by Laura Parkes
Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. It’s the season that is marked by leaves turning shades of crimson, gold, and burnt coppers, nights drawing in, conkers scatter the ground and squirrels dart through trees on the hunt in preparation for colder weather. Yet It also plays host to the darkest day of the year- The Day of the Dead, otherwise known as Halloween.
Once the preserve of home-made costumes, apple bobbing and dodgy pumpkin pie, Halloween is now a hugely popular festive event. And even us reserved Brits love to look as fabulous as possible and celebrate in style. Increasingly spectacular parties are thrown and pumpkin carving skills now resemble miniature works of art. Themed party food is taken to gastronomic heights and lawn decorations give film sets a run for their money.
Whether you are going to a party or simply (or not so simply) taking the little ones trick or treating, we have you covered with four fiendishly fun edits to make you look and feel drop dead gorgeous!
The Ridley London guide to fabulous femme fatals
Here at Ridley London we’ve drawn inspiration from some of the most devilishly glamorous female characters in film. Quite often they come with the most dazzling wardrobes and striking make-up. If you are looking for something to wear and someone to be this Halloween, look no further than our guide to female super-villains.
The White Witch - Chronicles of Narnia
CS Lewis’s White Witch has been chilling generations of children with her icy heart. But none other depicts her as well as Tilda Swinton in the most recent Hollywood version of the Chronicles.
Get the look in Ridley London’s bestselling tailored wool Stefania coat
Our tailored coat in beige herringbone wool with a sumptuous fir colour is the perfect thing for creating an icy cold glamour while staying snug and warm. Wear white constructed or fitted dress underneath and keep make-up foundation pale, covering the eyebrows. Use White eyeliner and and silver shadows for the eyes, paint nails in pearl. Team up with kitten heeled white ankle boots and a crown of icicles to adorn your head.
Harley Quinn - Suicide Squad
If you’re feeling adventurous and wild then this is the character for you. Derived from the iconic DC comics Batman series, Harley Quinn is the accomplice and lover of arch villain The Joker. The character was chillingly brought to life by Margot Robbie in 2016.
Get the look in Ridley London’s stylish new pink and blue tartan velvet bomber jacket
Team this with ripped fitted t-shirt, hot pants, studded belt, stockings and grungy boots. Paint face white, wear high gloss red lips and tie your hair in anarchic bunches. And don’t forget a baseball bat!
Bellatrix LesStrange - Harry Potter
One of the most evil female characters ever invented and impeccably portrayed by none other than Helena Bonham-Carter. From torturing Neville Longbottoms parents to killing Harry’s God father Sirius, this is a character with a truly evil edge.
Get the look in our stunning velvet devore Lauren winter maxi dress
Curl your hair, wear dark red lips and wear Ridley London’s velvet devore Lauren dress in cobweb grey, is guaranteed to bring some glamour to proceedings. Team this up with a black waspie or corset over the dress for full effect and storm off in velvet boots.
Morticia Adams - Addams Family
Morticia is a classic that we all love at Halloween, she embodies all that is freaky and fabulously glamorous about this time of year.
Get the look in new fabulously glamorous silk velvet stella coat
This look is easily obtainable with Ridley London’s sumptuous Stella coat in black chocolate silk velvet. Wear buttoned up and just add stockings and either classic black stilettos or if you are feeling more adventurous over the knee boots. Add a big black belt to compliment the coat and enhance your waist. Straighten your hair, add some eyeliner and you are ready to Rock The Ridley…
We would love to see you in your Ridley London halloween costumes, so please do send us pictures or tag yourself on Instagram under #rocktheridley And if what you your looking for isn’t on the website please call our bespoke team as they will be able to make it for you. If you would like to see our stylist please remember to book in advance. This can be done by email or phone.
Wishing you all a frighteningly fabulous Halloween!
Love from Ridley