Nothing beats flowers for Valentine… well especially if they’re eternalized in a 1920s vintage Italian brooch!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 😘
Fashion and design are by nature cyclical, proven old successes fade away only to become hits again when a new generation discovers them. Tired with the rapid and radical move towards minimalism in the modern digital age, many people started to seek more sophistication and detail in design archives. This explains why the mode Vintage has found a particular revival in the past few years. The movies and TV industries, in Hollywood and overseas has picked up on this appeal and further contributed to its increasing popularity. Movies like The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, The Other Boleyn Girl, Marie Antoinette and Chéri; and TV series such as Downton Abbey (UK), Magnificent Century (Turkey) and The Tudors (Ireland-Canada), are recent productions based on old era plots where there has been an incredible devotion to the visual and aesthetic aspects exhibiting the exquisite works of art and craftsmanship of times past. One remarkable splendor is the display of antique-style jewelries, which contributed to a flourishing market for vintage and vintage-inspired jewelries. Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelries are all revived trends today. I can’t but notice this penchant in each and every high jewelry store display. These ornaments’ charm lies not only in the exquisite elaborate design work reflected in finer details, richer use of colored gemstones and the frequent combination with diamonds requiring more skill and effort, but also in their romantic contemplation of the old world and their promise to make one imagine, feel and vicariously live golden days when luxury was at its finest.
In light of Downton Abbey’s season 4 premiere in the UK last month, here are my aristocratic picks for the return!