Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sequins, Glitters and Sparkle

Glitters, sequins, spikes, studs are all part of AW12 top fashion trends. Sparkles and sequins are distinctly favoured on this blog. Predominantly, sequins and glitters are perceived as what I call the 3Cs- cheap, cheesy and cherazz. You avoid the 3Cs at all cost. During my research on the history of fashion, sequins, glitters and sparkles were not recorded to any era. They evolved through different styles and accessories. However, post 2000 saw a transition of sequins, sparkles and glitters from 3Cs to chic courtesy of high fashion designers during fashion weeks in New York, Milan, Paris and London. Main designers during this era were Alexandra McQueen, Karl Lagerfield, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vera Wang and Christian Louboutin.

Sequins are perfect for festive season party wear, and it is that time of year- with glamour, family, friends and the endless Christmas or new year night out. Choosing an outfit is electrifying, but for some a great act of despair  It can be the latter if you're not fashion conscious  The first step is to always vision yourself in an outfit, then focus on creating something unique with it either with accessories, your hair or even make-up. For my recent outing, I opted for Silver Primary Hue Bodycon Velvet Dress from Topshop £40, Miss Selfridge Shoe £55, Necklace from New Look £12.99, tight from River Island £10. What is festive wear without a hint of colour- Na da! This make-up took 10 minutes. I used L'Oreal Hydrating Moisturiser  Witch Primer, Gosh BB Cream, MAC Foundation and Sleek Lip Stain.

Photo credit: Eighteen Forever