Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to Wear Vintage Animal Brooches


A couple of days ago I wrote a post about blogger Jane Aldridge and her menagerie of vintage animal brooches.  It's one thing to wear a discreet little grouping of bee brooches on your lapel, it's another thing entirely to wear an entire zoo on your jacket. 
So here is how I like to action (verb totally stolen from FF) a vintage animal brooch. 
Wear one quality statement piece, like this gemstone fish, for impact
and leave the menagerie at home.

Right now I'm loving this beautiful brooch in mother of pearl, pink tourmaline and diamonds in 18K. This is one of the prettiest animal brooches that I have seen in a long time with each piece of mother of pearl and pink tourmaline cleanly cut to fit the design.
(Not to mention that I like wearing a tropical fish on my on my summer LBD because it is the closest I've gotten to a beach vacation in ages....and I'm desperate for one.)

Not too big...not too small, but certainly impressive with 3 plus carats of bright white diamonds.
So what do you think, would you wear this vintage brooch?
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12 comments:

Laguna Beach Trad said...

My goodness...!

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Most def I would wear that one!

kay said...

Love this! you look great!

Kimmy said...

I would certainly wear that brooch, it is tastefully and exquisitely made--and only one is needed which is key.
Less is more often applies to a great many things and in this case it certainly does, quality versus trinkets grouped together and being called fashion..no comparison.
I do hope you get to enjoy a great beach area some time soon, my sister raves about the Amalfi coast and the Italian men--this would be a lovely spot for a vacay Belle.
Have a lovely evening, cheers!

David Toms said...

Now that is the way! Love the broach!

Jill said...

I'm a Pisces...I would wear it!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Love these brooches!

xoxox,
CC

Belle de Ville said...

LBT, oh...so you liked the brooch...
Tessa, welcome back from your vacation!
Kay, thank you!
Kimmy, yes indeed most often less is more!
David, coming from a tastemaker like you that is a complement!
Jill, pisces or not, this brooch is not for you...but I've got lots of things that would be for you!
Carrie, when are you going to post some Beladora stuff?

Tabitha said...

It's stunning but you make the perfect canvas for it.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Omg you are gorgeous! What an amazing figure you have! (love the brooch too...so beautiful)

xoxo
Rachel

Jill said...

That's one thing I love about you...you tell it like it is, don't you, chica?!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I love this look. One statement brooch on LBD. It works so well!

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