I love these colorful baubles from Bottega Veneta. They look like gum drops and are beautifully made (I just picked up my first one, a rainbow mix, above). After I bought mine, I found out that Anna Wintour purchases one of their oxidized silver-and-cubic zircon necklaces per season. Layering them for a colorful splash against neutrals, animal prints, or more color, she is rarely seen without them. So it’s no surprise she’s actually been collecting them for years, in a variety of delectable colors and sizes.
I’m all for Anna’s timeless style. Say what you will about her, but the woman is chic! I see her at the shows each season but have never spoken a word to her. Last month, I found myself face to face with the famous Bob at the Plaza Hotel. She was coming out of the stall I was waiting for in the small bathroom in the bar (true story). It was all I could do not to pee on myself. She smiled and glanced me over – not so scary after all!
I probably won’t pick up a new one each season, but I will certainly layer mine with existing pieces. As Anna proves with her own rather eclectic mix, Bottega’s necklace is a great statement piece for anything, from a T-shirt and jeans to a cocktail dress and fur.
Multicolor Oxydized Silver Zircon Necklace
At Bottega Veneta for $2,000.