Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wear It Twice: Peacock Princess

I didn’t have a particular theme in mind while planning this month’s fashion collage. Instead, I went on a search for one sensational necklace - I didn’t have to look far. The first thing that really jumped out at me was a gorgeous fringed collar in a vibrant indigo. The shape and color of the fringe made it perfect for a peacock inspired palette, with teal, purple and gold.

Bibs and collar necklaces look best when there is little else to compete with around the neckline, I think. So for the first outfit, I started with a strapless cocktail dress in a dusty teal. Because the necklace has so much texture, I wanted to keep things simple, but I couldn’t resist a Bottega Veneta clutch with frayed woven leather in bright teal. Gold Vera Wang ballet slippers add some shine, and an amethyst cabochon ring gives an extra hint of color.

The second outfit was one of the toughest ever to complete. I finally decided to build around a simple pair of denim jeans to avoid adding too many colors. It was that, or black and gold sequined jeans! A simple teal tank top provides a great base for the necklace, and green leopard print heels with purple trim add plenty of excitement. I topped it all off with a gold headband and pretty gold sequined handbag from Juicy Couture.

Next, I went on the hunt for some similar handmade and vintage pieces with their own unique personality.

Peacock Princess Fashion Collection

I wasn’t ready to put fashion behind me until next month, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the other collages using pieces from “Peacock Princess”. Here are a few of my favorites:

One great necklace can really go a long way!

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