I never thought of silver seriously. Although I absolutely adore and wear a lot of grey, I am more of a gold king of girl. Strange, isn’t it?
As I was working on my Gift Guides I thought of every colour but silver and was torn between two other options before posting the second instalment. None of the options were silver.
Why did I change my mind? Well, I stumbled upon a pair of charming Ted Baker bow shoes on NumberEight while I was actually looking for something by GANT. I stopped, looked at the shoes and suddenly thought of Christmas, twinkling silver stars we always decorate our tree with, sparkling snow and glistening frost.
Silver made sense. A lot of sense. It had the same glamorous impact was white but was better, looked just as luxurious as gold, but felt more elegant and understated. It became my winter fantasy filled with the soft glow of silks, coolness of silver leather, fairy tale of shimmering lace and festivity of glitter – all finished with a few crystals for there’s no winter without ice.
Where to buy: 1. Metallic silver bag by Gerard Darel (£270) – use XMAS100BAG to receive £100 off any bag worth £250 or more / use XMAS10FBL to receive 10% off anything on the website, 2. Lip balm by Bobbi Brown (£15), 3. Lurex gloves by Michael by Michael Kors (£45), 4. Cream & silver silk cashmere scarf by Jil Sander (£349), 5. Mayter glitter origami bow pumps by Ted Baker (£100), 6. Blackened silver-toned crystal drop earrings by R.J. Graziano (£64), 7. Gemstone lace silver ring by Arosha Designs (£102), 8. Sequin-embellished mini handbag by Dolce&Gabbana (£401), 9. Silk satin dress by Ann Demeulemeester (£262 Was £655), 10. Silver lace and silk set by Stella McCartney (£145), 11. Silver silk PJs by Araks (£335), 12. Loose powder by Chantecaille (£48), 13. Eiffel tower crystal ornament at Nordstrom (£17.91), 14. Glitter watched by Lipsy (£25), 15. Metallic skater dress by Warehouse (£20 Was £66), 16. Crystal bracelet at BaubleBar (£17), 17. Florence cashmere cardigan by Crumpet (£182.50 Was £365), 18. Star necklace at Mango (£59.99), 19. Bergamot scented candle by Tom Dixon (£55), 20. Alice silver glitter clutch by Wilbur&Gussie (£165), 21. Brik silver cosmetic case by ONE by Louison (£41), 22. Silver Rain perfume by La Prairie (£64), 23. Janna silver sandals by DKNY (£65 Was £130).
Follow the link to see Christmas Gift Guide: every shade of RED
Photo source: Malgosia Bela in Vogue Spain July 2011 (photography: Greg Kadel)