The creative designers behind the iconic crystal jewellery brand, Swarovski, have released their Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Tropical Paradise. The Tropical Paradise collection incorporates the notion of exotic destinations and the spirit of paradise. Vibrant shades and mixed materials conjure notions of an exotic journey. Greens evoke the lush vegetation of a tropical forest, fuchsia conjures up the sensuality of the orchid, and turquoise tones symbolize the clear waters of the seas. The collection is inspired by everything from festive atmospheres and native rainforests to crystal clear seas of the tropics.
From the Tropical Paradise Collection, the Translucent Pendant in the shape of a beetle symbolizes the power and fertility in South America. The body is composed of two large faceted crystals that represent wings and the hand-sculpted horns are a dainty and feminine addition.
I was graciously gifted with a Translucent Pendant to bring with me to Austin where fashion trends are currently screaming spring and I have been able to style it with light dresses and silk blouses. I have also styled it on Polyvore with some items from my Spring Wishlist from Zara, H&M, and Kate Spade:
Which outfit do you think showcases the jewels best?
Want to win your own Translucent Pendant from Swarovski?
Enter to win the Translucent Pendant ($160 value) by filling out the form below and telling me how you would style it for spring. This is a quick one – the contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 18, 2013. Open to Canadian residents only. Winner will be notified by me.