Editors are Forecasting: Medallion Necklaces
Posted on 07 October 2009
The eye blinding collection of Tsarist Russiaâ€™s Imperial jewels and ecclesiastic bling were the subject of the traveling exhibition that came to Houston back in â€™97.Â Â I stood in line one Sunday afternoon to see "The Jewels of the Romanovs: Treasures of the Russian Imperial Court".Â Â I have always had a curiosity about the last Czar and his beautiful children, but the beauty and splendor of Russiaâ€™s opulent past was the real draw.
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jump forward ten or so years...
The powers that be in the fashion biz are forecasting bib necklaces
followed up closely by bohemian styled medallion necklaces.Â I am working on a collection based on Duke Alexei Alexandrovichâ€™s 1871 visit to the US and his buffalo hunting foray with Custer and Bill Cody.Â What naturally evolved from my Sunday afternoon museum visit and current runway trends was Double D Ranchâ€™sâ„¢ Treasures of the Romanovs Tee
DDRâ€™s Treasures of the Romanovs Tee
is a bohemian mix of faux jewels and chains. Some of the medallions are drawn from the Russian Imperial Court and others from an assortment of junk jewelry treasures I found second hand.Â The pearled cross pendant at the bottom comes from the prayer notebook of Empress Alexandra Feodorvna (1798 -1860), wife of Nicholas I.