Inspired by the 1920s and diamonds

26/03/2013

Marie Claire Russia 2010 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
A truly stylish outfit is never complete without beautiful jewellery. Although I am very minimalistic when it comes to my choices, I do appreciate the thought that goes into selecting the most perfect “icing on the cake”. After all, fashion and style are all about your choice of ingredients and the formula that blends everything together synergistically.

When I was a little girl my mum told me that the older a woman gets the more attention must be paid to the jewellery she wears. Basically, this meant that nothing but gold and precious stones should be worn. I admit, I break this rule from time to time because certain outfits feel more complete with costume jewellery, but, frankly, if I could afford the real thing all the time, I would be tempted to indulge more because I believe that no matter what your style is, there will be something to compliment it.

Paulina Porizkova in Vogue Italia December 1991 (photography: Glaviano) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
To prove that, I decided to create a look inspired by the 1920s, Madeleine Vionnet, bias-cut, floaty fabrics and art deco shapes. I found the perfect dress, gorgeous shoes, earring, clutch, perfume originally created in 1925 and lipstick that not only complimented the earrings, but looked very theme-appropriate.

The beautiful white gold and diamond bracelets and the charming princess cut ring that took the longest to select came from Anjolee, the US-based company known for their wide selection of customisable sparkling delights, from tennis bracelets, diamond necklaces, pendants to wedding, engagement and eternity rings.

Look closely and you will see that the shapes of each bracelet's links mimic the laser cut pattern of the shoes and the ring goes beautifully with the clutch creating a real statement.
If only every imaginary outfit could be magically transformed into the real thing overnight…
1920s-inspired-outfit-idea via fashioned by love british fashion blog


Photo source: Marie Claire Russia 2010, Paulina Porizkova in Vogue Italia December 1991 (photography: Glaviano)

26 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Great blog and nice outfit !
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  2. Wise words from your mother. And, yes, although I am very minimalistic too when it comes to jewellery, this is the element that completes an outfit. Love the clutch.

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  3. Very nice :)

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    Coline ♡

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  4. I tend to me relatively minimalistic when it comes to jewelry, as well - I don't shy away from statement pieces or costume jewelry, but I almost never wear more than one such piece at a time; sometimes even a bracelet and necklace at once seem like too much. With that said, I think I tend to be more timid because too much costume jewelry can look gaudy... if I could afford the real thing all the time, I think I would be much less hesitant to pile it on ;) This Madeleine Vionnet-inspired look is just stunning.
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. I adore the vintage style of the 20's - women were so classy and chic at all times!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  6. Love that 20's look inspiration! It also was one of my favourite fashion eras... ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  7. What a great look you've created here! Over the years I've found that I prefer simplicity when it comes to jewelry...I never leave home without an oversize pair of CZ studs in my ears! :)

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  8. Natalia, you are so right and I see the change in me. I am almost 30 and my taste in jewelry has totally changed this last year. I give now more attention to small elegant pieces, gold plated (for now) with Brazilian black agate stone (this week, for example). I used to reject all my father's jewelry gold presents back in high school, but now I am more and more into them, so yes, there comes a time when a lady has to pay more attention to her style! :*

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  9. These are such beautiful pieces :)

    Hayfa
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  10. Very nice inspiration, Have a great day.

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  11. Hi Natalia! I agree! An outfit is more completed and finished with the right jewelry!:) I also like to add costume jewelry, so agree with you!:) The look you created is very chic, love the tennis bracelets:) Kisses! xo

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  12. I'm severely minimalistic too when it comes to jewelry. But it truly is the icing on the cake when completing an outfit. Anjolee has pretty diamonds.

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  13. I like this high-end recipe, all ingredients blend beautifully :-)

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  14. What a lovely post. The jewellery in the first picture is exquisite and I think your outfit choices are beautiful. I'm sure your Mum is quite right too.
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  15. Gorgeous pieces! I love the jewelry and the necklace!


    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  16. The Jewellery on the first pictures a so great

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  17. AWESOME POST:)and thanks for so sweet words on my blog:)

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    I wish you a Happy easter dear

    LOVE Maria

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  18. oh I love the jewellry - so delicate !! love the 20's

    dawn
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  19. This is a gorgeous roundup. The best way to dress up a LBD is with some diamonds!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  20. I loved your selection, the shoes are amazing - I love silver! Very nice post! Jewellery is nice, but there are some fake pieces that are so nice too! Like you, I also wear them!

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    1. Just a tiny correction - I never wear fakes. :) Costume jewellery - yes, but never anything fake. x

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  21. I love both the look you created and your inspiration. My mom actually told me something similar about jewelry when I was young as well and I get what she means now.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. Wow, that first image stopped me dead in my tracks, absolutely jaw-droopingly gorgeous. Loving this outfit Natalia, those earrings and heels in particular are divine!

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  23. Beautiful accessories! Love your selection.

    LUXESSED

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  24. I love this post and the ensemble you have created! I am a big fan of antique jewelry, especially from the '20 and '30 and in the UK you can find amazing markets and fairs! Caterina

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  25. I love the outfit you put together! I agree that you should be more discriminate with what type of jewelry you wear as you mature. I like to look at this diamond appreciation chart before I make any kind of investment in a piece. It really helps!

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