Congratulations fellow readers, for we’ve made it to the end of a crazy year. It is officially the season of revelry and we’re RSVP’d to everything. Now, before you get lost in a frenzy of sequins and champagne, we’ve laid out our top 5 commandments which are guaranteed to see you through the party season, real diamonds in tow. From style tips to snack picks, we’ve got you completely covered. Keep reading!
Thou shalt make a statement. Always.
Pop culture icon Fergie once sang ‘A little party never killed nobody’ and it’s now our official mantra. Break out the OTT pieces that have been gathering dust in your wardrobe for two years, it’s their time to shine (literally). Jewellery is best served dramatic—think layered natural diamond chokers, give-me-attention earrings and chunky cuffs.
Thou shalt turn heads. Unequivocally.
You were not born to be ordinary, you were born for greatness. Let that sentiment reflect in your choice of unconventional diamond pieces. Take a cue from this image and pair multi-finger rings with a layered diamond choker for a dramatic flourish to an otherwise simple satin dress. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unusual shapes such as this circular pair which will most certainly come to be the star of the night. This party season, more is more when it comes to glamour.
Thou shalt style smartly.
Textures continue to tickle our fancy season after season. Do you know what’s the best part? Natural diamonds work with them all, be it leather, lurex or satin. Our recommendation? Decadent gems that guarantee you showstopper status all night long. Break the potential monotony of an all-leather outfit with dazzling diamond earrings, a delicate multi-finger ring and a statement cuff. If you prefer more feminine silhouettes we’d recommend this dusty rose silk slip dress accessorised with a diamond layered necklace fit for royalty. And finally, for your maximalist spirit, we present the silver lurex dress made all the more dazzling with chandelier earrings.
Thou shalt come prepared. We’re talking about snacks, duh.
Things that feel illegal but aren’t: eating french fries while decked up in real diamonds. On a serious note, it can’t just be us that forgets to eat at a party amidst all the madness. Sage advice? Keep fries handy. There’s a two-pronged bonus—one, it will soak up all the extra champagne you have and two, your friends will thank you for it at midnight.
Thou shalt honour thy friends.
The joy of festivities is magnified tenfold when shared with your best friends. One of the greatest advantages of friendship is uninhibited access to your BFF’s wardrobe. On your next outing, play a fun game and swap your favourite jewellery pieces. Seeing how someone else wears your evergreen diamond piece will give you great styling inspiration.
Here’s wishing you the sparkliest party season of all time. May the madness commence and hey, don’t forget your diamonds.
Photographer: Mayank Mudnaney
Stylist: Ojas Kolvankar
Art Director: Ria Panjabi
Hair & make-up: Karishma Bajaj
Models: Avni Kapadi & Preet Rawat (Inega Model Management), Sanaa Choksi (A Little Fly)
Production: By The Gram