Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Miriam Haskell



Miriam Haskell opened her first boutique in 1926, "LE BIJOU DE L'HEURE" IN NEW YORK''s McALPIN HOTEL. Miriam Haskell would have tea with Coco Chanel while selecting the upcoming season beads at Madame Gripoix's-the finest source in Paris. While Miriam would bring her Young design artist, Frank Hess Chanel was alone. They would talk . Share ideas. Trade fashion celeb secrets. They were among a new class; independent women who began their careers designing jewelry to complement high fashion clothing in an exclusive boutique.Beginning the debut of Miriam Haskell  Jewelry  in the world of fashion, gorgeous,exqusiste, and breathtaking  have been just a few of the words uttered by her fans. What is it about the jewelry that has people  fascinated for so many decades, inspired generations of jewelry designers, and influenced jewelry fashion? It is beautify, artistry, originality, and craftsmanship.




Many jewelry artists and companies have designed their version of this jewelry, resulting in this inescapable statement, "Oh! That looks like a Haskell." 

Haskell jewelry is at the fore front in collecting world costume jewelry, causing collectors to scramble in many directions to find vintage pieces  and the prices keep spiraling up.
It is her seed pearls  from France , Italy,  Czechoslovakia, Germany and other exotic locations. Some beads were so tiny it's hard to imagine being able to manipulate them; others were so large they became the focal point of the piece, like the baroque  pearls and the filigree design.

Today her jewelry still lives in the collectors and it is still made today. Her style is classic and elegant, timeless.

Here is her vintage pieces and her work now. 





In style Forever!


This is one of my older works of  a tribute charm bracelet to Miriam Haskell. I will be makings a new Haskell charm bracelet soon, so keep looking for it exclusively on my website.





Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.





Friday, March 2, 2012

Recycled Fashion

Fashion this week is your trash is my treasures. And I mean trash, recycled fashion is the name of the game, go green.




Four green fashion designers turned yesterday’s news into today’s fashion forward news. They used recycled newspapers to create stunning and one of a kind newspaper dresses. The unique newspaper designs were shown at the News Green Catwalk Event in the Big Apple.
Four leading green fashion designers made news today – “yesterday’s news’’ that is – by turning recycled newspaper into eco-friendly fashions. These four designers Anthony Lilore, Bahar Shahpar, Lara Miller and Samantha Plee did a stunning job on there creations.


More of The Vintage Voice on recycled fashion:






Amazing how they put this all together using recycled items.





A beautiful Ball Gown made from 42 Levi's Jeans.



Denise Van Outen has teamed up with leading ethical fashion designer Gary Harvey to launch Recycle Now Week. It sports the best recycled clothing I have ever seen till date & they really are very impressive. Gary has been a designer for Levis & works wonderfully well on this recycled fashion line. 









Recycled fashion Monroe styled, Made from 30 copies of the 'Financial Times. It was tea dyed to make this color. Fantastic collection of recycled items.


I use recycled  vintage items to create my designs here is what is new from VintElegance:




I used 10 different kinds of cameos, some are set in black rhinestones and Art Deco settings. All vintage pieces are intricately placed to create this wonderful one of a kind design. You can purchase this and more at my shop VintElegance.com

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