29 Aug 2009

Add Some Sparkle To Your Life....














































Hi there, my latest post was part inspired by a new hobby I'm due to start, glamorous female Australian Icons and the huge trend for wearing sequins this Autumn/Winter!My new hobby, which I am soon to begin thanks to a chance conversation with a friend is Tap Dancing. Me being me, I was soon propelled into the heady world of which style of tap shoes I might wear, glitzy, Cuban heels, with velvet ribbons? One thing led to another and before I knew it I was imagining glamour beyond belief, but the key feature here, apart from the Joy of Sequins, was of course lashing of sequins, perhaps a few feathers here and there and a sprinkle of lime sparkly eye shadow and of course those Ruby slippers, sorry Ive gone off track again!! I mean of course those all important dance shoes!
When I finally calmed down a little, I thought perhaps on balance that my more is more approach, should really be confined to my tap dancing classes and not my day to day wardrobe. In other words even us Style Consultants, get side tracked in the name of glamour!
So here is my take on this Autumn/Winters sequintastic trend, current looks this season working this hot trend are, punk, biker chic, theatre and disco. There are lots of shift dresses and Ts embellished with sequins,but these can be unflattering around the midriff area, as they reflect light and anything which reflects light generally make us look bigger. However a sequined hat or scarf, throws light onto the face, always flattering, and allows us to do day time sequins with ease. If you are going for sequins as a shift dress and want to keep this look daytime, accessorise with muted colours and steer away from satin, if you decide to pair your shift with a blazer. Keep jewelery minimal or go without. A pair of Jazz flats, pumps, or a low flat ankle boot, will help keep the look wearable.Save the full on disco bling for the evening or a tap class if I have tempted you. S x






6 comments:

koralee said...

Sparkle is just what I need...adore your post today...woke me up on this dull moring ...all I want to do is put on those rudy slippers and face the world! Happy Weekend to you!

Itch2stitch.com said...

There is certainly something good about a bit of sparkle! I like the idea of lighting up your face! I think I have got to the point where I could do with a lighting crew and makeup artist following me around! Suzie. :)

Winnie said...

Ruby slippers! Love the pic of the model in the silver sequins. Thanks for stopping by my blog...fashion and cake...definitely the perfect combination!

The Girl of Make Believe said...

I'm in total awe. Loving the pics!

Flow Therapies said...

Hi my lovely, just worked out how to leave comments! Catching up with all your lovely postings. My God Sharon, those sequin and ribbon shoes are to die for. If and when I do, pop a pair of those on me will you? And maybe a feather headress!

Good luck with the tap dancing, I can picture you now ...

Loving your blog, looks great.

Tink in My Closet said...

I adore sparkles but I never seem to wear them.

fashionable frolickers

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