Dripping in finesse
Get into the festive mood with a little unapologetic glamour
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.