I blame Sharon Stone. You really couldn’t convince me that anyone instilled the glamour of casinos more than she alongside DeNero in the Hollywood blockbuster Casino. Whether she was blowing on dice, counting her bling. shimmering past the slots or plotting to bring down the mob she did it in pure, unadulterated glam. Which brings me back to the point, if you are going to go out to a casino, you better be dressed to give Sharon a run for her money – or chips! You don’t just find the high tables in Las Vegas these days with most big cities hosting super casinos. They are more like high class entertainment centres with wonderful cabaret and cocktail bars, the opportunity to take a flutter no longer the sole focus. Her character Ginger is all about full on fabulous, to rock the look you need to think full length gowns, sequins, faux-fur and the shiniest jewels. Hair should be swept up in a chic up-do and make up smouldering.
The only other actress who comes close is Eva Green as she seduces her way around the gaming table alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royal. This is one of my favourite Bond films and Eva is perfect as Vesper Lynd. Eva’s character is more subtle than Sharon’s but still incredibly chic and all about the glamour. Try this look if you aren’t a sequin kinda girl, just keep the dress long and elegant, hair soft and make up sultry. Net-a-Porter is the place to go for a dramatic statement gown, and check out Swarovski for the most eye catching crystal jewellery – unless you win big that is and can splash the cash on Chopard diamonds! The only manicure you need for the occasion is OPI’s The Man with the Golden Gun.
Of course if living up the high life isn’t really your thing you can still take part in the fun without having to resort to bingo with your nan. With the advent of online casinos like JackpotCity.co.uk/mobile-casino you can chill out at home with your friends, make it a girly night in and wear whatever the heck you like -just like onesie poster girl Cara Delevigne! Hey you can even use cupcakes instead of chips – although that might be too high a stake to gamble!
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