Monday, October 7, 2013

Duchessa Jewels and Depeche Mode

Ready for the show!

I have been a big fan of Depeche Mode since I was 15 but hadn’t been to one of their concerts in over ten years. When I heard they were coming to NYC on their current Delta Machine tour and were skipping Madison Square Garden to play instead in the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn—practically in my backyard!—there was no way I could pass up a chance to see them live.

About three days before the show my friend Nerida, who lives in Hong Kong and writes the blog Art For Interiors, sent me one of her stunning Duchessa Jewels necklaces. I had posted the neon pink necklace to the “How I Wear My” Facebook page I co-host with Adrienne as a way to promote both Duchessa Jewels and “How I Wear My: Neon”. I was beyond touched when Nerida unexpectedly sent me one! As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I’d wear to see Depeche Mode. I paired it with a fun New York & Company striped shirt I’ve had for years, jeans, and black ankle boots.

The beautiful pink envelope above opens to this! Snaps hold the necklace in place. 

A detail of the necklace. I love the square setting.

The necklace is gorgeous—the neon pink square setting and very white Swarovski crystals pair so well together, each complimenting the other to make a really unique piece of jewelry. It definitely got looks all through the night! Head to Duchessa Jewels to see this necklace and the many others Nerida sells. They are fabulous!

The necklace, striped shirts on me and my hot date, and prosecco. Whee!

As for Depeche Mode, the concert was sold out, it was the first date night with my husband in forever, and it felt like a big dance party inside the Barclays Center. Depeche Mode still sound great, btw, they may be in their early 50s but they still got it! They played a great set of old and new songs and included one I never thought I’d hear performed in concert, “But Not Tonight”. If you want to read an in-depth review visit my new friend and fellow Depeche Mode lover Cyrillynn, who wrote about seeing them in San Diego on her blog Any Second Now (named for a Depeche Mode song!).

Depeche Mode.

Dave sounds better than ever.


Patti said...

I love Depeche Mode too - and you look so cool and concert-ready, Jill! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

SO COOL you got to see Depeche Mode live! Love their stuff. Richard Blade posted a ton of photos on his FB Page from the LA concert last week.

Was just listening to "Everything Counts" on the way to work this AM!

Great concert outfit.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

How fun that you got to go to the concert...and you look great in these colors!! Enjoyed the post!

Happiness at Mid Life said...

How awesome that you got to see them in concert. I've only seen them in concert once and it was 10+ years ago.


Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I am seriously Jealous. Personal Jesus is one of my all time personal favourites : )

You looked smokin'


PinkCheetahVintage said...

They were in concert here in Tampa recently... So sad I didn't get to go... They are the best!

JoanneM said...

Depeche Mode, Style Council, Spandeau Ballet........ahhhhhhhhhh

Heather Lindstrom said...

Jill-what a fabulous night! You look smokin, some blast from the past Depeche Mode, date night and cool new baubles. Lucky lady!
Happy for you.
xx, Heather

Anonymous said...

Me too - so glad they're still around and better than ever.
I LOVE, LOVE your concert outfit and the necklace is just perfect!

denton said...

Love the stripe pairing w. DH! Necklace is perfect.

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Of course! Great necklace, great choices all around... escort, sparkling vino ... doesn't get any better than that. Hope you had a great concert experience!

Tamera Beardsley said...

You wear that fabulous necklace beautifully!

Elle's Parisian Chic Blog... said...

Hope you had a great time! I love concerts... You are looking amazing too Elle x

Any Second Now said...

You look FAB Jill, love that necklace! You were much more stylish than I was at the DM concert I attended. Thanks for the shout out and link to my concert experience. Weren't they simply amazing in concert?

Fashion and Depeche Mode, great combination :)


Liang Tsao said...

Somebody songs from Depeche Mode, Is the greatest hits album. I love that song, and I like Depeche Mode.