I have always loved the art deco aesthetic. Growing up in South Florida it wasn’t uncommon to take a day trip to South Beach and see the old art deco hotels (Colony, Raleigh, National) and go to the Art Deco Show on Ocean Drive. Similarly I have had the opportunity to play dress up in, and admire the jewelry of my nanny and nana who have collected in this style for many years. So, it was quite a delight to see it on the Fall 2011 Runways.
The look of the art deco style is draped silks and fabrics, a dramatic but skinny v-neckline, sleek hair, dresses galore, sparkle, and large often geometric bejeweled bracelets, rings and earrings.
My favorites from the runway:
What is lovely about the art deco style is that there is simplicity in the silhouette but not without making a statement. Even a simple black dress can make a bold statement with this kind of execution.
So, lucky for us (me!) J.Crew has done a fall collection of art deco inspired jewelry with Lulu Frost, a jewelry brand founded in 2004 by Lisa Salzer. Here are some of my favorites for your jewelry box.
And should you wish to try the art deco style, here are some favorites for your wardrobe:
Source: Sheath, Tank, Dress, Mini Dress, Pump, Tank Dress, Kimono, Top
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