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By Alisa Leonard

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Enchante! Spring has finally ushered in warm weather and languid days in the park, but most importantly, MAGNIFICENT JEWELS & COUTURE. This past weekend, Doyle’s held their phenomenal couture exhibition and auction… we’re talking the primo you-want-to-die-for them big guns of vintage glory: from the 1926 blue silk ombre fringe CHANEL dress, to the ultra-mod (nay, uber-mod!) 1960’s Largerfield day dress, and everyone else of consequence in between (can you say Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Hermes… give-it-to-me-now fabulous? Mai oui!).

Please tell me you didn’t miss out! You did? Por qua! Well salvation is still attainable at SOTHEBY’S MAGNIFICENT JEWELS collection, during the “Van Cleef & Arpels at Sotheby’s: A Centenary of Style” exhibition, April 19th-25th (http://www.sothebys.com). Don your vintage splendor and flaunt, strut and flounce it in the revered presence of the original godfathers of bling! before it all goes to auction on April 25th (at 10:15am, and again at 2pm). Capiche?

One more thing…if you’re not the white-gloved, chichi auction type, but still have that insatiable hankering for rockin’ antique jewels, then check one of my fav little gems on the Lower East Side: Doyle & Doyle (189 Orchard Street) has amazing victoriana bling! and heirloomesque estate pieces in every style and budget (I’ve been eyeing a few as a post-tax filing treat). Because let’s face it, that perfect sun dress at the hoity roof-top party is sorely lacking without a flawlessly accessorized killer gem or two… happy rummaging!

Originally published April 2006
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