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The Edit

By Elise  The Edit (Page 3)

The Post. A Great Movie

Just seen The Post. What a fantastic movie. Once again Meryl Streep excels herself playing Katherine Graham, first ever publisher of an American newspaper. It’s an amazing performance showing how Graham found her voice and strength to change American history. In the pivotal scene Streep is wearing the most divine kaftan exuding wonderful ’70’s glamour… it just needed a By Elise multi-gem necklace to complete the look. Thoughts to elise @ byelise.com

Cool Girls Wear Pearls

Whatever the shape and style pearl earrings are a “must have” accessory. A natural jewel that captures light and makes us feel good: day or night, casual or glamorous.

See our latest range of pearl earrings here.

Japanese Jewellery

There was no tradition in Japanese culture of jewellery as we know it. The Kimono was so opulent it needed no extra adornment apart from haircombs and pins heavily ornate with blossoms as worn by the Geishas.

The pearl is a quintessentially Japanese gem and was prized for centuries as a national treasure but it was not worn as a jewel. It was Kokichi Mikimoto in 1893 who changed the course of jewellery history when he cultivated the first Akoya pearl and made pearls into jewellery. Mikimoto pearls are now considered some of the finest in the world.

Nini Ricci Couture Jewellery

I’ve always loved vintage couture jewellery and have recently got back into finding pieces here and there.

This is my latest: a Nina Ricci designer jewellery brooch from the 1960’s studded with a fabulous array of crystals. It’s a statement brooch and I love it. The model is wearing an amazing Nina Ricci dress from the same time. You’d think it was taken last week.

Leopard Print Wins Again

I absolutely adore leopard print and am always drawn to it but here has always been a debate about it. Is it too much or can it actually be a neutral fashion statement? In my book it’s neutral and it’s a timeless and glamorous print that you can incorporate into everyday life – day to night. Over the years I have always had a little bit of leopard print in my life whether in the form of boots, shirts, belts, underwear or make-up bags! Now I have succumbed to the leopard coat from Primark – the sleek long line is a winner and takes me from day to night.

It wasn’t really until the 1920s that animal print became a real wearable statement pattern. And in 1947 after the Christian Dior show it became a more universal trend. They were the first fashion house to use leopard as a print and not an actual fur, setting the foundations for leopard to become a timeless fashion staple that would be used to exhibit style and elegance for years to come.

Dress it down or dress it up? Just wear it!