Saturday, January 3, 2015

Wishing You A Glamorous 2015!

A 1975 necklace for María Félix by Cartier Paris. Photo by Vincent Wulveryck for Cartier Collection.

I would like to wish all of you one glamorous and fabulous 2015 and helping me with this task is a pair of glittery crocodiles! This 1975 Cartier Paris necklace was a special order made for the Mexican actress María Félix. It is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum exhibit Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. I’m not necessarily into crocodiles, but I love the completely over-the-top look of the necklace, not to mention the skill it took Cartier jewelers to create it. Each crocodile, one of fancy yellow diamonds, the other of emeralds, is completely articulated and each can become individual brooches when they are separated. Stunning!

Wow. Photo by Vincent Wulveryck for Cartier Collection.

From the book Amazing Cartier by Nadine Coleno.

With these crocodiles for inspiration, go pile on that jewelry for 2015, whether fine or costume. María would want you to!

María Félix wearing the necklace (and a lot more!).

Happy New Year!

15 comments:

GSL said...

You'd think Cartier would have sprung for an ashtray.

Jill said...

Oh GSL, I do adore all your cynical comments. A man after my own heart! Happy 2015 to you, it has been such a treat to meet you this past year! XO, Jill

GSL said...

Your my kinda gal Jill.

Glenda said...

Felix looks incredible with her over the top accessorizing. Definitely not a look that everyone can pull off. Such bold pieces. I'm amazed!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Happy New Year, Jill! I am excited about what lies ahead for all of us!

I would not wear this, but I love looking at others who do! Thanks!

happyface313.com said...

:-) Happy New Year, Jill!
You've done it again - found something OTT spectacular. Love it! Wouldn't wear it, but there are only a very few people who could pull this kind of look off.
Keep on finding these beauties for us in 2015!
Many of these xoxo :-)

Dawn Lucy said...

Wow! Now that's a statement necklace!!!
OXOX
Dawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

rosie said...

Happy New Year Jill,

I was a newbie to your blog in 2014 & look forward to another great year. Your blog was so much fun this past year.

Thanks so much - Rosie

PinkCheetahVintage said...

So glam! Happy New Year!

Jill said...

Hi Glenda, the older I get the more I like seeing the big bold jewelry so I love that Maria just went for it with the Cartier pieces! Happy New Year to you! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Hi Pam, oh I think I'd have to give this crazy ol' necklace a try if given the opportunity. Then I'd take myself out for a glass of champagne and see what reactions I got wearing it! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Hello Happyface! Happy 2015, I am deep in my jewelry-obsessed phase so I am keeping a lookout for exceptional pieces to ponder and write about! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Hi Dawn Lucy, it really is a crazy big statement necklace, isn't it. I wish I could see it in person! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Hi Rosie! Oh what a compliment, thank you so much! It has been delightful getting to know you this past year and I thank you for your friendship and help with BG pictures and brooches! I wish you all the best in 2015! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Oh Becky, I can just see you wearing this necklace. I know you would rock it out with some totally cool vintage duds. I just know it. Happy 2015 to you my dear! XO, Jill