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CanadaPiece that I’m coveting: My mother’s gold-and-sapphire costume jewellery choker.When my mother was a teenager growing up in Quebec Vintage Wedding Dresses , her British grandmother, with whom she exchanged letters, sent her a costume jewellery gold choker adorned with teardrop sapphires.and in her red-velvet jewellery box, where it rested like a call to grown-up glamour.It looked exotic amid the other pieces, and a little dangerous.The pearls, for example, may have been real but they didn’t have the shiver-inducing power of that choker necklace.it was such a classic.I loved the design the workmanship and Grace’s famous style.I am saving it for Jacqui when she graduates university.she had this white angora dress with a deepV-neck and angora belt, so Dynasty minus the shoulder pads.And then there’s the black silk clutch with a faux diamond set off-centre on the front.Lisa TantEditor-in-chief and associate publisher, Flare magazineUnlike me, my mother didn’t carefully store her fashion.She hacked up her bridal gown into a day dress and was quick to dump things out of her closet.a strapless corseted ball gown in black shot taffeta (it shimmered red when she danced) with a crisp white underskirt.My mum wore it when she was a secretary at the U.That glamorous career was cut short when she and my dad moved to Vancouver.I wore the gown to my high school graduation.As my friends paraded about in long frilly white and pastel gowns, I walked in (wearing makeup for the first time) in Mum’s gown.It fit like a glove.I felt like a screen star.I can’t remember what she thought about me wearing it, but I’m sure it brought back some cherished memories.Mum died 18 years ago.I still have her gown (if only it still fit!and will never part with it.Susie SheffmanFashion director, Dealuxe.caWhile you may not call my mom a style maven, she has a few standout mid-century pieces that need to migrate, ASAP, from her closet to mine.She’s never thrown a thing out and has a cedar closet full of covetable ’50s sweater-girl cashmeres from her college days, and a double face rounded cream coat that I swear inspired Raf Simon’s Fall 2012 Jil Sander collection.But it’s her lipstick-red kid leather stilettos, circa 1962, that really get my heart aflutter.Family folklore has it that while traipsing around the house in them at the age of three, I peed on them Lace Wedding Dresses , dribbling all over their perfect pointy toes.As quintessential today as they were then, I’m on my way to her house right now to poach them.Linda Lewiseditor-in-chief, More magazineThe only thing I can think of is my mother’s pearls, which are not only beautiful, but meaningful: When her parents received reparation from the German government after the Holocaust, they used some of the money to buy their daughter this gift.Veronica DiSantoBridal designer and managing partner of mother’s business, Ines DiSanto wedding gownMy sweetheart mini-gown that I wore on my wedding day, Aug.was something I inherited from my mother!An original vintage lace from 1952 was used over a skin-tone fabric and we added different size pearls at the hem of the gown to create some texture.My mother bought it in Leon, France, during a trip in 1984 and was saving it for a very special occasion.Bernadette MorraEditor-in-chief, FASHION magazineMy favourite item from my late mother’s closet is a pink floral Chanel scarf I gave her one Mother’s Day.My mom was very easy to buy for.As long as it had a designer label or came in a box from Holt Renfrew, she was happy.a winning combination.As predicted, she loved it.Now it’s mine and I think of her with a smile whenever I wear it.Kara RossJewellery designerWhen I graduated from high school, my parents gave me a beautiful gold bangle bracelet and engraved it.my sister and I went to Kenya in the seventh grade and I got two emerald-cut tourmalines.When we got back to Philadelphia, where I’m from, my mother took us to where she designed a lot of her own pieces, and we were each able to make something.I made a gold ring and my mother made herself a very pretty interesting mounting for an emerald-cut diamond.She designed and made a heavy bezel setting that wraps around the finger into four prongs.Maybe I’ll get it some day!For our wedding, I designed a rolling ring of two bands signifying the two families coming together.One band was pink gold, the other was white gold, and I put two diamonds in it.I gave one to all the girls.My mom lives in Norway and is a magpie Short Wedding Dresses , like me.She’s been collecting jewellery for years and years, so anything in her jewellery collection is usually something sparkly and something gorgeous.In particular, there’s a ring that I always gravitate towards.It’s a huge aquamarine ring, but I don’t think they make aquamarine that large any longer, or if they do it’s well outside of my price range.I think it’s the size of my eyeball, it’s absolutely stunning.And that’s always been one of my favourite pieces in her closet or in her collection.Whenever I think of my mom, and my favourite piece that she owns, it’s always her jewellery and particularly that ring.The colour of it is so intense, you’d almost think it was topaz, but it’s not.Oh Mom, love your ring!And you’re wearing it today!Kirsti JuddHer motherThe ring was a gift for my confirmation when I was 14.I had been looking at the ring every week for months and months on my way home from school.I think the jeweler was truly fed up with me coming in just to look at the same ring week after week, month after month.It was, after all, a one-man shop, with a jeweller’s workshop at the back and retail at the front.I am not sure if he made it himself.I remember how upset I was when it had been sold.Had no idea my mum had bought it and almost fainted when I opened the gift.Amanda MayFounder and head of production, Cinematastic fashion events and marketing consultancyI have always been a huge fan of vintage fashion, and in 2004, I bought the most beautiful and perfect dress I have ever seen at a Value Village just off M.
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