If you're looking for some hardware this festive season, look no further than gold, preferably lashings of it. I've long since been a fan of this ostentatious metal so am delighted that it's now the first choice for designers, fashion editors and co. 

It just feels so right, right now. In the face of all the misery and moaning some gold will help you see the brighter side of life!! So don't be shy, there are no half measures here. Get stuck in, pile it up, lash it on, in this-the season of excess-more is most definitely more... 

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