Apr 062012
 

During economic recession like this year, I always want something glitter that can cheer myself up, also give me the hope and power that I need, that’s why I love love gold pieces. As heritage from medieval period, metallic pieces combines retro and modern, luxury and powerful.

Since 2008 till now, metallic pieces never go out of style. We can spot them all over the runways. But I haven’t gotten to the point to wearing gold garments, like a trench or a dress, small amount of glamour is just what I need, like this stunning gold belt on Gwyneth Paltrow. Her belt comes with the dress from Stella McCartney Evening 2012 collection.

Gwyneth Paltrow at Grammy Awards 2012

Brooklyn Decke wore a similar gown in different color in Japan:

Brooklyn Decke in Japan

Belt like this is truly a statement piece, you can wear it on any neutral background and let this gorgeous belt shinning on your waist, or you can pair it with other bold solid colors, even with patterns. How? We can learn from the designer himself, see how versatile this belt is in his hands:

Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2012 Evening Collection

Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2012 Evening Collection

For other affordable yet stylish eye-catching versions, I like these two from BCBG, check them here and here:

BCBG waist belts

And this one by Malene Birger:

Malene Birger shine belt

 

 

 

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