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Posted on October 08, 2013
Valentino Spring 2014 Collection Jewelry
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Tags: Jewelry, Spring 2014 Collections, The Accessories Wall, Valentino, Yea or Nay
I rather like it actually.
It’s all kinda scary in a good way.
I sort of like the horoscope necklaces.
And I will take the Capricorn Necklace! I don’t like the Cancer depiction…too creepy.
I’m a textbook Scorpio—right in the middle of the sign—but I wouldn’t take that clunky necklace on a bet.
And the first scarab bracelet: It appears that the bugs have eight legs each, when they’re insects and should have six. For some reason, I’ve become obsessed about this.
<——– Clearly I am a sucker for zodiac themed items. I wish it weren't so Versace looking, but I still like it. Feel free to send me the Sagittarius bracelet come December.
I, too, am a Sag — Dec 13.
ETA: I LOVE the bracelet, better than the necklace.
Scorpio for me – Nov. 16th! And I love the necklace – not always the case with scorpio related stuff.
My youngest is a Scorpio. She’s a pistol!
Yaay! Just warn her that our pickings are slim on zodiac related pretties. Whenever there is a zodiac collection of something or other, I always wish I was a Virgo – sometimes the Scorpio stuff is butt-ass ugly, but the Virgo stuff is always lovely.
I’ll see your Scorpio and raise you a Gemini. Our stuff is either a boring-ass II or two dudes hanging out, like the above. I love insect and animal jewelry but I don’t wanna wear people!
19th. Which = one present for b-day and Xmas. Sad.
My thoughts exactly. This is usually not my style, but I like it. We can be Sagittarius bracelet twins!
Indeed! December 1st and one for my sister (December 3rd)!
Pandora Realness #Out
Horoscope jewelry! I love it!
Not only do I hate it, I’m afraid it will feature prominently in tonight’s nightmares. OUT!
The zodiac ones would make for cool Bday presents
Nay. Despite probably costing thousands of dollars, this jewelry looks like something you’d get out of a gumball machine.
Great minds must think alike – was thinking the exact same thing!
Secret: That may be why I love it…>.>
Tacky as all get out.
I agree- some of the designs aren’t bad but it all looks like the kind of jewelry that will turn green and start peeling
Straight from the gift shop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
ha ha ha
Yes, but I still like that Cancer bracelet.
The MMA generally has much more tastefully crafted stuff than this.
Precisely. I should have read before I commented.
Yeah, reminded me pretty powerfully of the used jewelry found at yard sales and swap meets.
Yea bracelets, nay necklaces. Undecided about the rings
Some of the rings would make excellent weapons.
If the pendants are going to be so honking-big, I wish they were more elegant. The human (and human-ish) figures especially are awkward.
Yep. Out for me because I’m an Aquarius and that Water Bearer was hard to figure out at first glance. Can’t go for horoscope jewelry if my own sign is unwearable.
Agreed. That Water Bearer pendant is just not cute.
I loved it when Barry Kieselstein-Cord did it.
EXACTLY! BK-C fakeness?
Maybe he had a hand in this. But it’s so blatantly like his stuff it’s not even funny. (Also, I used to go into Bergdorf all the time because one of my BFFs was a stylist in the hair salon there and his (ex)wife CeCe would be working their counter on the first floor and she and I became friends. She was this big-haired Pat Buckley society type who was really loud and outrageous and I’d try on the bracelets and we’d talk about what I could or couldn’t pull off. She was fun.)
Oh, funny. He could have had a hand in this, you’re right. You never really see his name around anymore, do you? In the ’80s I had a jewelry designer friend who worked for him and showed me drawings. And I remember picking up something (earrings, I think, kind of like the jewelry above) at a sample sale.
This is why I love coming here. I learn something new. Never heard of this Barry guy. Looked up his work and gosh darn are you right. These look like total copies.
Yay for learning! I think it’s important to recognize influence in fashion. Then again, I’m old as dirt so I would say that.
Not old as dirt, just aged to perfection.
This collection was reminding me of something from the 80s, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. You nailed it.
Not loving it, too big and clunky looking for my taste.
Big, gold and clunky is everywhere. I went to Santee Alley a few weeks ago and all the knock off jewelery was clearly inspired by door knockers.
I can’t figure out what #11 is — help! (Am I dense?)
“In ancient Egypt, the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer was represented under the form of a beetle whom they had held sacred for it represented the Sun/Son…..”
I think it’s supposed to be a scarab. Because astrology/Egyptian/weird, etc, etc.
I like your answer better.
Yeah, and they have the crab going on in this collection. *sigh* I wish sometimes they’d go with “moon child” for Cancer.
Me too. June 28.
Ohhh, yes. I was assuming everything was ‘regular’ zodiac. Definitely a scarab.
It’s a scarab. And a really honkin’ big one, too.
Nay. The bracelets are OK, but I don’t like the rings or the necklaces. Giant, cheap-looking answers to the question, “Hey baby, what’s your sign?” are flashback fuel, not fashion.
And all for the low, low price of 1.99$! Buy 3, get 1 free.
Collect them ALL!
Plus shipping and handling
I am a sucker for gold en-crustacean-ed jewelry. Me + Crab Bracelet = True Love.
70s Flashback. The bad kind. NAY.
some are far too phallic…!
