while, anyway) and listen to your inner Grace Jones. For inspiration, look to Lanvin, Haider Ackermann and Saint Laurent, who all worked the metallic-noir vibe for spring.
Think sleek black satin tuxedos paired with heavy gold neck-plates; bronze jackets over sheer black chiffon blouses; bold gold accessories and slinky black jumpsuits. A bit hard-edged, like a Black Russian Sobranie cocktail cigarette, while simultaneously super-forgiving. A trend that, with a judicious give and take, pretty much suits every woman – whatever shape, size or age.
The first rule – don’t hold back on the jewelry. Think of its ancient talismanic power, the weight of it, how it has been such a potent status symbol since the beginning of time. Indeed, you should be dripping in it, but – and here is the second rule – keep your “canvas” on which to display it simple. By canvas, I mean something clean, black and semi- structural, just this side of severe, to offset your riches. A tuxedo