Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shimmy, Shimmy, Shake

By Laura Medina
CW's Kayla Ewell of "Vampire Diaries" in Rainbow Sequin Mini Dress at $72
Does this recent Autumn season of frugal grays, dowdy browns, and bleak blacks are getting you down?
Even vampires, like "Vampire Diaries'" Kayla Ewell, want a little something to perk up their spirits.
These sparkly offerrings at West Los Angeles' Intuition, a celebrity fave shop where they pick up a little something fun at down-to-earth prices, reflects what is actually happening in the LA fashion scene as we speak-sequins.
People here aren't shy anymore with a shy pinch here and there. No. For night- and day, we're talking about body-draping, not lyrca-choking, knit cardigans in full-on black sequins. The creative ones have sequin patches blooming in poppies and roses.
As the season-and the economy gets duller, people's desire for something bright and shiny gets hotter.
Forget yesterday's glued-on rhinestone and glitter-encrusted blig-blig. Think full-on sparkle sequins in discreet black or disco mirror ball silver. Shoot, why not be like Ms. Ewell and shake it in rainbow primary colors to add some dash.

Gold and Silver Tiered Leather Tanks at $55 and Sequin Pocket Tee at $45

Just because it appears expensive, it doesn't always mean it is exorbitant. At these middle-of-road prices for $72 Rainbow Sequin Mini Dress and Gold and Silver Tiered Leather Tanks at $55, having that shot of glamour is easily within reach in approachable silhouettes of shift dresses and tanks with easily changeable dark jeans, skinny or wide, thights or leggings, for most women.

For the timid, you can dip your toes in this quiet sequin pocket tee at $45.

If you're not brave enough to party in sequins, much less for daytime,you're not alone.

This trio of Jessica Alba, "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart, and Kim Kardashian, are opting for the more adaptable and rocker tough strands of chains.

More glamourous than a scarf and tie, wearable with tees and knits year around, these necklaces are instant vintage for tomorrow and a wise investment.

If you want a more tomboy touch without the hand-me-down neckties?

Ms. Alba and Ms. Kardashian get the necktie effect with $30 Box Chain Knot Necklace and the $25 Multi Chain Knot Necklace.

Even vampires like Kristen Stewart want something alluring, as in the $40 Multi Chain Gold Necklace.

Whether it's rocking in chains or shaking your groove in sequins, these pick-me-ups represent a growing underground current for something nice in a hoo-hum world.

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