Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane

Swarosvki commissions British fashion star Christopher Kane to create crystal bijoux

It’s a fact of life that as we dash to winter’s many glittery events, we will often be working our office look. Most –okay, every – day, that does not entail a festive party frock. Something about 7am doesn’t really lend itself to black tie finery, now does it? Therefore, editors (and fellow on-the-go females) know to keep their office stocked with the following essentials: faux-flush rose blush, YSL’s Touche Eclat, a handful of pulpy lip rouge tubes and a piece of dress-code-be-damned jewelry. To fit the latter bill, we are pining to add this stellar collier by Christopher Kane for Atelier Swarovski to our arsenal. The necklace’s utility-size lobster clip closure and weighty spiral of sparkle make a compelling pair. Like Kane’s collection, it’s a brilliant example of his ability to inject common elements (such as this humble buckle, usually seen on fishing gear) with a modern sense of occasion. After all, it only takes one piece, (or plenty) of knockout jewelry to take the boring out of LBD.

Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane necklace, $550 and bracelets, $400 each. At select Swarovski boutiques.