Statement Splurges

Outrageous accessories scream opulence for concise credit crunch fashion

Implications - Some budget-crunched consumers will selectively splurge on one sensational statement accessory rather than several pieces meant to be worn together. A single piece of show-stopping jewelry or a pair of outrageous shoes gives a consumer the feeling of luxury without the pain in their pocketbook.
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Perilous Heelless Shoes - Nina Ricci Loves Killer 11” Inch Stilts for Fall
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Warm 138,379 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 09
Perilous Heelless Shoes
Nina Ricci Loves Killer 11” Inch Stilts for Fall 2009
Nina Ricci’s Fall 2009 collection, which was helmed by designer Olivier Theyskens, had a little bit of everything. For example, there were a lot of really exquisite dresses with cinched waists and bulky… [More]
Statement Rings - Angelina Jolie's Green Oscar Ring Still Has Jewelery Mavens Mesmerized
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Warm 54,672 Clicks Pub: Feb 24, 09
Statement Rings
Angelina Jolie's Green Oscar Ring Still Has Jewelery Mavens Mesmerized
Angelina Jolie’s green Oscars ring is a statement piece not to be forgotten. Before the Oscars, it was reported Angelina Jolie would be wearing a $20 million dollar necklace; well, the Academy Awards… [More]
Marie Antoinette Shoes - Only 36 Pairs of These Gorgeous Christian Louboutin Luxury Heels Made
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Warm 82,368 Clicks Pub: Mar 19, 09
Marie Antoinette Shoes
Only 36 Pairs of These Gorgeous Christian Louboutin Luxury Heels Made
One of today’s most glamorous shoe designers has channeled one of the most glamorous women of all time in one of his latest shoe designs. Christian Louboutin and Jean-Francoise Lesage teamed up to create… [More]
Knitted Chains - The Oversized Chain-Link Scarf Doubles As A Giant Necklace
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Warm 41,098 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 09
Knitted Chains
The Oversized Chain-Link Scarf Doubles As A Giant Necklace
Yokoo is the Japanese designer behind these magnificent handmade scarves? Necklaces? Whatever they are, they are cool and different. They remind me of the 80’s and RUN DMC, or a mix of Viktor & Rolf… [More]
Plastic Filigree Jewelry - Futuristic Bracelets by Jason Chart Davies for Lazerian
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Mild 23,357 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 09
Plastic Filigree Jewelry
Futuristic Bracelets by Jason Chart Davies for Lazerian
These highly geometric bracelets are a new jewelry collection by Jason Chart Davies for Lazerian. Each intricate bangle is made from simple flat sheets of black and white plastic. Strips of the plastic… [More]
Yoga-Inspired Jewelry - Sonja Picard's Zen-Luxe Jewels Stand Out Among Necklace-Free Oscar Win
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Warm 12,763 Clicks Pub: Feb 24, 09
Yoga-Inspired Jewelry
Sonja Picard's Zen-Luxe Jewels Stand Out Among Necklace-Free Oscar Win
Most of this year’s Oscar winners weren’t seen wearing necklaces, which helped the stunning yoga-inspired jewelery by Sonja Picard stand out among a sea of bare chests. Picard’s designs are based on yoga… [More]
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