Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Style Extra

Make vintage jewelry work with new outfits

By Joy Kraft
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Vintage jewelry is popping up everywhere, from the pages of InStyle, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar to the vintage-look pearls and cameo combo worn by Sarah Jessica Parker at last week's Golden Globes. Barbie Jones of Hyde Park, who specializes in estate jewelry, has tips for making older pieces work with new looks:

        • “Find something that says who you are. For example, choose pearls for a more conservative look as opposed to the larger, flashier pieces signed by designers Weiss or Eisenberg.

        • If you like a more ostentatious design, choose clothes that are more simple and elegant, like a little black dress, to set off the jewelry. On the other hand, if you're wearing a floral dress, you may want to stick with a matching crystal beaded necklace and earrings.

        Vintage and antique jewelry holds its value or increases in value, Ms. Jones says.

        In addition, you are not going to walk down the street and run into someone wearing the same pin or necklace.

        Ms. Jones, who has pieces from the late 1800s to the 1970s, stresses that a piece doesn't have to be expensive. “Prices range from $20 to $200 ... and some up to $1,000. There's something for everyone.”

        Her next show and sale will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday,at Bella Cincinnati restaurant, 600 Walnut St., downtown. 702-8888.

        Glam glue: Last week, I noted the navel-brushing necklines at the Golden Globes on stars Kate Hudson and Andie MacDowell, wondering how they kept things in place.

        It's roll-on body glue, says Donna Wesselman, owner of Bella Donna in Glendale.

        “The official name is Body Adhesive, and it's made by Stay Put,” costing $10 at the store. “It can be used for shoulder pads, knee-high hose, washes off and won't damage clothes,” she says.

        Show: Special events this weekend include a Wedding Symposium, 1 p.m. Sunday at Mattfeld's Greenhouse & Florist, 8730 Cheviot Road; 385-6577 for reservations.

        Contact Joy Kraft by phone: 768-8467; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com.


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