Accessories. A Guide to Collectable Hats, Gloves, Bags, by Naomi Thompson

By Naomi Thompson

This crucial addition to the highly renowned sort Me classic sequence might help you end off your classic glance to perfection. it is the components and smaller information that aid create the ultimate polished glance, even if it is a homage to the Twenties or the Nineteen Eighties or every thing in among, and it is oh really easy to get these information unsuitable and break the influence. the following that can assist you in the course of the minefield are classic specialists Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, delivering helpful suggestion on find out how to appropriately determine, resource and put on classic jewelry, sun shades, hats, gloves, scarves, luggage and footwear. With informative and gorgeous images and no-nonsense counsel, this is often each classic fan's perfect go-to advisor.

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If it wasn’t over-the-top, oversized and overstated, it didn’t belong in the 80s. Marcasite and sterling silver 1930s bat brooch, mounted on a chain. Naomi’s grandfather bought it at the local car boot sale for her grandmother Jean. A timeless example of gothic style. COLLECTING SPOTLIGHT: CAMEOS Cameos are miniature positive reliefs that are then made into items of jewellery. This is in contrast to an intaglio piece, which is carved into the back and viewed from the front. To put it simply, cameos are works of art, designed to be worn.

1980s Beverley Feldman for Russell and Bromley plastic mules with floating cherries in their heels. Note the equally opulent (and typically 80s) box. BRAND SPOTLIGHT RAYNE AND DELMAN Rayne were one of the leading British manufacturers of shoes, holding the Royal Warrant from 1936. The company’s origins lie as theatrical costumiers, starting in 1885. However, by the 1920s Rayne were selling their exclusive shoes in their own shops. Edward Rayne, grandson of the original founders, helped to catapult the brand to international fame.

Bangles in particular, like those worn by Nancy, were a fashion symbol of the 1920s. Worn either stacked up the arm or just a single bangle higher up (an armlet), they were restrictive and quite cumbersome, as was much of the jewellery in the 1920s. This was in direct contrast to the new female silhouette, finally freed from the corset. African tribal items were the dominant trend. The snake motif was also significant (again a symbol of restriction), appearing in bangles, necklaces and brooches.

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