Accessories by Sophie Blake with a Long Black Gown
Sophie Blake NY Accessories
As is often the case, I learned about Sophie Blake NY’s collection a few months ago through the wonder that is Twitter, and I have been meaning to introduce her work to Dress For The Wedding readers ever since. As we march into 2013, I continue to be hugely fascinated by Art Deco styles, especially jewelry, bags, and dresses.
Sophie Blake’s art deco influence is clear, but she re-imagines those natural 1920s and 1930s references with a very modern edge in her handmade pieces. Spiky modern metals and shapes are juxtaposed with crystals, Bakelite, and other beautiful materials to make standout accessories.
Above, I have picked a few from her collection that caught my eye as being perfect for wedding guests, and brides alike The Jazz earrings are a favorite of mine; I think they’d be a stunning accompaniment to a modern and sleek bridal look.
Black Gown Wedding Guest Look with Sophie Blake NY Accessories
Sophie Blake NY Hana Topaz Earrings //ISSA Asymmetrical Shoulder Gown//Sophie Blake NY Lavinya Ring// Sophie Blake NY Nora Topaz Cuff //Steven Triummp Ankle Strap Pumps // Lauren Merkin Diana Suede Clutch with Metallic Polka Dots
Since Sophie Blake’s style inherently reflects her New York location, for this wedding guest styling idea I was imagining a wedding guest heading to an evening semi-formal wedding held in a chic New York restaurant or gallery space. This long black ISSA gown has a asymmetrical neckline that adds a bit of interest to this simple long black dress. I thought Sophie Blake’s topaz accessories: the Hana earrings, and the Nora cuff , would really pop with this black dress. Her Lavinya cocktail ring adds edgy sparkle to glamorous fingers. I also added a Lauren Merkin metallic clutch that I thought paired nicely with this look and Steven Triummp ankle strap pumps, studded with silver for a little bit of a departure from the standard pair of heels.