Be inspired by the London Olympics & dress for gold, silver or bronze…
All that sparkles…
no Olympic event is complete without the lustre of precious metal. Salute your Olympic heroes’ with a glamorous, shimmering of gold, silver or bronze.
While diamonds are a girl’s best friend – precious metals can be equally enchanting. Whether you choose to add your metallic sparkle to wrists with selection of heavy jewels or to your eyes with a glistening shadow – molten metals can add a show stopping shimmer.
And while discretion is often the epitome of chic, don’t be afraid to embrace the heavy metal movement. A full length metallic gown can be truly hypnotising…
Will you be going for gold, silver or bronze? xx
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Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?
Sleek, shimmering Metallics…
High shine meets irresistible polish, with metallic looks so chic they exude effortless shiny style
Sublime when paired with minimal, clean-cut pieces, metallics add a gorgeous gloss to your look. Across the Spring / Summer 2012 runways, designers dipped their pieces in glistening gold and silver adding a rich texture and shining optimism.
Metallic accessories pack a punch. Wear with a crisp white shirt dress (a la Gianfranco Ferré); soft neutrals; or bold brights for startling panache. Metallics are the perfect exclamation point in your look. At Gianfranco Ferré metallic handbags and belts were daring against clean white; while at Yves Saint Laurent metallic detailing screamed of opulent allure.
High Gloss Embellishment
Head-to-toe shine stopped traffic at Hakaan and Gucci. Metallics added dazzling beauty and a modern edge to cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Pieces shimmered in ‘Mermaid-esque’ sequins for decedent dressing. At Gucci art deco inspired embellishment was polished, glossy and chic; while at Hakaan the classic white tee brought a fresh simplicity to a sequined pencil skirt.
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Grandeur, Decadence & Impeccable Beauty… embrace a luxe new style- one befitting a golden Renaissance Queen
Entricate workings of sparking gold detail will make a striking statement for Spring / Summer 2012. Heavenly gowns with elaborate detailing, silk tulles and metallic brocades appeared on the catwalks of Alexander McQueen, Valentino and at Rodarte’s Cruise presentation in Florence.
Inspired by ancient Italian Religious Artworks, Rodarte sisters – Kate and Laura Mulleavy – created a collection which conjured ethereal beauty. The ten gowns each featured a sculpted torso and a long columnar skirt falling straight to the ground. The most spectacular of which was topped with a golden sunburst crown inspired by Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (pictured below centre). Strong, powerful and enchantingly beautiful.
For an ever-so-slightly more modest sprinkling of golden lustre, embrace bejewelled jewellery or glistening heels.
Will you embrace luxe other-world dressing in your Spring / Summer wardrobe? xx
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