Chic Party Looks to Move Your Body To

Model Jamie Stanton gets a one-on-one dance lesson from Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Joseph Skelton, in an array of classy party looks


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Jamie wears a Amy Miller sequin top, $210, from Silk Gallery. Dries van Noten dress, $1377, from Scotties. Vintage clip-on earrings, $169, from Homage Online. Joseph wears Wayward Heir waistcoat, $229, and his own tights.

As a dancer for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, 26-year-old performer Joseph Skelton is a force to be reckoned with. Keep a look out for him as he prepares to dazzle in the company’s 2018 season The Piano: The Ballet, which opens next year in partnership with the New Zealand Festival and Auckland Arts Festival.

Making a pit stop to cut some impressive shapes with model Jamie, Joseph throws on a classic cream jacket and wears it with strength and elegance. Rembrandt jacket, $499, shorts Joseph’s own.

Shimmer and shake in the season's vast array of metallics and satin fabrics.

Jamie wears Georgia Alice top $529. Armani Collezioni pants, $665, from Smith & Caughey’s. Jane Daniels wrap $345. Earrings, $29, from Republic.

Born in Gisborne, raised in Pukekohe and now living in Wellington, Joseph has been dancing since 4 years old and has been with the RNZB since 2011.

Jamie wears a Kate Sylvester bodice $329. Sinequanone cigarette pants, $189, and Bellamagia tights, $26, from Smith & Caughey’s. Merchant 1948 sling-back heels $180. Tiffany & Co. 18ct gold drop earrings $4800. Amethyst and diamond cocktail ring, $349, from Pascoes. Diane von Furstenberg clutch, $250, from Runway.

The future of dance swirls in the form of 13-year-old Nina Simpson (@ninabelledancer), who has a passion for lyrical, ballet, jazz and hip-hop. Keep a look out for this rising dance star.

Jamie wears Kate Sylvester dress $679. Gucci heels $980. Vintage jade and silver necklace, $495, from Silk Gallery.

Channel your inner chica Latina with a scarlet dinner jacket, elevated with slick dinner pants and statement accessories. BYO castanets.

Jamie wears Gucci crepe wool silk jacket with pearl buttons $2870. Armani Collezioni pants, $665, from Smith & Caughey’s. Brass earrings, $75, from Republic. Tiffany & Co. 18ct citrine cocktail ring $3250. Tiffany & Co. 18ct gold Elsa Peretti cuff courtesy of Patricia Barker, artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

A fail-safe way to get the party started: just wear sequins. A shimmering dress that reflects from all angles like a disco ball is a sure-fire way to turn heads.

Jamie wears Diane von Furstenberg dress, $2350, from Muse. Gucci belt $890. Tiffany & Co. diamond and pearl drop earrings $6250.

Pay homage to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and dance to the beat. Make a one-two-step for festive pink — even better when teamed with vivid red and graphic black.

H&M top, $60, and pants $80. Merchant 1948 sling-back heels $180. Vintage earrings, $99, from Homage Online.

Nod to the Noughties by mixing and matching prints for a fun approach to after-five dressing.

Jamie wears a Helen Cherry blouse $398. H&M skirt $90. Diane von Furstenberg bag, $350, from Runway. Vintage clip-on earrings, $189, from Homage Online.


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