Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads

glass beads, beads, coloured beads, indian beads, pony beads, themodeledit.com, Vanessa Voegele-downing
glass beads, coloured beads, themodeledit

You can totally enhance, illustrate and sexy up an outfit purely by upping your accessory game. Thanks to Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and every top fashion house that followed their lead, costume jewellery is abundant on the high street and is yours for a steal! Jeans and T Shirt instantly transform from uniform to individuality because of the way you’ve chosen to accessorise your look. Any of your looks. I root around everywhere and have great bits and bobs from Forever 21, Mango, Topshop, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, and every possible second hand and vintage shop, here there and literally passport grabbing, everywhere. Eyes on the glittery prize. Well chosen accessories can give you style credit without spending loads of cash.

Julia Rapson De Pauley is someone that has her style firmly established, and is now available to help us with ours. The Model Edit has long been a fan of her hand threaded vintage and contemporary glass beads. Julia sources these beads, then threads them on beautifully coordinated coloured silk thread and lays them out before us. I have many, many of these individual little ropes of art. No two strings of beads are the same, which means that you have bought not so much Pret a Porter, more Haute Couture. Julia is open to opinions on thread colour versus bead colour and length of string etc.

handmade belts, Julia De Pauley, leather belt, belt buckle

I shove a few strings of these beads on my wrists at a time because I love the weight and touch of the glass. I tend to wear bracelets rather than necklaces, and really do pile them on, because I like the vulnerability of a tiny wrist appearing from a deluge of beads, most people drape them as a necklace though. Up to you. Obviously a versatile accessory, you can be 5 years old, and you can be 50 years old and counting, which is the best kind of anything.   Belts are also on the horizon as La Rapson De Pauley seeks out vintage buckles then re casts them in differing metals, which again means you are purchasing a hand made and possibly heirloom fashion statement. As I began this post I will end it by reiterating this advice; seek out accessories where you can, as they will take you from utilitarian to individuality in one easy step.

Mrs V says ( on behalf of themodeledit.com),you can contact Julia for more information or to order these style statement beads and belts at : j.rap.dep@gmail.com

2 Comments
  • Miranda
    January 29, 2016

    Hello tis me once more
    Havin spent a wee bit of time with the a fore mentioned Julia
    we sold some beads this week..Yipeee
    Also ..fingers crossed Julia might accompany me to meet Wes re websites = THANK YOU
    are you certain the email address for Julia is correct?
    I have it as j.rap.dep@gmail.com not as stated j.rap@gmail.com

    • Vanessa
      January 29, 2016

      You should be my editor! I have written her address incorrectly and am so sorry, but changing it tout de suite! These little drops of glass are so fondly made, that they’re happy making to wear xxx

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