Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Handbags and gladrags

Am I the only one to notice that, though it is barely October, the party gear has already hit the shops? Folks, christmas is in December - at the tail end of December. What is going on here?

Anyway, since the cogs of party wear shopping have already been set in motion, I thought I'd take a look at what's out there.

With ladylike glamour, sequins and embellishment leading the way, the outlook for the party season is definitely shiny. With accessories, it's all about those special little finishing touches. I'm currently going mad for fascinators, chunky costume jewelry and long satin gloves.

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Debenhams Debut faux fur wrap, £40, French connection embellished dress, £130; River Island tiered camisole, £34.99; Coast red ruffle-neck top, £65, Star by Julien MacDonald beaded dress, £140; Topshop sequined jeans, £65


Wallis black sequinned clutch, £20; RiverIsland panelled clutch, £19.99; Wallis metallic clutch, £23, Star by Julien MacDonald foldover clutch, £15


Debenhams feather fascinator, £15; River Island ribbon and jewel necklace, £12.99; Warehouse seqiun scarf, £35; French Connection gold sequin belt, £25; Mango multi-coloured jewel Alice band, £8; River Island jeweled cuff, £14.99; Monsoon sequin waistcoat, £45


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I like pretty dresses, high heels, the colour red and good writing.