Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Her version...My version

Guest Blogger :: Laura Naples of NEAPOLITAN (Sorellina's older "Sorella")

Many months ago, I spotted designer Catherine Malandrino's shortlist of 12 Things [She] Can't Live Without in Elle Decor. This black pearl ring, pictured left (which happens to be her engagement ring that she wears on her pinkie - how incredibly chic is that?) stood apart from the rest of her glamorous picks. I've kept a mental image of that gorgeous ring, so I was pleasantly stunned to find a lookalike version at none other than Topshop, pictured right. While I wish the pearl was the same black color, the scale and details can't be denied - it's an absolutely clever take on Malandrino's vintage Van Cleef & Arpels bauble.

(Another thing Malandrino can't live without? Her signature citron color, used to "grid" the layout here - Pantone 395.)

Top image and black pearl ring image from Elle Decor. White pearl ring image from Topshop.

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