Herald on Sunday - Going mad for metallics

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Fashion: Going mad for metallics

Add some sparkle to your wardrobe for an ab-fab festive season.

So the Silly season is on us and, without doubt, you'll need to be getting your Ab Fab on more than once over the next few weeks. The trick about embracing that festive spirit is to wear colour, sparkles and metallics but to do so without looking like a Christmas tree.

I love this look from Zambesi, above, made from hand-beaded silk and featuring a plunging neckline. The dress is reversible and when styled with the matching choker is a killer look. Whether you are going from head-to-toe or simply adding one piece, these metallic looks from Boohoo, 3, and Andrea Moore, 2, show how it's done. For a more feminine option, this Camilla & Marc dress, 4, is simply divine, and the print on this Liann Bellis dress, 7, reminds me of pohutukawa flowers.

And how fabulous is this look from Gorman, 5, with its bold graphic prints? Play with texture when sticking to one colour like this StyleStalker dress, 1, with mesh inserts and cutouts, and this two-piece look from Salasai, 6. And when all else fails, instead of grabbing your LBD try a little black jumpsuit like this classic taylor piece, 8.

Check The Line Up for some necklace and pendant action featuring options for any age and occasion.

Kagi's has a colourful geometric and Cathy Pope has a wonderful crystal and chain piece. For a contemporary take on an all-time classic, let me introduce you to Shahana Pearls, a new jewellery company from a husband and wife team Shehana and Ben Kimiangatau.

The pearls come from one of the most remote places on earth, Manihiki, a stunning atoll about 1300km from Rarotonga. The jewellery aims to celebrate women and beauty in all forms.

 

The Annie Necklace is featured below. Its knotted mesh chain with pearl ends can easily be worn with a variety of outfits.

Cheers, sweetie darlings.

 

 

Get the look: Party season

  1. StyleStalker Crossroads Dress $169.95
  2. Double Mesh Body $125, Silver Pants $350, Satchel Purse $398, all from Andrea Moore 
  3. Foil Shell Top $18, Alice Foil Print Midi Bodycon Skirt $25, All from Boohoo 
  4. Camilla & Marc Bronze Wing Dress $500 
  5. Sea Spray Cocktail Tank $209, Sea Spray Cocktail Pant $349, Prowl Sunglasses $209, Golden Rough Heel $329, all from Gorman 
  6. Dame Bodice $220, Dream Crusher Skirt $325, all from Salasai 
  7. Liann Bellis Iguazu Sundress $238 
  8. taylor Enclose Jumpsuit $487
     

The line up: Dripping with chains

  1. Kagi Geometry Pendant $169 Box Superfine Necklace $125
  2. Cathy Pope Steel Crystal Gun $285
  3. Shahana Pearls The Annie Necklace $630

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