In fact one of the reasons why I personally admire Coco Chanel (right) is that she was the pioneer of costume jewellery, my own personal love, forget all that real gold! In 1924 she launched her first costume jewellery collection, a collection that Harpers Bazaar described as “one of the most revolutionary designs of our time.” Coco herself often in fact wore faux pearls. Chanel costume jewellery covered a wide range of styles over the years. Chanel was influenced by Indian, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Deco styles for her costume jewellery, which was designed with her by many artists. The most recognizable pieces are of course her signature pearl necklaces which have become a longterm fixture on the Chanel Runway.
Chanel's legendary Pearl Necklace
Of course, every fashion addict loves Breakfast at Tiffany's so why not take cue from the glorious Holly Golightly and shower your self in costume jewellery. Add some glamour to those dull everyday activities, life needn't be mundane!
The mantra of this blog is - "A girl should be too things - classy and fabulous' and I can't thing of any thing that can make you more fabulous then great jewellery, real or fake. This season costume jewellery is all about opulent cocktail rings. Very 1920's jazz and very Coco; two things that never go out of style.
Rings Accessorise and Pearl Cluster Ring Topshop
Pearl Chain, Crystal Bow Brooch, Gold bangle, Pearl drop earrings, all Accessorize, Owl Brooch and long, twisted gold earrings Topshop, Gold tassel earrings Miss Selfridge.
Diamonds maybe forever, but costume jewellery is far more fun!
PS. I have just been interviewed by the lovely Izzy over at The Iced Coffee Book Club so check it out here