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Be Jewelled


Jewellery is an instant outfit elevator. Whether that is up-speccing your every day or splashing out for a special occasion, accessories often hold much more than just aesthetic value. Investment pieces become heirlooms which embellish for generations. So, coming into the gifting season can be a wise time to turn our attention to bold golds, platinum and precious gemstones.

SILK AND STEEL

 

Internationally, jewellery is getting a lot of attention as a seasonal style must have.

Gucci Crystal Double G Earrings

As video conferencing endures as a communication mainstay, adorning the upper body with jewels is one way to let your sartorial taste shine through the screen.

Sophie Divett Jewellery Vesta Ring 18ct Yellow Gold with Teal Queensland Sapphire

According to Vogue, this attention to detail has also shone through in the latest collections of the most influential design houses.

Gucci Pearl Double G Layered Bracelet

From Chanel, Versace and Gucci to Prada, Jacquemus, Miu Miu and Christian Dior – a new wave of regalia is on display.

Karen Walker Voyager Spin Necklace

Pops of colour, chunky chains and hardware joined continued looks of medallions, large brand logos, and figurine details.

Silk & Steel Figaro Earrings

Closer to home less screen time may be required, but the advent of actual social events provides ample excuses to make the most of the influx of new designs.

Meadowlark Fob Pearl Bracelet

Here, local designers are releasing ranges resplendent in gold regalia, none more so than New Zealand designer Silk & Steel’s recent collection, Talisman, as featured on our cover.

Walker and Hall Vintage 14ct Yellow Gold 6.30 Sapphire and Diamond Ring

 

Elsewhere, Karen Walker’s latest collection, The Navigator, combines delicate chains with figurines and medallion relics.

Silk & Steel Grace Ring Black

High end jewellers, Naveya and Sloane, never fail to disappoint with elegant and timeless gemstones, and Walker and Hall’s range of one-off vintage pieces are fabulous bespoke heirlooms ready to be loved for yet more generations to come.

 

Naveya and Sloane Smoky Quarts Knots Ring in Yellow Gold

 

Karen Walker

 

Smoke & Mirrors


It was makeup artist Linda Cantello who first laid claim to the ‘smokey eye’ when she created the look with Tom Ford during his Gucci days.

 

 

Dark eyes had traditionally been very defined in both the corner and the lid, but it was Cantello that thought to blend it all in, with the look quickly becoming a signature look for Ford, known as the ‘Gucci look’.

While the smokey eye has long since evolved, it is still marked by a lack of demarcation line between eyeshadow shades.

A versatile look that flatters everybody, you can keep it as simple as you choose, you’re not restricted to just a black/grey colour spectrum and you’re guaranteed to look like a
smouldering temptress if you pull it off.

The key is to always keep the darkest point at the lash line.

Sticking to no more than three shadows and a liner will make your eyes pop.

But the clincher when it comes to creating the ultimate smokey eye? Blending – lots and lots of blending.

When you’re creating a smokey eye, it doesn’t matter how dark you go or what colours you use, it’s how well you can blend the liner and shadow that creates that sultry look.

Dramatic, daring and bold, it’s the perfect look for everything from a night out to a special occasion.