Weekend Shopping: Bronze Is Beautiful

20/07/2012 16:44 | Updated 19 September 2012

The warmest of all the metallics, bronze may represent third place in competitive circles but personally I love a bit of bronze-y, coppery loveliness. I decorated our front room around a stunning Tom Dixon floor lamp I got for Christmas and have been keeping an eye out for more treacly hued metallic paraphernalia ever since.

As a redhead (for now) bronze is also a really flattering shade for me and one I love wearing both as clothing, accessories and - carefully, no-one's talking matchy-matchy eyes/lips/cheeks 90s MAC Spice style here - cosmetics. Here's my pick of a few great bronze-toned pieces from fashion and beauty through to some gorgeous glassware.

Third place, schmird place. Bronze is beautiful.

2012-07-19-Sarah_McGiven_Fashion_Blog_Olympics_Style_Bronze_tops_dresses_trousers_womens_clothing_2012_style.jpg Bronze Fashion: 1, 2 & 3 Bronze pieces from the brilliant Mother of Pearl AW12 collection (more on that coming soon...), see for stockists. 4 Jonathan Saunders 'Benedict' cropped printed silk-gazar top, £540 from 5 Replay sequinned jacket, £285, available in store, stockist info: 6 La Redoute caramel vest top with star detail, £29, 7 Prabal Gurung printed wool and silk-blend dress, £2,050 from 8 Metallic trousers, £180, by Replay 9 J. Crew fine-knit cashmere cardigan, £180 from

2012-07-19-Sarah_McGiven_Fashion_Blog_Bronze_Colour_Story_Accessories_jewellery_2012.jpg Bronze Shoes & Accessories: 1 Anya Hindmarch Valorie glitter-finish leather clutch, £350 from 2 & 5 Bronze shoe styles from the forthcoming Patrick Cox for Geox collection, both £190 and available from September 3 Buttercup Rose Gold necklace, £290 from 4 Lacoste Candale peep toe shoes, £55, 6 Ray-Ban Tech Aviator Sunglasses in Bronze Crystal Brown, £155 from 7 Pamela Love Rose-tone bronze triangle ring, £120, and 10 bronze and quartz necklace, £415 both from 8 Nelly Accessories Screw ring, £7.95 from 9 Christian Louboutin Ginza 140 cutout leather slingbacks,£535 from 11 Alexander McQueen washed-leather and Swarovski crystal clutch, £945 from 12 Jaqueline Mirror Bronze high heels with heart cut-out detail, E.230, and 13 Thelma Clutch frozen bronze, E.310, both by Minna Parikka from 14 Tallulah Cocktail Ring, £159 by Sushilla 15 Hoss Intropia bag and 16, belt, both 17 Aldo Frigold necklace, £15, from 18 Ancient Greek Sandals, Aphrodite sandals, £140 from 19 Dish, 20 Champagne Flute & 21 Wine Glass, all by LSA, all £35 from 22 Deco Skull Earrings by Eastern Mystic, £98 from 23 Nelly Trend pony tail hairband, £9.95 from

2012-07-19-Sarah_McGiven_Fashion_Blog_Bronze_colour_cosmetics_bronzer_sunkissed_tan_beauty.jpg Bronze Beauty: 1 Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, £54 from 2 Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Baked, £13, 3. 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Smog £14 and 9, Eyeshadow in Baked, £14 - all Urban Decay available from 4 Guerlain Terracotta Body Huile du Voyageur, £36, from 5 Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bronzed Heather, £17 from Selfridges 6 MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Bronze Kiss, £21 7 OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, £15.95 from 8 Body Shop Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder Bronze Shimmer, £16 10 Pop Tan in a Pan, £15.50, from 11 Dr. Hauschka Transparent Bronze, £27.95 from 12 Guerlain Terracotta Giant Bronzing Powder, £44 from 13 The Balm Girls lipstick in Foxxy Pout, £18.95 from 14 Topshop Makeup Nails in Gilted, £6 15 Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls, £10, from 16 Butter London nail lacquer in 'The Old Bill', £16.95 from