Thursday, May 19, 2011

All Choked Up...

Giles Deacon for Ungaro

It’s time to put away those dangling pendants and dainty chains. 

For Fall, designers are hot under their collars for fierce,
 face-framing choker necklaces.

 Whether they came with door knocker-sized ornaments 
like Lanvin's, 
Wilma Flintstone-esque pebbled jewels 
à la Bottega Veneta, 
or in fetish-y leather as they did at 
Emanuel Ungaro, 
it was all about achieving a snug fit 
that sits atop the collarbone.

Emilio Pucci

Lanvin Choker

Bottega Veneta


Yves St. Laurent

Thakoon Velvet Rope

Hermes Silver Ring

Salvatore Ferragamo Jewel Encrusted Open Ring

Valentino Lace Wreath

 And chokers aren’t just for the runways. 
Lots of fashionistas attending fashion weeks 
have been spotted wearing single-strand
above-the-collar-bone necklaces.

So, change is good for business...voila...we have change!
But, you know, I'm getting tired of those awful knitted bib necklaces,
to me, they always looked like they were "made by loving hands at home."

With this new trend I am particularly enamored 
of the Ferragamo open-ring design,
& with that severe glen-plaid tailoring 
this necklace is a huge
show-stopping piece.

And, I LOVE the velvet rope!  
So soft, yet bold in statement.

What do you think?  
Do you like chokers?


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