Dressing up for New Years night (and the Year of Snake)


Josephine Skriver in Party dolls / Vogue Japan January 2013 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Aurora Sansone) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Admit it, horoscopes do have their appeal for the good ones seem to posses mysterious ability to tell us a few things about our personalities. That’s why I read them once in a while. I like magic and the idea of fate and fortune.

As the Year of the Snake approaches I am eager to please the gorgeous reptile in advance, hence today we are going to discuss an appropriate outfit to celebrate the arrival.

If we were to keep everything as authentic as possible, the real meet and greet ceremony would take place on 10 February 2013, but lets be honest, nobody is going to wait until then because New Year’s Eve is such a perfect excuse to dress up according to the rules written in the stars.

Sigrid Agren in Vogue Russia August 2009 (photography: Josh Olins, styling: Simon Robin) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Since the 2013 Snake loves attention to details, remember the following when picking the most perfect outfit:

* go for dark colours, ideally, black or dark blue (colours of the Water Snake) and, maybe, dark emerald or burgundy, but avoid white at all costs

* choose the clothes that show off your figure in an elegant way – nothing too tight, short or revealing

* smooth and sensual silk and rustling whispering taffeta and organza are the most perfect choices, but if you like prints and textures, the shimmering or metallic materials as well as leather and patterns that resemble snake skin will work just as well (for obvious reason, leave your real python clutch or shoes behind)

Lydia Hearst photographed y Alix Malka for Flair magazine via fashioned by love british fashion blog
* wear some jewellery – a serpent-shaped statement ring or cuff bracelet are ideal or add metallic, beaded or sequined accessories as a finishing touch

make-up details backstage at Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2012 via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
* be bold with the make-up and take inspiration from Roberto Cavalli – blue and emerald eyes shadows and glitter will be your best friends. When focusing on the eyes, keep the rest of your make-up simple – even sparkles need to be elegant and classy.

Where to buy: 1. Two toned sequined dress by Lanvin (£930 Was £1550), 2. Sequined silk dress by DvF (£387 Was £775), 3. Sequined cocktail dress by Marchesa Notte (£468), 4. Halter maxi dress at Mango Outlet (£24 Was £114), 5. Tali spakle bodycon dress at Reiss (£132 Was £189), 6. Black lantern dress at Warehouse (£50 Was £80), 7. Midnight blue sequinned dress at TopShop (£59), 8. Sheer emerald sequinned dress at Reiss (£97 Was £195)

Photo sources: Josephine Skriver in Party dolls / Vogue Japan January 2013 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Aurora Sansone), Sigrid Agren in Vogue Russia August 2009 (photography: Josh Olins, styling: Simon Robin), Lydia Hearst photographed y Alix Malka for Flair magazine, make-up details backstage at Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2012 via stylebistro.com


  1. Good tips! Thanks for it. I'm still figuring out what to wear but now it's easier after reading your post

    Happy New Year!




  2. Thanks for your tips, I still have no clue on what will wear but I find your suggestions very useful! I'd love to get one of those dresses! Kisses and happy friday! xo

  3. Great tips! I really love the dresses you've picked out. I think 8 is my favorite.

    <3 Melissa

  4. Such gorgeous inspiration -- love that eye makeup!

  5. Unas propuestas fantásticas y grandes consejos.


  6. hey natalia! happy holidays girl! i'm just like you and couldn't stay away. i missed my regular blogger buddy friends like YOU! hahaha Rubbish is definitely the right word for this weather. HAHAHA I read that the CNY was in February this year. For years, I always thought everyone celebrated NY on the same day. How wrong was I!!! HAHAHA I love this darker sequins. I'm always seeing it in gold and silver. Darker shades definitely look more alluring! LOVE IT! I love that diamond snake. Oh gosh, what a fabulous piece of jewelry. Glad to hear all is well doll. Catching up on post! Have a great weekend.

  7. I am in love with that 6th dress. You def have expensive taste. I don't ever think I've spent over £60 on a dress!

    Corinne x

  8. I had no idea it was year of the snake...these are some brilliant corresponding ideas, I love the deep emerald and blue shades and the sparkling sequins, how I wish I could recreate the Cavalli make up look. Love the last dress by Reiss! Have an amazing weekend hun!

  9. Great inspirations!
    Mind to follow each other?

    jessie xx

  10. На четвертой фото, классный макияж!

    ♡my blogspot

  11. ohoh, gimmigimmigimmi that Lanvin sparkli dress. So the year of the snake? sounds mysterious

    *MlleWanderlust *

  12. So many pretty things, thankfully I already have an old but gorgeous maxi dress that'll cover the ever growing bump!

    Year of the snake will be amazing! Can't for for the CNY celebrations too, but it's a lot later in 2013.
    Have fun sweetie and all the best in 2013!

  13. That Roberto Cavalli make up is amazing!

  14. really cool post, I like your inspiration!

  15. Beautiful picks Natalia, and I love her shimmering eyes, although I rarely wear much shadow myself. I think I will be wearing all black this New Year's and a black stingray bag. What will you be wearing?

    xo Mary Jo

  16. this snake on 3rd (?) photo is amazing... and dress number 3 is so pretty!
    please write me about Christmas customs in your country. I'm really curious:) http://bealltherage.blogspot.com/2012/12/wesoych-swiat-merry-christmas.html

  17. Love this post and everything sparkly!!

    blog is wicked! am following you now would love a follow back :)


  18. So nice of you to commemorate the year of the snake coming up in Feb. Happy Holidays :)

  19. Such a great post my hubby and I were just discussing that we had to wear green black or blue.

  20. Fantastic tips! I absolutely loved the eye makeup at Roberto Cavalli, the colours and the way the shadows were perfectly blended was dreamy and glamorous :)

  21. Hi dear!
    Nice selection of dresses
    Snake year is my year haha

  22. Cute post and great blog!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now following yours :)

    Happy 2013!

  23. this make up is so perfect !

  24. Happy New Year's Eve<3 and new year;)

  25. I love that first shot, and numbers 4 and 6 are my favorite of the dresses. They are all so pretty tho.
    Happy New Year, my friend. Stay safe;-)
    XO, Gina

  26. Wow I love this post it's so glamorous! I love the hair in the first pic! Happy New Year!

  27. i would die for that blue sequine dress!!! that would be a good way to start the year!

  28. I so agree, horoscopes are so interesting to read! And I love these picks, the dresses and the cool snake jewelry is so gorgeous and perfect for year of the snake :)

  29. Gorgeous gorgeous imagery Natalia, loving all this glamour!!

    And that's one fabulous round up of sparklies if ever I saw one - #2 and #3 get my vote, totally divine.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!xo

  30. Ti auguro un 2013 favoloso (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:

  31. Love the make-up specially with the serpent jewerly ruining across her face.
    Beautiful blog I am a huge fan of your post!! <3