Magazine, Never again without

Never again without… Bangles.

“My own style influences have to do with where I grew up, in the Bronx, and I still like to wear bangles and big hoops!”
Jennifer Lopez.

The young and cool wear fun, colorful, plastic versions with their t-shirts and Converse. Actresses often choose to wear a pile of thin gold ones like ancient goddesses (Charlize Theron on J’Adore commercial). And the “It Girls” go for funky ethnic styles from India and Africa. Bangles are a style essential that let a girl play around. They are available in an assortment of precious and non precious materials. You can find them all over, from jewelry stores to street market stalls. They can be plain, intricately decorated, bright, bold, classic, traditional, is all up to your style! Try out different versions. Mix the wood with gold, silver and hard stones, fabrics and bronze, you just have to choose what works for you. Your bangles are your bells announcing your “star style” arrival.

My favorites:
– Rare vintage bakelite bangles: a very rare and beautiful material, produced in the 20’s and 30’s and not longer manufactured. Here the struggle is real, you can find them on vintage stores or flea markets.
– Hermès enamel bangles: The iconic ones they come in a variety of designs. they look amazing when stacked together or mixed with other colors.
– Halcyon Days hand-painted gold plated enamel bangles: I love their amazing spectrum of colors and their opulence look. (cast a glance over the cover pic)

Some tips: For the gipsy look wear important designs and color from wrist to elbow; if you are looking for a glamorous style take a load of thin gold bracelets (à la Carolina Herrera) and stick from 5 up; for fun put together bakelite ones form the flea market, thin bangles of small pavé diamonds (love the Swarovski ones) and cheap Indian bracelets, you will look a little eccentric and stylish.


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