The Jewelry Insider

April 23, 2009


From her old timey pearl necklace to her demure ‘never been kissed’ personae, singing sensation, Susan Boyle, has the makings of one helluva makeover story.

The sweet Scottish chaunteuse has the world completely smitten – myself included – and though she wowed the judges and millions of fans with her performance on Britain’s Got Talent, she is just not wowing folks in the fashion department.

I know it’s gauche to say so – we should really love Ms. Boyle for the woman she is – but what’s a Cinderella story without a makeover, right? Would Sandy and Danny have driven their convertible into the sky if “Bad Sandy” hadn’t emerged with bed-head hair and those impossible leather pants? Would Richard Gere have climbed the fire escape for Julia Roberts if she hadn’t ditched the hooker garb for an opera gown and diamonds?

That’s all I’m saying.

The jewelry hound in me can’t help but think there’s gotta be another way for the divine Miss Susan to go than that dowdy pearl strand. We love you, Susan. You can do better.

So for her next performance I’m thinking ‘class, class, class’. Simple, elegant sparkle that says, “Single women who live with their cats are fabulous and free.”

Toss the necklace idea altogether. Work the ears, instead, with an elegant earring that will draw attention to her incredible pipes. Maybe add a little something for the wrist.

There is nothing wrong with throwing in a little color, and semi-precious stones are a great way to go to for the spring season. Or. Just stick with gold – like her vocal chords. It’s the metal du jour in this economy and will serve as a harbinger of what is sure to be a gold record in the making – produced by Simon Cowell of course.

What do you guys think? Should she be left alone in the fashion department or is it OK for us to want her to jazz things up a bit? Do you like my jewelry styling angle or is there a better way to go? Weigh in!

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  1. Anonymous

    Don’t mess with it if it aint broken! I love that she is dowdy. Thats her “look” and changing it could spell disaster.

    She taught us all a lesson that we have heard many times but rarely practice…don’t judge a book by its cover.

    Watching her on youtube was an inspiration and I love her just the way she is!

  2. Anonymous

    I thought that Trinny & Susannah may get a hold of her – make her over just lightly so she still keeps her persona, just a little more 2009. She obviously feels comfortable in a necklace and in the pics I have seen she has a variety of them – but something with diamonds wouldn’t go astray for any woman!

  3. Anonymous

    The woman has been discovered. When you find a jewel, you polish it up. She needs jewelry, real jewely badly, along with a new hairstyle, new stylish dress and will someone, for gods sake, kiss this woman. She deserves it all!

  4. Anonymous

    She’s got 15 minutes and they’re ticking…. Some benevolent jeweler could jump on the Susan bandwagon with a nice little gift surely and enjoy “we love her and wanted to bring out some sparkle” publicity… Come on Tiffany’s …. make Susan’s day (and bank balance)

  5. Jewelry Insider

    Agreed. The lukewarm ‘makeover’ pic that’s been making the rounds just isn’t cutting it, right? I mean, a dye job and a Burberry scarf does not a makeover make. Time to polish up this diamond in the rough with some real jewelry worthy of her talent.

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