It’s good to see the color turquoise return to fashion’s runways—that means turquoise jewelry will also be resurrected. Not that turquoise jewelry ever really goes away, of course. But remember how huge it was a dozen years ago? There wasn’t a designer who could resist it (and coral, too, as I recall). I’ll admit, this comeback kind of crept up on me—while I was watching the purple palette, like everyone else, I suspect.
Over the past year or so, it’s occurred to me that, with all these futuristic fabrics flooding the runways, jewelry accessorizing may wind up being a less-is-more matter. And that’s exactly what happened Sunday at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. On the music industry’s big night--an event that often means “a night of a thousand fashion faux pas”—those who were best-dressed were wearing heavy metal designs . . . yet, they were light on the jewelry.
Given that Radiant Orchid is the Color of the Year, was anyone surprised by all the red and blue we saw on the red carpet this past weekend at the Screen Actors Guild Awards? I wasn’t. Maybe that’s because Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone told me, just days after the color forecaster’s choice was announced, that we’ll be seeing a lot of all three colors this year. And that we did on Saturday at Hollywood’s 20th annual SAGSs. There was a lot of green, too—despite that 2013, the year of Emerald, has passed.
For the first time in quite a few years, Sunday’s Golden Globes left me feeling hopeful about celebrity selections and fine jewelry’s direction. And it had nothing to do with the amount of jewelry worn to the annual awards event because, actually, it wasn’t uncommon for the stars to wear only one or two pieces. But it had everything to do with what they chose: In silhouette, size, materials, and historical influence, much of the Globes’ jewels kept with 2014 style: modern and simple, yet detailed to be distinctive. And yellow gold? For sure, it won out over all other metal colors.