Yea for the leather bracelets, unreservedly. Not sold on the other ones. Tentative yea on the necklaces because I think with the right styling they’re strikingly gorgeous, plus I’m down for the trend to trickle down into something wearable. Because I totally want a 3D fox necklace, so here’s hoping that becomes a thing after seeing this collection.
It’s okay, or almost okay, but the little pyramid thingies throw everything off.
This collection left me expecting to see a mood ring at some point. SO disappointed.
No, just no.
Nononononono. Looks like stuff I wore in 7th grade, when I was REALLY into astrology.
This Gemini says hell to the yes
I like the bracelets a lot. The necklaces look a little clunky
Just what I’ve always wanted: giant crab junk jewelry. Nay.
Oh, no no no no NO. Way too heavy and gaudy. Good only for melting down into raw material for the creation of more tasteful pieces.
Nay. It’s a bit hokey, no?
If I was a 1970s mafia princess, yep. As it is, noooope.
Yea! It’s fun stuff.
Zodiac! I’m into it. I don’t totally love the non-animal signs, though (of which I am one–ugh, Aquarius sounds so melodious and yet its physical depiction is a boy with a jug? Lame!)
Nay…those stuff looks incredible clunky and it is so literal. As much as I like zodiac, the design of the sign itself should be more creative.
Not sure about the rings and bracelets… I love the necklaces if they can be worn unwrapped and long… Otherwise I think you have to be a Plantagenet or a perhaps a Capulet to make these work!
Bracelets – Yay. Rings & necklaces – Nay
I do not see anything aquarius. Therefore, no.
Well….it’ll be pretty damn easy to knock off, that’s for sure. Just get some brass castings, heavy chain, and a stud and spray paint it all gold.
As someone who makes jewelry, it kills me that this shit is so simple yet so very, very damn expensive. Can you imagine the markup on this stuff?
Love all the rings! The rest, not so much
Ooh, yay! It borders on tackiness but I like it!
This collection knocked me off my chair…the jewelry…YES…it fits perfectly!!! XXXXXXX
The finish looks like it came out a spray can but I do like that scarab pinky ring anyhow.
Thank you for showing us the textiles up close. They are more beautiful when you zoom in! The jewelry looks cool on the runway but I would never wear it.
Yes, great point about this being a great chance to see the close-ups. Beautiful work in them.
The one that’s supposed to be a beetle? Is ugly.
YEA! I will take the Cupid one please.
Equally banal and coarse.
I feel like the astrology ones should be made of pewter and sold though mail order on the back pages of Seventeen magazine.
I hate the necklaces and the rings (they look like cheap beauty supply store jewelry), but I like the bracelets.
I say “Yea.” I would even buy and wear that Leo-themed jewelry, despite being a guy and clearly not having the funds to do so.
I love Leos.
oh. zodiac jewelry. no one has ever seen that EVER BEFORE. The originality here is just staggering isn’t it?
Hughman hit the nail on the head. Very BK-C.
Junky and boring (the jewelry and the idea that ‘signs’ predict personalities and life prospects). People love this stuff though. It’ll sell like hotcakes.
it’s so cheap looking.
Reminds me if Kieseltoncord? (sp)…
Imaginative , but they all look too uncomfortable to wear, so NAY.
You could get a cervical hernia with those pendants. OUT
Astrological signs are a classic theme for jewelry..so I say yes. Buy your signature piece and keep it for life. Then, on to the next theme..wild game, boho crafty amulet, classic links..To me, great jewelry pieces, real or costume, is all about adorning our stories. And..hello TLo Kitten, I’m Patricia from LA..nice to meet you all.
Love that they are doing something strange and unexpected. Not sure if I like it yet, but I’m intrigued!
not for me. I’m no big fan of gold and they are just really clunky. I like the horoscope theme, but not in this version. But there is a headband on one model’s head that I really like
Yea to the necklacess, they really interesting. NAY to the rings, they are clunky and they look cheap. I also like the gold+leather bracelets.
Half and half for me. Some look like dead animals hanging…so no on those…but I like the zodiac representation.
Nay. Fugly. Wouldn’t wear a single piece I saw.
As an occultist, I’ve seen more than my share of jewelry based on the Zodiac and scarabs. This is not as good as most.
I love it. I will take the archer necklace and the ring and bracelet combo. Love the dull gold.
NAY. It looks like plastic kids’ junk jewelry from way back in the day, when Zodiac everything was in. As I scrolled through, I spontaneously developed a serious earworm. (“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius, Aquaarius, Aquaaariuuuus . . . Harmony and understanding, Sympathy and trust abounding . . .” Any minute I’ll be thinking I smell that eu de pot, patchouli oil, incense and sweat.
Yay for the scarab pieces alone. I’m a sucker for scarabs. (I’m a Cancer and have enough crab stuff, it all feels too summery)
Yay! particularly the leather bracelets. Best rendition of a classic style I’ve seen in a while.
No, tacky tacktastic
I actually think these are a nice treatment of the zodiac. But as a Scorpio I’m not sure I’d want that big-ass scorpion around my neck.
LEO, BITCHES. BOW DOWN.
What zodiac sign is the scarab?
i am unsure what the bracelet in the picture with the scorpio ring is supposed to be. any guesses?
so-so, some signs work more than others
While I like the chunkiness on some of the bracelets and rings; most, including the pendents are too over sized and clunky looking for me.
I love ‘em, but I’ve always liked that schlocky 70s zodiac stuff.
Versace was what I thought I read, but Valentino I am not loving it.