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Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection Preview - Accessories

At the Ann Taylor Fall 2010 Collection preview event, opulent accessories could be found not only on the lovely models, but also artfully displayed upon stacks of old books, mirrored trays and even glass cake stands along the length of a long wooden table in the center of Ace Hotel lobbey. It was an inspiring way to showcase these feminine, luxe-looking pieces with an heirloom vibe that will no doubt be as popular for dressing up a little black dress as a sharply tailored suit.

There were many familiar trends: Pearl cluster necklaces, Swarovski crystal drop earrings, grosgrain ribbon & rhinestone pendants, plus embellished flats, leopard print pumps, vintage-inspired booties, shiny crystal bangles and beaded cocktail rings. Prices range from $28 for a mini pave pyramid stretch ring to $248 for the signature satchel. Not cheap, but one gets the sense that these are investment pieces that won't go out of style anytime soon. Guests at the event received a goodie bag with a piece of jewelry from the collection (I got a substantially heavy crystal encrusted necklace—sweet! It's got an old-world feel that isn't my usual style but I plan on layering it with some chains atop a loose tee with a pleather jacket and jeans to make it "me.") Are any of these pieces speaking to you?

I like! Everything looks so rich and feminine. I loved the presentation as it combined two of my favorite things: accessories and books.
#1 Athena on 2010-03-29 18:59 (Reply)
I don't know, this much bling seems a little odd-looking when so many people are jobless in this country right now. On the other hand I do love all the cool shapes and designs that are getting created out of crystal, rather than precious gems.
#2 EmilyKennedy (Homepage) on 2010-03-29 19:12 (Reply)
This collection actually reminds me a lot of J.Crew! I love them both, but this one is ever so slightly cheaper, which is a nice option! Can't wait to see that necklace on you!

#3 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2010-03-30 06:22 (Reply)
I am absolutely filled with lust! I can't wait to get my hands on that satchel.
#4 Brittneynikkole (Homepage) on 2010-03-30 10:37 (Reply)
Everything looks beautiful, but I especially love those earrings!!!
#5 Grace (Homepage) on 2010-03-30 11:57 (Reply)
i may just have to pay more attention to ann taylor loft stores now because this all looks great!
#6 jenn (Homepage) on 2010-03-30 12:55 (Reply)
I love the necklace the model is wearing, maybe enough to hunt it down when these appear in the store. Will you do a post letting us know when this happens? I also like the matching bracelet a few snaps later and the jewel encrusted flats.
#7 Liz (Homepage) on 2010-03-31 08:55 (Reply)
What a lovely way to display everything! I loved the jeweled flats and the brooch.
Great event!
#8 Lisa (Homepage) on 2010-04-11 18:54 (Reply)
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