From the summer blockbuster, The Man from U.N.C.L.E to some of the boho-inspired bling sported during Paris Couture Fashion Week, ’60s jewelry is making a splash. But what would Mad Men-era sparklers be without tipping our hats to ’60-jewelry muse, Jackie Kennedy? Take a look at our top looks from our favorite First Lady and how you can get them for less! Love the look? Click each image for more.
Jewelry hounds, our beloved Mad Men is back for a 4th season this Sunday! And aside from a Monday morning martini hangover, nothing is going to keep me from rejoicing at the swinging sixties jewelry fashion.
Janie Bryant, the series’ award-winning costume designer, is injecting a bit of mod into the wardrobe this season as the plot advances to a post-JFK-assassination 1964.
These pics from the AMC website already have me drooling:
How much do we love this rhinestoned Joan look with her signature brooch?
Or this yellow gold look with the tassle pendant we’ve seen now in every season? (Yes, Janie Bryant. We’re keeping track!)
I’m also excited to report that Janie Bryant is sharing her period inspiration with the masses with her new clothing and jewelry line for QVC aptly called, “Mod by Janie Bryant”.
She tells The Huffington Post,
“It’s definitely vintage inspired and I just designed pieces that I really love from periods of the 50’s and 60’s so it’s not Mad Men, it’s vintage inspired but the pieces are real statement pieces and I think they can change one’s look in an instant. The pieces are really fun. I love the jewelry. I love the handbag too.”
The line will launch on September 29th, with 10-15 pieces of costume jewelry priced from $26 to $138.
What do you think of all this 60s jewelry style making a come back? Up your alley? Or best left in the past?
In the meantime, I’m breaking out my pencil skirt and sweater set for this Sunday at 10pm on AMC! Dirty martinis all around!
Another year down, jewelry hounds, another year of frivolous fun in jewelry land. We’ve seen red carpets sparkle (and stink up the joint), the entire D-list attempt to start their own jewelry lines, stunning diamond auction sales despite a Bernie Madoff-induced luxury melt down, and plenty of ‘lower jaw-drop’ moments.
As we bloggers are predisposed to do this time of year, I’ve taken a look back at 2009 and culled together some of my favorite jewelry moments with some of yours. The result? This little Top Ten list for your reading pleasure.
Thanks to all for joining this shiny place of jewel-filled sarcasm, schadenfreude and joy. Here’s to another bling-filled year!
10. Brad Pitt’s Diamond Daughter
The third most popular post this year involved a random tidbit detailing Brad Pitt’s diamond jewelry gift to his daughter, Shiloh. Lesson learned? Some kids have all the luck. And always write about Brad Pitt.
9. Technicolor Diamonds
Lower jaw-drop moment of the year alert: Despite the economic woes taking most of us mortals to our knees this year, some lucky as*&, I mean, folks snapped up some stunning natural-color diamonds off the auction block in 2009 – inlcuding the Wittelsbach blue diamond that broke the record for most expensive rock ever sold at auction.
8. Woodstock/Mad Men Mania
The 60s came back with a vengeance this year, with Woodstock celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and Mad Men taking the entertainment and fashion worlds by storm. Jewelry fashion followed suit, with this fourth most popular post for 2009.
7. Celebrity Jewelry Robbery Ring
Just when you thought Hollywood couldn’t get any more tawdry, a ring of wannabe reality star youngster thugs robbed D-listers like Paris, Lindsay, and that vacuous brunette from The Hills of their beloved family jewels. The horror! And they didn’t even get an agent out of it…
6. Paris Rules
Nope. Not talking about ‘the Hilton’ – despite writing about her over a dozen times this year (sorry ’bout that). Paris, France was – yet again – my favorite Fashion Week by far, with jewelry exploding all over the catwalks. Bigger, better, bling-filled bliss.
5. Vampire Chic
4. Paula Abdul – From Mess to Maven
Oh, Paula. How you confuse me so. You gave us some of the absolute worst fashion moments on the red carpet in 2009, yet somehow your jewelry line sells out in minutes? And recently, you’ve made some classic red carpet appearances with jewelry that actually fits the occasion. Let’s hope you have enough sense (and money in the coffers) to keep your current stylist now that Ellen is stealing your spotlight.
3. Celebrity Engagement Rings
From The Bachelor bungle, to my second most popular post – Ivanka Trump’s engagement ring bling – the celebrity world of betrothal never disappoints. Here are some of the year’s highlights for your drooling pleasure.
2. Angelina’s Oscar Emeralds
1. Michelle Obama
Mighty Michelle jump-started a sinking fashion industry when her husband’s historic campaign and election took the country by storm. So I joined the throngs of other fashion bloggers who followed her every move in those first few months of 2009. The good news is, she continues to breathe fresh life into the jewelry world with statement pieces, brooches and classic pearls akimbo. No matter your political persuasion, you gotta give it up for bling you can believe in.
Did I miss any of your favs? Weigh in, jewelry hounds!
Woodstock may be turning 40, but the jewelry it inspired still lives on. Jewelry.com reports today that the Boho Chic stylings of Nicole Richie and Kate Hudson evolved from the muddy flats of that Woodstock farm ‘lo those many years ago – and they’ve got a bevy of hippie chick styles in their coffers to prove it.
But with buttoned-up Mad Men 60s fashion taking the media by storm these days, many of us forget that there was quite a different fashion revolution going on at the same time. Bell bottoms, roach clips, peasant-wear and beads, beads, beads were as prevalent as sweater sets, pearls, and tailored suits.
I’m torn. I’ve lived in Manhattan for years – so consider myself a New Yorker at heart, but I’ve also spent enough time in California to own a pair of Birkenstocks and go to more than a few Grateful Dead shows before Jerry Garcia became the inspiration for an ice cream flavor.
What’s your preference for the jewelry style of this era? Grace Kelly glam? Or Hippie Chick chic? Or are you content to leave the 60s well in the past where it belongs?