November 25, 2011 10:28 pm

Four weeks before Christmas

Luxurious fabrics and plenty of sparkle for the evening

Marc Quinn necklace

The renowned British artist has turned his hand to jewellery, with a unique silver piece. Yes, it will blow the budget. But think of it as wearable art. £7,000,

Lanvin shoes
Velvet slippers
 Lanvin shoes

Sky-high satin stilettos with a de rigueur platform for comfort (really) are both elegant and celebratory. £625,

 Penelope Chilvers made-to-order velvet slippers

Monogrammed in gold thread, these unisex slippers give a nod to the lord of the manor. Keep them your at-home secret or wear them out and proud. £295,

Burberry trench
Dries Van Noten silk scarf
 Burberry trench

Rich wool gilded in copper throws its own light on even the darkest, coldest night. £995,

 Dries Van Noten silk scarf for men

Spot the partygoer. £190,

Fendi clutch

Fendi ‘Chameleon’ clutch

Structured, jewel-encrusted luxury you can hold in your hand. £2,660 at Fendi, tel: +44 (0)2078 386288,

George Jensen ring
Concorde cufflinks
 Georg Jensen ring

Fruit for your finger: grapes sculpted in silver and amethyst on a conceptual cocktail ring. £450,

 TMB Art Metal Concorde cufflinks

A cool talking point, these chic accessories are crafted in metal from an actual former Concorde rudder. £595,

Vince top

Sartorial inspiration in two new coffee-table treasure tomes: 100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein (Harper Collins, £21.99) and Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century by Nicholas Foulkes (Assouline, £110)

 Vince sequinned top

The ultimate in high/low finery: a T-shirt covered in sparkle that works as well with jeans or black tie. £306,

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