Tuesday, 20 December 2011

All That Glitters!

A shopping feature I wrote  in the style of Grazia...


Sparkle those stilettos, twinkle your trousers and jazz up that jacket in preparation for a glittering Winter. By Sacha Musgrove.

From glam rock David Bowie’s glistening wardrobe in the 70’s, to the more recent decades’ sparkle-hype around Christmas and New Year, it’s about time that glitter entered the fashion world as a must-have. And it definitely has.
Fashionista’s are going wild for glittery garments. Moschino took the androgynous route with silver, glistening suits as part of their A/W11 womenswear collection. They also brought to light a cheap and chic tinsel dress, perfect for that upcoming Christmas party while Alexander Wang designed a stunning pair of pink, glitter trousers which were teamed up on the catwalk with a black, fur coat.
Nicole Scherzinger was recently spotted at LA Fashion’s Night Out, wearing a sparkling, gold suit by Oscar De La Renta. She joins a growing list of celebs sporting the glitter trend, from the likes of Alexa Chung and Kate Moss to the X-Factor judges Kelly Rowland and Tulisa.
Miu Miu’s A/W11 suede/glitter combo boots have the fashion world reeling. Take your pick from gold, silver, pink, yellow and more. You name it, they’ve done it. Shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell has also designed some highly sought after glittery ‘Lita’ platform boots with inspiringly high, wooden heels.
On the high street, Topshop have an array of glitter star tees and shimmering shorts in gold or merely just sparkling denim, proving that glitter isn’t just for eveningwear. They have also added a touch of glitz to their feathered jewellery. Accessories are twinkling at Asos too, with star pendants, earrings and rings. Anya Hindmarch has glammed up a basic style clutch, which comes in gold, grey, pewter and black.
If you want to keep it low key, note Kate Moss’s effortless glam as she teams an oversized gold tunic with some leggings and a clutch. For a flicker of sparkle try adding glitter to your nails, as seen recently on Alexa Chung. Or try out MAC’s glittering eye-shadow which wowed on the Ashish catwalk at London Fashion week this year and is now available in most colours.
New US company (Jessie J’s favourite) Violent Lips have introduced what appears to be the next big thing - the glitter lip tattoo. Available in a shimmering array of colours and styles, you can see that the lips speak for themselves.
It’s always this time of the year that glitter dazzles its way into our wardrobe so we suggest you take full advantage.

Love Sacha...