Photographs by Conor Doherty

Real passion shirks the Hallmark trappings of Valentine’s Day. But as holidays go, it’s still the best excuse to wear grand-gesture jewelry and killer lingerie. How do we love such baubles and underthings? Let us count the ways.

1: For the Hardware

Blush Naked Envy teddy $88 at Intimacy. Nikita corset $390 at Agent Provocateur.

Nylons $16 at Victoria’s Secret. Vintage necklace $15,950 at Shreve, Crump & Low. Ring $16,000 at E.B. Horn. Chanel cuffs $1,125-$1,450 at Neiman Marcus.










2: For the Intoxicating Textures

From Left: Valentino suit $1,095, and Armani shirt $245. Both at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Marcia pyjama jacket $590; Love demi bra $190; and Luna panties $120. All at Agent Provocateur. Earrings $60,000 at E.B. Horn. Stephen Webster Rapture ring $1,295 at Lux, Bond & Green.

Pyjama trouser $200 at Agent Provocateur. La Perla smoking bra $208 at
Intimacy. Cuff $165,000, and necklace $35,625. Both at Shreve, Crump & Low.

3: For the Unapologetic Shine

Fifi bra $190 at Agent Provocateur. Disco skull diamond necklace $1,815 at Serenella. Silver necklace $2,600 at Adamas Fine Jewelry. Gold vermeil necklace $98, and citrine charms $78 each. Both at Alex and Ani. Chanel lacquer cuff $1,480 at Neiman Marcus.

4: For the Sheer Possibilities

From left: LuLu corset $493, and panties $135. Both at La Perla. Chicago necklace $64 at Amali Jewelry Design necklaces $3,050-$3,575 at Adamas Fine Jewelry. Yves St. Laurent shoes $795 at Neiman Marcus.

Sinfonia Babydoll $493, and panties $107. Both at La Perla. Buenos Aires necklace $395 at Rings (right hand) $1,065-$26,750 at Alex & Co. Ring (left hand) $7,350 at E.B. Horn. Christian Louboutin shoes $895 at Neiman Marcus.




Styling: Janine Maggiore/Ennis Inc.

Hair: Ashley Mason/James Joseph salon

Makeup: Tavi de la Rosa

Models: Jade, Amber and Brett/Maggie, Inc.

Shot on location at Met Back Bay Townhouse

Assistant Producer: Austyn Mayfield

Assistants: Coco Knudsen and Hilary White

Flowers: by Marc Hall



Adamas Fine Jewelry
23 Lincoln St., Newton

Agent Provocateur
123 Newbury St., Boston

Alex and Ani
115 Newbury St., Boston

Alex & Co.
100 Needham St., Newton

E.B. Horn
429 Washington St., Boston

Copley Place, Boston

La Perla
250 Boylston St., Boston

Lux Bond & Green
416 Boylston St., Boston

Neiman Marcus
Copley Place, Boston

Saks Fifth Avenue
Prudential Center, Boston

134 newbury St., Boston

Shreve, Crump & Low
440 Boylston St., Boston

Victoria’s Secret
4 Faneuil Market Place, Boston