Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Spring 2013:The Necklace or Sunglasses?

Choices: Statement Necklaces or Statement Sunglasses?

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.
- Audrey Hepburn

Simple clothing, that LBD - little black dress you bought five years ago, with funky statement jewellery was one of the hottest trends for winter 2013. But it does take more than a trend for someone to wear those statement pieces. And in actuality, the person buying the statement pieces will wear them, trend or not.

In the same way that a pearl necklace or a symbolic religious piece can be a person's signature, the statement necklace has become a signature; and signature pieces override trends with women who have the panache and personality type to match.

Turquoise with silver crosses
Coral & Turquoise with 3 Crosses

A woman in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada purchased two of my necklace:one in turquoise with black and another in turquoise and coral. There is no better customer than one who demonstrates excitement and pleasure in wearing a piece that one has created. It is exactly for her and her response that I in turn take pleasure in creating. The pieces are bold and definitely make a statement.

It seems that for the spring of 2013 there is less emphasis on the necklace; the new "statement" is apparently sunglasses. So whether you indulge in a designer line, choose an economical drugstore brand, or resurrect a "vintage" pair, find the funkiest and flaunt them. 

At the same time that I write that, go and visit this trends site to see the big and bold neckpieces for 2013. 

Although, I believe it's easier to wear a necklace, some of us will choose the sunglasses. After all it's a spring and summer thing! We all love warm weather and why wouldn't you wear your statement sunglasses when you can be eating and drinking al fresco? Take a look at Elle's illustration of Marc Jacobs' red dotted butterfly sunglasses or Parasite's "Vamp" for two very different statements for the Spring and Summer, 2013.

The necklace or the sunglasses? First thought - choose one or the other.

How about both? Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing! However, do they complement each other or clash? Follow your heart.


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  2. My first thought would be sunglasses but after seeing the art or necklaces you've created I might have to change my mind. Women who love individual pieces would be crazy to pass on your creations. Who knows, maybe I can pull off the necklace look too.

    Hope things are well.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Things are well and hello Brian,

      I'm back and so are you. Thank you for commenting.

      I know several men who wear turquoise well. I have an idea or two - you may have to be my male model for one of those ideas. Keep in touch.


  3. Great to hear things are well. I'd LOVE to be your male model for anything you have in mind.

    I'm back but kind of out of town. I've spent the last 3 weeks in Vancouver for work and I have 3 1/2 more weeks to go. I'm in Calgary this weekend but head back to Vancouver tomorrow. Then I'm not back again till Mar 1st.

    I forgot to give you this. It's a BIG belated hug for Valentines.


    1. A motto to live by . . . everyday's Valentine's day!


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