A few weeks back we mentioned in the blog post The King’s Speech: Signifier of Royal Fashion Resurgence? a certain panther bracelet that resembles the Duchess of Windsor’s bracelet which recently sold for $7 million at a Sotherby’s auction. When we last published the post, it quickly sold out, we restocked and sold out again! Lots of you asked to let you know when it becomes available again so I’m happy to inform you that we have more!!
As we thought it might be, The Kings Speech was the big winner on Oscar night. I think that war-era femininity might be responsible for the resurgence in lace this year, such as on Mila Kunis, Amanda Seyfried, Madonna at the after-party and, most notably, Scarlett Johansson who just. Looked. Amazing. I know some in the blogosphere are torn about this one, but I loved it. Despite all the yelling paparazzi, screaming fans and flashing cameras, Scarlett somehow always manages to look totally relaxed on the red carpet, like she was born to be there.
Despite The King’s Speech impressive influence, The Black Swan seemed to make the biggest fashion-impression this year – and I’m holding it responsible for the reserved palate of colors we saw. Other than a few ladies in red (Sandra Bullock, we love you!), it seemed like everyone was in variations of black/grey or white/beige. Not only that, did you notice a number of gowns were decked out in feathers and feathery fabrics (Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts, Sharon Stone, Halle Berry and others).
For the most part, jewelry was kept simple and classic, with a perfect pair of diamond studs appearing over and over. It’s a good reminder that when you’ve got fancy fabrics or necklines going on, it’s wise to let your jewelry be an accessory, not a distraction. And you can never, ever go wrong with a pair of diamond studs.
One noteworthy jewelry statement was made by hostess Anne Hathaway, who let her baubles match her bubbly personality with an attention-grabbing cocktail ring. I found 5-carat rock version for an easy $45. Nothing will make you feel more outrageously glamorous for a better price.
The buzz around The King’s Speech (you know, the movie you hadn’t heard of before it got a whooping 12 nominations – the most of any film this year) is building as its initially limited release (4 theaters?!?!) is rolled out nation wide.
Here’s your Kings Speech fun fact for the day: Apparently the Queen mum herself gave the film her blessing after a private showing. She said she found it “moving”. Will Oscar Voters agree? Will this be the little movie that could?
I’m no oscar expert, but here’s what I will predict: Between this film and Prince William’s wedding to the stylish Kate Middleton coming up later this year, I think we just might be seeing the start of resurgence of interest in royal fashion, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the golden age of Princess Diana.
Case in point: Take Bessie Wallis aka The Duchess of Windsor, seen here as played by Eve Best – who you might know as Doctor O’Hara on Nurse Jackie. As it so happens the real-life Duchess of Windsor’s jewelry collection was auctioned off not long ago at Sotheby’s. The hottest item was her panther bracelet which sold for a staggering $7 million.
As it so happens, Ice.com has our own gorgeous panther bracelet that was so popular when we first put it up it quickly sold out. Luckily, we just got more in stock.
Go ahead. Get a little taste of the royal life.
Note: Since this post was published the panther bracelet has sold out again!! This product is hot! We’re getting more in mid-March. Check back to get yours before it sells out again ;)