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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

Fashion

Fashion Editorial

Some Monday Inspiration…

Entitled ‘Cheeky Couture’, I love the old-fashioned glamour of these shots for Vogue Russia. I especially adore the two photos featured above, showcasing the Dior Couture dresses and Atelier Versace gown.

Capturing a story of fabulous couture fun, Kristians Silis plays the role of ‘photographer’ to Anais Pouliot and Cordelia KIn show-stopping pieces from the Spring / Summer 2011 Haute Couture shows, the models create some divine photos in the likes of Armani Privé,  Atelier Versace, Valentino, Dior and Givenchy Haute Couture. The editorial was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and styled by Katerina Mukhina for Vogue Russia April 2011 issue.

Spectacular couture with touches of nostalgia to glamorous years gone by…

What is inspiring you this week? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com