The big September Fall Fashion Editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar are now on newsstands, and I, for one, enjoy seeing the Fall/Winter must-have jewelry looks that top editors have selected from the Paris collections. Here are OBJ’s three favorite pieces—along with suggestions on how you can achieve the designer luxe for less.
Balmain’s Gold Bamboo Hoops
These oversized bamboo beauties have classic written all over them. Reminiscent of earrings worn in the ’80s, they turned heads at Olivier Rousteing’s urban jungle-themed Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show for Balmain. If you buy one pair of earrings this season (the single earring craze notwithstanding), make it this youthful style. The size is really up to you…but bigger is better when it comes to bamboo!
The Statement Art Deco Cuff at Lanvin
Elie Top’s cuff bracelets contributed hard-edged contrast to ostrich feathers and marabou trim on Alber Elbaz’ designs for Lanvin. The Lanvin “Xtravagance” collection celebrated Art Deco jewelry designs, and this season you can too. Don’t worry about matching this particular cuff jewel for jewel; just buy a bold Art Deco-style bracelet at your favorite price point…and hold on to it for life.
Crystal Collars de Givenchy
Bejeweled collars and statement necklaces have been around for several seasons, but there was something fresh and appealing about the sparkling lace-like pieces at Givenchy’s Fall/Winter collection. Shown on Riccardo Tisci’s reptile print with simple jewel neckline, it was hard to know where the dress stopped and the jewelry began. We recommend buying a jeweled necklace in a single color-way or a neutral tone to get the most mileage from your investment. Make it your fall signature color collar…and wear it with everything.
Under Lock and Key at Chanel. Named by Accessories magazine as one of the top trends for Fall/Winter 2014-15, the lock and key motif featured prominently in Paris – in printed fabrics and jewels. We showcased Chanel’s over-the-top padlock necklace on Rihanna last season. Why is it still going strong? Those iconic interlocking “Cs” must be the keys to its success.