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PERFECT FOR YOU: How to do winter florals

Posted on: October 26, 2012

Never Say Never. It’s a fabulous deep-fuschia velvet lipstick from NARS. It’s also part of the name of a Bond movie (just add “Again” and you’re all the way there). It’s also the attitude that those with an aversion to prints, in particular a pretty floral, might find they will be adopting. That’s because this season winter florals are a bit of a moodier, broodier bunch. Something you would find in a Tim Burton film rather than in Little House On The Prairie. Which means come Halloween why go the pumpkin route when you can work a winter floral? Mash up those blooms with the harshness of anything black for an edgier, stronger look. Which is precisely what we’ve done in this week’s emails.

It doesn’t get any darker and broodier than this Alexander McQueen body-sculpting number. It’s a dramatic piece for an evening of high glamour. Should you wish to take your look out for a wicked weekend lunch, swap your little black clutch for a big black Chloë bag, Laurence Dacade’s hip ankle boots and Zara’s draped black cardi. You’ll be working the best witch-chic in town.

Tim Burton may have got us all a shiver with his ghoulish Corpse Bride, but winter weddings are always vibrant and lively affairs. And as we say at Dressipi “every season is wedding season”. Blood red roses ooze glamour on this Phase Eight dress with it’s waist-accentuating ruched detail. It’s all so Bram Stoker’s Dracula with our black lacquer effect Lulu Guinness clutch complete with vampish rose red lips clasp and those ultra-sexy patent Jimmy Choo courts. Judy Bentinck’s arresting headpiece will keep you shrouded behind a veil of mystery.

It’s all those velvety deep floral tones that gives this print the edge on summery sprigs but even the softest of this winter variation like a fit-and-flare Boutique By Jaeger dress, gets the Twilight effect. Style with H&M’s biker jacket, a cool zip detail clutch by Topshop and a violent flash of purple thanks to New Look’s statement ring and it’ll be a ‘New Moon’ new you … Nataliex

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