shine bright like a diamond
I am fully clued into the brow-raising cliche of ‘woman puts on glittery dress, woman feels glittery’, but I am also the type of woman who borrows Rihanna’s lyrics and turns them into personal mottos. A little shine never hurt anyone. Diamonds are a girls best friend, after all.

Get The Look:
Equipment diamond print shirt
ASOS trousers in diamond jacquard
Jimmy Choo glitter platform peep-toes
Pied a Terre textured sparkle jacket

the colour studio shoes
Heads up, mon cheres, new shoes coming through. In all their sparkly glory, these glitter-packed kicks from Rainbow Club’s The Colour Studio have become my official shoes for the holiday season. Even better? They have been custom made.

You see, The Colour Studio applies their ‘Colourology‘ (“the study or skill of preparing and mixing colour to an exact match before hand applying to create unique footwear”) to match your chosen personal hue to one of their many pre-described heel styles (my choice, the “Helena”).

I could not be more happy with the final result and think The Colour Studio experience will be one I utilize for many occasions (gifts, weddings, et al!) to come.

the colour studio shoes
the colour studio shoes
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My Week on Instagram
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Having a sparkly breakfast, coffee, and cocktails at Balans.
2. Early morning call times underground.
3. All I need are these Miu Miu heels.
4. A moment.
5. Insta-homage to Tom Aikens.
6. The House of Rush is such a beautiful space.
7. This is The Guard Puppy. It’s high security around here.
8. Rihanna’s 777 Tour: a lot of crotch grabbing.
9. Glitter rules the world.

too much sparkle
In the case of engagement rings, I definitely don’t think that excess sparkle is OverSparkle, but I am fully aware that anyone’s fashion choices can cross a sparkly line.

I think I often pretend that line doesn’t exist.

Glittered jackets, trousers, skirts, dresses – I have owned (ahem OWN ahem) them all. Yet, while browsing the gorgeous evening dresses in sizes 14-32 of Curvissa, I was taken aback by the sparkly styling of some of the dresses (see: Floaty Embellished Evening Dress). Sparkle clutch with sparkle neckline…is it OverSparkle or Smart Sparkle? For me, OverSparkle might just be when one Sparkles on more than one item (with the exception of glitter nails).


Wow, you guys. I had no idea how crazy so many of you would be over the “Lita” – I wish I could give away a pair to each and every one of you!

Well, with no further ado…the winner of the multi-glitter Jeffrey Campbell Litas is…


Emma Jensen

Congratulations! Please e-mail your address to lela (at) lelalondon (dot) com, using the same e-mail address you commented with.

Thank you all for entering and be sure to enter the Cara bracelet competition if you haven’t already.