The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. Salvador Dali
It’s a good season to shimmer. Sequins and rhinestones have made their way into daywear. Certainly the evening calls for jewels! Embedded in shoes and bags, they glitter and sparkle as you move through light. Points of focus, definition, decoration, fun, majesty; glitz.
Faceted Metal Rectangle- For truly extravagant evenings, carry this single, oversized gemstone (or so it appears) detailed with a bow. A piece of functional art. Definitely leave on the table or bar where it can be seen. Uber stylish. Keep in a soft bag. Optional shoulder strap, pushlock closure. 6” h, 7” w, 1” deep. 12” drop. $495.00
Above Left: Badgley Mischka Gia Couture Pumps- Deep, rich blue and a gala height make these immensely useful for long, loose pants and gowns. Graceful styling and just enough glitter to peek out and wink. Classic, open toe, satin pump with jewel ornament. 4” covered heel, 1” platform. Leather lining, leather outsole. On sale $150.00
Right: Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Satin Jeweled Slingback Pump- Simply gorgeous color. Don’t try to match it with apparel, let it be what it is. Wear with jewel tones, tapestry colors or black, i.e. no pastels, please. Color weights should balance. A reason to cross your legs. Pointed-toe satin slingback with jewel embellishment that looks like a brooch. Elasticized strap. Leather lining and sole, padded insole. Style runs small. 2 ½” covered heel. $925.00
Flowered Jewels East West- The most delicate dew-topped flowers in an early morning garden. A faerie piece. Manicured hands, your good rings. Not for the large boned. Satin clutch encrusted with glass beads. Optional shoulder strap. Pushlock closure. Interior slip pockets. 8” l, 3” h, 2” w, 10” drop. $215.00
Nine West Notary (in two colors)
Party! Party! Party! Assuming you can walk in these they make a statement and a half. Try them with sleek, modern silhouettes and also vintage-ah those padded shoulders. Architectural. Dominant. Cool. Glitter and jeweled peep-toe platform sandal. Adjustable buckle closure. 5 ¼” heel, 1” platform. $150.00
Clutches with Glimmer
Left: Magid Jewel Box Clutch- A marriage between industrial chic and disco. Everything depends on your ensemble-whether it’s edgy and modern or flirty and retro. The bag almost smiles with confidence. Metal and crystal jewel-like bag 4 ¼ ” x 6 ¼”, 24 ¾” shoulder drop. Fabric lining. Available in black or silver. $296.00
Right: Jessica McClintock Crystal Floral Minaudiere- When you need nothing but a lipstick, a credit card and a hankie. Inexpensive enough for your daughter or your daughter’s daughter. Classic. Black satin gathered under a crystal flower at the center. Flat bottom, push-lock frame closure, satin lined interior; drop-in 22” shoulder chain. 5” x 3 ½” x 1 ¾”. $74.00 ships free.
If you don’t own something like these, jump. A must-have, really. Ever useful, ever good looking. Coordinates with almost all your eveningwear. Dresses up less formal attire. Black satin upper, lightly cushioned foot bed, leather sole, synthetic lining, wrapped heel. Jeweled medallion. 3 ½” high heel. On sale $59.99
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. George Eliot
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