Sunday, July 15, 2012

Metallics Make A Comeback

Like a lot of trends metallics come in and out of fashion.  Gold and silver accessories are always in fashion (think strappy sandals and evening clutches) but every decade or two serious metallic fever resurfaces.  I remember attending my friend's Sweet 16 party at Tavern on the Green in the 80's wearing a gold blouse and black velvet pumps with gold, silver and bronze metallic tips.  (Wish I'd kept them!)  This Fall I think we may be seeing a lot of very ornate black and gold outfits.

A couple of days ago when I stumbled onto a sidewalk sale in Greenwich, CT I scooped up two adorable metallic mini bags at half price.  One is rose gold and one is gunmetal.  Both colors I love and a nice variation on traditional gold and silver bags.  I think they're perfect for cocktail parties.

Metallic Michael Kors mini bags in gunmetal and rose gold

A closer look, although the metallics don't photograph that well because of the glare....

Rose gold


About twenty years ago my mom scooped up three quilted metallic clutch purses at a fabulous sale at a local store near where she used to live.  They were silver, gold and gunmetal.  She can only find the gold and the gunmetal now, but I'm hoping the silver is just buried in her closet.  I remember borrowing the gold one for a party one time.  They are so big and soft, I just love them.  The tag inside says Lisette New York.  Certainly not haute couture, but very fashionable then and now.

Gunmetal and gold vintage clutches

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