Born out of her “love of shopping,” Sophie’s Closet carries some of the best costume jewellery from highly regarded designers like the super hip CC Skye, girlie Rachel Leigh, elegant Jennifer Leigh and sophisticated Bounkit and Siman Tu. Along with contemporary designs, one can also find an amazing selection of vintage from Chanel, Dior, Balmain and from a Canadian legend, Sherman.
She has an impeccable eye for selecting vintage. “Carole Tenenbaum inspired me to collect vintage,” Sophie tells me. “I was inspired by vintage Sherman — how something old can still be so beautiful.” What does she look for in vintage? Detail, colour and condition: “If it is in good condition, it means it was made in good quality.” Sophie believes that vintage costume jewellery can be an art form and that every woman with great taste can appreciate its intricate and beautiful detailing, particularly with pieces from Sherman and Dior.
And things can also get really cute with Sophie’s love of bows. This is a love that we both share, as I’m sure most girls do… girls like Blair Waldorf, our favourite bow-loving style icon.
Since Sophie and I first connected through my Gossip Girl fashion round-ups, we thought it would be fitting to surprise my readers with something that Blair wore on the show. And we knew that it had to be a bow! In fact she wore it twice: once in blue and once in yellow.
A big “thank you” to Sophie for donating this amazing bracelet. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for our very own Sophie’s Closet. It must be heaven! In the meantime, stay in touch with Sophie on Twitter, Facebook and through Sophie’s Closet blog.