I know I previously mentioned my intense infatuation with Tom Binns... It's like a bad crush you can't seem to stop bragging about to your friends....I just can't seem to shake it...Regardless, I came across a few more of his reconstructed vintage pieces and had to add them. I'm digging on the neon accents amidst massive clusters of crystals that evoke the fabulous punk rock vibe....
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So I went and bought the May issue of Bazaar today...yes, I understand I am a bit behind the rest of the readers...Thank you US Postal Service for not delivering my last two issues...another story. Regardless, there was A LOT of really wonderful pieces in the issue.
I came across the bib necklace by Vera Wang's Spring 08 Collection and was instantaneously wowed! I especially love the industrial feel that is the signature of Vera Wang. The mesh netting is dainty touch to the large mirrored jewels....and I think it would look darling on an everyday t-shirt....
Hope you enjoy!
Monday, May 12, 2008
I came across the latest family of jewels from Marni and was blown away. I have to admit, the feel of these necklaces and bracelets is a bit more futuristic than I usually go gaga over, nevertheless they have a funk appeal to them that draws my goofy side in...I especially love the assymetrical placement in many of the necklaces. All pieces are constructed of a combination of resin, horn, bamboo, various metals and wood just to name a few elements.
I'm loving the tribal touches this spring showing up in jewelery and accessories. A dose of delicacy plus a splash of girlie girl with a hint of boldness equals a winning combination in my book.
PS. I'll be sure to add to this post!
Thought I would share with you guys a few of my personal vintage treasures. I've found these gems all over the place, some here in NY others in crazy hole in the wall antique stores in my hometown. Regardless of where they came from, I thought they were all charming...and could not live without them! The craftsmanship and the intricacy of all of the pieces are remarkable. As always, I'm intrigued of the story behind vintage jewelery and that doesn't stop when it's my own! All in all, I feel a little bit more fabulous when I wear any of these little favorites of mine and if that is not a good reason to rock it out, I don't know what is....
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Found this pieces by Reverie, designed by New Yorker Alison Woodward and thought they should be shared. Woodward's method of madness hits home...inspired by vintage charms, chains and other components that were unappreciated by their past owners she turns antique goodness into unique and one of a kind beauties. I'm personally totally smitten with the necklace in the first photo....a heart and a cameo...love it....
Friday, May 9, 2008
Came across this wild sea shell cocktail ring by Mesi Jilly and I was brought back to the beaches....really makes me wish Mother Nature would get her act in order so we could hit up the beaches ASAP!
Jilly is a self taught jewelery designer who has just touched on her knack of creating rings made of shells, corals and other natural materials. For now, she's just rocking out the fab rings but necklaces and bracelets are soon to come....I know I'm going to be on the lookout!
Fell in love with these coral pieces and had to share....totally digging on chunky coral jewels right now...OK, who I am kidding? I always love outrageously large necklaces, rings and cuffs. Nevertheless, the fiery coral is just in time for spring and looks great against a fresh tan and I think any of these pieces would look smashing with a sundress...hope you enjoy!
Inspired by the symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Subversive has done it again with this wild creation. Best known from his golden masterpiece The Kiss, Klimt stirred up an inconceivably wonderful thoughts in Justin Giunta's mind and the result was this radical creation. Constructed of a combination of geometric medallions in various sizes, shapes, textures and colors. As always, Justin Giunta approached accessory design with the bold in mind...let's face it, this is not something our timid friends would be sporting on a night out right?
All I have to say is that Mr. Tom Binns is a man after my own heart...totally and absolutely sure of it. I'm completely infatuated with his method of reconstructing vintage pieces to create one of a kind reinvented statement pieces. Vintage jewelry is such an inspiring factor to me and anyone who can appreciate the intricacy of the construction and creation of it is golden. I feel like vintage necklaces tell me a story....I always wonder who wore them? Where did they go? Was is to a wonderfully fabulous party? Or were they just sipping the vino in there own home? That, we will never know....and that is the mysterious element of vintage that teases me along....