Vogue. Vogue. When I think of this mega publication, I immediately think of the woman who set her sights on coming to the big apple to follow her couture fashion runway dreams. And while she no longer serves as the Editor-In-Chief at Vogue Magazine (she’s currently the artistic director at Conde Nast), the fashion icon has hardly hung up her hat on the industry. Actually, anyone who knows her that she would NEVER wear a hat because there’s no way that Anna would muss up her always beloved perfect bob.
Vogue – And The Anna Wintour Necklace
Another thing synonymous with The Vogue Anna Wintour brand—it’s the Anna Wintour necklace. When you’re a BAWSE, you can wear such womens jewelry, which quite possibly came from S.J. Phillips Ltd., the London jewelers, alleged to be priced at around $20,000 each.
Read on, my Itgirlaccessories.com readers. The Brit-born Anna Wintour, or “A-Win” (the new nickname that I’ve chosen to lovingly call her). Wintour layers up in strands on strands (she’s been known to rock up to 4 necklaces at a time) of crystal clear, colored, or a mixture of both, as photoed on the iconic cover of the World Street Journal above. Rest assured that it’s a page snatched from a jewelry lookbook that will NEVER become outdated. And I’m already aware of what you want to ask me.
Okay, about those fine-as-wine crystal necklaces. The ones that our Vogue Anna Wintour wears are authentic antique Georgian Collet necklaces and Edwardian jeweled necklaces. The stones can be in amethyst, topaz, and more, and they get their brilliant sparkle because of their step cut style, which is offset in oval-shaped stones. In old times, they were once only worn by the REAL QUEENS HONEY. And here’s more history for you to indulge in if you like. BTW, I had a statement necklace STANDOFF with Ms. Anna Wintour. I did it new millennium style. My stones are exclusively from J Crew (the jumbo brulee necklace). I purchased them years ago, and bought out every one that I could find. They’re completely SOLD OUT and don’t make them anymore, but I hunted this J Crew necklace goody down because I CARE the most about you.
Now back to this post :). As an accessories blogger, it’s my job to enlighten, so you should also probably know that crystals are also said to possess qualities which help to promote peace, harmony, and healing.
“But, Cityrocka Perry, I’ve seen Anna Wintour in those crystal necklaces before. Everyone has seen her in them. Do you think that she ever takes them off?”
Silence! How dare you ask such a thing OH-THEE-OF-LITTLE-CRYSTAL-KNOWLEDGE. It’s all in fun, but You are exposed as a naysayer. Whether she does or doesn’t, it’s Anna Wintour that we’re speaking of here. If she takes them off, then neither one of us will ever be worthy enough to see it occur. If she leaves them on, while bathing or otherwise, with the belief that a true fashionista should remain accessorized at all times, then we, by all means have to respect that.
Vogue Celebrity Gossip
Oh sure, we all know that Anna Wintour is the top editor for Vogue magazine, but it’s those things that we don’t know about Anna Wintour that makes us more intrigued about who she is apart from being Anna Wintour, the wearing colette necklaces woman. You came here for the dish, so here are a few things that you may not know about Anna Wintour.
- She reportedly earned a cool 2 million dollars per year as the editor for Vogue Magazine. There’s no telling how much she makes now.
- Or how about, WHO SHOT YA? Anna Wintour was once fired from Harper’s Bazaar Magazine for her decision to style models with dreadlocks on a Parisian fashion shoot.
Here’s one of my favorite interviews with Anna, published by Forbes Life on YouTube. In it, she’ll show you how totally approachable she is.
Now that I’ve satisfied your celebrity gossip fix, onto bigger and better.
The below photo is one of Cityrocka Perry’s favorite looks on Anna Wintour, the Times Square Conde Nast around-the-way-girl wearing her Collet necklaces. It’s not ladies-who-lunch. It’s the relaxed version of Anna Wintour—the image I get of Anna inside my head when I wrote this post, because in my mind we’re simply COOL LIKE THAT.
The woman knows how to change it up with her staple jewelry selections, doesn’t she? If you long for more A-Win inspo, I came across some more of her fashion beauty stylings on this nifty Pinterest Page.
But wait. While we’re on the subject of women’s accessories we have to SURELY speak on the other two major accessories that make Anna Wintour who she is. Meet the Manolo Blahnik heels clad to her little feet and the larger than life sunglasses which shield her face frame from gazing onlookers.
Vogue Vibes – The Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, and Anna Wintour Affair
They’ve been together for AGES. They Old-D-B go back since the year 1994. During Fashion week, they’re together, during the Met Gala, they’re together, and for all of the Red Carpet fan-fare—they’re together. They were made to be.
No, as in really made to be. Anna Wintour’s Manolo Blahnik’s are customized and made to order, pairs on pairs by the season. Blahnik himself made a wooden model of her foot and get this: sculpted the shoes around them. Oh, and Anna loves to wear a nude crisscrossed shoes in subtle variations. Must be nice to wear what you want to, whenever you want to.
Vogue – The Anna Wintour Sunglasses
“I can sit in a show and if I am bored out of my mind, nobody will notice… At this point, they have become, really, armor.”
Anna Wintour has got to have her over-sized shades, either perched on her nose or in tow, buried atop the hairs on her head. They’re always Chanel, because what else would her signature sunnies possibly be? They’re the other fashion accessory that Wintour won’t go without. Outdoors or inside, blazing shine—or pouring down rain. Back in 2009, when asked why she’d wear sunglasses indoors she replied, “I can sit in a show and if I am bored out of my mind, nobody will notice…At this point, they have become, really, armor.
Quite frankly, it makes a whole lot of sense to this Accessories Blogger. To that I say, YOU GO ANNA. You can peep and enjoy this really cool page featuring Anna herself and the particularly intriguing 26 Times Anna Wintour Wore Sunglasses In The Dark.
Do You Want Anna Wintour’s Sunglasses?
O.M.G. (clasp your colette necklaces). Are you ready for the chance to get your hands on a pair of Anna Wintour’s sunglasses? Yes, you heard correctly, Anna will be auctioning off her very own sunglasses to benefit the Trevor Project, a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline. You can get more information about how to participate here.
Well, here’s to FEEL-GOOD ACCESSORIES, all hail the Stone Princess Anna Wintour. Will you be adding Georgian Necklaces, or Chanel sunglasses to your accessories collection so that you can DO IT LIKE ANNA? that you enjoyed this Vogue insider look featuring Anna Wintour. Until next time Babes!