Tiny Inspirations

In the first days of August, there is a touch of fall in the air. Just for a moment, one feels a longing for pretty cashmere sweaters and accessories of the more baroque variety. Soon, it will be time to turn to Jane’s Vanity for lingerie and loungewear pieces that suit the mood of autumn. And to match them up with jewelry treasures collected over vacation--tiny inspirations, wrapped in memories of summer’s grand tour.

This year, the jewelry trove might include the art form of micromosaic: intricate little glass designs once made for the Italian tourist trade. The subject matter is fascinating, from bouquets and landscapes to mythological scenes and talisman creatures. A new exhibition at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum in Richmond showcases the standout micromosaic collection and adaptations of jeweller Elizabethe Locke. Her Byzantine-influenced settings have created a stunning assortment of unique brooches, rings, pendants, and earrings. So collectible. Like the Coco de Mer artwork at Jane’s Vanity

Coco de Mer lingerie revels in the antique, thanks to its collaboration with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The luscious orange-red Botanical Beauty Lingerie Set, for example, takes influence from an embroidered silk cushion from the 17th century. Their Golden Heron Collection, in navy silk, offers a Bodysuit and Bralette Set embroidered with images of nature from 18th century glass and gilt scent bottles. The gorgeous teal Lovers Palm Lingerie Set features Art Deco embroidery inspired by V&A fabric archives from the 1920s.

Enjoy a touch of nostalgia in jewel-like autumn lingerie from Jane’s Vanity.

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