The Art of the Party

This blog post is in collaboration with Monsoon. 
 

It’s that fabulously festive time of year again - bring on the events, the parties and the happy holiday feel. More outings means more outfits and you’ve got to be prepared before all the good stuff starts selling out. I’ve put together a variation of 3 looks from Monsoon’s party collection, each appropriate for a different occasion and mood. Get ready for a lot of velvet, a lot of sequin and a lot of sass. 


 

The Sequin Suit

Add a twist to the classic suit with twirls and swirls of sequins – gold sequins to be exact.
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


Whether it might be a slightly chillier eve or more of a sophisticated event, nothing says festive more than jacquard trousers paired with a bombshell blazer.
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


I’ve styled this look with a simple high-neck blouse and velvet pointed pumps to make the blazer the focal point of the outfit. However, if it were to get warm indoors and you wanted to put the blazer aside, the monochrome blouse and trousers are still dressy and classy enough to make you the talk of the party.
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black and gold scarlet sequin jacket| Off white Fifi high neck frill top | Black Gabby jacquard trousers | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


So get your party pants on and as Barney Stinson would say, suit up! 
 


 


The Little Black Dress

Sure, we’ve all heard that the little black dress is a classic staple party piece. However, made of velvet and trimmed in a pattern of intricate beads, you can’t say that this little number is the run-of-the-mill LBD. 
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


The dress has a loose fit, which makes dancing all night long or sitting down at a dinner that more comfortable.
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


 I’ve worn a sheer long sleeve top underneath to make the dress more winter appropriate. Also, I’m obsessed with sheer and one of party looks needed to have it. I find that sheer adds a hint of sultry to a look, which I love.
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Black Verona velvet embellished dress | Zehra spot mesh top | Valerie velvet sock boots | Black and gold sequin embroidered pouch bag with cold chain | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

 
To complete the LBD ensemble, add a cute pouch or clutch and velvet ankle boots too. 

 


 


The Magnificent Maxi

During party season I think you’d agree when I say that everyone needs sparkle in their lives. What better way to shine than with a fully embroidered sequin gown
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


This beauty exudes glamour – from the fine detailing of thousands of sequins to the glow of glitter that’ll without a doubt brighten up your night. 
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


As this dress speaks for itself, I keep my jewellery to a minimum. To accessorise, I add a faux fur stole to the look. A fur stole is also perfect for nights when you’ll be stepping out every now and then, for example to watch the fireworks. Fur stoles are perfect if you don’t want to ruin your look with a coat.
 

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle

Anisa Sojka styles Monsoon party looks | Green and silver Ciara sequin maxi dress | Cream / beige Fia faux fur stole | Black Vivian velvet high vamp court shoes | Wavy brunette hair let loose with red lipstick | Fashion blogger campaign shoot photographed in the fun fair Winter Wonderland, London by Mohamed Abdulle


This gown is my ultimate favourite piece from their party collection. Perfect for New Year’s Eve, wouldn’t you say?

Jazz up your party season and shop Monsoon’s full party collection here

 

 

 

Photos by Mohamed Abdulle
www.mabdulle.com

 

 

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