Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cherry Amber

I recently bought another EPNS belt, taking my total up to six now. This one is quite different to a typical EPNS belt. It's panels are smaller and less stylised; the buckle is bigger; and it features what looks like cut steel decoration. Cut steel was a Victorian technique of mimicking diamonds by faceting small studs of steel, similar to marcasite in its sparkling effect. It was used a lot in jewellery during the Victorian times (that gives me an idea for a post...) so I was pretty excited when I took a close-up look at the belt and noticed the little cut steel gems.

Today I am also wearing a vintage deco necklace my boyfriend bought for me this past Christmas. I'm not normally into bead necklaces, but these beads are rather gorgeous. The faceted beads have a cherry amber hue (I doubt they are real cherry amber, probably bakelite or glass? Opinions welcomed) and catch the light beautifully. The pendant is rather odd, with four clear rhinestones atop a circular feature, with a central red bead jabbing out. I'm by no means an expert, but I look at a lot of jewellery and have never seen anything quite like the pendant on this necklace. I love how unexpected it is.

Vintage jacket, antique belt, bag (ASOS), shoes (M&S), blouse (Miss Selfridge), vintage skirt.


AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I love this look on you! You have such a unique sense of style that I really love. Your modernization of victorian fashion is unparalleled and fits you perfectly. I'm in awe.

cara said...

fantastic look, it's so refreshing. i haven't seen anyone do it like you do :)

make the world a prettier place said...

This is such an amazing belt! The details are really stunning.
- Marie

Cassidy said...

You always look fantastic in deep jewel tone colors. I'll forever adore your style. :)

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