What is old is always new!!!! Its all about vintage and vintage-inspired these days!!!! In order to create the fashion present we need to stay connected to the fashion past. We need to draw on antique references to truly create all of the modern and often edgy designs so prevalent today. Many brands use pieces from other times as references and others even figure out how to incorporate vintage finds into their latest designs...few however actually repurpose old items to create entirely new items...sustainable fashion at its best!!!
Let me introduce you to a new brand that not only is inspired by the past but which actually recycles antique sterling silver, non-fashion items and turns them into contemporary jewels that are not only affordable, but chic and of course so much fun...Little Purple Cow Designs. Influenced by historical "l'objet d'art", such as lavish silverware patterns and elaborate ornamental keys, their rings and necklaces are modern little gems that every girl can rock!!!
I love the key necklaces...I find them romantic!!! There is something sort of touching about wearing the "key to your heart" or the key to your grandmother's home around your neck. OK...perhaps this is a stretch, but I always think style is intimately rooted in your fondest memories. I would buy several different keys and wear them simultaneously to create the ultimate statement charm pendant. All are under $200. The rings are great too...definitely the anti-cocktail ring...no major bling, no BIG baubles, just modern, sophisticated design. Bracelets are coming soon...I saw some prototypes and they are great...sort of silverware meets medusa...curious yet? More jewelry to covet...what is a girl to do?
Good news for all of your "have-to-have-it first" fashionistas...Little Purple Cow Designs are so easy to find. Their new ecommerce site JUST (as in this week) launched and they are not yet sold in brick and mortar stores, so you can be one of the first people to own these historically rich jewels!!! A tie to the past, sustainable (environmentally friendly) design and affordable...definitely a middle of summer must-have brand!!!