In classical noir movie Too Late For Tears (1949) costume designer Adele Palmer draws attention to the actresses’ small waists using belts with charms.
Bad girl Lizabeth Scott (left) and good girl Kristine Miller (right)
If you like Hollywood girls’ look and got hour-glass body shape, check TFJstore on etsy.com: there is a good selection of hand made belts with charms.
My favourites are silver with coins and golden with sun pendant. By the way, these accessories will be perfect partners for monochrome clothes.
Pretty Little Things‘ Black Ring Detail Waist Belt will be good addition to a small white dress. You can detach the hoop and replace it with Brass Floral Dragonfly Pendant with Patina or Gardanne Beads Golden Autumn Small Oak Leaf Pendant from artbeads.com for more sophisticated look.
Leather cap is an attribute of bikers and BDSM-lovers but it definitely can add some hot seduction to girly clothing.
Brigitte Bardot teamed leather cap with simple jumper and checked mini-skirt in old French movie L’ours et la poupee (1969).
The result is very sexy and stylish, isn’t it?
By the way, Brigitte Bardot’s partner is Jean-Pierre Cassel, father of Vincent Cassel.
If you want to try Brigitte’s look, check Doria 1905‘ Ziggy-Leather cap, Eric Bompard‘ Contemporary Short-Sleeved Maxi Crew Neck Pullover, Marks & Spencer‘ blue&black Checked A-Line Mini Skirt, New Look‘ Black and Neon Yellow Check Tube Skirt and Grenson‘ Martha brogue.
For me stylish woman is someone who choose the stuff which suits her best doesn’t matter what all those recent trends dictate us. Got chisseled shoulders? Wear wide neck tops and dresses! You fingers are long and and wrists are thin – invest in rings and bracelets. Also you have to wear all your things with confidence and dignity even they cost pennies. If you don’t have this quality you will look like a mule in horse harness (we Russians say “like crow in peacocks feathers”) even in haute couture pieces and posh jewellery.
Why I’m telling all those things? Well, Ottoman Hands jewellery does not belong to Van Cleef & Arpels league, but wearing it you can feel yourself The Queen of Sheba (if you poses that magic quality, of course). By the way, Ottoman Hands jewellery is handmade and inspired by rich and exotic Turkish culture.
I like Labradorite, Aqua Chalcedony and Rose Quartz Three Stone Ring, Evil Eye Studs and Gold Dipped Pink Agate Necklace.
I guess Ottoman Hands Coral Agate Reversed Disc Earrings will look great with Filippa K‘s cute Layered V-Neck Top White, Rebecca Taylor‘s wide Crepe Pant, Marc Cain‘s Clutch Bag In Crocodile Look and Magrit‘s Violeta pumps.
Those, who think that things made in China are cheap and never stylish, are definitely wrong. Just have a look at Sandriver‘s cashmere’s clothes and accessories.
Pure Cashmere Suit Coat will look pretty Paule Ka‘s Floaty Trousers In Satin-Backed Crepe, Michele Lopriore‘s suede booties Stivaletto tacco medio, and Rag & Bone‘s Compass Crossbody bag.
And if you want to try a la Russe style go for Sandriver‘s Elegant Printed Cashmere Shawl With Fur Trim and Two-Coloured Pure Cashmere / Two-Way Sports Head (it can be easily turn into a scarf).
Each time I hear Frida Kahlo right away I see flower crown, thick eyebrows, big earrings and necklaces, shawls and long skirts. This great artist shows the difference between true style icon and brands hanger.
No need to wear all Frida’s stuff if you want to try her style: even one piece of her favorites will add some bohemian charm to your outfit.
Temperly London‘s Bellanca Shirt and Long Anchor Skirt + Gemila‘s Carnival earrings and Sky Cloud necklace.
Temperly London‘s Bellanca Shirt and Hestia Print Skirt + Toast‘s Foulard Wool Scarf + Kazuri‘s Bracelet Flat – Sandstone + Gloria Begay Navajo Indian Native American Turquoise Silver Ring from Tumbleweeds Jewelry site.
You can find a lot of pretty long skirts on eatsy.com as well.
I like Xiaolizi‘s green Maxi Linen Skirt and MyAshoMarket‘s Pink Maxi Skirt.
Clint Eastwood’s character Blondie in The Good, The Bad, The Ugly shows us how to wear poncho.
This style looks pretty well on girls too.
Johnstons of Elgin has a good range of ponchos.
I like red Cashmere Knitted Ponco and Cashmere Houndstooth Poncho.
German brand Strenesse offers good selection too:
black Soft Wool Flannel Poncho with rubin and emerald stripes and the same model in white colour.
Double D Ranch clothes and accessories are made for westerns lovers.
Cordoncillo Vest and Old Pawn Hat (left) and “old” Frontier Trapper Hat.
And here it is an outfit for a Wild West Girl.
Strenesse‘s Brushed Wool Flannel Poncho + For Love & Lemons‘s Jameson Leather Overall Dress + Etienne Aigner‘s beige Tigen 60 mm Short Lace Boot or black Ryder Flat Boot.
Pretty Moon Gazing Cat Brooch by British brand Pia will look cute on Esteban Coat made by Italian label Pinko. American blanket-scarf Donni Comfy by Donni Charm and Crusader f boots by German brand Trippen will look stylish with these puss and coat, I guess.
And for sure French bags by Tiffany & Fred – brown Style 1501 and golden Style 3811 won’t spoil this international outfit.