Tag: Chanel

Find: Super Chanel Runway Cuffs Via Katy Kane

Okay, so at the weekly finds we focus on accessories that make us dream, deals, couture and whatever inspires. The fashion accessories that blew my mind this week were : a pair of runway Chanel cuffs in leather and metal listed by veteran shop Katy Kane on 1stdibs. Katy’s client attended haute couture shows regularly…

The Best Books About Fashion Jewelry and “Jewelry for Haute Couture”

In it’s most pure form fashion jewelry is literally the costume jewelry that walks the runways every season along with its haute couture counterparts. Side note: sometimes when referring to haute couture fashion jewelry, the term is used out of context.  Couture jewelry may have been made for a specific haute couture fashion show, but…

Elle magazine archive: My Vintage 80s Jewelry Inspiration

1987 Elle magazine image.  I had a little horde of 80s- early 90s Elle magazines that I kept due to the fantastic accessories shots.  This blast from the past continues to grow as I search for the rest and add to the collection.  The colors and chunky images continue to inspire! THE BANGLES: Elle, Jan…

The Costume Jewelry Collection of Barbara Berger: Taking on the World of Fashion Jewelry

Trifari, 40s Fruit Salad Bracelet.PHOTO CREDIT: © Pablo Esteva What attracts us wearers and collectors of jewelry to costume pieces? Many important costume jewelry collections are owned by those who can certainly afford the real thing, Barbara herself was the daughter of a diamond merchant/jeweler.   One is free to re-imagine themselves when they wear it. That…