Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to use pearls, the Couture way

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Armani Privè 2009 via Pearls and Chains

Above you can see what king Giorgio does best, amaze! This is an outstanding top made of strands of pearls. 
The single strand of pearls around your neck is perfect for almost any occasion and it's so chic, but what's beyond it? What can you do with pearls (lots of them) and what can they do for you (make you look unique)?

Pearls are really popular this spring thanks to Chanel's big, chunky bracelets and necklaces (see how to DIY yours here).
Discover below what couturiers do with millions of pearls and an army of seamstresses.
Don't be scared! If you want to obtain some of these look you can skip the exhausting sewing hours  with a simple trick.






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Francesco Scognamiglio s/s 2011 via Theimportanceofclothes

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Diane Von Furstenberg spring 2013 shoes via TheLuxurySpot
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Acne ss 2011 via TheChicDepartment
High - low mix. Sporty proportions and delicate pearls.

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Victor&Rolf a/w 2001 via gidgetbowden

Ok these are more beads than pearls but the effect is stunning and it can be done with pearls as well.


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Alexander McQueen a/w 2009 via gidgetbowden
Baroque headpiece.

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Chanel s/s 2012 via FashionTelegraph
Pearls to decorate a bag.

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Balmain fall 2012 pic via babes in balenciaga
Balmain baroque dress. DIY your own Balmain inspired trousers here.

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Chanel fall 2010 pic via moodboard

Jewels for the body. Pearls give their best effect when they can move. See the beautiful swinging pearls on this dress.
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Chanel fall 2010 via moodboard
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Chanel fall 2010 via moodboard
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 Chanel fall 2010 via gidgetbowden
Pearls as sleeves.

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Anna Sui spring 2013 via stylebistro
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Chanel spring 2013 via parischerie
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Alexander McQueen fall 2013 via Vogue
Pearls on tights.

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McQueen spring 2012 via theimportanceofclothes
This effect could be obtained on a smaller scale with glue on flat back  pearls I think.

4 comments:

Carmen said...

I´m loving the XXL pearls on these rose heels, really pretty!
xx
www.clothesandcamera.com

Kate P said...

I love pearls! This post has some fantastic photos for inspiration. Faux pearl beads are such an easy way to add some vintage flair to pieces DIY style. :)
http://www.sunshine-seashells.blogspot.com

Kate P said...

I love pearls! Faux pearl beads are such an easy way to add some vintage flair to a DIY piece or upcycled item. :)

http://www.sunshine-seashells.blogspot.com

paula mcclelland said...

These are all SO awesome! Imagine the time that went into sewing/gluing/attaching them on. I love the Diane Von Furstenberg heels - might might have to give that one a go >:D

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
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