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Let us be your eyes into the world of the accessory. The Eye is full of interviews, the history of jewelry, collection features, editorials, visual inspiration, and whatever strikes our accessories filled fantasies. Check out the blogazine series, the anthropology of jewelry and explore the adornment of various cultures. Weekly you’ll also find a jewelry report card, where we choose and shop some of the best jewelry accounts on instagram. From costume jewelry to fine pieces, find out our biggest crushes. Look through the eyes of jewelry designers, stylists, jewelry it girls, Sara our accessories taste maker, and jewelry icons. Follow Sarara on instagram to stay updated on her travels, finds, and articles.

The Jewels of Sunset Boulevard

By | Fashion and Accessories History | Fashion, Fashion Jewelry, film accessories, Gloria Swanson, Jewelry, Noir, Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard, vintage,

“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small”….Sunset Boulevard (1950), remains an iconic film Noir classic and winner of three Academy Awards.  If you haven’t seen Gloria Swanson’s epic portrayal of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star you must, you really must!  There are parallels of course for Swanson age 50 in the […]

Lynn Ban Opens Her Online Boutique

By | Bloggers | Jewelry, Lynn Ban, Rihanna, rock star,

I must admit I’m crushing on her scarab ring, but I’m in good company. The accessories maven has a line of music and rock princesses wearing her bangles, necklaces, and stacked rings. Lynn’s personal style is as inspiring as her collection. Her instagram account provides visual stimulation with a constant array of Lynn’s vintage accessories, fashion […]

Understanding, Wearing, and Appreciating Native American Jewelry

By | Anthropology of Jewelry | History of Navajo, Navajo Jewelry, old pawn, silversmith, southwestern, vintage, wearing southwestern jewelry,

  Many people own some form of Native American Jewelry, and such pieces have been in fashion for years. However, there is sometimes more than meets the eye concerning how the many designs relate to the specific symbols, beliefs and aesthetics of particular tribes and artists. I hope to highlight how we should consider the […]

Judith Leiber Crystal Intaglio Clutch

Walk Like An Egyptian Red Carpet Style-Harley Viera Newton for Judith Leiber

By | Bags | bags, design, Egyptian, Harley Viera Newton, Judith Leiber,

So, I admit I have a love – hate thing with Judith Leiber bags. I either love them, especially her 1970s clutches or it just doesn’t do it for me. That said, I kind of feel that this is due to custom nature of the designs, it is meant to be that way- a bag […]

Finding Lou Lou De La Falaise

By | Fashion and Accessories History | book review, couture jewelry, designer, Lou Lou de la Falaise, muse, the glamorous romantic, vintage jewelry, YSL, Yves Saint Laurent,

                                                                    -The Glamorous Romantic- I knew of Lou Lou de La Falaise through her work with Yves Saint Laurent and via old […]

Maison Goossens: More to a Title Than Meets the Eye

By | Fashion and Accessories History |

Haute Couture Read: I must admit that when I heard about the release of the book Maison Goossens by Patrick Mauries via Thames and Hudson Ltd., which chronicles the work of Robert Goossens and his fantasic creations, I was already sold.  When the luxurious gray linen covered text arrived with the vibrant images I knew I wouldn’t […]

Finell Bags: The Modern Woman’s Carry All

By | Accessories | Bergdorf Goodman, Finell co, modern bag, new bag designs, origami bag,

When I saw this lifestyle brand on instagram, I was mesmerized by their new bag line.  At that time I just couldn’t seem to find anywhere to buy one! So, I’m here to introduce you to them… Finell.co — based in the good old US of A. FINELL describes itself as “a designer and manufacturer of […]

Egyptian Revival YSL Necklace sells for $8,000

By | Fashion and Accessories History | 1970s YSL, 1980s 80s, Egyptian Revival YSL necklace, Large vintage necklace, Record auction price, vintage, Vintage Runway, YSL, YSL Necklace, yves saint laurent foundation,

Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company Image. See complete listing here. This necklace was quite frankly stunning and a great example of the 70s Egyptian Revival style.  It was part of the Fall Couture Fashion and Textile Auction held by Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company.  Here is a link to some of the lots sold during the […]

Frida Kahlo’s Dresses, Jewelry, and Mexican Vogue

By | Fashion and Accessories History | Frida Kahlo jewelry, Mexico, Museo Frida Kahlo exhibition, The Blue House, vintage dresses, Vogue Mexico,

  Yes, this actually happened. Frida Kahlo’s jewelry and personal wardrobe was kept sealed until now…. Pieza de Oaxaca, ca. 1932. Via Museo Frida Kahlo website. “When Kahlo passed just after her 47th birthday, her husband and fellow artist, Diego Rivera, began placing her most personal belongings into a bathroom of their Mexico City house. Upon […]

1960s Fashion and Accessories Images: Harper’s Bazaar March 1967

By | Fashion and Accessories History | 1960s fashion, 60s accessories, 60s jewelry, Dior, fashion history, Halston, Harper's Bazaar, mid century, Mod, Movado, Neal Barr, Oscar de la Renta, Saint Laurent, Vendome, vintage fashion, YSL,

Neal Barr Cover image for Harper’s Bazaar, restored here and scanned. Many fashion buffs enjoy historic magazine and fashion photographs.  During my collecting of these pieces for my vintage jewelry/accessories archive, I ran across the March 1967 Harper’s Bazaar magazine! The Neal Barr cover is visually stunning from the earrings to the graphic Burke-Amey dress. […]