You're never alone with a boa
Get the look and get it right: Where would we be without the feather boa? You can wear practically anything, a pounds 1,000 dress, an old rag from What She Wants, but coil a feather boa around your neck and the world is your friend and you take on the coquettish qualities of a young Barbara Windsor. Accessories are fabulous things: for not that much you can play away to your heart's content and dress up a rather tired old outfit. I'm not even going to give you my usual 'Don't over do it on the accessories'
Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 14 December 1997
Black marabou mules (sizes 4-8), pounds 25, (ref BU4733QY), black velvet bag with fur trim, pounds 22, (NOO818QY) both by Freemans catalogue, 0800 900 200. Grey brocade mules (sizes 3-8), pounds 45, Cable & Co, 48 South Molton Street, London W1, and 15A New Street, Birmingham. Enquiries: 0800 192192
Gunmetal chainmail bag, pounds 39, Fenwick, as before. Black satin purse bag, pounds 14, Warehouse, as before. Silver ankle-strap sandals (sizes 3-8), pounds 75, Charles David, Bertie, 36 South Molton Street, London, W1, and House of Fraser, Glasgow. Enquiries: 0171 391 9933. Silver sandals (sizes 3-8), pounds 35, (BK2372QY) Freemans catalogue, as before
Grey sequin band top (sizes S-L), pounds 25, French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 399 7200. Red feather boa, pounds 85, Basia Zarzycka, 135 Kings Road, London SW3. Enquiries: 0171 351 7276
Red/black lacy top (sizes 8-16), pounds 25, Warehouse, 19-21 Argyll Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 278 3491. Red/black ostrich boa, pounds 69, by Jackson from Fenwick, 63 New Bond Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 629 9161
Denim encrusted boob tube (size 8-16), pounds 30, Warehouse, as before. Pearl/crystal drop necklace, pounds 198, Butler & Wilson, 20 South Molton Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 409 2955
Life & Style blogs
Best three-ingredient recipes: From Nutella brownies to mac and cheese and pulled pork
The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
The lesser known erogenous zones - and how to find them
Jane Birkin asks Hermès fashion house to rename luxury Birkin bags after animal cruelty concerns
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Labour leadership contest: I would never quit the party, says Liz Kendall
- 1 Australia to impose 24-hour curfew on all cats to protect endangered species
- 2 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 3 Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
- 4 Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist
- 5 What TripAdvisor users think of 16 of the world's most popular landmarks
£16000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic and exciting opport...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is an independent ...
£14625 - £20625 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This role is for an enthusiasti...
£45 - £55k DOE: Guru Careers: A Financial Controller is required to join a suc...