Ladylike is the look to embrace this fall. It seems designers are all waxing nostalgic for a bygone era with all the use of brocade, twill and absolutely massive jeweled buttons. Sometimes I wonder if designers have ESP, or if it is the result of collusionary meetings in a suite at the Paris Ritz, “Lets push up the market price of jeweled buttons this year!” However these patterns take hold, it is without doubt that you will be seeing blinged out buttons from Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Thakoon, I could go on. . .
Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Style.com
Louis Vuitton jeweled buttons, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Style.com
Chanel, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2012. Photo courtesy of Vogue.com
How do you know if your jeweled button look is totally au courant or a bit grannypants? It depends on how you wear the outfit. By no means should it be a head-to-toe look. The second you take this trend too seriously and get overly enthusiastic, that’s when you’ve gone prematurely geriatric. Pair one piece that has jeweled buttons with something completely unexpected like boyfriend jeans or leather pants. Play with it, have fun, just don’t over-commit to the look.
For the curious commitment-phobe, you can always try DIY jeweled buttons on the pockets of a tweed jacket and see if it takes. Here is what you need for a DIY:
2. High Epoxy Adhesive or Rubber Cement
3. Old Vintage Pin or Earring (preferably a broken one where the pin or earring back has already snapped off)
There is only one step: Glue the earring or pin onto the button cover.
So easy even a home-ec flunky can do it. Try not to glue your fingers together my DMD darlings. . .if you do, try nail polish remover.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,