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DECO -- a period in history. A style. AND a shop.

According to Wikipedia, Art Deco was a popular international art design movement from 1925 until the 1940s, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional, and modern.

Now, the art deco style has merged into the giant category of what we call "retro". But, even though it gets group in with other vintages, it has it's own flavor. And while you CAN pair DECO's lovely jewelry with obvious 20s and 30s garb, you can wear it in many other ways. Have a simple little black dress? What a wonderful way to add some panache.

Shown above is the Maraschino set, one of my favorites. The necklace is not only lovingly made, it has a quirky asymmetrical touch that I love. Fun and ladylike -- playful and fetching. All good Deco period adjectives.

Click any photo -- as always -- to see a larger version.

Memories is a similar style in gold. The pendant holds a pastoral landscape scene -- perhaps a loved ones birthplace. The skulls add a dark quality echoing the mourning jewelry of earlier decades.

This set called Charming includes the cute little black bows I seem to be attached to. It also includes a bit of the darker side a la Deco :D. Look oh so closely and you will see -----

just what is in those tiny frames. Arsenic and Old Lace was written at the end of the Art Deco period.

This is just a small selection of the very unusual jewelry you can find at DECO. There are several shops, but why not visit the new Festivale sim and see what you can find.

Hair by Excile.


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