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.
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)
* wear some jewellery – a serpent-shaped statement ring or cuff bracelet are ideal or add metallic, beaded or sequined accessories as a finishing touch
* 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