Posts Tagged ‘Vintage Jewelry’

Chain Mail/DRIES INSPIRED

July 17, 2009

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I loathe it when people ask “are you a shoe or bag person?”  Not just because the question has been asked 1 zillion times, but because the questioner always fails to throw jewelry into that cliched ultimatum.  My answer would be jewelry in case you were asking.

These are two necklaces that I acquired these past two weeks.  One is vintage and from Reno, the other from Forever 21.  I’ll let you guess which is which.  Upon spotting them I was whisked away to Dries Van Noten land and there was no turning back.  They reminded me of that amazing gold cluster necklace I recently saw on the runway that turned my knees into butter.  Nowhere near identical but definitely in the same family.

I promised lots of people that I’d start posting some more of my style on Fashion Intel.  Maybe it will help you get better acquainted with who I am?  You’ll definitely be seeing lots of

1  jewelry 2 black 3 gold 4 s+m shoes 5 vintage

You won’t be seeing the following

1 80s fashion 2 “it items” 3 frowns 4 bad model poses 5 cliches/platitudes

Thanks for reading.  Have a lovely weekend.

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February 17, 2009

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I miss my grandmother terribly.  She was the most amazing woman I’ve ever met and I hope if she’s hanging around that she’s proud of how I am living my life, as I’ve modeled a lot of my attitudes after her’s.  One way I have been able to remember her is through fashion.  She left behind many treasures that I absolutely love and I feel fortunate to have the chance to own/wear them.  A few pieces she gave me before she passed away and they feel particularly special because they were picked specifically for me.

Pictured are a few of my favorite things in which I have inherited.  The gold necklace my grandma gave me years ago – she told me a grand story of how she acquired it while visiting Spain.  The two jackets are both vintage fur + feathers, and I am still trying to figure out what they’re made of.  They’re so silky smooth!  Vintage fur is ok, yes?  Lastly is that amazing feather brooch which I have been wearing on my hats and tops, but I need to replace the back as it often slips off.

I love vintage, but nothing beats owning a piece of your family’s history.  I’ll post more photos when I’ve collected some more gems.