Earlier this week I posted photos of Mrs. O on the scene at the G20 Summit. Of course the 1st lady wouldn’t be seen across the pond without her faithful double-strand pearls. Channeling the ever-classic Jackie O, Michelle has made the multi-strand pearl necklace the centerpiece of her jewelry collection. From the first days of her campaigning, Michelle was compared to the other Mrs. O on several levels from their similarities with style, class, grace, and overall magnetism.
Inspired by Michelle Obama’s classic look, I broke out my own multi-strand pearl necklace this week. Mine’s a triple-strand because you know as Roberto Cavalli always says, “more is more!” Well in this case I don’t think he’d ever use that saying in reference pearls. He is more of a leopard print and gold chains kind of guy.
Speaking of More is More, Michelle Obama captured the very essence of the Animal Print King’s mantra when she hit a night on the town for her first black tie event at the White House. Michelle broke out in a dramatic multi-strand (faux) pearl and crystal necklace by Tom Binns at the Governor’s Ball this past February. Tom Binn’s interlaced pearl and diamante necklaces is appropriately named “Pearls in Pearl.”
Here are some other fun takes on the classic pearl necklace.
And for the recessionista a pair of faux Tahitian pearls: