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Weekend Shopping: Bronze Is Beautiful

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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.

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

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

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

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