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Frida Kahlo jewellery

Frida Kahlo jewellery

1930s photo of a young Mexican painter, wearing beads. Frida Kahlo jewellery

Frida Kahlo jewellery
The famous Mexican painter of Spanish, Indian and Jewish origin, Frida Kahlo had a collection of jewelry. She lived a few years in the US, where she bought Indian jewelry. The basis of her collection – rings and necklaces of bone, turquoise. The artist searched real antiques from pre-Columbian era, however, often these things cost very cheap. Many photos and self-portraits depict her rings, necklaces and bracelets. Frida wore multiple rings on her left hand, because it was uncomfortable to wear them on the right hand, they interfered with paint. Frida could wear a very little clothing, but there was always a lot of jewelry.
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Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr

Inventor actress Hedy Lamarr

Born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler (9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) Inventor actress Hedy Lamarr

Inventor actress Hedy Lamarr

Austrian actress of the 1930s and 1940s, Lamarr was frequently called the most beautiful woman in motion pictures. In addition to cinema, Lamarr was engaged in inventive activities. In 1942, together with George Antheil, she patented a system that allowed remote control of torpedoes.
A true jewelry lover, she wore pearl necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches. Generally, for movie and advertising the actresses wore her own decorations. The taste of the actress is elegant and flawless. She will forever be remembered not only as one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a motion picture screen, but also as a smart woman.
She first created a sensation when appeared nude in the Czechoslovakian film, Ecstasy in 1933. The daughter of a director of the Bank of Vienna, Hedwig Kiesler had a privileged childhood. Even as a teenager, she was extraordinarily beautiful, and at least one man committed suicide when she didn’t agree to marry him. When she married munitions millionaire Fritz Mandl in 1933, he was so insanely jealous that he tried to buy up every copy of Ecstasy to destroy it.
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Exquisite Coco Chanel jewellery decorations

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Coco Chanel

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Coco Chanel jewellery

Coco Chanel jewellery
According to Chanel, the role of jewelry was to decorate an ensemble rather than to flaunt wealth. For that reason she challenged convention by wearing heaps of jewelry, and often precious. Besides, during the day – even for sailing, while for evening she sometimes wore no jewelry at all. But wealthy clients who did not wish to display their costly jewellery in public could wear Chanel creations to impress others. “It’s disgusting to walk around with millions around the neck because one happens to be rich. I only like fake jewellery … because it’s provocative”, Chanel stated.
Lacking any desire to replicate precious jewels, Chanel’s designs, initially made by Maison Gripoix, defied nature in their bold use of color and size. In 1924 she opened her own jewelry workshop, which was managed by Etienne de Beaumont. Beaumont designed the long chains with colored stones and cross-shaped pendants that became a classic of her house.
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Marilyn Monroe best friends

Marilyn Monroe best friends

Collage of jewelry lover. Marilyn Monroe best friends

Marilyn Monroe best friends
Dresses and jewelry of Marilyn Monroe were always admired both by fans and critics. On film set, the actress always shone. In her arsenal the diva had a large number of jewelry with diamonds, sapphires, pearls and other precious stones. According to sources, the actress liked to wear shiny costume jewelry in life. She didn’t mind long “garland” of iridescent plastic beads.
Andy Warhol and Madonna admired her, and footage of Marilyn Monroe’s billowing white dress – the most famous in the world of cinema. But perhaps the best known image of Monroe is with pearls, which she adored.
Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles the future Marilyn Monroe could be 90 year old today. Most of her childhood she spent in foster care until the beginning of a career in modeling. She soon caught the eye of filmmakers of the XX Century Fox, which marked the beginning of her film career.
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2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery

2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery. Cate Blanchett in Tiffany & Co

Cate Blanchett in Tiffany & Co. 2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery

2016 Golden Globe Awards jewellery
Most guests at the event choose diamond jewelry in the classical frame of white gold or platinum. Even the house Bulgari, known for its tradition of using colored stones, showed jewelry in the spirit of timeless classics.
Nominee in the category “Best Actress in a Drama film” Cate Blanchett has appeared on the red carpet in jewelry by US house Tiffany & Co. She wore vintage earrings in platinum with pearls and diamonds (1915), a platinum bracelet with diamonds, and ring with large diamonds by Tiffany Soleste.
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What Jewellery celebrities wear

Jewellery celebrities wear. The Devil Wears Prada, 2006

Meryl Streep in Hancock’s & Co necklace. Gold, coral, turquoise, moonstone. 1870. The Devil Wears Prada, 2006. What Jewellery celebrities wear

What Jewellery celebrities wear

Cleopatra’s necklace of 1870 belonged to Lillie Langtry (1853 – 1929), the famous English actress. It was a gift from the Prince of Wales, Edward VII, who was her lover. Lily wore this necklace when she played Cleopatra. The decoration appeared at the Bonhams auction in London in 2003, purchased by London retail jeweler for a record price of £ 20,000 (approximately $ 33,200). In 2006, Meryl Streep wore this necklace when she played Miranda Priestly in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” In 2009, it was sold at Christie’s auction in New York for $ 44,000.
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1960s iconic face Veruschka

1960s iconic face Veruschka. Photo by Franco Rubartelli. Vogue May 1968

Photo by Franco Rubartelli. Vogue May 1968. 1960s iconic face Veruschka

German model, actress, and artist with a Russian name Veruschka, Vera, was an iconic face of the 1960s. Veruschka is the diminutive of “Faith” (Vera) in Russian. At the time when at the shooting there weren’t even make-up artists and hairdressers (models did it all themselves), she showed a real talent of an image maker, inventing a name and a story to bring interest to her.
Veruschka – a sort of Russian-emigre spy superhuman from the closed world of the winners. Her brilliant image became so popular that the famous photographers stood in line to work with Veruschka. Irving Penn, one of the most famous photographers, was waiting for 3 weeks for his turn to shoot Veruschka. This image has always been the only instrument for achieving the goals, the only part of Vera von Lendorf herself.
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