NEW YORK, Nov 9, 2010 / — For the Holiday 2010 season, CAROLEE celebrates the style of four notable women of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
With jewelry looks designed to honor Eva “Evita” Peron from the 40’s, the Duchess of Windsor from the 50’s, Jackie Kennedy from the 60’s, and now with Michelle Obama, CAROLEE has recreated individual pieces from the personal jewelry collections of these women to offer the chance to capture their unique and timeless sense of style.
The CAROLEE Style Icons collection is available at Bloomingdale’s 59th St. and www.Carolee.com.
As Argentina’s First Lady, Eva Peron’s jewelry — flamboyant pins, elaborate necklaces and statement earrings — reflected her glamorous early life as an actress and film star.
To commemorate this, CAROLEE honors “Evita”, as she is affectionately known, with a feather brooch reminiscent of the iconic pieces in her personal collection.
Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, was considered one of the world’s best-dressed women. She had a style all her own centered on her jewels.
CAROLEE recreates the jeweled animal brooches and symbolic triple plume pin and cross bracelet for this exquisite collection, given to Wallis by the Duke of Windsor to mark special occasions during their courtship. Such pieces from the Duchess’ jewelry collection are currently on an international tour before they will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s on November 30th.
Jackie Kennedy was the epitome of elegance and grace. Both during and after her time in the White House, she was well known to Americans as a style icon for her constant use of pearls as a wardrobe staple.
With the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Administration, as well as a new film, “Jackie”, and television series, “The Kennedys”, CAROLEE commemorates “Jackie O” with a triple row pearl necklace with ornate crystal enclosure – a classic piece that was a favorite of the former first lady.
The fourth style icon is the current First Lady, Michelle Obama, whose classic and confident fashion statements have drawn admiration from women around the world.
In February 2007, Mrs. Obama was featured on the cover of Newsweek wearing a CAROLEE 16mm pearl choker. Since then she has worn this bold necklace in dozens of photos including the iconic image of herself in a purple sheath dress on the night her husband won the Democratic nomination.