Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Category Archive: Fashion

British jewelry designer Vivienne Westwood

British jewelry designer Vivienne Westwood

Royal crown. Velvet, faux fur, gold-tone metal, artificial pearls, transparent crystals and transparent rhinestone. 1980s. 16 cm £ 500-550 REL. British jewelry designer Vivienne Westwood

British jewelry designer Vivienne Westwood
Renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood opened a shop at Kings Road, London, where she exhibited collections of clothing and jewelry. She was fond of creating original interpretations of traditional British characters. For most of her works she used silver or gilded tin, Swarovski crystals and large artificial pearls. Bows, hearts and royal regalia are the constant motives of the original design of Westwood ornaments.
Called one of the queens of Great Britain, along with Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher, Vivienne Westwood can not leave anyone indifferent, always remaining at the peak of popularity. According to Vivienne Westwood herself, she is a synonym for freedom, attention, violation of prohibitions and rules.
More »

Zandra Rhodes costume jewellery

Stylized figure Mick Milligan brooch. Stamped, corrugated and coiled metal of gold tone, crystal of rhinestone. 1970s length 15 cm. Zandra Rhodes costume jewellery

Stylized figure Mick Milligan brooch. Stamped, corrugated and coiled metal of gold tone, crystal of rhinestone. 1970s length 15 cm. Zandra Rhodes costume jewellery

Zandra Rhodes costume jewellery

Protege of Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent founded his fashion house in 1961 and released the first ISL collection the next year. The style of his jewelry ranges from elegant classic to exotically refined. The jewelry of the 1970s, theatrical and bright, demonstrates the same purity of forms and lines as clothing.
Born 19 September 1940 in Chatham, Kent, English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes produced not only fashion collections, but also bright costume jewelery for them. Her first eccentric collection of clothes, as well as handcrafted jewelry for it, appeared in 1969. Noteworthy, such talented designers as Andrew Logan and Mick Milligan made jewelry for her clothing line. All Zandra Rhodes jewelry decorations demonstrate a bright personality, and her own handwriting that collectors really appreciate. Trendy, stylish and unique works of Zandra Rhodez are very popular now.
More »

Sonia Rykiel costume jewellery

Sonia Rykiel costume jewellery

Sun brooch. Gold tone metal, vintage. Sonia Rykiel costume jewellery

Sonia Rykiel costume jewellery
Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine into the family of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Romania, Alfred Flis and Fanny Tesler, Sonia Rykiel – a famous French fashion designer. Sonia Rykiel (25 May 1930 – 25 August 2016) opened her first store, making clothing and accessories in 1968. However, the history of the Sonia Rykiel brand begins in 1962, when Madame Rykiel, the future mother, could not choose any outfit from what the Parisian shops offered for pregnant women. So, the talented and creative Rykie decided to take it in her hands.
Then followed first knitted sweaters, clothes for women… and gradually developed a design of jewelry to her clothing line.
According to Sonia Rykiel, for many years she did not care much to create something that will go down in history, the main goal was – to dress every woman beautifully. Costume jewellery created by her is still in demand thanks to the wonderful taste and sense of harmony of the designer.
More »

Jewellery decorations to meet the Yellow Earth Dog

Jewellery decorations to meet the Yellow Earth Dog

Gold coin with the image of the symbol of 2018. Jewellery decorations to meet the Yellow Earth Dog

Jewellery decorations to meet the Yellow Earth Dog
Indeed, what is the best choice for meeting the main winter holiday – New Year’s Day? According to Chinese horoscope, the new 2018 belongs to the yellow earth dog. However, the very New Year’s day still belongs to the Red Rooster. So, you should respect both signs. Sunny colors and glitter of gold, jewelry and accessories should not be screaming. Meanwhile, the very combination of color and the elements of the future symbol of the year implies their presence, especially on New Year’s Eve. In short, in the priority – jewelry from gold.
More »

Eternally Fashionable Precious choker

Sapphire and pearl choker necklace, Princess Diana. Eternally Fashionable Precious choker

Sapphire, pearl and diamond choker necklace, Princess Diana. Eternally Fashionable Precious choker

Eternally Fashionable Precious choker
Modern fashion is such a complicated thing that it is impossible to say definitely what is fashionable now and what is not. In this continuous eclectic, now and then seemingly well forgotten, and in due time – cult things pop up. Undoubtedly, one of them is collar, or choker. In English you can also find the name collar, and even earlier the choker had an absolutely unethical name – “dog collar” (in French – collier de chien). Of course, if you go into more detail, then, in theory, collar is a decoration that fits tightly around your neck, while the choker located at its very base. Nevertheless, now these concepts have merged and became applied to both options.
More »

Dolce Gabbana Jewellery Fantasy

Dolce Gabbana Jewellery Fantasy

Dolce Gabbana Jewellery Fantasy

Dolce Gabbana Jewellery Fantasy – kaleidoscope of jeweled details presented in the new collection “Fabulous Fantasy” Fall/Winter 2016-2017 at Milan long-awaited show. The collection was really bright and magical. Designers have remained true to themselves, and the podium again was ruled by feminine silhouettes, lots of lace, sparkling jewelry, floral prints and beautiful applications on the theme of fairy tales. The latest collection was inspired by the tale of Cinderella, The Nutcracker, The Frog Princess and others. The designers had no limit to the imagination: the mouse and horses, pumpkins and coaches, princes and princesses, dwarfs and nutcrackers, candlesticks and chandeliers, tiaras and watches with large dials. Special attention is given to handbags and chandeliers, as well as transparent clutches. And, of course, the tale would not be a fairy tale without “crystal” slippers.
More »

Oleg Cassini jewellery

Vintage Brooch 'Rickshaw'. Oleg Cassini jewellery

Vintage Brooch ‘Rickshaw’. Oleg Cassini jewellery

To find Oleg Cassini jewellery, signed his name is extremely rare, a few ornaments at auction for months. Fashion designer and jeweler Oleg Cassini was born on April 11, 1913 in Paris. His Russian father was diplomat Alexander Loiewski and his mother was Italian Countess Marguerite Cassini. Oleg Cassini is remembered for many things – he was an officially personal couturier for Jackie Kennedy. Being animal lover he created collections of man-made fashion fur, the ‘evolutionary furs’. A late convert to animal rights, he blamed himself for the loss of 250,000 leopards killed as women copied a coat he had designed for Jackie Kennedy.
More »