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Costume Jewellery and the Art of Faux-Bling

January 5, 2011

In an attempt to brighten up your January, we thought we’d bring a little faux-bling into your lives. Dita Von Teese got it right when she said, “I’d rather have something big and fake, than small and real”.

In the Fifties, women began to look to stars of the big screen for inspiration, and heirlooms they could replicate affordably. It is a strange yet charming fact that actresses like Vivien Leigh, Jane Russell, and Elizabeth Taylor appeared in adverts for copies of their pieces available at none other than Woolworths – possibly much classier in its day?

This trend should definitely be re-introduced, although jewels of the modern silver screen never seem to be as lustrous or as plentiful as they were back then.

Hope these stars help to add a little lustre to your January.

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