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Susana Bettencourt Cord Choker Necklace: A Glam Dunk

Kelly and I just returned from Florence, where Luisa via Roma’s amazing Style Lab requested we style three different looks. When styling, whether you’re dressing yourself or producing an editorial, it all tends to start with one to-die-for piece. For the Urban Glam look, it’s no surprise it all began with this killer necklace.

Susana Bettencourt, a native of the Azores Islands of Portugal, is a master when it comes to traditional lace and knitwear techniques. With beyond-avant-garde designs (like this wild harness vest), Susana is taking her craft to a new level.

Unlike most big necklaces, this dramatic beauty makes a statement without overabundance. Which gave us plenty of room to play – we paired it over a Valentino jumpsuit and Balmain vest, topped with a high-sheen McQueen jacket, but this necklace would look equally stunning with a simple, strapless black dress (although much less exciting). Use Susana’s statement piece to inspire you towards your own take on Urban Glam!

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