Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Afternoon Rant


I saw this yesterday on a post from Corporette
A silly glass bead necklace by Adesso from Revolve Clothing as an alternative to a classic pearl strand.
The price on this art project necklace you ask
$632
Is that not insane?
The intrinsic value of this nonsense necklace is maybe, and I'm being generous with my maybe,
about $30
Who would buy this...no really I want to know, who?
It pisses me off that women are constantly being encouraged to spend money on utterly ridiculous, trendy and overpriced jewelry, shoes, bags, clothes, etc.
Here is my alternative

Too staid you suggest, not trendy enough
Well I beg to differ
The classic, timeless Grace Kelly look in pearls is actually on trend

And how do I know this you wonder
I know this because fashion editors and stylists are requesting this type of thing for the fashion shoots.  In fact this very necklace was requested for the Steven Meisel - Christy Turlington photo shoot for Italian Vogue.  It was also requested for a cover shoot by Vanity Fair.
And...it just went out yesterday to a hot star for a red carpet appearance.  She may wear it or one of the other pearl necklaces that we loaned. We shall see.

So to anyone who is considering buying the glass bead necklace for $632
can I suggest a fashion intervention by your friends and family
Because friends don't let friends waste money on fashion jewelry.
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11 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Right on! I can't believe how pricey some of this crappy plastic "jewelry" is.

Wildernesschic said...

I am with you all the way here, there is nothing nicer than a beautiful..... real piece of jewellery xx

metscan said...

A good post. I too have gasped at the prices asked for fake jewelry. Brands like Lanvin, YSL.., just to name a few, have them on NAP, luisaviaroma.. Some are really good looking, I´m not complaining about that, but the price is just too high. I don´t like vintage fakes either. This is year 2010. We should invest on designs of today!

Anonymous said...

God I really wish I had a woman for whom I could buy the Beladora piece.

Susan Erickson said...

It's not that it's ugly...it is just way overpriced. The cost to make such a necklace is maybe $30. I find it offensive that somebody is trying to make such a huge profit. There is one born every day though......

Anonymous said...

Can't get over the Lanvin "jewelry" on Net-A-Porter.
So expensive, so trendy, and it sells out so fast.
You have such beautiful things. And we still have to have our lunch!!!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Its bloody horrible anyway, nobody in their right mind would pay that! Much prefer the Pearls and can't wait to find out who is wearing it on the Red Carpet.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Restrung vintage beads for $632???? Jeez, I could make that myself.

The Preppy Princess said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Not just because of my own vintage addiction, er fondness, but because it is fueled by insanity.

Sending you a smile, Miss Belle,
tp

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

No one in their right mind would buy that necklace over those beautiful pearls, surely?! xx

Savvy Gal said...

speechless about the art piece.

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