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When I Say, “Pearls,” You Say…

By , 11 August, 2009, 4 Comments
Barbara Billingsley As June Cleaver

Barbara Billingsley As June Cleaver

If I say, “Pearls,” and you think of June Cleaver, think again. Pearls aren’t only for the conservative, the conservatively dressed, or “pretty daywear” for housewives.

Peggy Knudsen Wearing Pearls

Peggy Knudsen Wearing Pearls

They aren’t only reserved for classic glamour….

Ann Miller Wearing Glamorous Pearls

Ann Miller Wearing Glamorous Pearls

They may be classic, but they can also be unexpected.

Mary Brian Wearing Pearls

Mary Brian Wearing Pearls

Sure, pearls may make one think of virgins and tenderness, but pearls aren’t always shy… Along with their natural luster, there’s a bit of the lust-her too. (Tell me, have pearl button earrings ever been more sexy?!)

Sandra Dorne: Pin Up Cover Girl In Pearls

Sandra Dorne: Pin Up Cover Girl In Pearls

Pearls are the demure allure to frankly aggressive blood-red lips & nails…

Joan Collins Wearing Pearls

Joan Collins Wearing Pearls

The luminous light drawing eyes to dark hair and mysterious cleavage…

Anna May Wong Wearing Pearls In Her Hair

Anna May Wong Wearing Pearls In Her Hair

Zsa Zsa Gabor Using Pearls To Point The Way...

Zsa Zsa Gabor Using Pearls To Point The Way...

The luxurious addition to a casual bohemian look…

Josephine Baker Swinging Jazz Pearls

Josephine Baker Swinging Jazz Pearls

Natalie Wood Sporting Pearls

Natalie Wood Sporting Pearls

Pearls help send a mixed message, suggesting a complicated woman which should be approached with caution & care.

Good girls may get the pearls, but bad girls want & use them too. The most calculating vamps, the most mischievous sex kittens, they all know — covets and apply — the luster & allure of pearls.

Louise Brooks Plotting With Pearls

Louise Brooks Plotting With Pearls

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4 Responses {+}
  • Debralee

    Love them. I have a string of long pearls for special occasions. Very sexy.

  • Jaynie Van Roe

    I hope, Debralee, that I’ve inspired you to not only wear them for special occasions 😉

  • Time Raveler

    Pearls are amazing! I wear both real and faux (thanks Coco, for helping women learn to mix it up!). Just as your fabulous pictures prove, they can look sexy or demure…not to be saved only for “special occasions,” please! And the same goes for real or faux diamonds, btw…

  • Enzie Shahmiri ~ Portraits and Fine Art

    Love pearls, especially the long strand once Nice post:)

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