Bob Mackie jewellery
Born March 24, 1940 in the city of Monterey Park, California, Robert Gordon Mackie was the founder of the company. However, he became famous for his amazing dresses created for the most popular American divas, in particular, Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, and Sharon Stone. In addition, he completely invented stage image for Whitney Houston, and in several world tours, she dressed only in suits from Bob Mackie. Accordingly, for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs, Bob Mackie received the title of the sultan of sequins, or the rajah of rhinestones.
Also, Bob Mackie created costumes designs for the movie. Noteworthy, for costumes for Diana Ross in “women singing the blues” (1972) And Barbara Streisand in “Funny Lady” (1975), the designer received an award of the American Film Academy. In fact, throughout his stellar career, he has won nine Emmy Awards for his designs, and three times nominated for an Academy Award.
Besides, since 1969, Bob Mackie started making clothes and ornaments for ordinary women, though not forgetting his “celebrity clients.” For example, in 1995 he created the costumes for the heroine, played by Sharon Stone in the film “Casino.”
Category Archive: Vintage
Bob Mackie jewellery
Monet vintage costume jewellery
Considered classics today, Monet occupies a prominent position among the world’s most illustrious fashion houses. Noteworthy, in order to buy jewelry of this brand, you need to contact the elite jewelry stores, because the company only works with the most prestigious boutiques.
First of all, the history of the brand Monet began in 1927. It was then that Russian-Jewish immigrants Michael and Joseph Chernow, who founded their own company in Providence (US state of Rhode Island). They named the company Monocraft Products Co. Meanwhile, specialization of the company was the release of gilded monograms and monogram used to decorate handbags. Under this name the Chernow brothers worked for ten years, although they created the first jewelry in 1929.
It is impossible to tell exactly what motivated the founders of the company in the end to name their jewelry Monet. Perhaps, they loved the works of Impressionist painters Edouard Manet and Claude Monet. Jewelry from the brothers Chernov branded «Monet» first appeared in 1937.
Joan Rivers jewelry
Comedienne, writer and television presenter Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014) was born in 1933 in Brooklyn under the name Joan Alexandra Molinsky. The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from university with a degree in literature and anthropology. In the late 90’s Joan Rivers became less likely to appear on the screen, fascinated by the creation of jewelry. Expert in fine art, antiques and vintage jewelry, Joan followed the latest trends and was considered the most prominent and influential person in the fashion world. Joan Rivers jewelry can not be called vintage jewelry, as it was created not so long ago, but the style of decoration takes us to the years 1930-1940.
Coro vintage jewellery
Initially, American jewelers Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger founded the company “Coro” in New York in the 19th century. However, the first branded jewellery was not “CORO”, but “CR”, because the name included the first two letters of the name of each partner. Unfortunately, in 1910 Emanuel Cohn died, but the name Cohn and Rosenberger (CR) remained. Meanwhile, by the mid-1920s, the company “Coro” had been already the largest producer of jewelry on the continent. In 1937 the company began to brand products of a higher class “Coro Craft”. Noteworthy, there were several companies subsidiaries of Coro. In particular, Francois – based in marketing purposes to promote the better and more expensive jewelry line. Under this brand produced jewellery from 1944 to 1960. And another “daughter” – the company “Vendome” produced high jewelry from 1944 to 1979. After World War II used hallmarks “Corocraft”, “Coro Pegasus” and “Coro Originals”. Finally, “Coro” stopped producing jewellery in 1979.
JJ vintage jewellery
Run by Abraham Lisker, the company “Jonette Jewelry” started its activities in 1935 under the name “Providence Jewelry Company”. However, in 1937, when Nathan Lisker joined his brother’s business, the company got name “Lisker & Lisker”. But seven years later, after the World War II, the two brothers decided to rename the company, they just combined the names of their parents, John and Etta. Thus, in the state of Rhode Island, appeared “Jonette Jewelry Co”, established in 1944. Since 1970, the company became known as JJ, and each peace was marked “copyright JJ”. Meanwhile, their first success was as ballerina pin, brooches and figurines, decorated with mother of pearl.
Kirks Folly fabulous jewellery
American company Kirks Folly, producing fabulous jewelry for 35 years, closed November 1, 2014, to the misfortune of its fans. It was success that made a profit. There were adult successors who could continue the business. Well, why then the company closed? I find only one answer – the favorite child, which they developed for 35 years and in which they have invested so much time, love and life, they could not trust anyone. History knows many examples when the control over the company changed owners and was sold, or remained only its name, which over the years lost its former appeal. Managers began to save, alternated with designers and grandeur go into oblivion. Apparently this fate the Kirks family did not want for their company.
Pinky-Winky – vintage inspired group of young artists, designers and jewelers engaged in creating unique jewelry, sculptures, toys in papier-mache, dolls, painting and home decor. Masters often create items in vintage style, often complementing the already well-known brands of 1940-1970, for example, to an existing brooch they create earrings or a necklace made exactly in the given style. The creative Moscow based team regularly takes part in various art exhibitions and fairs. Pinky-Winky vintage handmade jewellery can not leave anyone indifferent for their artistic approach and fantasy.