Ladies perfect accessories

Perfum Gold

Vintage perfume purse sprays: from left: Lalique ‘de Lalique’, Jean Patou ‘Sublime’, Cartier, Lanvin (by Cartier), Cartier ‘Must’. Vintage creme/solid perfumes: Paloma Picasso, Jean-Louis Scherrer no.I, and Bulgari ‘Femme’ (Click photo to enlarge).

Now, with the holidays ahead, many stores try to seduce us with the most beautiful evening clothes and accessories for these days. And now that the clutch, that little chique ladies bag, is hotter then ever, you can find them in all price ranges. But what do you take all along in such a small bag? A lipstick….maybe a handkerchief. And don’t forget your perfume purse spray! Our grandmothers used them, our mothers, they are availble in countless models and shapes. Many luxury perfume brands have them in their range.

And now that the clutch is hotter then ever, the beautiful refilable perfume purse sprays are also making their ‘comeback’. That make them the perfect accessories for this season, and to the perfect gift…

Annick Goutal Grand Amour 15ml EDP Eau de Parfum refillable-2

Annick Goutal ‘Grand Amour’ 15ml Eau de Parfum refillable purse spray (Click photo to enlarge).

Balenciaga Eau de Parfum Purse SprayBalenciaga Eau de Parfum Purse Spray (Click photo to enlarge).

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Purse Spray

Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ Eau de Parfum Purse Spray set (Click photo to enlarge)

Chanel No.5 Eau de Parfum Purse Spray

Chanel ‘No.5’ Eau de Parfum Purse Spray set (Click photo to enlarge).

Gucci Flora Mademoiselle Eau de Toilette Purse Spray set

Gucci ‘Flora’ Eau de Toilette Purse Spray set (Click photo to enlarge)

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Calypso Figue Eau de Parfum purse spray (Click photo to enlarge)

GUCCI BY GUCCI EAU DE PARFUM PURSE SPRAY

Gucci ‘by Gucci’ Eau de Parfum purse spray (Click photo to enlarge).

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Refillable Travel Spray Set

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Purse Spray Set (Click photo to enlarge).

Christian Dior Purse Spray Blue

Christian Dior Purse Spray Set (Click photo to enlarge).

Every holiday season it’s a suprise wich brand brings us what.  Great are the, mostly limited edition, cremer solid perfumes. They come in the most fantastic shapes, sometimes like a Fabergé egg or a small compact powder, as a charm or pill box. But always they turn out to be true collecors items. Famous are the ones from Estée Lauder almost every year.

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Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Solid Compact Perfume (Clickphoto to enlarge).

Apothecary Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume Charm

Apothecary Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume Charm (Click photo to enlarge).

Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Solid Perfume Compact

Crabtree & Evelyn: Evelyn Rose Solid Perfume (Click photo to enlarge)

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Marc jacobs Daisy Solid Perfume Ring (Click photo to enlarge)

by Jean Amr

Le Charme Sacré de L’Or

Covered in gold, vials appropriate jewellery codes and enter the square meadow scents of exception. Legitimate in this register, the jewellers Cartier and Bvlgari. Cartier Les Must Gold remains more academic. Bvlgari who clearly evokes this universe with Goldea whose iconic Serpenti snake collection wraps itself around the neck of the bottle in the absence of women.

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From left to right: Cartier Must de Cartier Gold Eau de Parfum, Bvlgari Goldea Eau de Parfum, Prada Candy Collector Edition, Burberry My Burberry Festive Eau de Parfum (on top), Nina Ricci Nina Edition Or Eau de Toilette, Lalique Or Intemporel Noir Premier Eau de Parfum,  Jean Paul Gaultier Le Classique Eau de Parfum Intense.

Prada Candy Collector Edition remains also more academic, but show opulence mastered down the line. Or when the coup d’ éclat becomes wake in bar. My Burberry transposes the charm of the snow globes by replacing the flakes with gold sequins and Barters her gabardine against a node iridescent ribbon..  The coated forms of the ‘apple’ bottle from Nina Ricci, seem to be topped with gold leaf, like those of the strapless dress blade of Jean-Pauls Gaultier’s intense classic

Drapes of timeless gold. On top a mounted black onyx cabochon, while the roundness of the bottle looks like a oversized pendant. From the prestige collection of Noir Black, the Lalique name labeled with a black silkscreen print on gold. Hot Lalique Or Intemporel Noir Premier Eau de Parfum Art Deco sculptural curved bottle comes in a lacquered box, both in-house crafted

More on these gold fragrances (and others) here on Yakymour, soon….

