It's time for romantic evenings in. Dinners for two, or perhaps a few more. Whatever the occasion, the mood is relaxed and the look is as opulent as the season. The new leisure luxe is glamorous enough to go out on the town. But it has just the right softness, the right richness, the right aura of intimacy for elegant evenings at home. Shown here, comfortable conversation pieces by Rakaha. The Indian-silk oversize shirt meets its match in lean silk pants woven in a gold paisley pattern ($295). Available at Bullocks Wilshire.
A cozy chat set in festive surroundings, above, calls for sophisticated simplicity. Perfect for the setting are Jack Murphy's dazzling yellow big shirt, $45, and matching crinkle-satin pull-on pants, $31. Available at Nordstrom.
A striking study in black and white, left, begins with Fernando Sanchez's Oriental-inspired silk coat, camisole and pants. The three-piece ensemble, $500, is available at Neiman-Marcus. Completing the picture, David Brown's black velour hostess gown, $125, detailed at the neckline with silver beading and iridescent sequins. Available at Bullock's. STYLING BY SYBIL GRAY, RAYMOND LEE HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ANGELO DI BIASE INTERIORS BY TONY DUQUETTE