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1970s Les Bernard Articulated Cleopatra Collar £395 and 1990s Elizabeth Taylor Zebra Print Bangle £295 from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection smaller (1)

“The only thing that separates us from animals is the ability to accessorise”: Steel Magnolias

Don’t underestimate the importance of that sentence. The ability to design and accessorise with jewellery has been a highly sought after skill for years. The idea that donning a necklace as a finishing touch to an outfit is a sentiment shared by women across the world. From Coco Chanel to Elizabeth Taylor and everyone in-between, we have been shown that how a girl accessories can transform an outfit.

Let’s not also forget the strive to be perceived as high end. Our accessories are not worn to simply make an outfit seem prettier – our statement jewels (often not statement in size, but statement in perception) can transform your look from high street to high fashion and from day to night.

The accessories we choose are such that echo what we’ve seen on top tier catwalks. This seasons trends are communicated across every market profile including our high street’s ‘keenly’ priced products. Elizabeth Taylor herself produced a costume jewellery range that emulated her ‘real jewels’. She believed every woman had the right to look high end even if her purse strings grew taught at the very thought of luxe fashion. She paved the gateway for bargain finds. Remembering that each trend is a throwback to a previous era and influenced by fashion history, your ‘bargain find’ can quite easily be the making of a beautiful outfit.

Wear it with pride and make some waves.

Coco Chanel: “fashion fades; only style remains the same”.

Written by Louisa Nicole Caplan, PR and Marketing Manager at Susan Caplan

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