Miriam Haskell Leaf Brooch Seen On Olivia Palermo
Miriam Haskell's pieces take onlookers through a journey of Central and Eastern Europe that transcends time and space, celebrating Austria's tradition of incorporating colored crystals into baubles, applauding the glass beads in Russian kolts, guiding us through Hungary's pearl-studded history, and relishing Byzantine era artistic traditions. Her "Legacy" collection is infused with the type of Old World romance you'd associate with Catherine the Great's famed jewelry treasure trove. Just look at the above-pictured brooch, which features three leaf filigrees plated in a 24K Russian gold finish and adorned with handwired glass pearls, Swarovski crystals and European glass stones in auburn, russet, and smoky gray hues that recall the transient nature of the autumn season.
Now, I realize brooches tend to be associated with the "over 40" set but, if worn the right way, these pieces can add an elegant flair to an ensemble while allowing it to retain its youthfulness. My main suggestion: avoid pinning them onto blazer lapels (especially if these have boxy cuts or are made of matronly fabrics like tweed). Instead, you should try placing them in unexpected locations, like "The City" star Olivia Palermo did at the June 10th Cinema Society screening of the comedy Cyrus. Palermo donned an ethereal, slightly sheer, bone beige dress with a deep V-neckline and adorned it by pinning this Miriam Haskell brooch right above her left hipbone, hence accentuating her waistline and adding an eye-catching element to the otherwise simple number.
With a piece like this, the style possibilities are endless — and, no matter what ensemble you pair it with, you're bound to look like royalty.
Miriam Haskell Russian gold-plated leaf brooch, $640. Available at MiriamHaskell.com