Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Golden Girl

"There was an excitement to her voice…a promise that…there were gay exciting things hovering in the next hour."  -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

East Egg was a far different world from what most of us know. Fictional home of some of New York's most fashionable and affluent residents, life was centered around luxury and pleasure. Prohibition may have been in full swing, but bootleggers were made millionaires and the rich basked in their clandestine partying.

"The king’s daughter, the golden girl."

One of the most beautiful women of East Egg was Daisy Buchanan. Daisy's charming, affable snobbery manifested in pure elegance that has inspired women for generations. She's certainly not the most morally upstanding woman, but fortunately you can emulate Daisy's irresistible charm without becoming a "silly fool."

If you're thinking about adding some of the roaring 20s charm to your look, be sure to check out our selection of fine jewelry, shoes and other accessories at Perfect Details. Here are some of our favorite pieces we carry that have art deco influences and scream East Egg. No flapper dress required.

Stunning but not flashy, this timeless bracelet would look almost as good in the office as on the aisle.

We love the geometric design and the warmth of the gold--perfect for a Golden Girl inspired look.

 Delicately hand glued crystals make this cuff dazzling. Customize the bracelet by adding a broach for a look that's as you as it is Daisy.

This stunning headband is an easy--and practical--way to add embellishment to your hair. 

Pearls are so quintessentially 1920s glamor, and rightfully so. This necklace is beautifully versatile and feminine. 

Dare to go big with your bracelet. You'll adore the interlocking design and showstopping personality of this bracelet. It's so Great Gatsby it was named after it! 

Drip with '20s elegance in these tear drop earrings.

The ornate, artistically geometric design of this bracelet would fit right in at New York's most glamorous parties.

All eyes will be on you in this stunning, bold collar. Elegant and classy in a way that's not only Gatsby-esque, but practically ancient Egyptian. A piece that will have you turning heads for years to come.

 "I’ve been everywhere and done everything."

The glitzy styles of the '20s are sure to make a huge comeback this year as the highly anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonard DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan hits theaters in December. These classic styles will keep you trend forward while being timeless enough to be worn for the next 90 years.

The years of speakeasies and the Charleston may have passed, but its luxury lives on. Allow yourself to get whisked back to1920s' New York on your special day with these decadent pieces. Be sure to check out the rest of our beautiful pieces, featuring fabulous bracelets, convertible earrings and more at

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mad Men Inspired Bridal Fashion

If you haven't read The Wedding Chick's blog by now, you should definitely check it out. In addition to hot news, they post some amazing inspiration posts, such as their recent Mad Men wedding ideas post featuring photography by Raw Photo Design.

We love Mad Men--smart drama, handsome people, and beautiful, highly authentic styling? It makes for divine television. The 1960s were great years for fashion, with an awesome slew of influences from Jackie Kennedy to the hippies. AMC's beloved show takes us to upscale business New York, and we're treated to a 52 minute parade of sharp, glamorous, decidedly curve-friendly fashion.

If you're as crazy about Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's impeccable taste as we are, you will adore these ideas. Get the look with Perfect Details! These pieces are beautiful details that are totally on-point for your Mad Men inspired ensemble.:

Photo from Raw Photo Design/The Wedding Chicks
Photography by Raw Photo Design

Round Marquise CZ Earring                               Single Strand White Pearls 
Stunning CZ earrings and classic pearls are timeless and so elegant.

Celeste Floral Comb                                      Vivienne Siren Veil  
Veils are a lovely, traditional way to polish off your bridal look.  

Don't let a nip in the air bring you (or your outfit) down.  

Photo from Raw Photo Design/Wedding Chicks
Mad Men's look is notably sexy without being too sexual. Show off your figure, but don't show too much skin. 

Silk Wrist Length Gloves                             Wrist Length Leather Gloves
So ladylike, these gloves add a touch of sweetness.

Badgley Mischka Zali                                        Badgley Mischka Zakia
These beautiful retro inspired pumps both have tulle detailing for an extra dash of charm. 

"Jackie O" Triple Strand Necklace                               Pearl Earrings            
The square shapes in this pearl necklace and earrings are so delightfully mod.

Whether you're a Joan, Betty or Peggy, you can infuse some classic, chic '60s inspired pieces into your wedding look with spectacular results with accessories and shoes from Perfect DetailsBe sure to also check out The Wedding Chicks, Raw Photo Design and tune into Mad Men, Sundays at 10/9c on AMC. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Oscar de la Renta 2013 Bridal Collection

Absolutely no surprise, the Oscar de la Renta Bridal 2013 Collection (which you can check out at Wedding Chicks) is positively awe inspiring.

The last time I saw pastel colors used for a formal dress was my mother's prom dress from 1976. A periwinkle, floor length, haltered chiffon dress, trimmed with delicate lace daisies. Certainly dated, but demurely feminine and lovely.

Oscar de la Renta manages to fold the classic, pale femininity of yester year fashion perfectly into modern silhouettes. It's hard to pick favorites, but we especially love these dresses, which lend themselves so nicely to elegant embellishment:

Absolutely stunning detailing with the flower embroidery and attention demanding veil, we cannot take our eyes off this!

A dress this exceptionally beautiful deserves can only be made better by amazing accessories. Here are some that we think would complement it fabulously:

These pumps bring it all together with this tulle wrapped heel and feminine bow.

Not only are these shoes show-stopping, you can dye them after the wedding for future use.

Opting for comfort doesn't mean you have to settle for looking too casual. These flats have lovely beading while keeping you on the ground--something to keep in mind if your wedding is outdoors.

Big and bold, these remind us of vintage Gatsby glamor, perfect for channeling your inner Daisy Buchanan.

At 2-3/4 inches long, these contemporary earrings are practically dripping elegance. 

Vintage inspired and chic, there is something poetically fitting about leaf earrings and a flowered dress.

If you are the kind of bride that doesn't identify with the traditional white gown, there's good news: color on the bride is totally in. From Vera Wang's rich reds to de la Renta's pastels, you are no longer confined to various shades of white.

Perhaps the natural response to fashion's recently beloved extra-bold colors, pastels have been popping up all over the runways, and lend themselves so well to this jaw dropping gown. We love these trend-forward pieces: 

Carrie Bradshaw's wedding shoe, now in this lovely pink, available from Neiman Marcus. Stunning!

Branding expert Martin Lindstrom claims that a woman's heart rate increases 22% when she sees the signature "Tiffany Blue" color. Set your heart aflutter with these Tiffany Blue pumps.

Attention grabbing blush pink bows that aren't too girly. 

Sorrelli Running Water Collection has some great pieces for this trend, one of our best sellers pictured above.

These crystals almost look like bottomless pools of Caribbean water, it's hard to take your eyes away.

Pearls make lovely accessories for pastels -- they really complement pastel's softness.

These can be dyed pastel for the perfect final touch for the bride or bridesmaids. 

Be sure to check out the other head turning dresses in de la Renta's collection. We'd wager that these dresses are not a flash in the pan trend. Such a fresh, beautiful take on vintage fashion, how could they be?

Need more advice on how to pull your look together? Contact our resident stylist Rachel Howard and she'll help you stay tastefully fashion forward on your special day.