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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

Accessories

The Statement Necklace

A delicate diamond or pearl necklace is a style must-have.

As Holly Golightly so elegantly says in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, “…Go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there.” Jewellery is a key ingredient in any look and as outlined by Miss Golightly, it can also significantly improve your mood.

Exuding elegance and sophistication, a delicate necklace is a style signature. Instantly making a statement about your personality and style, a dainty pendant and chain is considered a ‘wardrobe’ must-have.

It is a necklace you can wear everyday with almost anything. From a simple white tee to a pretty cocktail dress – a delicate chain and pendant will take you from day to night.

A signature pendant proclaims your personal style. Which is your favourite? xx

Photos from globalpress.tiffany.com / sassisamblog.com / fashioncopious.typepad.com

Fashion

Friday Sugar Fix

From sherbet lemon to mint sorbet, pink musk sticks to lavender loveliness – this sweeter than sweet trend is deliciously decedent and positively delicious.

Delicate, feminine and a little bit whimsical, this sugary trend takes an opulently soft approach to Spring / Summer dressing.

Breathe some fresh air into your wardrobe after the dark colours of Winter with delicate pastels and darling embellishment. From the runways of Louis Vuitton to Chanel, Jonathan Saunders, Alexander McQueen and more, fairytale pastels were seductively sweet.

Trimmings and fabrics also took a saccharine note with big lacy collars and oversized white buttons. While divine broderie anglaise dresses, feathers and pearls were equally enchanting. Accessories were kept lady-like and elegant. Pointed kitten heels and structured retro-inspired handbags are positively precious in pastel.

Will your wardrobe experience a sugar high for Spring? xx

Photos from style.com

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