Drip­ping in fi­nesse

Get into the fes­tive mood with a lit­tle un­apolo­getic glam­our

Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS - Dan Ahwa Ruby an­klet $59.

When it comes to the party sea­son, it’s an op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one to ques­tion what dress­ing up means to them. In a na­tion where the art of un­der-dress­ing has be­come a na­tional sport and think­pieces are be­ing writ­ten about the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of bare feet in shop­ping malls, where does one draw the line be­tween health and safety, dress codes and per­sonal free­dom? When it comes to dress­ing up for the fes­tive sea­son or spe­cial oc­ca­sions, if there’s one mea­sure to go by, it’s that our gen­eral in­cli­na­tion to shirk at beau­ti­ful things can some­times come across as too earnest.

Per­sonal style is sub­jec­tive, of course, but some­times it pays to make a lit­tle bit of an ef­fort. It’s okay to de­sire nice shiny, sparkly things. Some­times life’s just too short to wear bor­ing clothes.

Alexis dress, $1169, from Su­perette.

Olym­pea Aqua by Paco Ra­banne eau de toi­lette (80ml), $136, from depart­ment stores and se­lected Life and Unichem phar­ma­cies.

Witch­ery camisole $149.90.

Gucci neck­lace $1820.

Zara dress $159.

Valentino, spring 2019. Whis­tles se­quin purse, $30, from Farm­ers. Mor­gan & Tay­lor head­piece, $115, from Smith & Caughey’s. Mag­gie Mar­i­lyn dress $1100.

Ri­hanna at the CFDA Awards, 2016.

Coun­try Road dress $399.

H&M skirt $90.

Mead­owlark 9ct and white di­a­mond studs $6805.

Witch­ery bracelet $44.90.

Camilla & Marc heels $499.

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