January 29, 2012 - 11:22 pm
If you’re looking to step up your wardrobe, there’s one accessory you need right now: the necklace bib. Some call it a choker, some call it a neckplate, I call all of these cluster-y, glitter-y, cropped necklaces by their official name: the bib. Period, paragraph. Sitting snugly on the collarbone, the bib necklace is certainly not a choker (no matter what Kristen Wiig wore to the 2012 SAG awards, God love her).
My favourite bib for a while has been my Mixed Chain necklace by Rachel Roy, but now I’ve got another keeper in my collection. My new bib is a steal that looks like a spend. The Forever 21 Ribbon-Trimmed Choker is a $12 grab. I’ve glammed-up my sweater sets with this structural statement piece, I’ve worn it with T-shirts and set it nicely with my LBDs. It’s such a versatile piece that has left some of my most stylish friends asking “Oooh, where’d you get that?”
Want more bib action? See these statement makers below!
photo: (c) Glynnis Mapp, FashionTK.com
May 9, 2010 - 6:02 pm
*photo: Jenny Bird
The name Jenny Bird is tripping off the tongues of stylish accessory hounds that look to her line for fetching baubles with a city-slicker twist. Thanks to 10 years of metalwork training and doing some time in New York’s garment district, Bird’s purse collection boasts high quality lambskin clutches. The Canadian designer offers giant geometric textured spheres, minimalist studs and nostalgic chains, with almost all of them under $100. Her latest collection mixes animal skin pelts and chain together, for a very bohemian and nature-inspired line. Not only have her designs received mainstream attention on popular celebrities from the television show, Gossip Girl, her jewelry and bag collections have caught the attention of buyers at Henri Bendel, Holt Renfrew, and popular online purveyors Intermix and ShopBop in the United States.
August 9, 2009 - 7:37 pm
With the economy in what seems like an everlasting flux, accessories seem to be the new start-up business and are proving to be a global cash cow for idle recessionistas looking to make a little extra.
The mentality: if you can’t afford to buy a new wardrobe (ahem, now that the 9 to 5 job is virtually extinct) pick up a few charms and baubles to help turn old duds into new and trendy outfits.
Toronto-based accessory line Numero Seis (No.6) offers a new kind of sparkle. Created by OCAD art grads, Pamela Martinez and Alejandra Porta the line speaks to the creative virtuoso while still sporting some trend gusto. Along with a bevy of popular feather hair and lapel clips, the team has also dreamed up animal necklaces (think of your favourite childhood figurines, just dipped in lacquered gold finish). Baubles include Canadian Mountie uniform buttons for earrings and gilt moose figurines on gold chain.
Join Glynnis Mapp of FashionTK and the gals for an intimate bespoke jewelery party on August 16 at 7 p.m. in Toronto, at The Augusta House.
Check them out on Facebook for details: http://www.facebook.com/alejandra.porta?__a=1#/group.php?gid=104295945208