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I don't often watch tv but one delightful show I enjoy catching is TLC's "What Not To Wear". It's a show where a couple of style gurus (Stacy London and Clinton Kelly), a hair stylist and make-up artist do makeovers on people with the most atrocious fashion sense. Friends and family send in names of potential candidates and the chosen ones have their wardrobe analysed and dumped! They then get fashion tips on how to choose clothes which flatter them and $5000 to shop for new clothes. It's a pity they rarely cover jewelry at all. They do discuss accessories like bags and shoes but not jewelry.

Most women wear some form of jewelry and some like wearing several pieces at the same time although it takes a certain flair not to go WAAAAY over the top. The heavy, I-must-wear-as-much-jewelry-as possible approach to this October ID Magazine jewelry fashion shoot was really too much. Where are Stacy and Clinton when you need them? The individual pieces were lovely though. Perhaps they just wanted to pile as many pieces as possible on the model, Natasha Poly, like an overloaded jewelry display!


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  1. Great show! Did you know Clinton's dad is a bushy haired, bearded biker type? Definitely not polished like you'd think. He did let Clinton make him over once though. :)

  2. This is just the opposite of the glamorous "stars" that don't wear any jewelry on the red carpet.
    It does remind me of the old advice of "Get dressed and then take off one piece of jewelry" I haven't thought of that for a long time. Probably since it would never apply to me.

  3. I missed that episode with Clinton's Dad. What a good sport to agree to be made over!

  4. Great post - funny I make so much jewelry and very rarely wear any. Too bad because that is free advertising. The pieces in the photo look great. I have noticed that on the red carpet there is very little jewelry.

    When I see something I like in Vogue or other magazines I cut it out and put it in an Ideas folder - still haven't done anything with this folder yet ; )

  5. I love that show too -even my husband offers their advice when I'm shopping for clothes! And I would agree with your Pearl, there's a limit as to how much jewelry one (I) can wear at one time.

  6. Yikes! That is a bit over the top. I can see where they were trying to go with it, but when the pieces are nothing alike, it's not so pretty.

    I do like seeing lots of overlapping jewelry when it's all similar, like many thin beaded ropes, or lots of bangles. But sometimes fashion is meant to be freaky, I guess.

  7. those jewelries are perfect! (if you will wear it one at a time :p ) hehe


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