Thursday, June 30, 2011

Magnifier

When I was in NYC a few weeks back to see the McQueen exhibit, my helpmeet slipped off to the gift shop and picked me up this whimsical piece of jewelry. It’s modeled on Faberge sensibilities (and I do love the grandeur of the Russian imperial court) and, best of all for an archive rat like me who spends a great deal of time hunched over documents written in the 1580s which are written in a ridiculously small hand, it’s a magnifying glass! My trips to the archives are going to be ever so chic.






jumper: TK Maxx / boots: Thom Brown / blazer: thrifted / purse: Roxy






49 comments:

LyddieGal said...

That is a gorgeous piece! And functionality makes it even better.

ps. you've got some duplicate text going on!

Yajaira said...

I love the necklace - so cute

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Ruby And Siel said...

That necklace is genius !

Swirls of Happy said...

AWESOME!!!!!!

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Alexa said...

Oh goodness that is lovely. And it totally goes with your style!
xo
Alexa
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Mileide Almeida said...

very cool!! =)

Girl about town.... said...

I happen to think its looks awesome! I love your style.

Girl about Town XxX

Marie a la Mode said...

That's so neat your necklace is a 2 in 1! It's so pretty!

RB said...

What a guy! That's a cute and sensib;e little piece of jewelry. You'll be the chic-est one in the archives fo show.

-RB
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StyleID said...

I love this outfit you look totally professional yet ....cool and the magnifier/ necklace is such a great idea. I love how glamorous it is.
Looking great!

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Bonnie said...

This outfit is amazing. I'm kind of obsessed with this necklace.

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Ellie said...

That is a beautiful find! I love it!

-Ellie

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

What a quirky and fun piece- I love that you're a history buff- I could spend all my days at art galleries, museums, the theatre and libraries!

Beckerman Girls said...

FANTASTIC outfit and I love this necklace---perfection babe! I NEEED one of those stat to see lil' itty bitty thngs!! Have a grrreat weekend babe!
kisses
xoThe Beckerman Girls

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Katie said...

What a great gift! Beautiful and useful :)

Elle Sees said...

Omg do not talk about McQueen as I will be pissed! Only from jealousy, I mean. Lucky you! I've been stalking the internet for photos from the exhibit.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

what an amazing piece! Love it..

Linda said...

Gorgeous necklace! & The fact that it also doubles as a magnifying glass is so unique! (:

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Bad Joan said...

What a cool necklace! Great outfit too.
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this free bird said...

Your helpmeet is a keeper!! That is so eye spy--super cool.

xo,
C

Twenty.Something said...

Such a great piece! So unique.

x
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The Platinum Batch said...

thats a beautiful piece! youre lucky to have it in your collection!

jess said...

The necklace looks great.

Penny Dreadful said...

BRILLIANT. Best necklace ever x

The Platinum Batch said...

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Mouthwash said...

Uh huh. Did you hear your first sentence?! Sigh... I love it. Your first sentence could have been an entire post, for me. How was the exhibit?! AAAHHHH!

My favorite designer of all time. Gone much too soon.

Absolutely beautiful necklace/magnifying glass!

Amber
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Closet Fashionista said...

OOOH! I love that necklace!! :D :D Sooo cool! :)
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Claire said...

what a fun piece of jewelry. and seriously, you always make black and gray look so chic! love your nails too!

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Cat said...

Not only is it super beautiful but it is practical too! Score!!!! :)

♥ Cat brideblu

Kristin said...

That piece is so awesome! The hubs and I are hoping to plan a trip to St. Petersburg!

Isabel said...

what an amazing gift!

Emma said...

That is an Amazing piece of jewelry! I used to have a magnifying glass necklace back in high school but it was nowhere near as Gorgeous as this!

She is Sara said...

That is so cool! It goes with your outfit perfectly, and it overall so you! Haha, love the pic of you looking through it!

Nnenna said...

I love pretty and functional jewelry! What a sweetheart to pick that up for you! =)

star-crossed smile

Kavery said...

Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift Courtney. I bet he scored a lot of brownie points with that one!

Ellen ♥ said...

Oh. Yeah! This is awesome! :)

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Michelle's Style File said...

Beautiful, and very handy necklace : )

x
Michelle
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jamie-lee said...

hehe how clever, it looks so cute! And also still envious of you attending that exhibit, I so badly wish to go

Raji said...

Gorgeous outfit, I love your blazer
That is such a gorgeous piece!
I always wanted a monocle and one this pretty is just unreal

Fabrizia said...

I really love this pics, great post!
Thank you for your kind words!
Come back soon, I'll be wainting you!

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Eliza said...

i love that necklace!
you always have great pieces

eliza
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Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

That's probably the most stylish magnifying glass I have ever seen! Great find!

Sada said...

The best of both worlds...beautiful AND useful!
xo
Sada
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Lyosha said...

love the necklae! it's simply brillaint! very chic and perfect to be paired with something business - it makes the outfit more fun

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Jessica Weingarten said...

I love that necklace! Ad I agree - very handy!

Sunny & Star said...

Love that necklace. Very pretty and chic.

laura said...

Oh gollies!!!! That is absolutely amazing! I wants one as well! Ok, I may not use it as much as you would, but it's so gorgeous!
♥ laura
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Fashion Tales.... said...

OH my how could I miss those fabulous boots. You look great! happy 4ht wkd.

Lexi said...

Love that necklace!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls