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"Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand." - Oscar De La Renta

Friday Find: Bordeaux winter palette

bordeaux separates

It's official: bordeaux is the new black and we've got two more weeks of Winter to gorge ourselves on this sumptuous hue.

With a rich colour palette inspired by the boozy French export, the fashion mafia have run amuck this season with a range of creative and colourful ways to integrate this vibrant red hue into any outfit. The perfect accoutrement to peaty chocolate browns and pine-infused greens, Bordeaux red is popping up all over the festive celebrity circuit in colourful concoctions in tanned leather, textured fantasy fur and cosy winter casual cashmeres.

One stand out ensemble that inspires style on every level is the Bordeaux red velvet two-piece. Importing a vintage elegance to any occasion, a simple textured red blazer and wide leg combo is the perfect menswear inspired look for a boy-meets-girl pairing of opposites, championed by fashion glitterati like Cara Delevingne and Emma Watson.

Safe in the knowledge that good tailoring never goes out of style, indulge in a new hue and experiment with texture and accessories with a rich Bordeaux red ensemble for winter.

VAUGHAN Classic silk shirt - Iron Petticoat (black)

An instant classic that works effortlessly with any ensemble. This investment piece works as a cohesive tonal second accent that cools the red hot vibe of this very berry outfit. An elegant form fitting design, this VAUGHAN classic silk shirt in Iron Petticoat adds a smooth backdrop to the overwhelming velveteen overtones, lightening the ensemble and creating cohesion. Breaking up the outfit into two halves, maximise the potential of the two piece pant suit and remove the jacket for a simpler aesthetic.

Emilio Pucci Velvet Blazer and pants

A plush velvet blazer and high waisted, wide-leg two piece suit, this dramatic blazer in a deep Bordeaux red pays homage to fine tailoring techniques with a slim fit, streamline jacket and curvaceous, flattering pants. A dramatic ensemble for those flash bulb moments, make an entrance in this boozy red velvet suit. Cool and unapologetically feminine, elevate the pant suit to VIP status and team this stylish outfit with a rich silk shirt or, a lace teddy for the more risqué dresser.

Essential accessories

A rich and slightly festive looking outfit, amp up the luxe element to this ensemble with lashings of gold embellishment. Judiciously placed to avoid a gaudy faux pas, these Little Mistress Glitter Platform Embellished Heels are barely visible under these long-line Etro pants, but sashaying up the red carpet, these cheeky party shoes play a game of hide and seek with subtle glints of gold. With just a touch of glamour as not to upstage the pant suit, this Marc by Marc Jacobs Cabochon Statement Necklace wraps this ensemble up in a neat proverbial bow, making you feel like a Christmas treat worth flaunting. The final touch that accentuates the triple tone melange, grab some arm candy with this Nina Ricci Arc Detail Clutch.

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