Coco Chanel aside, pearls have always struck me as prissy and old lady-ish, the kind of jewelry you’d wear with a twin set while watching your boring husband play golf at the snotty country club. In other words, not me at all. Pearls (both faux and real) are having a major comeback, but thankfully these 13 pieces are better suited for a night at a rock show than hitting a sale at Lilly Pulitzer.
I’ve always considered pearls to be in the same category as Wayne Newton, Werther’s Originals and “I Love Lucy,” i.e. “Things Grandmothers Love.” But after last night’s Golden Globe Awards, I have not been able to stop thinking about the pearl earrings Rashida Jones and Emma Watson wore. Rashida’s earring is actually called an ear pin and feature three pearls in graduated sizes; Emma’s Dior earrings feature a large and small pearl connected by a bar. Inspired by their vaguely punk take on pearls, I tracked down 10 pairs of pearl earrings and cuffs that you can totally share with granny.
Embellished collars are an easy way to take your outfit up a notch. We’re really digging the added glamor a studded or sequined collar can add to an outfit, so we’ve chosen 10 blouses and dresses with an extra lil’ somethin’ somethin’. And bonus! Each of these bangin’ blouses and dresses is under $100.
Eat you heart out, Mobama: Thakoon has launched a gorgeous jewelry collection, which gives the pearl a modern (and pointy) update. [JalouGallery.com] Keep reading »
Seeing these Kiki de Montparnasse pearl bedroom restraints instantly reminded us of Samantha’s pearl thong in “Sex and the City”—cute, sure, but damn impractical. It would be great to sit in the privileged lap of luxury, but this item has us scratching our heads. For starters, $2,400 seems like quite a high price for something so precious that you’d be getting so close to your love juices.
While you can wear these strands as full body jewelry, the product description says that you can also “Pull strand through metal loops to create restraint cuffs.” Doesn’t that just seem like a recipe for disaster if things got a bit rough? A too-sharp tug, and you’d have balls flying through the air. Which, for all we know, could be par for the course in your sexual routine. [KikiDM.com] Keep reading »
According to The Moment (and a large handful of designer runway shows, included Mr. Marc Jacobs) pearls are B-A-C-K, back! Mostly, I find them sort of ho-hum/blah and way too prim and proper, especially when not jazzed up in some way (like Lanvin does with it’s gorge pearls-wrapped-in-black-lace necklaces). But try as I may to avoid them like the plague, pearls are on their way back, so everyone should get ready for pearl sightings. What do you think of pearls? Will you resurrect your strands or buy more to add to your jewelry rotation?
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