In signature Vera fashion, Ms. Wang's spring collection was chock-full of gauzy fabrics and flirty frocks. However, Vera threw the fashion world a curve ball this season by incorporating sporty cigarette pants and basketball tanks in with her trademark romantic pieces. Not being one to jump on the über girly trend, I usually find pleasure viewing Vera's collections from a distance. However, after stumbling across this editorial in Vogue Brazil, I was smitten with the jeweled necklaces styled over casual tee shirts.
Already having more tulip skirts than I can count hanging in my closet, the wheels of my fashion-obsessed brain immediately began spinning as to how I could incorporate Vera's crystal and tulle necklace into my girl-on-the-go wardrobe. I'm picturing a black tee, gray tulip skirt, and the combat boots that never leave my feet to downplay the bridal feel of the necklace. After throwing my hair up into a windswept bun (to show off the bow on the back of the necklace, bien sûr!), I'll feel like I'm jaunting through Soho on my way to afternoon tea...instead of my required business ethics class. Hey, a girl can dream!
What You'll Need:
Beaded applique (found in the bridal section of most sewing stores)
Sew the applique on a square of tulle fabric (I sewed two ribbons together so it was wide enough). Following the outline of the applique, cut around the the edges leaving approximately 3/4" of fabric. Flip the applique over, and sew the a ribbon on both ends of the applique. I started with extra long ribbon and folded it in half so there would be two strings on both sides of the necklace.
Tie the back of the necklace in a bow around your neck, making sure it hits your collarbone where you desire. Cut off the excess ribbon at the ends of the bows.