Followers of HBO’s Intercourse and the Metropolis (SATC) waited eagerly to see if the equipment within the reboot And Simply Like That would measure as much as the unique when the sequence first aired in late 2021. In any case, Patricia Area, the SATC’s authentic costume designer, has moved on to the Netflix hit Emily in Paris. That leaves the dressing of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Kristin Davis as Charlotte, and Miranda performed by Cynthia Nixon to Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago (who beforehand labored with Area on SATC.) Are they as much as the duty? Now that season two of And Simply Like That is effectively underway, the brief reply is a powerful sure!
Though the beginning of the brand new sequence had a storyline downer, the luggage, sneakers, and jewellery decide up proper the place we left off within the late ‘90s and early aughts, and so they simply get higher and higher. I’ll admit to loving all of them, however like most ardent jewelry collectors, the adornment captures my consideration most of all.
Again within the day, it was Samantha, performed by Kim Cattrall, who wore probably the most expressive earrings, brooches, and different statement-makers. Since her character has been absent up to now within the reboot (though I hear she’ll be making a cameo in season two), one of many new girls, Nicole Ari Parker who performs Lisa Todd Wexley (nicknamed “LTW” on the present), has taken the highest jewellery spot for me in each episode of each seasons one and two. Whereas many of the different forged members don an array of wonderful or bridge jewellery, together with Carrie’s necklaces, LTW wears an eclectic combine that features some eye-catching style jewellery.
Let’s take a look at a number of fave designers and types I’ve seen LTW put on to this point.
There have been a number of events when LTW’s necklaces have had me saying out loud to my husband, “That must be Monies.” Because it turns, out I used to be proper. Within the first episode of the sequence, the flamboyantly dressed spouse, mother, and profession girl sports activities an enormous necklace manufactured from vivid crimson chain hyperlinks by a Danish workshop known as Monies. I’ve noticed a number of different items in later episodes which might be very possible their designs as effectively.
This jewellery studio, now operated by Karl Monies, the son of founders Gerda Lynggaard and Nikolai Monies, has been making jewellery since 1973. It’s a becoming tribute for his or her fiftieth anniversary to be acknowledged on And Simply Like That. Along with daring appears to be like, this jewellery is thought for being manufactured from pure supplies like wooden, horn, leather-based, pearls, and chunky pure stones. The most effective elements of searching down classic Monies items is the worth. With slightly procuring diligence, you’ll discover earrings within the $50 vary, and costs go up from there. Not all classic Monies items are marked, so make sure you purchase from a classic vendor who is aware of their stuff.
Patricia Von Musulin
One other scene from And Simply Like That finds LTW sporting a big Lucite bracelet by Patricia von Musulin, who additionally began her firm within the Seventies. Should you recall the Vogue image of Nastassja Kinski taken by the famend Richard Avedon, the place she posed with solely an enormous serpent and a white wristband, that bracelet was crafted by von Musulin. She captured the eye of the trendy set again then, and collectors are nonetheless clamoring for her jewellery immediately.
In contrast to Monies, von Musulin’s New York-based agency not produces jewellery. If you wish to imitate LTW’s look, yow will discover an array of her designs within the classic market priced from the lots of into the hundreds. Along with plastics, a few of her most fascinating creations embody necklaces made with strands of pure stone beads and ebony wooden designs dotted with sterling silver inlays. Some items are unmarked, so shopping for from a educated vendor is as soon as once more beneficial.
Artisans have been transforming outdated Bakelite for many years, however Mark Davis is credited for taking what was initially a reasonable plastic and elevating it to the standing of wonderful jewellery.
In enterprise since 1999, he transforms plain Bakelite bangles by including karat gold components set with real gems and inlays. He additionally makes use of wooden and metallic bangle bases adorning them with the identical sort of gildings. On And Simply Like That, you guessed it, LTW is noticed carrying a stack of a number of Mark Davis creations at a cocktail party in her dwelling.
Along with bangles, Davis has used Bakelite in necklace, earring, and ring designs as effectively. It wouldn’t shock me if we see extra items from his studio situated in South Carolina employed by costume designers outfitting LTW since they’re fairly colourful and artistic.
These are a number of of the superb items I’ve discovered myself coveting within the Intercourse and the Metropolis reboot to this point. I can’t wait to see what’s subsequent!
Pamela Siegel is a contract author and creator who has been educating collectors for greater than twenty years. Along with three books on matters regarding antiques and collectibles, she incessantly shares her experience via on-line writing and articles for print-based publications. Pamela can be the co-founder of Costume Jewellery Collectors Int’l (CJCI) and the proprietor of Stylish Antiques by Pamela.
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