Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bibs are not just for babies...

I've always adored big, outrageous necklaces (especially ons with with ribbon ties!) and I fell hard for Alber Elbaz's recent enamel and plexiglass confections for Lanvin:





A few months ago, one of my favourite bloggers, The Glamourai, wrote a diy post on making a bib necklace. Naturally, my brain shouted "Sign me up!" for this particular project. And, of course, it's all I can think about now that it's No-Buy July. Gargh!

Come August 1, I'll be in one of three places: either a) sprawled on the bed, sorting through old bits of vintage costume jewellery that I bought for the sheer cheapness but never wear, b) bottom firmly planted to this seat, browsing eBay for yet more cheap paste jewellery, or c) haunting op-shops in search of sparkly candy.

Watch this space ;-)

7 comments:

Ballarat Vintage Style said...

*sigh* so lovely and dramatic.

megs said...

Did you see Michelle Jank's beautiful red necklace on 'The Sartorialist'?
Absolutely beautiful.

Alli said...

i really like statement necklaces, as they make any outfit more dramatic. my sister bought me a big shell necklace from sardinia which is really beautiful, and i think it just gives any outfit more personality.

Rosie said...

Oh my!! I love the third one..........

Iris said...

@Ballarat Vintage Style: they're pretty incredible, non? I wish I were a jeweller ;-)

@megs: no, I haven't seen it! I'm going hunting for it after this - Michelle Jank is probably my favourite Aussie designer..

@Alli: your necklace sounds beautiful, you must put up some photos of it so I can drool ;-)

@Rosie: yep, I think the third one is my favourite, too..

Angel said...

Hi,

I love those necklaces!

I just gave you a blogger award:

http://vintage-angelc.blogspot.com/2009/07/awards.html

Iris said...

@Angel: Oh wow, thank you very much! I love your blog and your cute vintage dresses :-)