Accessories

Spring 2014: Coin this Look!

  • 8th November 2013

 

Oversized Coin Belts at Dolce & Gabbana

Oversized Coin Belt at Dolce and Gabbana

 

 

 

How to make coins indisputably cool!  Elle Mexico fashions Dolce & Gabbana's coin accessories perfectly.

How to make coins indisputably cool! Elle Mexico fashions Dolce & Gabbana’s coin accessories perfectly.

 

 

Oversized coins anchor belts, make a splash on sandals and dangle from necklaces and chandelier earrings on the Spring 2014 Dolce & Gabbana runway.  Blazers, minis and blouses also adopt smartly fashioned coin motifs.

 

Coin Blouse Dolce & Gabbana

Coin blouse. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

Coin motif from Dolce & Gabbana

Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

Ancient coinage and Sicilian antiquity appeared to be the main inspiration.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Sandals up close

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Earrings and Blazer

 

 

According to an article published by the University of Warwick, Research Fellow Dr. Clare Rowan identifies the ancient coin that inspired the large gold coin belt (below) as, a coin type of Syracuse from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Dress

 

 

Gold Coin Medallion Offsets Playful Polka Dots at Dolce & Gabbana 2014

Gold Coin Medallion Offsets Playful Polka Dots

Ancient Syracuse Coin

Photo Courtesy of: University of Warwick

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Mini Bag and Sandals inspired by Roma Imperiale

Dolce & Gabbana Mini Bag and Sandals inspired by Roma Imperiale. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Italia

 

 

 

 

 

“Syracuse was one of the most powerful states in ancient Sicily and its power manifested itself in the production of spectacular coin designs, which were struck onto very large pieces of silver.  The motif appropriated by Dolce & Gabbana shows the nymph Arethusa surrounded by dolphins. In mythology Arethusa was associated with a spring near Syracuse.”  (Adapted from warwick.ac.uk)

 

 

Coin Medallion at Dolce & Gabbana Runway 2014

 

 

“The image was, and remains, powerful: even today, coin collectors and scholars see the coinage of Syracuse as one of the great artistic products of antiquity.”  (Adapted from warwick.ac.uk)

 

 

The ultimate 'Coin Purse'

The ultimate ‘Coin Purse.’ Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

 

 

Coin head bands from Dolce & Gabbana neatly wrap around a braided up-do in Elle Mexico.

Coin head bands from Dolce & Gabbana neatly wrap around a braided up-do in Elle Mexico.

The Dolce & Gabbana  coins accented by sprays of delicate white flowers are particularly alluring.  Photo Courtesy of:  Elle Mexico

The Dolce & Gabbana coins accented by sprays of delicate white flowers are particularly alluring. Photo Courtesy of: Elle Mexico

 

 

 

Where to Find Wearable Coins Before These Looks Make it to the Masses:

 

Dolce & Gabbana Filigrana Gold-Plated Chandelier Clip Earrings

 

Dolce & Gabbana Filigrana Gold-Plated Chandelier Clip Earrings, net-a-porter.com, $1275.00

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Earrings

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Coin Earrings, store.dolcegabbana.com, $495.00

 

 

 

 

Chanel Dangle "CC" Coin Bangle

Chanel Dangle “CC” Coin Bangle

 

 

 

Chanel Dangle “CC” Coin Bangle, whatgoesaroundnyc.com, $850.00

 

 

Roman Empress Coin Necklace

 

 

Roman Empress Coin Necklace, store.metmuseum.org, $135.00

 

Worldly Statement Necklace Forever21
Worldly Statement Necklace Forever21

 

 

Worldly Statement Necklace, forever21.com, $14.80

 

 

 

Coin Necklace as worn by Faye Dunaway in the 1967 movie, "Bonnie & Clyde"

Coin Necklace as worn by Faye Dunaway in the 1967 movie, “Bonnie & Clyde”

 

 

 

Asos Coin Jewel Chandelier Earrings

 

Asos Coin Jewel Chandelier Earrings, asos.com, $16.00

 

 

Asos Coin Chandelier Earrings

 

Asos Coin Chandelier Earrings, asos.com, $10.00

 

 

Fallon Jewelry Coin Bib Necklace

 

Fallon Jewelry Coin Bib Necklace, shopbop.com, $325.00

 

 

KennethJayLaneGoldplatedcoin
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Coin Necklace

 

 

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Coin Necklace, net-a-porter.com, $180.00

 

 

Free People Goldbarr Mykonos Layered Chain Necklace with Coins

 

 

 

Goldbarr Mykonos Layered Chain Necklace, freepeople.com, $108.00

 

 

A Sea of Gold, Medallions and Coins at Dolce & Gabbana 2014.

A Sea of Gold, Medallions and Coins at Dolce & Gabbana 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Gap Press

 

In the Net!—Part Deux

  • 21st July 2013

From Japan to Azerbaijan netting continues to wrap itself around the trendiest heads in full-force.

 

Baku magazine Azerbaijan

Baku magazine Azerbaijan

Net Headpiece Vogue Japan

Vogue Japan

 

 

 

Helena Bonham Carter in British Vogue

Helena Bonham Carter in British Vogue

Rhianna in net headpiece

Rhianna

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a great net headpiece please check out our previous post, “bonconseil.us/dior-net-headpiece

 

At Christian Dior the hot headpiece from the runway has been pared back to a more discreet veil over the eyes pinned back in a decorative  bun.

 

Dior eye netting

 

 

British Vogue offered up a few more conservative way to incorporate net into your wardrobe, here are their tricks.

