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cooperhewitt.orgPearls for the Bride, a Lasting Tradition | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumThis set of seed pearl jewelry from the 1830s is referred to as a parure, essentially a matching suite of jewelry comprising interchangle pieces that expand the wearability of the set. A parure has three or more pieces: typically, a necklace, at least one pair of earrings, a brooch, bracelet, and in larger sets, a ring, a diadem, tiara or an aigrette (feathered hair ornament) or other adornments. Parures were designed to be modular, allowing the jewelry to be combined into new pieces to meet the ever changing demands of fashion. Some necklaces could be worn intact or disassembled into bracelets or pendants, hair ornaments or brooches with cleverly interchangeable components and locking systems. This parure is composed of a necklace, two pairs of earrings, a brooch, two bracelets, and a bodice ornament. Bracelets were often worn in matching pairs - one on each wrist. Bracelets could also be clasped together to form a choker, providing another option for the wearer. The pieces in this
news.avclub.comOn The Late Show, charming goofball Josh Brolin gives Trump's tweets the Thanos treatmentWith his granite face and signature drill sergeant haircut, Josh Brolin has the market cornered at this point in his career (he’s 50, somehow) on grim-voiced, badass action types. Stephen Colbert noted that calling this “the summer of Brolin” wouldn’t be out of line, considering the actor’s villainous, anti-heroic, and “could go either way” roles in Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and Sicario: Day Of The Soldado (opening June 29), respectively. Brolin agreed readily enough, right before he let Colbert doodle some Sharpie hair on his chest, demonstrated the proper technique for full-mouthed improv, and engaged in a rematch of the epic Colbert-Brolin arm wrestling match from his last appearance on The Late Show. Even though Brolin won, he admitted he probably needs to get his labrum checked out, despite the fact that, compared to how “fat” he was last time he and Colbert went at it, he’s currently still Cable-jacked.