Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Jewelry Icons: Silent Star Lilly Damita
Silent Film stars were so glamorous - lots of money was spent on making them look good. It worked! The black and white head shots have an enduring romantic quality that draws you in. Pearls are used to great effect in her headpiece, earrings and necklace. The flower/circle of pearls pendant gives interest but doesn't detract from the other pieces. The earrings are large drops that accentuate the rest of the pieces perfectly. The entire look is a symphony! It's just gorgeous!
But wait, I haven't told you who the Jewelry Icon is today - Lily Damita. Lily Damita was a French actress who is probably best remembered for marrying an unknown Errol Flynn.
(Photo Credit of Damita and Flynn above)
I've strung a few pearl necklaces in my day. Hand knotting the silk between each pearl is a pain but it makes the necklace fluid and strong. If it were to break, all the pearls wouldn't come tumbling off.
Do you like Lily's pearls more than Frida's chunky necklaces? Maybe you love both or your style is something different. I wish the headpiece she is wearing was more popular - I'd surely make and wear one!