Monday, January 30, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 
Preview, Prom Style

Flores above, sampling sunglasses
and donning a gifted (unseen) prom wrist corsage.

By Griselda Flores
BeansTalk Contributor

At a recent 1960’s-styled prom-themed event held at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Bar 1912, Swarovski gave a preview of their Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Jewelry, Atelier, and Paris Couture collection. The jewelry was displayed on mannequins wearing vintage dresses provided by Decades.

“It’s a very natural partnership because I love anything crystal and blingy, this was like a match made in heaven presenting 60’s-inspired dresses and matching it up with current collection of Swarovski crystals,” says Cameron Silver, owner of  Decades, the titular Los Angeles shop.
From Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Designer Silver reimagines vintage pieces and turns clothing and accessories into a mash-up of modern vintage haute couture.
From Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Silver, who has been credited with introducing the vintage revival to the Hollywood red carpet, wore Swarovski crystals to the event.
From Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
The event was inspired by the oh-so-very American tradition “prom” (a formal dance marking the year or more culmination of high school).

Swarovski elements seen at Alexandre Vauthier
One piece that caught everyone’s attention was a large-scale necklace that reaches to the wearer’s shoulders. Actress Jennifer Tilly and fashion designer Amber Sakai told BeansTalk they are eager to buy the piece when it goes on sale. “I just hope we don’t wear it to the same event because that would be very embarrassing,” Tilly says.
From Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Other celebs at the event included: epitome-of-vintage inspiration Dita Von Teese (glamorous in a long black dress),  actress Michelle Pfeiffer and singer Estelle, who celebrated her birthday that night. 
From Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
From Swarovski's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection