Monthly essentials: Laura – December 2011

by insightandout

Bordeaux Lust is the name of one of Tom Ford’s newest nail polishes and it’s also the theme of this month’s mood board. You want to opt for a colourful ensemble this holiday season but you’re afraid to seem too bold? Then this beautiful wine red colour is the way to go. Bordeaux is sophisticated and chic. Perfect for Christmas and New Year’s Eve if you ask me!

The holiday season is all about more is more and that goes for your hair accessories too. Heads will turn when you’re rocking Jennifer Behr‘s hand-assembled Spiked Metal Orchid Headband which features structured metal detailing and rich gold plating for a chic and subtly edgy look.

Thakoon Addition‘s easy-wearing washed-silk dress is comfortable yet flawless. Complement the rich merlot shade with bold jewelry and black ankle boots for an edgy finish.

What’s a fashionista without one of Yves Saint Laurent‘s Arty rings? This black glass and red enamel-embellished design is the perfect iconic piece to vamp up your outfit.

This season trade your oversized tote for an on-trend clutch, like Anya Hindmarch‘s black Huxley stingray-trimmed leather clutch. Need to go hands free? Carry it using the optional gold-chain shoulder strap.

Take note from our polka dot mood board we posted a while back with these black Wolford Ines pointelle tights. Together with the sleek wine red Thakoon Addition frock it channels playful sophistication, even at the office.

Gold is an undying symbol of luxury. Christian Dior’s 5 Couleurs Gold Edition Eyeshadow Set brings together five shades in perfect harmony: authentic tones such as white gold or fantasy colours like bronze gold, brown gold, silver gold and black gold. Your eyes will burst with radiance!

Jimmy Choo’s Kerfield black suede and mesh ankle boots are the perfect punctuation point to evening looks. For full-on drama, wear them with a sassy cocktail dress and black tights.

Tom Ford’s newest line of extra-amplified, gloss and shine nail lacquer lets you express your mood and complete your look. I especially like the shade Bordeaux Lust which is perfect to go with the rich merlot Thakoon Addition dress.

Lanvin‘s statement gold-tone brass choker with Swarovski crystal embellishment is guaranteed to make your party look pop. Wear this gorgeous piece of jewelry to finish off your party dress for an eclectic evening approach.

This Chanel Ligne Extrême water proof eye liner (31 Encre Noire) is long lasting and easy to apply. The water-resistant formula contains concentrated pigments to draw an even line for an intense look.

Jennifer Behr Spiked metal orchid headband, Thakoon Addition Ruched washed-silk dress, Yves Saint Laurent Arty gold-plated enamel ring, Anya Hindmarch Huxley stingray-trimmed leather clutch, Wolford Ines pointelle tights, Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Gold Edition Eyeshadow Set, Jimmy Choo Kerfield suede and mesh ankle boots, Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer Bordeaux Lust, Lanvin Swarovski crystal-embellished rose choker, Chanel Ligne Extrême eye liner 31 Encre Noire.