Shopping For: Mother of Pearl

– By Teresa Greenfeld –

Serpui Marie Julianna Mother of Pearl Clutch


Its luminosity dream-like and almost haunting, there is perhaps nothing more ethereal in fashion than mother of pearl.  I’m always reminded of The Childlike Empress from The Neverending Story whenever I think of it.

As it’s found most often in sea shells, the summer natually lends itself as the season for mother of pearl accessories.  This season in particular, we’ve seen a palpable mother of pearl resurgence, most notably seen in Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2012 “Under the Sea” themed collection.  Lagerfeld showed mother of pearl influences in shimmering jackets, accessories  and even in makeup.
Here are some of our favorite Mother of Pearl accessories, including some truly lust-worthy clutches  (perfect for a beach wedding!).

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