Friday, July 31, 2009

Getting My Summer Swag On - Beladora Style

The subject of necklace's and how to wear them have been popular this month in the blogs. Duchesse wrote a great post this week about layering necklaces
and gave us some great tips

Mixing strands of beads, say a strand of turquoise with a strand of deep amethyst, or a tiger-eye strand and a citrine strand, is a refined, elegant look.

Mix pieces of substance with airier ones; too many thick necklaces will kill the charm. Play with mixing beads with other beads, chains of varying weight, or an assortment of chains and pendants.

Start with a two-layer composition. Aim for some sort of harmony, so you don't look like a kid throwing on the contents of your mother's jewelry box. I like pieces with some heft, though you do have to watch out for too much weight on your neck. Assembling many bitsy chains and pendants looks jeune fille no matter how many you layer on.

Well layering is one thing, but this Givenchy multi chain necklace worn by Madonna is another.
Seriously, is there anything that Madonna won't wear?

I don't need that much swag in my sautoir
so this is how I layer it on.

90 inch multi-gemstone by the yard style necklace in 18K

from Beladora...bien sûr
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The Townhouselady said...

Honestly, while I always loved this look and have tried to pull it off on many an occasion, I can't stand the ensuing choking that happens when my strands get tangled together and in my hair.

I did purchase a few necklaces that simulate the look but have all the stands attached at each end affixed to a bar Just before the clasp.

Those I love because struggling with your chains all night is never glamorous.

Belle de Ville said...

Long hair and chains can definitley be a problem. Creating a swagged look with chains attached to a bar is the solution, but usualally looks to even and symetrical for my taste. I prefer a little more nonchalance with my chains.

Savvy Gal said...

i like your layering better.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I love multi strand necklaces - I have always been a sucker for the Chanel tons of long pearls look. But I have some pretty fun vintage pieces that I hook together and get creative with.
Thank you for your lovely comment about my bedroom!!!

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