Published: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 8:56:52 AM

'Tis the season to party

Party it up: End the year with a smashing number from Somerset Bay in Metrojaya.

Party it up: End the year with a smashing number from Somerset Bay in Metrojaya.

Turn on the glamour quotient and have yourselves a glitzy, sparkling and shimmery Christmas.

IT’S that time of the year when it’s all about Christmas and the numerous dinners, reunions and parties.

It can get a little daunting for the wallet especially when you want to make a lasting (and positive) impression in terms of your party ensemble.

So what does the fashionable-girl-on-a-budget do when it comes to putting her best manicured foot forward without breaking the bank?

Metrojaya and Parkson have several dazzling options to make this a gorgeous season.

Variante by Leslie Variyan in Metrojaya.

Festive opulence

Baroque is the word as seen at Metrojaya.

When else can you go all out if not during this time of the year? Pile on the accessories, go for the glam look and deck yourself out.

Work it in fabulous textures and materials in the form of brocade and jacquard. It’s all in the details, so add some personal touches in the form of accessories. Somerset Bay, Zona, Laura Ashley and Variante went baroque and it really is about sumptuous extravagance and standing out.

In essence, go for Renaissance detailing such as Victorian lace, shiny velvet and gilded embroidery and opt for hues like gold and burnished metallics.

Give these looks an added zing with hard case clutches from Ruscoe & Co, dainty bracelets and necklaces from Monet and strappy diamante encrusted heels from Zang Toi.

Variante in Metrojaya.
Fuschia ruched dress by Variante in Metrojaya.

Jazzing it up

The finery and fun of the 20s has roared into Parkson this holiday season. If the boundless creative energy and of course, the absolutely gorgeous costumes and jewellery from the movie The Great Gatsby inspired you, here’s where you can pick up chic, elegant pieces from Naf Naf, Mirabelle, Wallis and Melinda Looi.

Get into the spirit and mood of the jazz age with feathered headgeared, fringed dresses and trimmings, dropped waistlines, long necklaces and drop earrings.

The look is very much free-spirited, dazzling and with plenty of razzmatazz.

The collections sees the spirit of Bohemia combined with the party hurrah to create a palette of black, gold, cream and sorbet shades Throw on a long pearl necklace from Majorica, don a hardshell clutch from Miss Selfridge, pin a crystal encrusted brooch from Denni onto a feathered headband from Salabianca over your fringed and embellished outift and let the revelry begin!

Tassels at the end of a cap sleeve dress by Melinda Looi in Parkson.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Women, Fashion, departmental stores, Metrojaya, Parkson


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