Inspiration From My
Four Favourite Decades
As I write this, I’m looking out of my front window at a busy residential road in London. I can hear puddles splashing from cars heading to wherever they need to be, the sky is grey and even though I’m home alone right now, there’s a strange atmosphere. I think it’s the knowing that we’re in lockdown and things for the foreseeable are going to be unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.
That includes December’s festivities. We can’t plan Christmas dinners in advance, we can’t arrange family get-togethers for Shabbat and lighting of the Hanukkah candles. Gift giving is definitely going to be different this year as we become more creative and tighten the purse strings. I’m quietly optimistic that this festive season though is going to be magical – if we make it magical.
We’re mostly playing it by ear right now. I’ve a few priorities this Christmas/New Year. I want my family to keep safe and I want it to be relaxed as possible (after all I’ll be nearly 9 months pregnant then). I do however still want to make an effort. There’s something about putting on a beautiful outfit, doing some lovely makeup and wearing the winning earrings from the cracker (just me?). I want to still make memories and I want it to be special for my three year old – especially as this will be the last Christmas where it’s just her.
When it comes to party outfits I love to look at decades gone by for inspiration. Hands down my favourite decade is the 20’s. I just love the decadent designs, the sequins, even the details right down to the perfect Art Deco champagne glass. It’s glamorous and luxurious. Check out the edits of the best pieces to buy today inspired by the decades…
Dress – Sandro (Old Season)
Bangle – Jewel Tree (*gifted)
Anouk Heels – Jimmy Choo
Image for this post was taken last year hence the Sandro dress is no longer available.
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The bangle was kindly gifted by Jewel Tree and Sandro dress bought with press discount.
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Intro & styling by Lauren Silvester, curated edits by Charlotte Hope-Shannon, photography by Zoe Griffin
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