I think we are all aware that I’m in the throws of a huge vintage jewellery obsession at the moment! I’ve done two jewellery hauls on the blog this year and have bought a few more bits since. As well as buying original early plastic pieces, I’m always really happy when I find modern pieces to accessorise my vintage outfits. When I spotted that Cath Kidston had some new bangles, which pay homage to vintage celluloid bangles, I knew I had to have some.
I chose the yellow and pink ones, because they go really well with some of the original vintage bangles I have. I love the pretty floral mouldings on the bracelets and when compared to an original early celluloid piece from my collection, you can definitely see where the inspiration came from.
The patterns are really similar, and although the design on the older original is slightly more intricate and has sharper details, they really do all go very well together.
The Cath Kidston versions are quite a bit thicker ad stronger and are made with a modern plastic, which is more robust than older cellulite. They are also less flammable, as celluloid is renowned for being dangerous around flames, so always take care when wearing it. I love the more modern brighter colours as well, rather than being a replica they are a lovely updated version of an early plastic classic.
Unfortunately I can’t see the bangles on the Cath Kidston website, but I am pretty sure they are still available in stores. I’d love it if they made these in more colours, so I can build a stack.
I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Cath Kidston’s jewellery ranges in the future, with the hope that they start making more gorgeous pieces inspired by real vintage jewellery. Imagine if they made something to look like carved bakelite, that would be amazing.
I’m really looking forward to incorporating these into lots of outfits to share here on the blog. Mustard and coral shades have always been two of my favourite colours to wear, so I know I’ll be wearing these loads this summer.
I also wanted to say a big thank you to my friend Holly for picking these up for me. I love them!!!
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Jessica CangianoJune 28, 2016 at 7:13 am
Eeeppp!!! I’m in love, completely, madly in love – and will be stalking eBay from this side of the pond indefinitely now in the hopes of landing one or more of these vintage inspired beauties. Sooo many swoons!!!