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Red Carpet Admiration – Oscars Special

The fashion hits and misses from last night’s Academy Awards have doubtless been eclipsed by that historic ‘Best Picture’ debacle. Warren Beatty’s anxiety, Emma Stone’s reaction and that now infamous red envelope have been the mainstays of our news feeds today. But, let’s turn the lights and the cameras back onto the red carpetĀ for a […]

Red Carpet Admiration

Whilst there may be no red carpet here. For, the floor is a chequered marble. This is nonetheless an image of a perennially stylish screen goddess at a glittering, paparazzi strewn event. Here’s Diane Kruger – a best dressed list regular – at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s inaugural couture show for Christian Dior. The actress has […]

Red Carpet Admiration

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. […]

Bridal Jewels – A Guide to Choosing Pieces by Decade

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.

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