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I’ve always been a bit of a magpie, not just at Christmas but anytime of the year. I just can’t resist a sparkle. Give me sequins; crystals; glitter; mirror balls any day of the week. Diamonds as they say are a girls best friend but in my opinion they don’t even have to be the real thing as long as (in the words of those once hunky boys), they…”shiiiiiiiiiiinnnne! ”
I discovered edible glitter last year in 20 different colours so now I can even eat rainbow coloured sparkles. According to the catering supplier I bought it from, the glitter is non-toxic (that’s a relief) and indigestible so it passes straight through ones system and is released in the same form as it went in. Ok, Ok we won’t dwell on this one too much.
There’s something about the nature of all things glittery that is just so glamorous, so promising, so ultimately uplifting. A flash of magic, an enticing chink of iridescence, a glimpse of starry planets in worlds way beyond our own… ok I’m drifting now, we’re probably just so starved of sunlight this winter that we’re clutching at glittery straws.
Last week I dressed the window mannequins in silver foil wigs and sparkly top hats, kitsch but cool! They are also sporting an array of Philippe Audibert cuffs, created to catch the light, which they do perfectly in a provocatively classy way. The Audiberts are teamed with chunky Philippe Ferrandis swarovski cuffs, bunched together beautifully, their facets reflecting any chink of light they can grab, with only one purpose… to dazzle the beholder.
I’ll definitely be lighting sparklers on the cake this Christmas ( if I ever get round to baking it). The icing will be fastooned with edible glitter, silver balls and candles of course. I’ll be wearing a sequined jacket, shiny leggings, sparkly shoes, a diamanté tiara, glittery eyeshadow and lipstick ( I usually do) with a sparkling glass of fizz in my hand. Too much glitter in one go? Never.