Vintage Accessories

Dawson’s Creek Cast Reunites and We Find Joey an Engagement Ring

The cast of TV obsession Dawson’s Creek, that ran from 1998-2003, has reunited! Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the once angst-y teen TV stars turned adult screen actors came together to celebrate the hit show’s 20th anniversary with a photo shoot for the magazine. It’s the first time they’ve all been in the same room in two decades,…

Happy Chinese New Year! Accessories to Celebrate the Year of the Dog

This Friday, February 16th is Chinese New Year! And the festive holiday got us thinking about one of the oldest civilizations in the world. They started producing jewelry 5000 years ago! That means traditional Chinese jewelry comes with some seriously deeply rooted cultural influences and religious beliefs—the kind worth celebrating. 1900-1930 Chinese Sterling Silver Enamel Jade…

Christie’s Is Auctioning Off Jewelry as Art Again and We’re Calling Dibs (For You)

Christies auction house is set to auction off true little works of art that can be worn daily or just gazed at lovingly in your boudoir! What makes jewelry art? Well, I think we all know rarer bijoux examples, often made by hand such as Calder, Line Vautrin, or Louise Nevelson. They are art. However, in my mind…

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…

The Jewels of Sunset Boulevard

“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…

Egyptian Revival YSL Necklace sells for $8,000

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

  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…