 

Make your own loose stole:

 

Net stoll

Net drape, photo courtesy of British Vogue

 

 

It undeniably adds elegance to any black dress.  The above veiling is £3 a meter available from MacCulloch & Wallis.

 

We went to our local fabric store in Los Angeles, F&S, and found a similar material.  Any wide netting would bring aristocratic drama to your outfit.

 

Netting available at F&S fabric Los Angeles

Netting available at F&S fabric Los Angeles

 

 

 

Garnet Hill has a great take on the classic party skirt:

 

Modern Party Skirt with Sequins and Poly Mesh in Bronze, Garnet Hill

Modern Party Skirt with Sequins and Poly Mesh in Bronze, Garnet Hill

 

 

Modern Party Skirt, garnethill.com, $138.00

 

Ever since you tried it in 8th grade, you know that denim and tulle look fabulous together:

 

 

Denim and Tulle complement one another perfectly in Cosmopolitan HK

Denim and Tulle complement one another perfectly in Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

 

Channel your inner-ballerina with fine net, or tulle, under your favorite shirt dress:

 

Ballet skirt British Vogue

Photo Courtesy of: British Vogue

 

 

 

Tulle Skirt Monique Lhuillier

Tulle Skirt Monique Lhuillier. Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

 

Grab a lengthier adult net skirt in a muted color from a local ballet store and pair it with any shirtdress in your closet to completely transform the dress:

 

tutu and shirt dress

Put to the test with our wardrobe.

 

 

The most obvious way….the return of fish nets.

 

Fishnets at Saint Laurent runway

Fishnets on the Saint Laurent Runway. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Collections Paris

All Tied Up for Summer!

  • 11th July 2013

Almost all Europeans have their scarf, foulard  or écharpe tied flawlessly and effortlessly on in any season!  So, when I saw this page in French Elle I had to post it.  It’s the perfect pictorial guide showcasing the many ways to wear your favorite scarf this summer.

 

Summer Scarf Styles

Summer Scarf Styles. Photo Courtesy of: French Elle

 

They call it the accessory of the moment— So go ahead and pull them out from the back of your drawer or closet and do not fear looking overly gypsy or bohemian.  Stick to these few styles and the scarf is seamlessly chic!  We especially like how it adds a feminine touch to a boxy bag and a silky contrast to a straw or raffia sun hat.

 

You probably have a ton already in your drawers and closets, but some of our favorite scarves include:

 

Matthew Williamson Silk Flutter Bloom DNA Scarf
Zalando Codello Scarf

 

Matthew Williamson Silk Flutter Bloom DNA Scarf, stylebop.com, £ 212.00

Codello Scarf, zalando.co.uk, £50.00

 

 

Rhianna Courtesy of Google Images

Rhianna Courtesy of Google Images

 

 

 

 

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

 

 

Agatharuizdelaprada.com

 

 

Chanel Silk Scarf

 

 

chanel.com

 

 

Roberto Cavalli Animal Print Silk Scarf Turquoise
Etro Burgundy Paisley Print Silk Square Scarf

 

Roberto Cavalli Animal Print Silk Scarf Turquoise, saksfifthavenue.com, £220.90

Etro Burgundy Paisley Print Silk Square Scarf, liberty.co.uk, £180.00

 

How to wear the trend even into Fall 2013 brightening up any ensemble:

 

Photo Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar

Photo Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

 

 

Céline scarf available at Céline retailers, LouisVuitton.comchanel.com

 

Couture Scarf by Erickson Beamon

Couture Scarf by Erickson Beamon. Photo Courtesy of: Baku magazine, created with antique Azerbaijiani textiles

 

des Fruits…

  • 16th May 2013

As summer beckons so to do meals with bountiful bowls of fruit and simple savory salads.  We saw these necklaces that are all the rage across the Atlantic and immediately followed their trail into the world of bright colorful summer-loving produce!!

 

Les Nereides Fruits d'Automne
Les Nereides Fruits d'Automne

 

Les Nereides Fruits d’Automne, forzieri.com, $174.00

 

A fun fresh gift for anyone on your hit list this summer

 

Leather Key Rings from Mulberry

Photo Courtesy of: Tatler Magazine

Leather Key Rings from Mulberry Banana

Mulberry Banana Key Ring, Photo Courtesy of: Miss Vogue, UK

 

 

 

 

Mulberry Key Ring, mulberry.com, $120.00

 

 

In Milan, Moschino Cheap & Chic let their pineapple print steal the show!

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pineapple Print

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pineapple Print, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar Hong Kong

 

 

Here’s how we would work the ‘ananas’ into our spring/summer wardrobe…

 

Moschino Cheap and Chic Pineapple Print Shorts
Anthropologie Fruit Stand Sweater

 

 

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pineapple Print Shorts, farfetch.com, $194.96

Fruit Stand Sweater, anthropologie.com, $99.95

 

Olympia Tan Trousers
Olympia Tan Dress

 

Olympia Tan Trousers, colette.fr, €750.00

Olympia Tan Dress, colette.fr, €850.00

 

 

Anya Hindmarch Apple Moire Celadon Purse

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

 

Anya Hindmarch Celadon Moire Apple Clutch, anyahindmarch.com, 

Fruit Print Trousers Dolce & Gabbana

 

Fruit Print Trouser Pant Dolce & Gabbana, barneys.com, $520.00

 

 Last Look!

 

De Grisogono Necklace Grape Black Galuchat Necklace

Photo Courtesy of: Harrods Magazine

 

 

De Grisogono Grape Black Galuchat Necklace in White Gold with Pranites, Emeralds and Diamonds.  Price upon request at Harrods

 

 

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