A pin doesn’t have to be conventionally opulent. Materials such as silicone, sculptural metal or a single pearl are minimally deluxe.
Tibi shirt, $600 at Hudson’s Bay. Jewellery (from top): Jenny Bird Olin pin set, $85/two through jenny-bird.ca. Isabelle Busnel silicone brooch, $293 at Archives. Mirit Weinstock Folded Heart & Pearl brooch, $380 at Ewanika.
Flotsam and Jetsam
Elements usually found under the sea take a nautical look to new depths.
On multicoloured Chanel tweed, flowers in silk and stones create a garden of earthly delights.
A dress in a charming polka dot motif gets an extra dose of sweetness from the addition of a Gucci bow.
The only moths (and beetles) you should allow close to your trench is this mix of bejewelled insects.
Andersson Bell trench coat, $735 at Hudson’s Bay. Danny Pollak brooch (top), $48, (third from top), $240, (fourth from top), $240 through @dannypollakaccessories on Instagram. Natia X Lako gold plated beetle brooch, $167 at Archives. Carole Tannenbaum Vintage Collection brooch (on blue), price on request through caroletanenbaum.com.
For your classic side, a set of letters pays homage to vintage Dior. For the newer you, Ambush creates a pin that mimics a forgotten security tag in gold.
Comme des Garçons’ landscape print becomes even more maximal with an array of sparkling blooms.
Comme des Garçons dress, $2,565, Noir Kei Ninomiya shirt, $720 at The Room at Hudson’s Bay. Jewels by Alan Anderson brooch (on dress strap), $1,195 through jewelsbyalananderson.com. Erdem gold blossom brooch (on white shirt), $365, gold crystal bee brooch (below pink flower), $550 at Ssense. Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection brooch (pink flower), price on request through caroletanenbaum.com.
Pins needn’t be confined to your lapel or chest. A grouping that snakes down a shirt’s button placket creates a whimsical scene.
Totême shirt, $445 at Holt Renfrew. Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection fruit vine brooch, price on request through caroletanenbaum.com. Jewels by Alan Anderson snake brooch, $695 through jewelsbyalananderson.com.
Styling by Georgia Groom, prop styling by Wilson Wong, photo assistant Krysten Galang.