The Christmas countdown is off with a bang and we are celebrating with a cocktail hour……
Firstly just as we mention dressing for the upcoming party nights, take a tip from the top and check out check out the exclusive Balmain range @ H & M with some beautiful sequinned options , in particular a sequin green mini dress with low cut front detail caught my attention, an investment @ 159 E. Currently not available online but available in your local H&M store.
This look is seriously nocturnal with the cocktail hour in mind……. The beautiful cream crop cream with short sleeve in a delicate chiffon from the Aisling Maher Boutique in Adare. This shop is full to the brim with wonderful unique accessories and clothing and not to mention Aisling is a renowned milliner in her own right a hugely popular choice for racegoers. The delicate Art Deco style pattern in metallic sequin is seen mirrored throughout the top. The little top is open at the back with a two neck fastenings.
The black faux python envelope clutch with gold plated edges is a quick buy from Penneys but whose guessing that this bag will see many parties this Christmas. These bags are our new favs quite roomy inside for all our cosmetics but ohhh so very glam on the outside….
Sequins have been dated right back from the tomb of King Tutankhamun , when gold sequin like discs were beautifully sewn onto the dead Kings garments. Sewing gold or a precious metal onto garments was historically used for decorative purposes , a status symbol, a theft deterant or a spiritual guide and the beautiful circle mini skirt from today is no exception. The toffee cream colour is a delight with any black top but worn today with a cream top in a similar shade. Then with its black embroidered sequin detailing framing the scalloped edge, its getting us well and truly into the festive mood. Not to mention the little black ribbon with a box bow just below the high waist. This little gem was a fantastic vintage find.
The black heels are in a divine velvet with a delicious hidden black platform peep toe, Rocking serious sex kitten appeal with the narrow black patent ankle strap and patent heel from www.heels.com. These likes of which would be a surety in the closet of the burlesque icon Dita Von Teese. Such velvet beauties are gracing our catwalks this season, the ultra sleek heels seen @ Dolce & Gabanna & gorgeous gilded heels from Stella Mac Cathy just means our Christmas list are filling up fast !
Photo shoot today @ The Mustard Seed, Limerick….
……where Stylish Dressing Meets Opulent Surroundings and Fine Dining.
Yours in Makeup & Style