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The Statement Piece

With the festive season just around the corner, what better way to make a glamorous entrance then with a statement piece of exquisite jewels?

From diamonds to emeralds and sapphires, glisten with irresistible sparkle this Christmas season.

Decked out in some extraordinary gems for Vogue Russia, this editorial featuring the beautiful Jacquelyn Jablonski, captures the innate luxury and grandeur of precious jewels.

But you needn’t break the bank to achieve the decedent splendour of a statement jewellery piece. Costume jewellery can be just as enchanting and beguiling in beauty.

“Costume jewellery is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful.”

– Coco Chanel

The illustrious Coco Chanel herself was very fond of costume pieces and greatly popularised the use of faux stones, pearls and metals in her iconic pieces {even though she had quite the collection of precious gems}.

Favouring multi-coloured semi-precious stones – such as aquamarine, topaz and amethyst – Chanel would make the stones emphatically larger and bolder in colour for that added drama and mystique. She first introduced costume jewellery to her label in the 1920’s – the simplicity and elegance of her ‘little black dress’ the perfect blank canvas for lavish gems and jewels…

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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Indulge In Beautiful Sleepwear

Pyjamas are one of my favourite little indulgences. Luxurious, comfortable and chic – there is something decadently alluring about slipping into bed in style.

Pyjamas have an unmistakable charm. It’s a quiet luxury and languid sophistication. Draping loosely around the body, a classic pair of men’s style pyjamas evoke nonchalant vintage glamour.

Coco Chanel recognised the effortless style and beautiful fluidity of a classic pair of pyjamas. During the 1920’s, Chanel would often lounge in her pyjamas (which at the time were considered inappropriate for women). She started to create luxurious sets for her clients using patterned silk, satin and Indian cotton and the trend soon caught on.

Many designers continue to reinterpret the classic pyjama style with fresh vigour and panache. From Tom Ford to Louis Vuitton, designer pyjamas bring additional luxury to these gorgeous pieces.

A perfect pick-me-up, indulge in some beautiful sleepwear as a special gift to yourself…

Some Pyjama inspiration…

Did you know… Claudette Colbert, the silent film star, was the first woman to appear on screen wearing pyjamas? They were silk Chanel of course xx

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You Can Leave Your Hat On

So far the runways have been topped with hats. From Ralph Lauren to Burberry, Rachel Zoe and more, it appears there will be a humble hat to suit every head for Fall.

The old adage: ‘If you want to get ahead and get noticed, then get a hat’ will certainly come into play for Fall. As the most eye-catching accessory you can wear, a hat instantly draws attention to your face.

At Ralph Lauren the collection took inspiration from Downton Abbey and featured glamorous 1920’s accents. Classic cloche hats were the perfect exclamation points to iconic boy-for-girl suits (a la Coco Chanel). Meanwhile at Burberry, heritage herringbone and tweed hats echoed the 1930’s / 40’s English ‘Town and Fields’ inspiration.  While at Rachel Zoe it was the late 60’s which inspired various chic hat styles to appear on the Runway.

With vintage accents, a hat is a stylish & warm way to make an iconic statement for Fall…

Which is your favourite hat style?

Photos from style.com