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Jenny Packham Party Guide

Jenny Packham's Party Guide

Designer-to-the-stars Jenny Packham shares her tips and tricks for party season...

The Jenny Packham Woman...
"This season texture is very important - beading and embroidery, creating modern striking detail."

On Her Personal Style...
"My party style is ‘last minute’ and generally black with bold, sparkling accessories."

Her Perfect Party...
"I have two different types of perfect parties. Firstly the obvious choice of good friends and great music and the other which is less informal and I can be left alone to people-watch."

Her Go-To Beauty Look...
"Generally it’s a hit of Chanel lipstick and mascara. I would love to spend an afternoon getting ready for a party but it never happens."

On Styling Trousers...
"I love the idea of pairing silk palazzo trousers with an embellished top or a fabulous jumpsuit with a crystal-encrusted collar."

Accessories...
"I am a firm believer that accessories should complement your look rather than compete with it. A statement necklace can add instant glamour to a simpler silhouette."

In Her Clutch Bag...
"I carry a mini perfume - Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle and some cash. Be fragrant and get home!"

On Buying A Gown...
"I find buying a gown an emotional purchase. You must love the dress and yourself."

On Her Inspiration...
"I find inspiration everywhere I go, from a Shakespearean play to Marilyn Monroe. The AW15 RTW Collection was inspired by Spanish painter, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, following a trip to the Prado museum."

The Trends She's Loving...
"Rich, jewel palettes and statement jackets and brocades."

Her Style Mantra...
"My style mantra is ‘you only live once.’ It’s an excellent mantra for spending more than you can afford and buying something you know is far too revealing!"

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