Part 6 of our EDIT No. 3 is all about jewelry (and the smart knits to wear them with!). For Fall, and particularly winter, these two really lend themselves to each other. While some might find it hard to wear jewelry in cold weather, I think it’s the perfect time to embrace a bold earring, a fun costume piece, or jewelry actually built into your sweater!
What is so special about jewelry, is that it’s really for everyone. Even me, who’s general jewelry style… well, to say “minimal” is kind – “barely noticeable” is more like it. But even I can’t resist an interesting earring! So let’s break it down into three short categories of interest, and who better to demonstrate these artistic possibilities than an artist herself, Ana!
Our favorite newcomers to the bijoux world, please meet Sophie Buhai and Charlotte Chesnais! One Californian and one Parisian, both share a finite interest in sculptural silhouettes. While Buhai’s pieces are sturdy, solid silver and fit for the likes of Georgia O’Keefe admirers, Chesnais offers a glance into an almost galactic, future evolution of what jewelry can be.
Traditionally costume jewelry was meant to be very cheap, in today’s market it’s, well, let’s say contemporary pricing (although if you are buying online, it will likely be under ‘jewelry’, as opposed to its flamboyant counterpart ‘fine jewelry’)! But you can’t take the delightful jest out of this grouping – may it be a puzzle piece hoop earring, a duo of pearl embellished brooches or a set of oversized brass earrings reminiscent of… split petals I believe?! It hardly matters, they are Céline and they are beautiful! :)
Even two favorites like Aurélie Bidermann and Repossi, seen here on the site for many years, have found ways to update their classics. I love the rendition of Aurelie’s do brasil style bracelet worked into the neckline of a hand-knit sweater! And the Repossi black chrome gold antifer pieces are just the thing to make you suddenly feel like that’s all you ever wanted in a ring.
So while seasons change, and new designers come into the spotlight, there is always something fresh you can do with jewelry. And for fall, I think the possibilities are endless… and so is that stack of sweaters calling your name!
Look 1: Sweater, Alexander Wang; Earring, Tibi x Paige Novack; Braided hoop, Tibi x Paige Novick / Look 2: Sweater, Michael Kors Collection ; Jewelry, Charlotte Chesnais / Look 3: Sweater, Spencer Vladimir; Jewelry, Sophie Buhai / Look 4: Sweater and jewelry, Céline / Look 5: Sweater, No. 21; Skirt, Dries van Noten; Jewelry, Chanel / Look 6: Sweater and jewelry, Aurelie Bidermann x Wool & the Gang / Look 7: Sweater, Nina Ricci; Jewelry, Repossi.
Words & styling: Brie Welch | Photos: Erik Melvin | Model: Ana Kras