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.
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.
Want to add some old good Hollywood glamour to your look? Go for glittering chandelier earrings like red hot movie star Jayne in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).
Jayne’s character dazzels in tassel earrings on massage table, doesn’t she?
So take tips from Ms. Mansfield and wear tassels with bath towel to seduce your special one or with cocktail dress to charm everyone around you.
Here are some options to check.
Next‘ Silver Tone Sparkle Drop Earrings, Ben-Amun‘ gold plated Seville Nights Geo Stone Tassel Earrings оand Kate Spade‘ black Full Flowerish Statement Tassel Earrings are definitely cute.
Seductive vixen doesn’t take her big earring when she’s taking a bath.
Ben-Amun‘ yellow Helen of Troy Large Gold Stetement Earrings, Butler and Wilson‘ Baguette Stones Crystal Drop Earrings and Brighton silver Tamal Post Drop Earrings will look cute not only with foaming bath but with a cocktail dress.
Pearl earrings almost blended in Jayne’s platinum hair.
Personally I think earrings with dark pearls like In2design‘ Baroque Earrings – Gold/Peacock is a better choice for girls with long blond hair. And In2design‘ Baroque Earrings – Silver/White Baroque is a perfect option for brunettes and blondies with short hair.
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.
Think your dark little dress looks boring?
Use tip from Judith Anderson’ character from a classic noir movie Laura (1944) and decorate it with not 1 but 3 brooches.
By the way, you can find a lot of beautiful vintage pieces on Susan Caplan website.
I think 2 silver plated 1960s Vintage Trifari Brushed Leaf Brooches, gold plated 1960s Vintage Monet Swirl Brooch and Mango‘s Belt Cotton Dress will look very stylish together.
They say Wild West accessories look best with denim, but I think American West‘s Grand Prairie Multi-Compartmet Crossbody Flap Bag and leather Ladies’ Wide Cuff Bracelet will look cute too with Paule Ka‘s classic ¾ sleeve Dress In Tweed Gaze and Pumps In Smooth Perforated Leather.