front tailored pants with a thin Gucci belt ... still I prefer a seventies sweater or city shorts with jack boots or jalapenos ...

    invite me to crash your party?

  6. Hi Preston, as I am panamanian living in Virginia for the past 22 years and I still think that our "molas" are astonishing beautiful, why don't you get made for the occasion a black jacket with "black over black mola work" on the lapel and a gorgeous white shirt with white over white cuffs also worked on mola? You may be able to get it from Helen Breebart Atelier in Panama....

  7. NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and please invite me to see that!!!!


  8. I think The men should be taken a black & white.
    It's the most simple and chic for men.

  9. why don't you get made for the occasion a black jacket with "black over black mola work" on the lapel and a gorgeous white shirt with white over white cuffs also worked on mola?


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