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GLITTER GLAM

 

We’ve had Bling.  We’ve had Shine. And now…we’ve got Glitter, and is it ever spectacular!

 

Just look at these gorgeous gemstones!  No…they aren’t part of a new luxury line of jewelry.  They’re on – yes, on – designer clothes East and West and they are distinctive, colorful, and rich, rich, rich.  

 

Christian Dior presents a fabulously luxurious dress with strong Eastern sensibilities.  In an intense purple chiffon, the shoulders and neckline of the dress are lavishly embellished with vine-like gem embroidery featuring tiny as well as larger stones.

     — Over it all hangs a long, heavy gold necklace with huge gold ball beads topped by a thin choker of purple cord.

 

Balmain has designed a mini-skirted dress of pure silver shimmer – the entire dress is done in what could be pure gemstone pave.  Topping the dress is a same-material scarf, tied in a bow.

 

Designer Miu Miu works gemstones more traditionally, but with no less power.  One of her dresses features an overall gemstone design of flower bud clusters, looking like a view of the starry Milky Way.  In black with gold, white, and gray stones…this is a knockout!

 

WONDERING WHAT TO PUT WITH GLITTERY GEMSTONE DRESSES AND COATS?  MORE GLITTER!  TRY THESE PIECES:

 

 

 

 

 

                                       Never Too Much

 

It goes without saying that if these designs were presented to the public ten or fifteen years ago, they would have knocked jewelry out of the box.  Bam!  After all, how much glitter can you get?  But in today’s world of enthusiastic embellishment, more is never too much.  In fact, it is often not even enough, as with embellished dresses and coats.  They seem to demand more…in the form of jewelry, naturally!

 

Alber Elbaz offered a fabulous look for the glitterati age:  A glittery dress straight out of the Forties, with gemstones down the sleeves, at the waist (in the form of a tight belt with big circular buckle), across the top and at the hemline.  Here, the gemstones are dark, intense, dramatic.  But unadorned?  Never! 

 

With this wild creation, Elbaz puts a huge two tiered choker of gold, brown and white pieces…well, you really have to see it!  The necklace is made up of forms that look like big roller skate wheels out of yesterday, offset by very big globe beads. On top of it all, the model is adorned with a tight-fitting black feather hat that cups the side of the head somewhat rakishly. 

 

 

DARK BEAUTY

                             

Got a passion for Dracula?  Then, this has got to be your year in the beauty business.  Hot, wild, and very black is the newest facial makeup looks coming out of several leading makeup shows in Los Angeles. Unquestionably the most important look bowing here was a Goth special:  black eyes with matte-finished nude lips, which really make the eyes pop! Straight out of Transylvania.

 

Another hot look involved bright orange lips with heavy black mascara and green eye shadow plus black shadow at the eye creases. Plenty of deep, smoky eye designs reflected strong Retro images, while other dark, dramatic eye presentations showed eyes completely rimmed in black with dark eye shadows creating an array of different shapes and outlines.

 

The strong black attractions brought up memories of Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra classic, and the star’s super-heavy Kohl makeup that emphasized her inimitably gorgeous violet eyes.  Bringing it all into a very today look was, among other things, a 24-karat gold lip gloss to enhance fullness.  No natural lips here, please.

 

ACCESSORIZING WITH A NOD TO MAKEUP LEANS ON COLOR AND GLOSS.  HERE ARE SEVERAL PIECES TO FURTHER THE NEWEST GOTH EXPRESSIONS:

 

 

 

 

  • This blackstone chip necklace set features polished jet black gemstone chips that glimmer seductively while still maintaining the somber darkness of the Goth fashion story.  Intense!
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