The icing on the cakeFriday, September 7 2012
(from top left: OCD ‘collier de chien‘ bracelet, Silver tag bracelet by Werkstatt:München, Alexander McQueen twin skull bracelet. Metallic braid bracelet by Les Perles de Noa. Dog-collar style cuff Betony Vernon. Philip Audibert. Rope bangle by Philippe Audibert. Daisy Knights silver star chain. And last but not least, Valtentino’s studded red-leather buckle bracelet.)
FACT: An outfit without accessories is like Celine without Phoebe. I mean, tell me, do you recall any pre-Philo collection in particular? A signature garment maybe? Did you even know of the iconic French house (which incidentally started-off as a children’s made-to-measure shoemaker of all things, before moving towards lux sportswear with its RTW collection) before the takeover of the century on the fourth day of September 2008? Point made. So we all agree that unless one is giving the über-minimalistic ‘stark-naked-but-the-dress’ kinda look a go, a lot rests on the bling. The frosting if you will. Well, this season is the year of statement jewellery, yes – but also, the arm party. And where better to get the party started but with the glorious range of women’s bracelets at farfetch.com. The above selection includes many a must-have, for which you will either be weeping with envy or whipping out the credit card faster than I can say ‘collier de chien’. I speak from experience here. No prize for those who can guess which W that would be. Predictable, moi?