48 In Misc


I loved the spread in the new French Vogue featuring cameos.  I've been working on building a collection of vintage cameos for some time, but it's hard to find really nice ones.






Here is one of my own found recently.  It appears that it started as a necklace, was converted to a belt, and we have now changed it back to a necklace.

Cameo 2

  • Hannah
    September 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

    The best cameos in my opinion are wedgewood. Don’t buy them here in the United States though, they are over priced. If you’re in the mood to go to England, definitely look for some there.

  • klee
    September 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    lovely pictures, the cameo featured is gorgeous!

  • lisa from london
    September 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful cameos. I love the way her hair is styled also. It is interesting how they have unexpectedly included suede boots into one of the shots when at first glance the theme appears to be stark and classic.

  • Pearl Westwood
    September 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Oh I just love Cameos, I love the traditional shell ones, but also the carved stone ones. I also love the similar ones of little pictures, of which I have a small collection. If fact I have spent the last few weeks searching high and low for a black and white cameo I have featuring the pied pieper, hopefully it will turn up! The shoot is really wel done, you jsut cnat beat French Vogue! The long chain on your cameo really sets it of beautifully.
    x Pearl

  • sara
    September 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    i LOVE the cameo on the chain! i used to collect them as a girl and i regret getting rid of them as an adult!!

  • c lo
    September 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Just wanted to say I’m a new reader and I feel so lucky to have found your blog. AMAZING. Love the DIY stuff. This is all so inspiring.

  • Style Odyssey
    September 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    positively lovely.
    i’m fortunate to have a vintage cameo pin that belonged to my grandmother. i treasure it.
    i like what you did with yours, converting it back into a necklace. (i would have, too…can’t picture it as a belt!)

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    September 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    it refreshing to see paris vogue who championed the very “sex” lara look, switch it completely and make her soft and demure.
    i never like cameo actually… but you and jane could make anything work. it looks good on a chain, gets rid of the dainty-ness of it.

  • samantha ezra
    September 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    that cameo is gorgeous! i love the rugged yet feminine feel of the chain.

  • Oh Dear Charlotte
    September 15, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    doesnt lara just look TO DIE FOR in that ed? i love it.

  • Little Miss Black&White
    September 15, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Amazing post!The cameos are great!

  • Cruz
    September 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I loved cameos when they’re styled right, like in that ed. You need to find a nice one so you can blow my mind with the way you style it!

  • The Photodiarist
    September 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful post. Love the photos.

  • Azn Glow
    September 15, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    So beautiful…I adore cameos so much!

  • Leia
    September 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    OH goodness, what a gorgeous spread!

  • pve
    September 16, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Time to bring back my cameos, ready for a cameo appearance.
    Lovely, romantic with a twist.

  • Margarita
    September 16, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I adore cameos, since I was a little girl I have loved them. I would love to find some nice vintage ones.

  • Jackie Butrey
    September 16, 2009 at 9:27 am


  • fashionbyhe
    September 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    great pictures…lvoe your site!!!

  • Cristin
    September 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cameos! They make me think of my mother. She also loved and collected them.
    I love the piece you’ve shown, what a great necklace.
    X Cristin

  • linnea
    September 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I love the slightly 70’s, earthtoned softness of this Paris Vogue spread. It feels timely. I especially like the styling in the third photo: the soft, sensuous texture of the lace blouse plays really well off the clean, modern line of the camel-colored Miu Miu skirt.

  • Linnea
    September 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Hello Judy, sorry for the double comment, but i just saw on Jane’s blog that she’s off to Paris. If you are going with her, I think you’d really enjoy this beautiful shop called ” L’entreé des Fournisseurs” (8 rue des Francs-Bourgeois) in the Marais. It is tucked back in a vine-covered courtyard off the street, and it is just chock full of beautiful spools of ribbon, drawer upon drawer of hard to find buttons, luxurious yarns, and so on. It’s really a bit of heaven for a DIY-er!
    Just right up around the corner, le Centre Culturel Suedois (11, rue Payenne) houses a dear, homey little cafe in the corner of the cobbled courtyard. There you’ll find refuge from the (mostly) charming Parisian chaos. The swedish staff is just lovely, and they serve coffee, buns, and rustic, tasty bites to eat. I spent many a peaceful afternoon there while living in Paris.
    Both of these gems are in the 3rd Arrondisement on the right bank. If you find yourself on the Left Bank, and you’re just dying to see a bit of foliage or a blade of grass, visit le Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th.
    All that, of course, if you’re actually going and will have time to lolly-gag around the city!

  • Jules
    September 16, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Lovely post. Thanks for sharing. And that skirt on the third photo was so fabulous. =D
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  • fashion roadkill
    September 17, 2009 at 7:09 am

    The editorial has such a warm ’70s feel to it. Love the styling. The cameo you’ve got is beautiful.

  • chauss
    September 17, 2009 at 7:25 am

    love this post! :))))))
    j, i got new boots……..

  • Linda
    September 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I just did a post on a cameo pin that I picked up at the Toront CNE from a lady that makes jewelry using vintage components.

  • kajsa
    September 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    reminds me of that ive got a beautiful piece at my parents home. it once belonged to my gradmother but is even older than that. when i was little i thought it was the most perfect piece of art ive ever seen. i guess is still do though. its just amazing. simple yet so extremly detailed.

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    September 17, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    This is such a gorgeous editorial! These pictures are so romantic and lovely ~

  • Solo
    September 18, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Gorgeous necklace! ;D
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    Job Hunt Pinoy

  • Brooke
    September 18, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Cameos were some of the first things I lusted after in my mom’s jewelry box.

  • Sabina
    September 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I’m a big fan of cameo’s myself. Your necklace looks really beautiful!

  • Sang Oh
    September 18, 2009 at 10:12 am

    i love the lace collar and the necklace combination. or is it pendant.. anyway, it seems to make the neckline much nicer.

  • Miss Cavendish
    September 18, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I have a large cameo that my Scottish grandmother left me. It’s pretty, and feminine, and I probably should wear it more often!

  • sioux
    September 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I love cameos, they are very trendy , I think this will be tackled for a long time, great choice, wonderful style

  • ssioux
    September 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I love cameos and they are very trendy right now, I think this trend will last for much longer

  • stephanie
    September 19, 2009 at 10:07 am

    At first glance, I thought this was a vintage vogue shoot with a “cameo” of actress as model (ellen burstyn?!).
    Then a second later, I realized what was going on.
    Ohhhh cameoooooo. haha.
    Great shots and the cameo on chain is killer.

  • Ivy Lane
    September 21, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I love vintage cameos…so hard to find good quality… you really get what ya pay for!
    Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing!

  • Red Lipstick Style
    September 21, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    You are sooo right, it is very hard to find nice ones. Your collection is just lovely!

  • ssioux
    September 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Hello, i’m a new born little blog from Italy, I really like your style and find absolutely interesting every single post you make. I would very pleased if you would come and give a quick look at my blog, just to say to my friends “Judy Aldrige has been here!”

  • Bianca and Isabella
    September 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    oohhh i adore this so much!

  • Jill
    September 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I think I subconciously copied you. I have a post about cameos tomorrow. Whoops! I’m glad you had a safe trip.

  • Jill
    September 22, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    subconsciously…there, that’s spelled right now.

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    September 23, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    An incredibly elegant editorial! Such a warm tone…I think cameos are lovely – I always feel like there is an untold story to them, which is so intriguing…

  • Goedkope Betonrenovatie
    June 23, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I loved cameos when they’re styled right, like in that ed. i think You need to find a nice one so you can blow my mind with the way you style it!