From Paris with Love Van Cleef & Arpels bumblebee

Van Cleef Arpels Gold Platinum Sapphire Bee brooch Yakymour

From Paris with Love: Van Cleef & Arpels ‘mystery setting’ bumblebee brooch 

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Mystery setting, also known as invisible setting, was originally created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933. An amazing technique crafted only by a skillful hand of paving precious stones without any visible claws, the gems themselves take the ‘center stage’ in the creation.

This superb quality bumblebee brooch, 25mm (1″) long x 40mm (1 9/16″) wide at wing spread that does not fall short of Van Cleef and Arpels quality set in the body and head with forty-nine natural blue sapphires with a total weight of 8.50ct. Gorgeous spread wings paved with the total of twenty-eight round brilliant diamonds totaling 1.10ct. The bumblebee is further enhanced with two cabochon ruby eyes, totaling 0.12ct. A precious masterpiece!

Van Cleef Arpels Gold Platinum Sapphire Ruby Bee Mystery Set brooch Yakymour

Van Cleef Arpels Gold Platinum Sapphire Ruby Bee Mystery Set brooch Yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘mystery setting’ bumblebee brooch made of 18k yellow gold, platinum, Sapphires, diamonds and rubies 

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  • Sapphires, 49 square shaped in mystery setting, totaling 8.50ct, dark blue color
  • Diamonds, 28 round brilliant diamonds, totaling 1.10ct, color: F-G, clarity: VS range
  • Rubies 2 cabochon rubies, totaling 0.12ct

The 1″ (25mm) long x 1 9/16″ (40mm) wide at wing spread brooch gross weight is 11.6 grams.

by Jean Amr

White Bird: A bijoux jewelry box in Paris

White Bird Jewel Shop Paris Yakymour

White Bird, 7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, Paris (Click photo to enlarge).

Store designers and brands often talk about wanting their shops to look and feel like apartments or homes – witness the ‘Maisons’ of the luxury brands, all of them desperate to tell you that you are at home. But most of us are never going to be living in homes that look like that, although for those of us who are lucky enough though, a smart small modern townhouse may be something to which we aspire.

White Bird Jewelry Shop 7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire Paris Yakymour

White Bird, 7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, Paris (Click photo to enlarge).

I love her shop at 38 rue du Mont Thabor, but jeweler Stephanie Roger latest store on the 7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire in the Marais district of Paris takes the home concept and speaks to those aspirations, no lofty ceilings or grandiose rooms here. The space is like a very modern, very small stylishly lit wall with inserts where the product is displayed and the subtle wood and glass display cases for the jewelry seem incidental to that narrative.

White Bird Jewelry Shop 7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire Paris Yakymour

White Bird, 7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, Paris (Click photo to enlarge).

This is Roger’s second White Bird jewelry store in the same neighborhood. It is designed by architect Johanna Etournel in collaboration with interior design specialists En Bande Organisée and its appeal lies in its simplicity and modern good taste.

Karen Liberman ring Ottoman silver and gold 21 ct at White Bird Paris

White Bird, Paris, Karen Liberman ring Ottoman silver and gold 21 ct (Click photo to enlarge).

Cathy Waterman ring at White Bird Paris

White Bird, Paris, Cathy Waterman ring (Click photo to enlarge).

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White Bird, Paris,sterling earrings (Click photo to enlarge).

Earrings Cut out leaf gold 22 cts, diamonds and sapphires, Cathy Waterman at White Bird Paris

White Bird, Paris,  Cathy Waterman Earrings Cut out leaf gold 22 cts, diamonds and sapphires (Click photo to enlarge).

