Glam rock was really hard to miss. So is the Bennie. Embodied by David Bowie and his peers, rockers sported platform shoes, outlandish hair styles, and particularly outrageous clothes covered in sparkling colors and wild prints. Elton John got involved by singing about a “sci-fi rock goddess:” an electric-booted, mohair-suited frontwoman named Bennie who led a band called the Jets. The Bennie captures the extravagance of glam rock, from iridescent finishes to extreme facets to brightly spotted beads. Orli says, “This is completely outrageous, but it’s also awesome and therefore necessary. I saw these materials and I thought they would be ideal for Bennie and the Jets.”
Swarovski crystal, 14-karat gold-filled
Some say the Sixties and the Seventies were the best of times. Some say they were the not-the-best of times. Pretty much all say they were also the colorful of times. Dramatic change affected everything, from society and politics to music, art, and fashion. Social movements reflected the progressivism of a modernizing global society, cultural movements reflected youth rebelling against older ideas and styles, and lively, striking color exploded everywhere. Costume jewelry packed with bright hues and bold beads became pervasive, the more audacious, the better. Kaleidoscopic pays homage to this massive rush of peace, love, and style with high-voltage shades and shapes and a distinct combination of both vintage and modern lines.