Pearl Harbor

Spring 2012 shows were full of pearly delights. Sea inspired details such as corals, shells, fish textures and pearls were spotted on many Spring / Summer 2012 shows. Pearly effects and opalescent finishes in colors such as silver, platinum, pastel and white hues radiated pearly luminance on the Spring / Summer runways. Shell and conch shaped bags, pearl accented clutches etc. were out of this world beautiful.  Some of the designers who adopted this trends include Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen and Marchesa. Pearls were not only used on outfits, shoes, belts and bags but were also used on body, face and hair as adornments. They were spotted on hair, around ears, nose, eyes, lips and even on spine at the Chanel’s Spring 2012 show. Here are some pictures that you can use as inspiration for adding pearls into your Spring / Summer wardrobe. 

I absolutely loved the pearl accents used around the ear as a row of ear studs at the Chanel show. If you already have piercings then you could head over to any body jewelry shop such as Fresh Trends or Etsy for some pearl based body and face jewelry pieces.  If you don’t have piercings then you could always use an eye-lash glue to stick on some flat back  pearls on places where you want the pearls to stand out. You can find flat back pearls at any craft store such as Michaels, Joan Fabrics or Blick Art. Also, there are tons of stores on Etsy where you can find flat back pearls so you have a lot of options here. Are you going to try pearls on your body, face and hair as adornments? Do you love the pearl accented or pearl finish bags, shoes and jewelry? Let me know what you think. Would love to hear your views.

Image Credits:
Vogue Uk
Dusty Burito
Fashion Magazine
Fashion Allure

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Ralph Lauren

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  35 comments for “Pearl Harbor

  1. January 22, 2012 at 2:46 am

    OOh I love this trend, I hadn’t really seen so many examples until I saw your post and I actually have always worn the classic pearl necklace but I would totally try the body ones too, like on the ear or neck. Thanks so much for sharing


  2. January 22, 2012 at 5:21 am

    i love pearls, a very classic look

  3. January 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    love pearls!

  4. January 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I love pearls, it’s always so chic. Beautiful bags.
    It’s a very nice selection.

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  6. January 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Love all the pearl- inspired clutches! Great post!


  7. January 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I think pearly colours and pearls are so beautiful and I would love to have some interesting pearl shaped accessories. those clutch-thingies look very cool btw 😛 oh, and I really enjoy your posts 🙂

    Maikeni blogi – part of me

  8. Jay
    January 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I always have a feeling that those pearls just might off their hair and purses…

  9. January 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog

  10. January 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

    All those pearl bags are gorgeous!!! Great finds!

  11. January 23, 2012 at 6:35 am

    yet again, you remind me why i adore your blog. i like the pearl jewelry & shoes best, but i also like pearly nail polish, & eye shadow. 🙂

  12. January 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    perls are so feminine! nice pick for lady

    Inside and Outside Blog

  13. January 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Pearls are so timeless and they look so stylish on these clutches ! Nice post.

  14. January 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Those are very nice and beautiful! It’s something different! So charming! 😀 Have an awesome week my friend.

  15. January 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    beautiful bags!
    I love the Alexander mcqueen clutch, is amazing!
    love the pearls!

    great post, kisses!

  16. January 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    love the trend!!!

    xoxo from rome

  17. January 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Wow i love the pearls in the hair that looks so cute! You always have the best pictures!

  18. January 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    i love the pearls in the hair idea! It’s very pretty and would be great for weddings! 🙂

  19. January 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    only recently (a.k.a. this past summer) have i started loving pearls. i love how now you can combine them with chains and stones for a polished yet kind of rock style. i also love when there are pearls of various sizes combined! assymetrical styles are my favorites but that may be a leftover from architecture school 😛

  20. January 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Those Brian Atwood booties are to die for! Fabulous picks

  21. January 24, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Love pearls in general! They add feminine touch to any appearance. Gorgeous post!
    hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena
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  22. January 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I love pearly accents and finishes! They just add a feminine touch and a bit of glamour. Those bags are gorgeous!

  23. January 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    love the palette of that Chanel show. so feminine!

    xoxo navy & orange

  24. Val
    January 26, 2012 at 1:43 am

    All I can say is WOW!!! GORG

  25. January 26, 2012 at 3:12 am

    i love the ones on the hair they look stunning 😀


  26. January 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    The bags are so sweet.


  27. January 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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    Love, Mary

  28. January 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    wow I would like to have such a pearl bad!!!!

  29. January 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    This is one gorgeous trends and loving clutches so pretty.

    <3 Marina

  30. January 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    wow, nice info 🙂

    would you mind to visit my blog and following each other? 🙂

  31. January 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Hi lovely, beautiful bags!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  32. January 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Cool Blog, Would you like to follow each other 🙂 ?

    xxxx -S.

  33. January 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I love pearls on hair <3

  34. May 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Pearls decoration on bags, like a moving beauty, attracts people’s attention.
    Freshwater Pearls

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