Shop Fashion Editor Nini Khatiblou’s Winter Wish List


Sequin-lovers need not apply

Fashion Editor  Nini Khatiblou

1. Sheer Babydoll Dress, MOLLY GODDARD, £1400
2. Fringed Motorcycle Jacket, SCHOTT, £680
3. Foaming Cream Cleanser, KORRES, £18
4. Two colour Silver Dial Bracelet Watch, COACH, £195
5. Honor Skinny Jeans, DONNA IDA, £185
6. Super food Facial Oil, ELEMIS, £45
7. Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm, ELIZABETH ARDEN, £20
8. Ladbrook White Platform trainers, KURT GEIGER, £150

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Or is it? If like me, you have an overwhelming aversion to sparkle and dressing up, the festive party season can prove a little, well, annoying. But before you swipe onto the next page in search of something less Grinch-tastic, let me offer you my take on party dressing.

First of all, ignore any dress codes. Or if you prefer, take note of the dress code and make a conscious effort to do the extreme opposite. Next up, take one candyfloss-inspired dress and layer it over a pair of semi-distressed, semi-fitted jeans (I swear by IDA). Then factor in the weather and throw in a luxury leather biker; iconic New York brand Schott know a thing or two about a good biker. Finally, comfort is key when it comes to a fun and long night out. Ditch the heels and channel your inner Spice Girl with a pair of flatform trainers instead. I’ll be keeping everything else to a minimum – a mixed metal watch is all I need to remind me what time I need to plan my escape route and order an Uber home (via the local curry house).

I know I’ll survive the festivities in style… and all without a sequin in sight

Beauty-wise, it seems I’ve finally cracked my winter dry skin conundrum. The Korres Milk Proteins cleanser is my new favourite discovery for removing any trace of stubborn party make-up without leaving my skin feeling dry. With the help of the Elemis Superfood Night Oil and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Repair Balm, I know I’ll survive the festivities in style… and all without a sequin in sight.


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