Accessories. A Guide to Collectable Hats, Gloves, Bags, by Naomi Thompson

By Naomi Thompson

This crucial addition to the highly renowned variety Me classic sequence may help you end off your classic glance to perfection. it is the add-ons and smaller info that support create the ultimate polished glance, no matter if it is a homage to the Twenties or the Eighties or every thing in among, and it truly is oh really easy to get these info incorrect and break the influence. the following that will help you during the minefield are classic specialists Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, providing worthy recommendation on find out how to accurately determine, resource and put on classic jewelry, sun shades, hats, gloves, scarves, luggage and sneakers. With informative and lovely images and no-nonsense information, this can be each classic fan's excellent go-to consultant.

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Stein pieces are immediately recognisable for their V-shaped metal clasps inscribed with ‘Lea Stein Paris’. ’ Hilary Clinton The handbag is the ultimate twentieth century accessory, whether vintage or otherwise. Nothing retains its worth and desirability like a good bag. Bags are a functional way to add a touch of vintage kudos to an everyday outfit. Looked after properly with gentle use and care, a good vintage bag will go the distance both in terms of use and investment. For example, 1970s Gucci can still be found for less than the price of average high street handbags, whilst Lucite box-bags increase in value year-on-year.

Our favourite look of the 1970s was the explosion of Navajo-inspired jewels, which is currently a huge trend. Think turquoise set in chunky silver, opaque stones in reddish hues, colourful micro-beads, feathers, leather and Aztec prints. Smaller trends included an art deco revival initiated by Kenneth Jay Lane, striking modernist pendants such as those produced by Italian designer Elsa Peretti and an abundance of butterflies, beads and craft items. A selection of 20th century Navajo-inspired jewellery.

To put it simply, cameos are works of art, designed to be worn. Cameos have existed at least as far back as Roman times, though they last reached a peak in popularity in the 1970s, after which they went out of fashion. Cameos are seen adorning all jewellery types, but the most commonly found these days are brooches. Traditionally they are carved from shell, but can also be made from glass or moulded in plastic, with the better versions inlaid into a metal frame decorated with a pearl or filigree detail.

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