Jeweller Eugen Joseff created a lot of beautiful pieces for movies.
In The Loves of Carmen (1948) Mr. Joseff’ necklaces add extra boho chic to Rita Hayworth’ gorgeous look.
Flamboyant gipsy girl and long colourful necklaces suit each other perfectly.
Coins and beads are stylish partners too.
If you want to try on yourself Carmen’ (or Rita’) jewellery, check Zukari‘ green and red Riri Necklaces and Kenneth Jay Lane‘ 3 Row Multi Coin Necklace.
When Carmen cheated on Jose with torero, she cheated on her beaded strands with statement necklace too.
I guess Carmen would like Butler & Wilson‘ black Baroque Chain Crystal And Teardrops Necklace and Kenneth Jay Lane‘ red Ruby And Clear Rhinestone Necklace as well.
P.S. In The Loves of Carmen (1948) Jose was played Glenn Ford, miss Hayworth’ on-screen lover: he was Rita’s partner in legendary Gilda (1946), The Lady in Question (1940) and Affair in Trinidad (1952).
Unfortunately, modern Hollywood completely forgot about this sweet «on-screen couples» tradition.
Gina Lolobriga is smoking hot in white gowns and big jewellery in Solomon and Sheba (1959).
If you want to channel your inner Queen and don’t count your money, put on Monique Lhulillier‘ Cowl Neack Sheath Gown and decorate yourself with Azza Fahmy‘ The Bow Earring and Drop Shaped Necklace.
You can feel yourself like a sultry movie star without spending a fortune.
Go for Genny‘ Sleevles Blue Lame Pencil Dress and Ben-Amun‘ Casablanca Coin Statement Earrings and Classic Gold Spiral Bangle.
P.S. Gina’s draped sleeping gown is something!
Modern designers have to take a lesson “how to make a naked dress” from Ralph Jester, who created costumes for miss Lollobrigida.
Get bored with your pearl strand? Time to tied the knot!
Here is Googie Withers in Night and the City (1950) for an inspiration.
Googie Withers’ character wears black & white pearl necklace, but you can add more colours to your outfit with Pearls of Joy‘ (left), Mastoloni‘ Viva Tahitian Pearl Strand Necklace and Honora‘ (right) strands.
By the way, pearl necklaces are multipurpose:
Honora’ lilac strand with or without knot will look cute with Morgan De Toi‘ red evening Asymetrical Belted Bustier and every day Plain Straight-Cut Jumper with Boat Neck. Reiss‘ grey Albert Skirt and Chie Mihara‘ vintage inspired Julian shoes will be stylish partners for bustier and jumper.
Modern fashionistas almost forgot about pearls and that’s their big mistake – these gems (real and imitation) reflect the light and bring luminous glow to your skin.
That’s why genius artist Jan Vermeer decorated his most famous model with a pearl earring.
True diva Audrey Hepburn shines in Bvlguri’s necklaces in Bloodline (to be honest, this movie movie is awful and even miss Hepburn’s charm and her stylish wardrobe and posh jewellery can’t save it).
Pearls on Debora Kerr’s draw attention to her beautiful shoulders and dress in Bonjour tristesse (1958) and heroine of Janet Leigh uses them to make her simple sweater more elegant in Touch of Evil (1958).
So as you can see pearl necklces have a wonderful quality – you can wear them with all kinds of clothing – black-tie, office and casual.
Any of these 4 pretty pieces can add a hint of feminine chic to your look (clockwise): Ben-Amun‘s Long Pearl Strand Neclace Chezh Glass Pearls and Swarowsky crystals, Crystal Leaf Marquise Cut Station Pearl Necklace, Mastoloni‘s Multicolor Keshi Freshwater Pearl Necklace and Tasaki‘s Sliced Necklace.
Not sure that pearls and jeans suit each other?
Here are Nectar De Stagni’s Shark Teeth & Cultured Fresh Water Pearl Necklace, Cheap Monday‘s Tight Pure Blue Jeans, Fonnesbech‘s Ella Shirt White and Tieks‘ Biscotti Patent ballerinas for an inspiration.
And without any doubt pearls necklace is a perfect partner for a coctail or evening dress.
If you want to look sexy and classy at the same time decorate Ali & Jay‘s grey Wan’t Be Silensed Sheath or Phase Eight‘s red Astrid Maxi Dress with necklaces from Tasaki‘s Sliced collection.
Brora‘s orange Merino T-Shirt + The Cords & Co‘s corduroy mini skirt Say Coffee Brown + G.H. Bass aubergine Whitney Tumbled Leather Weejuns + Bijou Birgitte‘s Red Snake bracelet and Wild Spirit necklace = simple but not plane outfit for the early autumn days, when the weather is changing from warm to chilly.
Bright silk Overrolls Dakan by Mes Demoiselles will look pretty with LeJu‘s Beige and Golden Yellow Vegatable Ivory Statement Necklace with Agate Detail, Brighton‘s mood lifting Staci G Shopper and Chloe Gosselin‘s Bryonia sandals.
Yumi Ueno’s cute Energy necklaces and earrings will look perfectly stylish with simple but feminine clothes like Kate Spade’s Flutter Sleeve Top and Trashy Diva‘s Pocket Skirt.
And Trashy Diva‘s timeless Audrey Pencil Dress will be a perfect monochrome background for Yumi Ueno‘s funky brooches – Paradise Fish, Angel Bird and Color of Universe.
Andy Cooperman‘s brooch Whiptail, pin/pendant Blue Tendril, cute and funny necklace Chiken Choker and extravagant Graduation Buckle will look very stylish with Massimo Dutti‘s elegant Black Dress.
Arcadia Braid Swing Top (made of pure silk, by the way) + Rhythm High Waisted Pants + Tie Mary Jane shoes, all by Australian label Zimmermann would look pretty well with Pink Tones Mix Vegetable Ivori Statement Necklace by LeJu and Sullivan Hobo bag by Rag & Bone.
V-Neckline Fitted Dress, Mango + Blue Crystal Choker Necklace, T + J Designs + Faye bag, Paula Cademartori + Calice blue pumps, Rupert Sanderson or Irene by Spanish brand Magrit.