Contact at:

7 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, France

+33 1 40 24 27 17

by Jean Amr

Van Cleef & Arpels Art of Clip

Van Cleef & Arpels Moscow Yakymour

For our Russian viewers, or those who are visiting Moscow this month, Van Cleef & Arpels invites you to the “Art of Clip” exhibition at the GUM boutique in Moscow from September 3 to 30. A unique selection of brooches from the 1910s to the 1970s gives an overview of the evolution of Art, Decorative Art and Fashion through the 20th century

Van Cleef & Arpels Peony brooch Platinum Ruby Diamond Yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Peony’ platinum, diamond and ‘mystery set’ rubies brooch, 1937

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Van Cleef & Arpels Passe Partout Flower Brooch, ca 1939 Yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Passe Partout’ ruby, blue and yellow sapphire flower brooch, circa 1939

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Van Cleef & Arpels Camargo brooch diamond ruby emerald yakymour

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Camargo’ diamond, ruby and emerald brooch, 1945

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Emerald and diamond “Camellia” brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels, circa 1975

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Camellia’ emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1975

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Find out more at: http://www.vancleefarpels.com/ru/en/store-locator.html

by Jean Amr

Bold cuffs take center stage.

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As this summer statement jewelry continues to trend….

In a famous photo taken in 1977 at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan, the perennially stylish Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis can be seen arm-wrestling Muhammad Ali.  But it’s not the fashion icon’s toothy grin, or her off-the-shoulder gown, or her embellished earrings that stand out the most, it’s the hammered yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels cuff on her wrist. The quintessential first lady so favored the piece of jewelry that she wore it throughout the 1970s and 1980s, igniting an unprecedented fervor for cuffs among fashion’s glitterati. It was not only Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that made the sales raise, also Princess Caroline of Monaco and other celebs did. When the Princess showed up with her Cartier Love Bracelet, sales went up…..

Rabinovich Bracelet Jumelle

I Love: Rabinovich, black leather, steel bracelet (Click photo to enlarge).

Rabinovich bracelet Jumelle

Rabinovich, purple leather, steel bracelet, availble in a lot of colors (Click photo to enlarge).

Bulgari bracelet sterling

Bvlgari, Sterling silver, Leather bracelet, availble in many colors (Click photo to enlarge).

Albanu Bracelet Horse Hair Sterling

A true timeless classic. Not only for horse lovers! Albanu bracelet made of horse hair and sterling silver. Availble in many colors, models and 18k gold (Click photo to enlarge).

Albanu Bracelet Elephant Hair 18k Yellow GoldPrince Bernard had one. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan had one. Albanu, loved by many Royals and movie stars since 1928! Albanu bracelet made of elephant hair and 18k yellow gold. They are availble in a vèry large range of models (Click photo to enlarge).

Today cuffs are making a comeback in a variety of shapes and unique materials. Sometimes simple, sometimes precious. Basic wide styles can be worn on their own to create a more tailored, minimalistic look for work, while those with an experimental bent can mix and match skinnier versions. Add some instant edge to an outfit by rocking a double wrap leather cuff with oversized rivets and studded hardware, or up the ante by donning multiple metal bands in alternating widths on each wrist.

What some friends of mine have with shoes, I’ve got t with watches and bracelets! I realy love my Bvlgari Alveare and Parentesi, but my Cartier Love bracelet is my daily wear, that I many times combine with one of my Rabinovich leather bracelets. I’ve got many of them! They are vèry affordable, and vèry stong! Taking a shower with my Albanu, is no problem at all! I’ve got one that’s over 40 years old, and its still as new! Taking a shower with a leather bracelet is not the advice you would give someone, but my Rabinovich bracelets are still doing great, after 2 years of showering. And that for that price!

Tony Burch bracelet leather

Tory Burch double wrap logo stud bracelet in blood orange, other colors availble (Click photo to enlarge).

Tiffany Elsa Peretti Bone Sterling Bracelet

A true Tiffany & Co classic! Elsa Peretti’s Sterling Silver Bone Cuff bracelet. It’s also availble in 18k gold (Click photo to enlarge).

Tiffany-Co Paloma Picasso leather sterling

Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso’s knot bracelet in leather and sterling silver (Click photo to enlarge).

