Economic predictions notwithstanding, gold hit new highs with designers for winter. Models clad in gilded gowns resembling Oscar statuettes slunk down runways at Marchesa, Prabal Gurung and Ralph Lauren, while at Dolce & Gabbana, metallic embroidery threaded its way onto coats, dresses and skirt suits. As the season of long nights, short days and partying arrives, make gold a standard accent in your wardrobe. Here, some suggestions:
Gold-embroidered ankle boots will give you a lift in spirits and stature (theyre 4 1/4 inches high). A zippered back ensures they hug your foot. We wouldnt be surprised if there were a rush on them. $169 at www.zara.com .
When youre out of ideas for what to wear for yet another evening out, rescue the night with Alice + Olivias metallic knit sweater. Pair it with trim velvet trousers, and youll feel almost as good as gold. $297 at www.bloomingdales.com .
Who would have thought vinyl placemats could be glamorous? Dress up your tabletop with Chilewichs lacy version to edge your plates with elegance. Also in silver, gunmetal, bronze and black. $10 at www.chilewich.com .