Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big Necklaces all the rage for Fall 2010

Looking at the runway photos of some of the hottest designers proved one thing to me. The minimalist jewelry look that has been so favored in the last few years won't be in evidence this fall. Far from it. Big and bold necklaces were everywhere from designers such as Donna Karan, Lanvin, Vera Wang and Proenza Schouler, to name a few.

Photo credit Lanvin Fall 2010

Expect to see huge festoon necklaces with unusual combinations of beads and many multi strand designs. Look for big metal flowers with large stones - the necklaces will want to make a statement.

Animal prints are once again going to be popular in the fall. But the look will be more diverse shapes and patterns combined with each other. While last year showed us a preponderance of leopard prints, this year the animal prints will be combined with lots of metal chains.

The earth tone colors will be the most popular shades, as well as grays, blacks and browns. They remind us of nature and go well with the muted colors that fall jewelry will have.

My stores at Vintage Jewelry Mall and Ruby Plaza both have a large range of this style of necklace just placed into stock at very competitive prices.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bigger is Better in Jewelry for Fall 2010

I've been having a look at the latest trends from the runways and from wholesale jewelry offerings for the last few weeks, and it appears that bigger is better for fall 2010 when it comes to jewelry trends.

For the next few blog postings, I'll feature some of the up and coming trends. Today peek ahead is for the birds!

The biggest news is feathers. While animal prints like leopards were all the rage last year, this year the birds take center stage. Whether it is just a simple set of ostrich feather earrings, an ornate brooch with feather fringes, an elaborate fur bracelet design, or a huge statement necklace with fringes of feathers, the effect will be the same - in style!

Here is a preview of some of the looks that you can expect to see in trendy boutiques and on the red carpet for some of the upcoming events which will make the news.

What do you think of the look? Yay or nay? Stay tuned for more trends in later blog postings.


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