Tuesday, February 23, 2010
In good company...(Part 1)
CUFFIE - n. a person in love with cuff bracelets
A self-proclaimed "cuffie", I realized long ago that I was in very good company. Did you know that some of the most glamorous women in the world have rocked this eye-catching accessory??? In fact, you could argue that the cuff is the accessory of choice for strong women with character --- its very structure suggesting a graceful power that cannot be ignored. If you love cuffs as much as I do, raise your arm and strut like Giselle...you're in good company cuffie!
A few famous cuffies:
-Jackie Kennedy, the epitome of elegance, teamed cuffs with bustier dressses and made Van Cleef & Arpels' hammered gold cuffs famous back in the 60s.
-American Vogue journalist Diana Vreeland loved her ivory cuff so much she wore it over the sleeve of her sweaters.
-Coco Chanel rarely left the house without her cuff bracelet. Her favorite was an enamel cuff decorated with a gold Maltese cross illuminated with cabochons of precious stones.