Judith Leiber Book Handbag

Courtesy Judith Leiber

Courtesy Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber, world famous bag designer, completely changed the look of the evening bag, taking it from boring afterthought to powerful, eye-catching accessory. In her designs, no detail is too grand, no shape too “ridiculous.” A Judith Leiber bag is really a work of art, and this vintage 1980s book bag is one of my all-time favorites.

There is simply no such thing as a Judith Lieber bag that doesn’t attract attention, and this book bag is no exception. Brightly colored and covered in crystals (as almost all of her minaudieres are), this literary bag comes with a detachable red silk rope so you can sling it across your shoulder when you’re on the move. It’s also a fairly decent size, so it’ll hold all of your essentials for a night out. I moon over this as much as I moon over the Chanel Bible Clutch[read more]

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Blue Monday: Art Deco Sautoir Locket

Courtesy 1st Dibs & Glorious Antique Jewelry

Courtesy 1st Dibs & Glorious Antique Jewelry

This Art Deco period sautoir diamond locket captured my attention immediately, not only because cobalt blue is a favorite color, but because I’m fascinated with round lockets and pendants. (You will often see me wearing a round shape pendant more than any other type.) Note the Art Nouveau butterfly pattern and diamond studded vines above the blue link. The sautoir (pronounced so-twore) style necklace became popular in the Edwardian era, as Queen Alexandra often wore them. Traditionally the sautoir style appears to be more like a jump rope (the translation) with tassels on the ends.

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Gleaming with translucent blue and platinum, this blue enamel locket contains two photos of handsome men within, which can be switched out for photos of your own handsome man. It’s a bit long, as sautoir necklaces are as a norm, coming to mid-breast at 21 inches, nevertheless, I … [read more]

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A Something Blue Sapphire Locket

Beautifully Engraved Sapphire Diamond Locket

There’s nothing quite like receiving a locket from someone, whether it be from a family member or a loving partner.  Lockets are very personal tokens. They hold pictures of those we hold most dear and rest close to our hearts, making them a truly wonderful gift to give to someone you care about.

This particular locket was created around the 1900s. Engraved with a beautiful flower and spirals, this gold locket is set with Montana sapphires and diamonds, creating a classic yet stylish look. Lockets can be great for everyday wear, whether it’s to the office or out to lunch. A locket with this kind of design and sparkle would also look great if paired with a black dress for a night out.

Have a locket you hold close to your heart? Please share it with us! We want to do a feature on all of the lovely lockets out … [read more]

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A Victorian Antique Gold Locket Perfect For Your Wedding

Last week I found this incredible locket necklace via Stephen Fox Jewelry (swoon!) and haven’t been able to rid my thoughts of it. Victorian, 18K yellow gold with a diamond and pearl shell, it is a one-of-a-kind piece that has my heart wishing to wear it. Of course, the locket opens so that the wearer may view a portrait of a loved one. It is such a romantic piece. Imagine it brushing the swell of your décolletage on your wedding day, while embracing a photo of your soon-to-be spouse. Absolutely breathtaking!

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