Golden Glamour. I like mine Dark, not Frothy. Bold Gold.
When I was a little girl,
every birthday I would ask for
My mother believed that golden shoes
so they never appeared in the birthday wrappings.
She laughs now, wondering why she had such a notion.
Fripperies & froth gold may
but it can also have an
underlying deeper, darker edge.
Especially when mixed with black.
On the runway, at LMFF,
mixes gold with fabulous dark heels,
guinea feathers and black to create drama.
No frippery or froth in sight.
But the gold filigree gives the outfit
while balancing the drama
with long, long legs of black.
For a gold lover like myself,
there is no such thing as
too much gold.
obviously thinks so too.
Why not have
gold handles on golden drawers?
Gold and dark
just seem to go together in a
If this exquisitely detailed light by
had a backdrop of anything other than gold,
it would change the mood entirely.
of gold can give an air of
to these gowns, & the setting, by
While Bold Gold
exhales confidence of style.
Bold Gold means using lots of it,
with other darkly dramatic elements,
like these inspired curtains.
What a brilliant foil to the gold velvet sofa.
And always having a hefty drop
of dark, dark
texture as a contrast against the glitter.
So lustrous, in this vintage image from the 1960s.
And of course,
a sense of wit doesn't hurt
Bold Gold's success either.
Would this scene work so well,
if the frames were dainty,
and if there were no Converse sneakers
upon the floor?
This much loved room, by Studio Ko,
pushes the glamour of gold to it's full bold limits.
To sink luxuriantly into these gold sofas,
in such a beautiful space,
Why, it doesn't have a touch of froth or frippery about it!
1: Alexander McQueen pumps
2/8/9: design by
5: Oriel House via
12: photography by