THE VINTAGE LOVER
"I wear jewelry with an attitude," says Lesley M.M. Blume, 34, contributing style editor for The Huffington Post and author of an upcoming book about retro fashions called Let's Bring Back . Her favorite way to make a splash is with costume baubles, the more outré the better, and Art Deco–era pieces. Blume often reaches for her enamel Egyptian pharaoh collar, purchased at a vintage shop in Miami, and mixes it with equally glamorous items, like a wide resin cuff (Landver, $80), thin resin and cubic zirconia bangles (Miriam Salat, $250 each), and a chunky gold, onyx, and diamond ring (Camilla Dietz Bergeron, $1,650). Completing the look are the gem-packed tassel necklace ($445) and earrings ($205; both, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz). "Whether I'm wearing something I inherited from my grandmother or bought, my jewelry is about its history," says Blume.
Wide resin cuff, Landver, $80. Thin resin and cubic zirconia bangles, Miriam Salat, $250 each. Ring, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, $1,650. Blouse, Nellie Partow.