Queens of Daytime Sequins

One of the nicest things about the festive season is the chance to wear sequins and glitter in daylight hours. Over the Christmas period I have sparkled like a Christmas tree most days, without feeling self conscious or silly.  But I’m now thinking that daytime sparkle is the way to go. January is such a dull, depressing month full of Christmas malaise that it seems the perfect way to brighten up the bleak midwinter days is by adding a touch of daytime sparkle to your outfits.

Many key fashion icons already adhere to daytime sparkle. Kate Moss adds it to all her festival looks, whilst Anna Della Russo sparkles on Fashion week front rows. Blake Lively knows that a bit of sparkle can lift the dullest jumper, whilst Liz Hurley looks sparkly and cuddly in sequins and faux fur. And with the internet sales reducing most of their Christmas glitter, this is a cheap and cheerful winter option.

Get the look

silver foil print jumper £42 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Vintage Beaded Cardigan £40.00 click to visit Oasis

Lexi Metallic Dress £40.00 click to visit Oasis

Head Over Heels Glitter Jazz Shoe NOW £34.00 click to visit New Look

John Zack gold foil top £20.99 click to visit New Look

 

sequin pencil skirt £20 click to visit Warehouse

 

Best dressed of 2011- My top 20.

2011 has been a truly stylish year, with so many unforgettable looks. With a whole host of beautiful celebrity brides, including a new Royal Duchess to entrance with her supreme fashion choices and her ‘It’ girl sister, 2011 will forever more be known as the year that gave us Kate…and Pippa. But there were so many other looks that also excited and thrilled fashionistas this year. Here are a few of my personal favourites.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Pippa Middleton in Alice Temperley

Emma Watson in Elie Saab

Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

Olivia Wilde in Dolce and Gabbana

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

Florence Welch in Chanel

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein

Angelina Jolie in Versace

Lana Del Ray in Prabal Gurung

Jessica Alba in Versace

 

Livia Firth in Nina Skarra

Kate Moss in Azzaro

Charlotte Dellal in Vivienne Westwood

Kate Middleton in McQueen

Amber Riley in Ann Barge

Fergie in BCBG Max Azria

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

Olivia Palermo in Valentino

Paloma Faith in Vivienne Westwood

 

Let me know what your favourite outfit of 2011 was? Who do you think will be a style star in 2o12?

 

New Years Eve Dresses under £100

With Christmas finished for another year, the hottest night on the social calendar is almost upon us. Forget the overpriced taxis, lack of public transport after 11pm and the rotten weather, New Years Eve is still the night to be seen and admired. So if you haven’t yet got your outfit sorted, and can’t face braving the sales, Fashion-Mommy may well be your saviour.

Internet shopping now offer next day delivery options, so you still have plenty of time to order that special dress for your big night. Here are some great numbers for less than £100.

Karen Millen Midnight Hour Dress £95 click to visit Selfridges

WAREHOUSE Sequinned dress Now £30.00 click to visit Selfridges

HOUSE OF DEREON Sequinned dress £100 click to visit Selfridges

 

QUONTUM Embellished dress £75.00 click to visit Selfridges

OASIS Pleated dress Now £25.00 click to visit Selfridges

KAREN MILLEN Signature dress Now £85.00 click to visit Selfridges