Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to Get that Chic Summertime "Mad Men" Look Part II

In a previous blog (see March 25) I discussed two major jewelry importers that flooded the market from the end of WWII until the early 80s. Japan was clearly a master of glass making as was W. Germany, but in my opinion, W. Germany far exceeded any market (including the USA) regarding plastic jewelry. Whether for fun or a sophisticated occasion, the variations and colors were endless. The first picture featured is a W. Germany four strand glass necklace from the 1960s. The rest are plastic pieces from a life like Dahlia pin made of celluloid to late 60s/early 70s faceted plastic necklaces and earrings. If the teasers are correct, the setting for Mad Men this seventh season slides into the 70s. If you want to look the part, check out your local vintage joints and you'll be sure to come across the perfect piece to accessorize that "Mad Men" look, be it from Japan, W. Germany or the USA.

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