Haute Halloween | The Pursuit of Style

I’m going to be honest, Halloween is probably my least favorite holiday. Aside from my inability to watch anything scarier than Harry Potter without having nightmares, I also never seem to get my act together in time to come up with a creative costume. Every September I think to myself: “This is going to be the year” and then the week of Halloween rolls around and I’ve got nothing.

So, if you’re a perpetual Halloween procrastinator like me, here are my last minute suggestions. They won’t win you first prize in the costume contest but you’ll still be festive. Better yet, you can actually wear these pieces past October 31.

I’m thinking this sweatshirt and that bat phone (cracks me up!) will do just the trick. Now how about that two day shipping…


Two years ago, Carine Roitfeld threw a masquerade ball to celebrate French Vogue’s 90th anniversary and Anna Dello Russo stole the show in a custom made Pucci dress and Gareth Pugh headdress. The gorgeous photos above were shot by Tommy Ton as Anna dressed for the evening in her suite at the Ritz.

This is the type of party I’d like to attend on Halloween. An elegant affair that requires a couture costume. I’d opt for a less cumbersome mask, but only because I’m confident I’d take down other guests with my clumsiness!

Are you dressing up this year? As someone with an incredibly lame track record for costumes, I’d love to know what you’re masquerading as!



I love this candid photo of JFK reviewing Caroline and John Jr.’s Halloween costumes in the oval office. Can you imagine if those were your childhood memories of trick-or-treating? Amazing! What will you be doing for Halloween this year? I’m not feeling too festive this year but I am looking forward to passing out candy on our stoop. Can’t wait to see all the creative costumes!
Have fun and be safe!


On Halloween it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll see a dozen girls in black sheaths, gloves, statement necklaces and big sunnies doing their best Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The movie is one of my favorites and the scene is certainly iconic but the costume has been a little overdone, don’t you agree? I’d love to see someone re-create one of the scenes above. Still classic but a little more original. You can snag Audrey’s eye mask at Fred Flare. Add a men’s button down, an up-do and you’re ready to go! Chic and simple.

What will you be for Halloween this year? I should probably add that I still don’t have a costume! Such a procrastinator… Maybe I should rush order an eye mask for myself!