Jacquelyn Jablonski in ‘Shine of Couture’ by Catherine Servel, Vogue Russia

Jacquelyn Jablonski experiences the ‘Shine of Couture’ in the October issue of Vogue Russia.  Settle into the splendor, with some of Fall’s most exquisite jewelry, featuring dynamic designs from Givenchy, Jil Sander and Giambattista Valli.  Catherine Servel showcases these amazing, ‘museum style’ pieces with a variety of looks from the 2012 collections.  Heavy stones can often be seen as matronly.  Whether real or faux, when trying to pull off decadent accessories, it’s best to keep the fashion, simple & modern.  However, if looking to up the trend factor – get a little creative with placement – by using broaches/necklaces as edgy hair pieces. It’s all about perspective. A gaudy jewel, that might run the risk of appearing outdated or tacky, can be ‘reborn’ with the right styling. And if it’s edge you’re going for, then the optimal word is juxtaposition.  Fight the tide of right, with fashion opposites.  Mixing men’s inspired ensembles with a few, well-chosen, baubles can be unexpected and exciting.  Or, by pairing jeans with a surprising hit of opulence, you can turn everyday average into an evening showstopper.