The Jewelry Insider

October 28, 2008

Vintage diamonds, yellow gold, glittering gemstones – we’re seeing a bevy of beautiful variations on the brooch theme these days. The sensibly stylish, Michelle Obama, is now synonymous with the jewelry trend, and she launched yet another brooch blitz last night on the Tonight Show.

“I want to ask you about your wardrobe. I’m guessing about $60,000, $70,000 for that outfit,” Leno joked.

“Actually this is a J. Crew ensemble. We ladies, we know with J. Crew. You can get some good stuff online,” a gracious Mrs. O replied.

“Do you order it all online? Doesn’t that take the fun out of it?”

”When you don’t have time, you’ve got to click.”


We are still on the lookout for the brooch details (which, like her convention brooch, most likely came from her own jewelry box), but the J Crew ensemble included their Italian Deco tank, Crystal-button colorblock cardigan in Silver Honey and Metallic cloque pencil skirt in Metallic Sour Lemon.

Even Mrs. O knows it’s all about metallics this season, ladies.

Until recently, the brooch was a forgotten jewelry accessory relegated to Victorian era museum exhibits and grandma’s jewelry box. But with Michelle Obama’s help (and TV’s hit Mad Men), it’s clear women of all ages can “spread the wealth” with this glittering jewelry trend.

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  1. Leigh

    I thought she did a great job of pairing all of the pieces together I would have never thought to put them together. And I do love J.Crew and look for new ways to incorporate the individual pieces to make great outfits.

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    Well haha she’s the wife of the president of the united states, what do you spect haha
    just kidding, for be the wife of the president, she looks kind of humble, for me of course.
    Anyway I love the yellow short dress.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent she was wearing wonderful during that show, I think it was the reason the president fell in love with her, actually I’ve seen different clothe she has and all of them is beautiful.m10m

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