Monday, November 10, 2008

Pile on the chains

A few nights ago while watching the CW show Privileged (a must-watch for those who love cute, feel good shows), I noticed plenty of sparkly jewelry beautifully draped around the necks of two main characters, Sage and Laurel.

It was interesting to see how these ladies, despite being two generations apart, managed to wear the same trend but in ways that were more suited to their individual styles.

Sage, the young socialite, accessorized her trendy outfit with a stylish silver multi-chain necklace while her grandmother, Laurel wore gold chain necklaces to achieve a look that's more classic and elegant.





photos courtesy privilegedfan.com


For me, the ultimate inspiration for multi chain necklaces has to be the Givenchy F/W 08 collection (below). Layers upon layers of gold chains with dangling crosses, coins and other charms were worn over dark, tailored pieces. The result was nothing short of fierce.


photo courtesy designscene.net


It would take me quite a while to accumulate the masses of assorted chains and pendants necessary to recreate that kind of awesomeness, but these options below would make great (and more wearable) substitutes.





Knot Chain Necklace
Price: US$28.00



Fierce Necklace
Price: US$26.50






Cream Bow and Pearl Multi Chain Long Necklace
Price: UK £20 (US$31.24)




Multistrand Necklace
Price: US$6.80



UK £16.00 (US$25.60)



Speaking of chains, I finally found a quilted purse with chain strap, which has been on my wish list for quite some time now. I bought this vintage one from a garage sale on Saturday and it only cost me $7.50.



(the colour is actually closer to the shade below)



It's not authentic Chanel of course, but that doesn't matter to me - I just love the colour and style of this bag. Some day I hope to own a real one though...

I also found a few other great bags that I plan to sell in the store. I'm so excited!

57 comments:

Blicious said...

cute post! i love the know necklace!

Join the Gossip said...

Love the layered necklace look. I have one with chains, black beads and pearls, it's awesome =)

Great purse find, what a deal!

lacouturiernyc said...

i loveeee chains :)

xoxo,
La C

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

those yummy givenchy necklaces! i know some people dont like them as they conjure up images of Mr T from the A team but im a fan!
xx
marian

Miranda said...

what a cute bag! great color
and i love the givenchy multilayered chains
so much :)

simply.steph said...

def into the chain scene, was going to get into privileged but i believe my tv itinerary is full at the moment. is it better than gossip girl?

Songy said...

Hi Danz! that bag looks great.

Layered necklaces are so hip now aren't they.. :) Love all the picks.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Danz-hope you are well my dear! A great post, I love the chains trend too, but can't wear anymore than 3, for me. I also adore your bag, what a gorgeous find, well done!

janettaylor said...

Amazing Chanel bag...

I'm a Chanel fan... ;)

Check this my blog if you have a mood...

http://janetteria.blogspot.com

Madame Dior said...

I'm really into layered chain necklaces right now =] and i also love privileged! its slowly replacing my love for Gossip Girl =]

Kristina said...

omg. i need all those cahins.

Imelda Matt said...

I love the layered Givenchy look but those models look like they'd crumble under the weight of those jewels :)

DaisyChain said...

You've come up with great alternatives =)
I must look for some chains on the highstreet.

Great colour bag as well =)

Anchibride said...

Love those necklaces! And that is one gorgeous bag! The color is fabulous. I love that kind of rich purple-blue shade. Just wish they had more clothes, etc. of that color out in shops.

Christina Lee said...

NICE SCORE ON THE BAG!

♥ fashion chalet said...

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Marina said...

Nice blog... Are you interesting in a link exchange with my blog :
Bottes pas cher
Marina (from France)

Winnie said...

The necklaces are really fun. I've attempted to replicate that givenchy look before with charity shop chains and the like. It's such a fun look!

Milly said...

Love the layered chain necklaces look! i love accessories!

Marina said...

Nice blog... Are you interesting in a link exchange with my blog :
Bottes pas cher
Marina (from France)

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issa said...

o ya i love this trend!

S of Modern-Guilt said...

I SO want to accumulate enough gold chains to make that Givenchy look work!

The Seeker said...

I really am in love with the layering chains.

And what nice necklaces you've chose to show us, thank you.

Hope everything is ok, take care, have a good time.

xoxo

fashion herald said...

yay, I found another Privileged fan! totally a feel good show, and the casting is amazing. Love the Sage character.

Vain and Vapid said...

Really cute purse!

I love those layered chains in the last pic, black is a cool twist on the Givenchy layered look.

Toni Alexis said...

wow I love the chains and most are rather inexpensive. And that purse is so fly...

xoxo

enc said...

I just love all those chains. I always have liked that look.

Lil Midget said...

I love the fierce necklace and ASOS! ASOS touches my love for the romantic gothic!

xo

beccajanie said...

I love privileged - you're right - it is totally cute. I did notice the layered necklaces too and love them!

yiqin; said...

I love the layering of the gold necklaces! Awesome. I need to get some gold chains & make the body chains too!

Chic$tylez Personal Shopping said...

I love this look, so chic!!!

Cindiddy said...

hey...chains are great accessories!!! nice post.

Dana (MODAna) said...

what an amazing faux chanel find!! Great fuschia color, too
I gotta diy that "Fierce" necklace

Bombchell said...

u just reminded me, i missed last week's episode, need to go watch it online.

ryder said...

is there any one betetr than lakshemi? and she is 26! wich i support. not teenage girls in industry. oh, i can see alexis from here-so trashy-so awsome.

CULTURE CREATORS said...

The chain game...i like it. Cute bag, great color.




xCC

fly tie said...

i'm a fan of layered necklaces and jewelry in general with simpler outfits. i really like the last one as well as the multi strand one with pearls.

cute purse, too.
so funny how computers and cameras can change color so drastically.

Couture Carrie said...

Hi, beautiful D!
Love your references and suggestions. Privileged is so entertaining! I will be piling on the chains just like those lovely ladies :)

xoxox,
CC

Casandra said...

I love this necklace in style Givenchy!!! ;o) And your Chanel bag is very nice!!!
Kisses!!! ^_^

ryan manning said...

gawker linked

heney said...

o ya i love this trend!

Song of Style said...

I heart chain necklaces!!!
and i heart the purple chanel bag altho it's not authentic 7 dollars is a really good price for a nice bag!

Sunniva said...

Great post! I just can't get enough of chain necklaces. They always add something extra to an outfit, and the Givenchy F/W 08 collection showed how perfect it looks! Hope you're well, dear xoxo

Thu said...

wow, all of those chains are so affordable! my favorite was the knot one.

la petite mademoiselle said...

I love so much necklaces! john galliano had also such neclaces, I LOVE THEM!
and the bag is so nice:D in purple!<3

Sydneydoll said...

great post!!!


it proves how different age groups can follow the same style.

heney said...

All of your designs are so beautiful.

emma said...

i love this show!

-h of candid cool said...

i find the layered givenchy chain look, oddly enough, classic

MissAmyShops said...

you sure have some great finds listed for this trend!

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Fusion said...

I love this look, layered chains are very sofisticated yet funky, your choices of jewellery are good, mind taking a look at my blog? Just started a range of perspex jewellery.

Vintage Tea said...

i love loads of chains too. Have you checked out dirty librarian chains? They're so cool.

Zuri said...

I love this trend, especially at Givenchy. Too bad I can't pull that off haha ! & congrats on the Chanel, very cute.

SOS! said...

i really loved the givenchy bling, and the way he paired it with avant garde black garnments..

xx- LJ from SOS!

TiKeDi said...

chainse=love....can never go wrong

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