Victoria Beckham has truly ‘pulled it out of the bag’ on the style front this week, giving both the paparazzi and street style press a colourful and chic front-door to Range Rover show. This has to be my favourite of her February looks to date. Her choice could have appeared ‘dowdy’ – check out that […]
Tag / 1930s
At the recent Paris Spring/Summer 2017 Couture shows, designers once again successfully extinguished suggestions that such incomprehensibly expensive fashions are out-dated and have no place in today’s society. We will always crave escapism. We will always admire exquisite craftsmanship. Therefore, we will always need couture. Demonstrating his gifted approach to combining beadwork with soft or […]
At Gemma Redmond Vintage this week we were delighted to see some really original award season looks at Hollywood’s SAG Awards. Thandie Newton’s remarkable Schiaparelli couture gown was particularly on our radar. The equine and fairground motifs on her dress were a real tribute to the surrealist designs Elsa produced in the 1930s and 1940s. […]
A piece of vintage costume jewellery is the perfect way to add a detailed finishing touch to a ‘big day’ totally inspired by the past; to style a dress which takes its design from another era or to accessorise a completely contemporary bridal look that requires a unique twist.
Indeed, there is no doubting that vintage costume jewellery is made for bridal style. What were already heirloom pieces can become doubly so because they were worn on your wedding day. Also, the jewellery’s craftsmanship has stood the test of time, their designs have an originality that modern day pieces can’t seem to surpass and there is always a certain romanticism and mystery that can be attributed to an object with heritage.
Deciding to wear vintage costume jewellery on your wedding day is certainly easy. Which piece to select is the hard part. Here’s a guide to identifying jewellery by decade. Each period is summarised with something to bear in mind when buying jewels for your chosen era and which designer to be inspired by when selecting your jewels.