November 20th, 2020
On My Mind

Broaching The Brooch

After bingeing season 4 of The Crown, I’ve had brooches on the brain. HRH wore a spectacular sapphire and diamond beauty yesterday for her 73rd wedding anniversary. My mother gave me a few, but I still haven’t worn them — pinned to my chest is not ideal. However, the three images above have inspired me to play around with them a bit. Miuccia Prada below loves a good brooch and wears them often and well.

Top left Joan Smalls wears Marc Jacobs in W and top right from Vogue Spain.


What's New


Laser-engraved logo belt


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

  • Preston,

    I love these ideas – much fresher than pining to the chest.
    Thank you!

    MoiraNovember 20th, 2020  12:25 PM

  • The sweater shawl brooch looks modern to me.

    karenNovember 20th, 2020  12:28 PM

  • I have a lovely brooch from my mother in law, and love to wear it, with a ribbon laced through the clasp and tied around my neck for more formal occasions. Also pinned to a cloch hat.

    SharonNovember 20th, 2020  12:54 PM

  • I gave a simple brooch to each of my bridesmaids (back in 2006!) to wear on a strap of their dress, and to keep; I loved that they had that fun little unexpected flash and momento. I have always wondered how to wear a brooch in my hair; maybe pinned to a headband.

    MaryANovember 20th, 2020  1:50 PM

  • The wonderful Chasseur NYC puts them on mink clutches.

    StefanieNovember 20th, 2020  2:09 PM

  • Hello Preston, I wear mine all over. Pinned to a handbag, at the wrist of a shirt, over the top button of a blouse, scattered on a jacket or coat, on a belt, and I even pin some of the not so precious ones on my sneakers through the laces at the top. Be fearless. Not much joy just sitting in a drawer.

    SuWuNovember 20th, 2020  6:30 PM

  • My ten-year-old son is a budding designer (since age 3 he has swooned over velvet and silk!) and he took all of my costume brooches with pearls/crystals and now pins them center of his collar (where a bow tie would sit). Looks fresh on him and much better than on me!

    SwanNovember 20th, 2020  11:45 PM

  • Brooches are absolutely fabulous, and I love how they somehow walk the line between grandmotherly charm and Prada cool! Thanks for reminding me to wear more jewelry!

    PaulaNovember 22nd, 2020  12:28 AM

  • I wore one on my black surgical cap ( buttons on the side to save our ears from wearing a mask all day) . It gives the patients something beautiful to see.

    LynetteNovember 23rd, 2020  11:38 AM

  • There a beautiful image of Olivia Palermo wearing two flanking a crew neck that inspired me.

    SundaeNovember 25th, 2020  8:15 AM

  • SOOOO happy to see this post! I am a brooch addict! Love them and so happy they have a great comeback!

    IsabelDecember 6th, 2020  4:32 AM

  • Lucky you Swan with your son!

    IsabelDecember 6th, 2020  4:34 AM


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