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The Kilt Pin Makes A Comback: How to Wear It!
11 / 21





Gold Kilt Pin with Snake Motif

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The kilt pin is popular this fall with Versus by Versace, Moschino Cheap and Chic, and Mark Le Bhian. All are offering skirts and dresses incorporating a version of the kilt pin.





The Kilt Pin Makes A Comeback!




Co-opted from menswear as a fashion accessory, the kilt pin adds a golden touch to your favorite black skirt or a bit of edge to a cocktail dress. Versace has a long history of incorporating safety pins and kilt pins into their designs. Who can forget the image of Elizabeth Hurley in the barely there dress by Versace that she wore to the 1994 premier of Four Weddings and a Funeral? The dress looked as if it might fall off if it weren’t for the combination of safety and kilt pins holding it together.


Below is Versus by Versace’s stretch twill mini-skirt and Moschino’s Cheap and Chic, ribbed wool mini skirt in a hot pink. On the runway it was shown with three large kilt pins worn horizontally across the front flap.




The Kilt Pin Makes A Comeback!





Here’s some of our favorite pieces for Fall/Winter and a “How To” guide to wearing a kilt pin with pieces similar to those that you might have in your closet right now.


The Kilt pin worn on a Scotsman’s kilt, contrary to popular belief, is mainly decorative. It is worn on the front of the kilt, pinned only to the top layer (sometimes mistakenly pinned through to the second layer). Its main purpose is to give the front some weight, helping the front panel to hang properly.



The Original Kilt Pin


Courtesy of Kinloch Anderson



Wear it vertically or horizontally at the top of the crossover flap to highlight the waist of Antonio Berardi’s stretch-wool crepe skirt or vertically at the top of the front facing slit on Lucas Nascimento’s chenille pencil skirt (the green skirt to the right).



The Kilt Pin Makes A Comeback!



You can use it to add interest to a jacket or dress where there is some ruched material. Pin it horizontally, near the shoulder on a jacket like this belted wool jacket by Oscar de la Renta or on a dress like the one below from Alexander Wang.



The Kilt Pin Makes A Comeback!





The Kilt Pin Makes A Comeback!


Looking for a kilt pin to accessorize your skirts. We’ve just added this antique, 18 ct gold snake kilt pin to our collections and its available now. Mine! Mine! Mine!


Antique Gold Snake Kilt Pin

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11 / 02



Vintage Diamond and Platinum Ring

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Diamonds set in platinum of course! If you didn’t see this year’s release of the Great Gatsby (the 5th and latest film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel) you might want to, if only to drool over the 1920’s fashion and jewelry (collaboration between Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin).


Our item of the week is a sparkling diamond and emerald platinum ring from the Jazz Age era. With just over 3 carats of diamonds, it is no doubt a ring that Daisy would have adored.



Art Deco Chic



1 – In the latest film version, afternoon tea looks like it might have been catered by Ladurée. Silver tiered stands are piled high with pink and green macarons and other pastel colored sweets topped with raspberries and sugared roses. Can’t make it to the nearest Ladurée? Purchase Thé Othello (with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger), Thé Marie-Antoinette (subtle notes of rose petals, citrus and honey), or macarons (raspberry, rose petal, lemon, chocolate, etc.) by calling their New York store and having them ship you your order.


2Carine Gilson’s handcrafted lingerie with silk from Lyon and Chantilly lace looks like it came straight out of Daisy’s closet. This one in coral silk.


3 – The Rosebud Perfume Co. was in business in the 1920’s. Would Daisy have used this Minted Rose Balm to maintain her Cupid’s Bow lips?


4 – Established in 1849 in Paris, Moynat (similar to other luxury luggage companies at that time e.g. Louis Vuitton and Goyard) introduced its repeating initial M pattern designed by Henri Rapin in 1920.


5Chanel No. 5 was launched in the summer of 1921. While the Great Gatsby was published in 1925, it was written about the summer of 1922. The latest from Chanel would have definitely made Daisy’s Mush Have List.


6 – Late blooming peonies and summer gardenias would have probably been floating in a silver bowl near Daisy’s bedside.




This is a spectacular diamond and emerald ring with slightly over 3 carats of Old Mine Cut diamonds. The emerald at the center has a vivid green hue and is bezel set in platinum with millegrained edges. It’s displayed in a vintage sterling silver ring box by Maison Birks.


1920's Diamond and Emerald Ring


This Art Deco Diamond, Emerald and Platinum Ring, Bombé Sparkler is available in our Cocktail rings collection.