It's Met Gala time - no doubt my favourite red carpet event.
This season it's all about the bling, but more importantly big is not always better - we covet the finer things in life in search for the perfect finger bling. Karen Walker's Fine jewellery collection is the perfect starting place to add a little fine flare to your jewellery box.
The sequin skirt that you purchased for that New Years Eve party 5 years ago can live another day. Simply pair with an over sized plain white tee, a baggy cardigan, white shirt or even go all out and pair with your denim jacket from 1999. Just remember to obey these 3 simple rules...
1. DO NOT over commit - the equivalent of 'double-denims', never pair your sequin skirt with a sequin top (unless it gives the illusion of a sequin dress).
2. Keep your accessories to a minimum, (take note Kardashians).
3. Pair with basics - this rules also applies to your footwear. Nobody wants to see (if they aren't blinded first) glitter heels with a sequin skirt.
Juliette Hogan has introduced a Sequin Story to her 2013 Winter range. The 'Sequin Glimmer Singlet' (below) will add a little metallic flair to your winter wardrobe - embroidered with hundreds of sequins, this piece will last many seasons beyond the present. With a scoop neckline and reinforced seams, a simple and classic style paired well with skinny jeans, a high waisted skirt or played down with casual pants or layered under a sheer dress or top.
Made from 100% Sequin Silk.
And of course no long-term-wardrobe isn't complete without a Sequin Skirt - the Sequin Shimmy Skirt by Juliette Hogan is an absolute gem. A heavy sequined pencil skirt with contrasted charcoal marl down the sides - allowing for ease of movement. Finishing at or below the knee, featuring an invisible zip at center back. Fully lined and finished with exquisite craftsmanship - made in New Zealand.
Pair with ankle boots, stilettos or chunky knee-high winter boots.
Zambesi have designed a more 'subtle-sequin' look, the V-Neck dress is the perfect balance between casual and glamour.
When the full fur vest or jacket could be considered a little over the top, layer-up and stay cosy with a fur (faux of course) scarf or wrap.
Kate Sylvester has accessorised her Shanghai Fox Collection with Faux Fur Scarves made from Acrylic Polyester.
Anastasia Scarf in Rabbit by Kate Sylvester from the 'Shanghai Fox' Winter 2013 Collection
(made from Acrylic Polyester).
Wear Your Patch with Pride - Full leather pants aren’t your thing? Embrace the trend this season and accent your look with leather elbow patches. Juliette Hogan has put her on twist on the trend, transforming a basic cardigan to a statement piece.