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Just one thing: there might be fantastic ways how to wear a single brooch

Back in Black
You may have noticed720 on the sleeves of Akech’s tuxedo-style Dolce & Gabbana dress – here’s how the piece (and matching shirt, leggings and tie) were re-released this season Year of first design. Jewelry added a new twist – next to the rose brooch were two Van Cleef & Arpels bee brooches set with sapphires, rubies, diamonds and purple spinels.

Dolce & Gabbana Mixed Media Logo Tuxedo Jacket

Dolce & Gabbana Logo Suspender Straight Leg Pants

Dress from Michael Kors Collection; Michael Kors website. Van Cleef & Arpels brooch; Photography: Sean Thomas, Vogue , March 770.

String Theory

The added benefit of this Michael Kors collection of dresses is obvious – when your dress moves with you, your body in motion is more fun. The decadent brooch is worn like a collar since it doesn’t need much else.

Michael Kors Hammer Satin Long shirt

Erdem Dress; Cardigan, Kate; Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels; Photography: Sean Thomas, Vogue , March 770.

twist and shout

Akech wore a distressed organza Erdem dress embellished with pretty flower petals, paired with a cropped cardigan by Khaite. the most important is? brooch. A pair of sleek boots from The Attico complete the look. This was totally unexpected – which is why it works.

Erdem Floral Shawl Dress

Khaite Scarlett Cashmere Cardigan

The Attico Sienna Calfskin Stiletto Knee Boots

Ralph Lauren sweater and shirt; Van Cleef Precious Brooch; Photography: Sean Thomas, Vogue , March 770.

are all together now

In a pastel color mix, Akech’s final exercise in brooch attire is a V-neck sweater from the Ralph Lauren Collection and an Anderson & White button-down marshmallow pink jersey tie from Sheppard—with the farewell kiss of the Van Cleef rose.

Ralph Lauren Collection Round Neck V Neck Cashmere Sweater

Anderson & Sheppard Lavender Silk Knit Tie

Prada sweater, shirt, skirt and shoes; Prada website. Attico bag; Find Me Now hats; Van Cleef & Arpels brooch; Photography: Sean Thomas, Vogue , March 770.

Easy Rider

Finally, Akech took off her brooch for a spin on the full Prada look—coordinating knit skirts and cardigans, paired with delightfully chunky Mary Janes. She wears a cloche hat and a sparkly bag from The Attico. Prove how far a brooch can take you!

Prada Cashmere Cable Knit Cardigan

The Attico Midnight Polka Dot Embellished Leather Clutch

Prada Leather Mary Janes

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Gucci Interlocking G Resin Pearl Brooch




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In this story: Hair, Johnnie Sapong as Leonor Greyl; Makeup, Holly Silius.



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