Don't be Timid

With luxurious fabrics all over the AW catwalks, silk velvet brocade at Roberto Cavalli and rich red embellishment on lace at Dolce & Gabbana, Christmas 2013 was going to be a party to remember.

The overall silhouette this season takes on a glamorous slouchy appearance with embellished full length dresses being teamed with your favourite wrap cardi, or a fabulously feather skirt with a daytime sweatshirt as seen at Proenza Schouler.

Challenge conventional glamour by clashing fabrics and colours; add a twist to full-length silk skirts by teaming with a pair of Tabitha Simmons buckled suede boots.

Never has party dressing been so personal and so fun. So don’t be afraid to experiment and wear what actually works for you. Take inspiration from our favourite style movie of 2013, “The Great Gatsby” and slather your inner Daisy Buchanan in top-to-toe silk.

However you choose to make your entrance this party season remember a few keywords, glamorous, expensive, sparkle.

– Vic