When I was a little girl,
every birthday I would ask for golden shoes.
My mother believed that golden shoes
represented fripperies and froth,
so they never appeared in the birthday wrappings.
She laughs now, wondering why she had such a notion.
Fripperies & froth gold may sometimes be,
but it can also have an underlying deeper, darker edge.
Especially when mixed with black.
On the runway, at LMFF, Little Joe
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 glamour,
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.
Oriel House obviously thinks so too.
Why not have gold handles on golden drawers?
Gold and dark just seem to go together in a sultry mix.
If this exquisitely detailed light by Emma Davies
had a backdrop of anything other than gold,
it would change the mood entirely.
A light sprinkling of gold can give an air of decadence,
to these gowns, & the setting, by Gwendolynne.
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
tossed 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,
would be decadently fabulous.
Why, it doesn't have a touch of froth or frippery about it!
10/11: My Vintage Vogue.