A guest post by Natalie Bell, in which she shares her take on the Oscars and jewelry trends that will prevail throughout the spring season. Thank you Natalie!
It seems that Oscar night was in a maritime province at the weekend as a sea of enchanting green jewellery glistened across the red carpet. This pursues the array of delightful emerald green dresses worn at the Golden Globes in January earlier this year. Angelina Jolie wore a sparkling floor length emerald green dress adorned with sequins and glittering beads, whilst Mila Kunis was dress in a deep green elegant dress embellished with twisted fabric flowers.
This bold and beautiful trend resurfaced on Oscar night as Celine Dion, Reese Witherspoon, Annette Bening and Amy Adams were amongst just some of the guests seen parading their faceted green jewels. On the night, it is fair to say the stars’ emerald gemstones and jewels heralded sophistication. However, Colin Firth’s wife, Livia Firth went green in a different way as she wore a recycled dress created by London designer Gary Harvey. In her Vogue blog, she states that ''Every element - including zips, corsetry and the original toiles - is recycled. The only thing that we’ve used that is new is the thread that actually stitches the dress together.'' To top it off, she completed her outfit with Fairtrade® certified eco-mined jewellery designed by Anna Loucah whose creations have been said to create a sense of magic realism.
These themes will traverse through into spring, and due to its effervescent nature green has already been deposited as the colour for spring accessories, where we discover marine flora through an underworld of vibrant aquas and spring greens.
As spring comes into bloom, we will see English gardens flourish and the hype of festival fun will be upon us, and I think you’ll agree that it’s the perfect time to get creative with beading. Especially with Mardi Gras just around the corner! Often referred to as carnival season in England, Mardi Gras is to be celebrated on Tuesday 8th March this year where there will be fun-filled celebrations across the world. There will be parties, dancing, balloons, beads, masks and costumes galore – perfect to get us in the mood to get creative this spring!
For some top tips on creating some fresh spring jewellery from Beads Direct, check out our post next week!
In the mean time, why not take a look at the Beads Direct website for some great ideas for some inspiring spring beading creations.
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