The Cameo, A Timeless Fashion Accessory

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Eda Lourdes Silk Lace Cameo & Hat with Embellishments

Eda Lourdes Silk Lace Cameo & Hat with Embellishments

Cameos are one of the most revived piece of accessory in history. While every decade had its fashion accessory trends, the cameo remains a favorite even today. In ancient times, the cameos were too big and were just admired as objects of art. Stone cameos date back as far as the 3rd century BC in Greece with the oldest surviving piece being the Farnese Tazza (a cup). The Great Cameo of France is the largest flat engraved gem known from antiquity, a favorite of the family circle of Augustus from Ancient Rome. Periodic revivals of the cameo include the early Renaissance, and again in the 18th and 19th centuries. In France, Napoleon began the Neoclassical revival of the cameo and even his coronation crown was decorated with cameos. Queen Victoria beloved the cameo trend and that started their mass-production by the second half of the 19th century. The early uses of cameos in accessories were mainly signet rings and large earrings, later evolving into necklaces with black velvet or pastel satin ribbons. The motifs have also changed with time; classical influenced cameos with gods and goddesses from mythology, country landscapes to today’s floral motifs and anonymous lady motifs.

Woman wearing a cameo on a high lace collar in the Edwardian style. .Tazza Farnese. The Great Cameo of France. Queen Victoria wearing a few Cameos.

Woman wearing a cameo on a high lace collar in the Edwardian style. .Tazza Farnese. The Great Cameo of France. Queen Victoria wearing a few Cameos.

History and fashion have inspired us to keep this trend alive and make it a part of our fashion accessory collection. It provides women with sophistication and allure, characteristic of a time when classic femininity was chic. Where can you currently find these amazing pieces? The Eda Lourdes collection takes pride in cameos, and every design has to evoke that timeless feeling of freedom and style. Eda Lourdes Silk lace Cameo available at   Madonna & CO. Cameo Necklace by Eda Lourdes. Available at Madonna & Co. Eda Lourdes Cameo Silk Lace Necklace available at Madonna & Co. Eda Lourdes Cameo Silk Lace Necklace available at Madonna & Co.

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About edalourdes

New York-Paris-San Juan based fashion designer, Eda Lourdes was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was drawn to the creative world at a very young age thru her involvement with dancing, modeling, television, and theater. Eda’s vision is to design accessories for women who are “everywhere and always” active, professional, visionary, chic, and in-style for every occasion. Her inspiration comes from the strong women in her life starting with her Mother. Her second muse is her love affair with the lifestyle, culture, and fashion of her favorite cities: San Juan, New York, and Paris. As a collaborator for Rue de Rogues fashion & lifestyle blog she now wishes to share with accessory enthusiasts like herself other feminine, sophisticated and modern accessory styles for today’s woman. Eda decided to expand her design knowledge by taking courses at Parsons The New School for Art & Design. Eda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She works as Vice President of a premier financial institution and has been living in New York City since 2011.

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