Sunday 9 December 2012

5 Key Accessories to Take a Little Black Dress from Sun Up to Sun Down

There are times when a full-on change just isn’t possible, when your day is filled with meetings or office but after all, this is Christmas, you’re going out, and you will go to the ball looking sexy, chic, sparkly and as good as if you’d just spent the afternoon in the salon.

In order to achieve this sassy fresh as a daisy look you need a few tools, accessories and jewels stashed away in the tote you schlepped in to work with whose help in the waving of a wand you can transform from daytime to cocktails.

Firstly the jewellery.  Ditch the simple and make a statement with these eye-catching earrings.

Bijoux Heart Stargazer Earrings Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated EarringsBijoux Heart Ruse EarringsDrybert Kern Crystal Drop EarringsTom Binns Crystal, Pearl and Safety Pin earrings

Step out of your flats or kitten heels and into a pair of height defying heels …….. whether you’ll be able to walk again after a night in these remains to be seen, but after all, there’s no pleasure without pain…

Carvela Glisten Peep Toe Shoes Gina Embellished CourtsNicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto SandalsDune Hideout Suede Blue SandalDune Harlow Diamante Sandals

Clutch something gorgeous.  Exchange your daytime tote or shoulder bag for something small, sleek and impossible to fit anything into other than a lipstick, credit card and mobile……. what else could you possibly need?

Aspinal of London Manhatten ClutchAlexander McQueen Flower Print ClutchDune Gold Glitter ClutchKotur Satin and velvet box clutch

And if you didn’t have time earlier, add some instant glam to polish off your look.  With travel sized minis of some of the best products and colours there’s no excuse for not showing perfect nails to the world.

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Nail PolishCiate Silver Shimmer Fit for a Queen Nail PolishOPI Man with the Golden Gun Top CoatLeighton Denny Mini Nail KitNails Inc Mini Colour Collection

We all need to take our make-up repairers and mini tools with us, there’s no point in putting on the glam if your face can’t keep up.  Here are some products to go into your makeup bag to lift, add radiance and a shimmer and sparkle. 

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation and ConcealerNars Blush in Orgasm Nars the Multiple in Cocacabana_edited-1Guerlain Sheer Light Bronzing PowderBobbi Brown Lip and Eye PaletteCath Kidston Makeup Brush Set

And finally the last product is well worth decanting into a smaller bottle and taking with you everywhere, as to go to the ball in your little black dress, statement jewellery and valet parking heels you need perfect gleaming pins, so dare to bare and smooth on some Shiseido Daily Bronze – forget the stockings, today’s look is chic, smooth, gleaming and totally sexy.