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6 ways to wear this year's holiday style: retro-glam furs, gold and jewel tones

Yes, we’re still living in a material world, even if the lifestyles of the rich and famous seem a little more elusive these days. Your trump card? Dressing like a one per center as you hit the town this season. That means sparkly frocks and plush pelts (faux, if necessary)

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LIVING LARGE: Over-the-knee boots might get you noticed; a full-length mink coat (real or fake) will get you past the velvet ropes. Carolina Herrera mink coat, $30,200, Rag & Bone skirt, $420 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com). Collective Concepts blouse, $75 through www.eluxe.ca. Hermès boots, $2,850 at Hermès boutiques (www.hermes.com).

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ADD TO YOUR JEWEL COLLECTION: This year, sapphire and amethyst join ruby and emerald in the pantheon of fail-safe holiday-party hues. Chanel blouse, skirt, pants and bag, price on request at Chanel boutiques (www.chanel.com). Dannijo necklace, $695 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

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GILDED GIRLS: Greed can be good – when it comes to an abundance of gold embroidery, glittery sequins and sparkly lamé. On model at left: Wilfred blouse, $198 at Aritzia (www.aritzia.com). Beulah skirt, $75 through www.eluxe.ca. Fox fur coat, $1,650 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com). On model at right: Chanel coat, price on request at Chanel boutiques (www.chanel.com). Notte by Marchesa dress, $695 at Holt Renfrew. H&M earrings (worn by both models), $7, gloves, $10 through www.hm.com. Hermès shoes, $975 at Hermès boutiques (www.hermes.com).

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ROLLING STOCK: Festive frocks come in many varieties, from metallic micro-minis to floor-sweeping maxis overlaid with lace. On model at left: H&M dress, $60 through www.hm.com. Dannijo earrings, $395 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com). On model at right: BCBGMaxAzria dress, $478 through www.bcbg.com. PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS Hair and makeup by Vanessa Jarman for Rimmel and TRESemmé/p1m.ca. Shot on location at Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto (www.trumptoronto.ca). Rolls-Royce Ghost courtesy of Grand Touring Automobiles (www.grandtouringautos.com).

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