Reyne Gauge: Celebrity Vintage Round-Up
I love reading all the style magazines and checking out the tabloids – I’m not reading the articles, but more scanning the images to see who is wearing what vintage couture. These days it seems celebrities and their stylists like to mix and match vintage with new, which really appeals to me. Nothing spices up a great pair of jeans and a T-shirt like a stack of Chanel bracelets on your wrist or even a pair of retro Vans.
I know I know, some of this stuff you can buy new today, but does it really have that “worn in” feel? I mean, to me it screams, “I’ve got tons of money but I’m going old skool cause I can!” – and you can too!
Let’s take a look at who was seen wearing what…
For starters, numerous female celebrities are sporting Tiffany & Co.’s Victorian-era diamond encrusted pendant necklace. I love that even Tiffany’s is looking at making old new again!
Penelope Cruz hit the red carpet wearing a vintage Gianni Versace white gown. She really rocked the gown by not overdoing the accessories – just a simple clutch and chandelier diamond earrings.
Another trend hitting the red carpet is stacking bangles. You can get the same look as is seen in the new, high-priced designer bracelets by combing through auction listing on LiveAuctioneers.com and assembling stacks of 1950s-1970s rhinestone-encrusted celluloid or Bakelite ones. The more bling, the better!
Debra Messing, come to find out, is a huge fan of vintage jewelry. I caught a glimpse of some of her prized possessions, and what I noticed is that she has very eclectic taste. Many jewelry collectors follow a specific artist, or period – she’s all over the board, and I love it! I believe she is a follower of “If I like it, I want it.”
The May issue of InStyle magazine was inspired by Faye Dunaway and the white eyelet dress she wore on the set of Extraordinary Seaman (circa 1969). Vintage eyelet dresses are a dime a dozen at your local vintage couture hotspot or on eBay. Add a splash of color with a striking tortoise bangle and a beautiful pair of sandals.
This floored me…remember when you were in high school or college and “topsiders” were all the rage? Therrre back! Nordstroms has them in silver – yes, you read right…SILVER.
Aviators are still as hot as they were when we saw Tom Cruise wearing them in Top Gun.
Another celebrity expressing their passion for vintage? Scarlett Johansson. What does she crave? Like most women, shoes. I know I can’t pass up a great pair of heels. Scarlett collects vintage silhouettes from the 1940s and ’50s to complete her glamorous image.
Last but not least, host Cat Deeley from So You Think You Can Dance loves a good flea market find, but on the other hand, she’ll do a complete turn and sport something by Alexander McQueen. Versatility keeps her “look” fresh and interesting.
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