Having a moment: the 5-pointed star motif, and if you avoid pattern, you can wear it as jewelry.
Givenchy silver-tone "Stars" leather bracelet, £320 at Liberty. Now, would you buy? Oh, be quiet, Christine! Yes, it is chic, but it's a very pricey bauble. While I don't think stars will date (they're billions of years old already), those are 'silver tone', in other words, good old pot metal, on a nice leather band, for (converted to $US) about $520, plus tax and for many buyers, shipping.
Is it good value? No, but there is the frisson of wearing the latest killer accessory. If I were in the right mood, with an
Why? Because there will be an H&M version on the rack by Christmas, but even more because I could have bought square studs on soft camel for $46 from dasanda and have my rocker chick sated for less than the tax on the Givenchy.
If I had to have those stars, I could get this custom-made in my choice of colour and the perfect size from London-based EFXCustomwear, for about $60; it's also available as single, narrower band:
Or for about half the price I could leather-wrap my wrist in six Tahitian pearls ($313 from PerlaMundi):
If tempted to open my wallet wide, it would be to rock this Henri Bendel sterling silver and snakeskin piece from Beladora; price, $495, and of far higher quality than the 'silver tone' studs.
I reflexively steer clear of new designer jewelry sold in retail shops, much as I'd admire that Givenchy piece on someone.
And who designs Givenchy jewelry these days? Not jeweler James Taffin de Givenchy, the designer's nephew, who scuffled with NYC police in a traffic incident last week, resulting in charges. Let's confine our bad girl behaviour to a little wrist candy, so we don't have to spend our savings on making bail!