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The 3 Most Iconic Jewellery Styles of the Past Century


Take a look around you the next time you walk down a busy street, and chances are the vast majority of people you see will be wearing some type of jewellery. It’s the most common accessory in the world, and men and women alike wear it on a daily basis. Today’s jewellery, while sharing plenty of […]


Lauren Bacall Looking Oh So Sophisticated

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall in a publicity photo from the 1950s I would guess. Isn’t she stunning? I’m not sure when this was taken or for which movie, but I’m guessing she’s in her early 20s in this picture. When I compare her with myself in my early 20s she’s astonishingly sophisticated *sigh*


A 1940s Headscarf and My Grandma’s Pearls

1940s headscarf

I know there’s nothing authentic about this outfit, my silk scarf is actually from the 1960s, the headscarf style is inspired by 1940s land-girls,  my clothes are modern and my Grandma’s pearls are probably from the 1950s, but it was a nice outfit to wear, and surprisingly liberating to wear a headscarf! It’s nice not […]


Bette Davis in Pearls

Bette Davis

The wonderful Bette Davis. I’m guessing this is a promotional photo from the early 1930s judging by her hairstyle and eyebrows. Does anyone know anything about this photo?


Wonderful coloured pearls from the 1950s

Wonderful coloured pearls from the 1950s

One of the things I adore about the 1950s is people’s sheer joy of colour. Look at the wonderful colours of these pearls – not in the slightest bit natural, they’re unashamedly brash and colourful. Fantastic! The model is the lovely Jean Patchett. This ad appeared in Harpers Bazaar in 1957.


Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The incredibly beautiful and regal-looking Zsa Zsa Gabor photographed by her studio in 1955. Stunning eh? Having said that I’ve never seen a single movie with Zsa Zsa Gabor in it, have you?


Tallulah Bankhead


Actress and movie star Tallulah Bankhead photographed in the late 1930s or early 1940s.


Ziegfeld Follies girl Caja Eric

Portrait of Ziegfeld Follies girl Caja Eric wearing a low cut dress with long pearl drop necklace, 1920s Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by ky_olsen Edited with BlogPad Pro


Celia Hammond in 1960s Vogue

1960s model Celia Hammond wearing a beautiful pearl bracelet in a beauty photo from July 1963 Vogue. Source and copyright:  Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from dovima_is_devine_II


Vintage Lookbook: Dressing Like Coco Chanel

Mmmmm, I love Chanel – well I only own a bottle of Chanel No. 5 and 1 lonely Chanel lipstick, but I’d love to be able to wear Chanel from head to foot.  I expecially love this black vintage jumpsuit – just wear with lashings of pearls, dark red lipstick and lashings of attitude! Clockwise […]


Win a Fiorelli Pearl Necklace

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE. YOU CAN SEE OUR CURRENT COMPETITION HERE. For our first ever competition (we’re very excited!), we’re celebrating pearl fashions throughout the 20th century, from the 1920s through to the 70s, and thanks to the lovely people at Steel Orchids jewellery, we have a beautiful […]


Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

A beautiful photo of Grace Kelly, 1950s Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by classic film scans Edited with BlogPad Pro