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D&M heart Tom Binns

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tom Binns has been designing, manufacturing and distributing jewelery for over twenty-five years. Beginning his revolutionary career in 1981, Tom Binns was and remains inspired by the early twentieth century Dada movement, the main theme of which includes deliberate irrationality, anarchy, and the rejection of standard beauty and social organization. Over the years, Binns has created a number of couture collections all uniting elegance with anarchy. These vintage collections consist of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces that are distributed to high-end boutiques globally with retail prices ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. The materials used range from anything to everything, precious and non-precious, at times featuring materials such as sea glass and reconstituted costume jewelery. In 2004, the Company was formed to design and market several different jewelery collections at more accessible price points. All of the Company's designs are timeless versions of some of Tom Binns's most successful archive couture pieces and all carry the Tom Binns attitude.

Rachel Zoe says that pearls in particular this season are back with a vengeance and Tom Binns does it best.  That is, in the most modern and hard-edged way ala Keira Knightly in Pirates of the Carribean. It will add instant drama to your neckline and make people fall in love at hello. I plan on interpreting this look for myself, with a bit of DIY at home. Take inspiration from Tom and layer pearls with other treasures in your jewelry box—the more tangled, the better! This trend is not intended to be delicate or fancy...the idea is to be eye-catching by day with a white shirt and tuxedo jacket, and jaw-dropping by night with your little black dress. Imperfect perfection!
Big chunky cuff/bracelets seem to be everywhere as well at the moment in all the magazine fashion pages and if you cant afford the beautiful trinkets by Binns then try looking in Mimco, Diva or Peep Toe Shoes for some other great options

peep toe bangle $59AUD
Mimco bangle $199
Laura xxx

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