Monday, July 18, 2005

Long Necklaces

One of this Spring's trends that will carry on to Fall would be long necklaces, which can be layered over each other.
However, instead of Spring's colourful beaded ethnic necklaces, Fall's neckwear comes in cool metallics especially gold, which remains very very popular. (buy more gold pieces!)
Say goodbye to wood and those 'kukui' beads, Fall's necklaces are more sophisticated with more jewels. Other than Marc Jacobs, most necklaces on the runway were less dramatic than the Spring collection, making them suitable even for evening.

Check out the details of this Roberto Cavalli necklace. So intricate! I love the coloured jewels and the bronze. Very glamorous and perfect for the evening.

This is also a metallic piece by Zac Posen. Less intricate than the Cavalli piece but simplicity is beautiful sometimes. I can see this going with a simple white tank top for a casual day out.

Anna Sui brings me my favourite piece, with a mix of turqouise and gold in a girly bead-y style. It hints a little at the ethnic influences of Spring, yet doesn't look dated because of the classic materials. Won't be surprised if many necklaces take on such style come Fall.

This gold piece by Monique Lhuiller was everywhere in her collection. This chestnut-sized bead gems kind of remind me of a kukui bead necklace and like all the other gold pieces this fall, are inspired by Indian royalty (the Maharaja).

This Marc Jacobs chain left me with such a huge impression. So dramatic and so unique to Marc Jacobs. Imitations and lookalikes are going to come up soon enough! It's a little too much going on for me though.

Finally, something without gold from Marni. Very similar to the Marc Jacobs piece and honestly not too appealing. (I think I can get one that is 20 times cheaper at a dinky store somewhere.) Some other pieces seem recycled from her Spring collection though.