Hermes Black Leather Bracelets With Pink Gold Turn Buckle Wide

Hermès Black Leather Wide Bracelets with 18K Pink Gold Turn Buckle (Click photo to enlarge).

 

Bulgari Alveare Gold Bracelet

Bvlgari Alveare 18k Yellow and White Gold Bracelet (Click photo to enlarge).Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Bracelet Ruby Gold YellowVan Cleef & Arpels ‘Ludo’ Art Deco bracelet, Paris, 1939, yellow 18k gold, rubies and star rubies in mystery setting (Click photo to enlarge).

CARTIER Juste un Clou 18ct pink-gold bracelet

Cartier ‘Juste un Clou’ 18ct pink-gold bracelet, also availble in white and yellow gold, with or without diamonds or other precious stones (Click photo to enlarge).

Just remember to stick to the cardinal rule of accessorizing: Don’t overdo it. And, whether you select a classic leather cuff, bejeweled medallion or retro-inspired resin style, be sure to make a selection that speaks to you or evokes an emotion when you wear it.

For more information:

Albanu at selected stores. See http://http://www.albanu.mc

Bvlgari at Bvlgari Boutiques, online and at selected stores See: http://http://www.bulgari.com

Cartier at Cartier Boutiques, online and at selected stores. See: http://http://www.cartier.com

Van Cleef & Arpels at Van Cleef & Arpels Boutiques. See: http://http://www.vancleefarpels.com

Hermès at Hermès Boutiques, online and selected stores. See: http://http://www.hermes.com

Rabinovich at Jumelle Juwelier and other selected stores. See: http://www.jumelle.nl/

Tiffany & Co at Tiffany & Co Boutiques and selected stores. See: http://http://www.tiffany.com

Tory Burch at Tory Burch Boutiques. See: http://http://www.toryburch.com

by Jean Amr

Tiffany & Co New York minute

Continuing a stealthy turnaround in its design vision, last month Tiffany & Co announces its intention to put watch-making centre stage, with the launch of a new collection of New York-designed timepieces powered by Swiss movements.

Though overshadowed by its standing as a jeweller and producer of ever-popular designs by visionaries such as Jean Schlumberger, Paloma Piccaso and Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co’s understanding of the business of watch-making is impressive, with roots dating back to its 19th century Geneva manufacture. That means that when it comes to horological prowess, it knows more than most luxury houses about how to build a watch from the base-plate up.

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One of my personal favorites: Tiffany & Co Atlas Men’s watch in 18K yellow gold (Click photo to enlarge).

Its John Loring-designed timepieces from the 1980s and 1990s include, arguably, some of the most visionary watch designs of the modern era. Loring, Tiffany & Co’s current design director emeritus, helmed the design department for 30 years from 1979 to 2009. Key models of his creative tenure include the Atlas watch, notable for its relief-style Roman numerals that start on the dial then stretch out across the bezel.

Decades before fashion cottoned on to the chic watch as a luxury accessory, Loring had sensed a desire for less formal designs, creating a sports-luxe horological offering for women he knew, Paloma Picasso, among them.
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Some models of the Tiffany & Co CT60 (Click photo to enlarge).

The new Tiffany CT60 collection taps into a more classic period of the New York house’s watch-making past. The key model, directly inspired by a Tiffany watch presented to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, is handsome, if a little too perfectly so. Its silver powder numerals and traditional Swiss finishes, sunray dial, Côtes de Genève, colimaçon and perlage engraving, may be a tad too ‘vintage’ but they serve to remind the wearer of a certain horological authority.

The Tiffany & Co East West is the real star of the new collection. The 1940s feel is there but, with creative input and jewellery thinking from Tiffany’s current design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, it harks back to the visionary Loring days.

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The ‘East West’ invites you to read time across the wrist, as though it were an identity bracelet (Click photo to enlarge).
A way of ‘reading’ your watch that used before by Cartier and Tiffany & Co, was populair in some professions in the 30’s and 40’s. Rather then read the time vertically, you are directed to read it across the wrist, as if the watch were an identity bracelet. The fact that it suits anybody bodes well for the new generation of Tiffany & Co watch design.
by Jean Amr