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After a long time on the sidelines, the brooch is back. In a big way.

We started to see traces of its return a couple of years ago (throwback to the Dries Fall 2013 show…remember the crystal insects and lizards??) but it’s only in recent months that we’ve seen it on the streets. People are embracing pinning again — but not just on their sweaters or the lapels of their coats…

We’re seeing brooches decorating handbags (where silk scarves once draped) or fixed to beanies, which is a super easy way to make a winter necessity more unique.

Are you wearing brooches again? How do you wear yours??

Pin by Casa Malaspina.

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  • I have never stopped wearing them, my mother has a unique collection of beautiful brooches my grandmother left her :)

  • This is simply OK!!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  • I love all of these ideas! I usually wear a brooch attached to the left breast of a large overcoat or on a scarf, but I love the idea of pinning one to a hat!

    x Shelby http://allthatshimmersblog.com

  • I’m a fan. My friend Khristy and I have been collecting them the last couple years at thrift stores. Also fun to trade with friends.

  • Cool on va pouvoir ressortir nos meilleurs pins de l’école primaire ! (attention ça va piquer les yeux)

    http://catchthewildsoul.blogspot.fr/

  • J’adore les broches et encore plus quand je peux les accumuler sur une poche de veste ou simplement en déposer une ( de préférence adorable comme la tête de tigre argentée de Papier Tigre ) sur un manteau très élégant.
    Bonne nuit le studio et merci pour ce sympathique blog :)

  • i use sometime a nice brooche like a belt to add a decoration to a simple Dress….Mostly i love pins which i put all over my travel vest
    i collect the pins from different places in the world..this is my traveler vest..
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta
    http://www.ftwwl.com

  • I have a small collection of brooches that I use a lot and love to death – they are indispensable. Some are hand-me-downs from my mother. I’ve designed a couple and had them made by jewellers — Erickson Beamon did one for me in London.

    Sometimes a brooch is the exact ingredient to pull together an outfit. And I have a couple that I use to pin all manner of cardigans, jackets that don’t have buttons, scarves and shawls. There’s one in midnight blue and black that works with most of my wardrobe and people often comment on it.

  • Ah les broches, ce truc connoté mémére pendant longtemps. En temps que créatrice d’accessoires, j’ai moi même fui la bête jusqu’à il y a peu. Et puis à force qu’on m’en demande, j’ai fini par en faire juste quelques unes. Et effectivement ça peut apporter pas mal à un look cool ;-)

  • Je porte mes broches sur mon longchamp pliage! I have a smoking skull from van gogh’s museum, an I<3NY from times square, and a 4 leaf clover! I want to add up as I see more pins that I like, but I just dont look for them, I need to come across hem, like by chance, that 's how it works for me :)

  • Je suis une grande fan des broches et je les accumule. Ma préférée est une coccinelle dorée trouvée dans un vide grenier. Je la ressort depuis un petit moment!

  • Vive le retour des broches !
    J’aime beaucoup, surtout si elles ont un côté bijoux, ça donne tout de suite un petit côté chic sur une robe noir ou sur une veste.
    D’ailleurs, je suis créatrice de bijoux et depuis quelques mois, je travaille sur la création de broches “épingle à nourrice” toutes différentes, utilisant différents types de matériaux et différentes techniques, l’idée : créer une véritable collection !
    Pour les curieuses et les curieux, voici un petit aperçu : http://instagram.com/b.blandine
    http://www.blandineberthelot.fr

  • Superbe les pins de chez Casa Malaspina ! Je les verrai bien sur mes bonnets (quelle bonne idée!) Quelqu’un connait d’autres marques sympa pour ce fournir en broche et pins ?

  • I usually wear them on scarves or, depending on the brooch, above my left or right breast and on the lapels of my jacket, on my shirt collar, or on the collar or my turtleneck sweater. :)

  • I just found a tiny ladybug brooche in one of my mom’s drawers and it would look amazing on the shoulder strap of my recently purchased Zara overall dress!

  • So happy to read this !
    I wore pins years ago and have a nice collection. Each one has a special memory.
    Will definitely begin wearing them again and love the idea of putting them in ” surprise” places.
    On a bag is a fun idea!

  • Birkenstock November, 26 2014, 7:52 / Reply

    I have a potbourri of brooches. Most of them are heirlooms. I love them as a clasp for cardigans. Wearing grey/black from head to toe I pin them classically on revers as an eyecatcher. Fancy brooches are able to transport a statement (not buttons alone). Madame Albright is an expert on this subject!

  • J’adore les broches !
    J’en ai plusieurs, des oiseaux pour la plupart, que j’aime associer.
    Veste, pull, manteau, peu importe l’endroit, je les cumule.
    Bonne soirée !!

  • Je n’aime pas trop les bijoux, notamment parce qu’il faut les enlever le soir, les ranger, les choisir le matin, etc… Mais j’ai toujours eu des broches 1) parce que j’ai des hanches assez fortes et ça attire le regard sur une autre partie de ma silhouette et 2) parce que chaque blazer, spencer ou veste a sa broche attitrée. Comme ça, aucun changement de bijou.
    Mes préférées sont des fleurs en tissu, magnifiques, que j’avais achetées il y a plus de 20 ans chez Trousselier à Paris. Parmi elles il y a une rose qui trompe son monde.
    Et aussi une broche que mon père avait dessinée spécialement pour ma mère. Elle ne l’avait jamais aimée, je l’ai donc récupérée avec un immense plaisir.
    Bonne nuit

  • J’en avais acheté deux l’an passé, je vais m’empresser de ressortir les autres!

    ?XO?

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  • I have several. One brooch was found in Amsterdam and was so funny that I almost didn’t believe I actually saw it, taking into consideration.. well.. It’s a flat silhuette of an angel with Anaconda kind of buttocks :) It really makes people smile when they see it pinned on a lapel of a very formal jacket (pity it’s impossible to attach a picture to the reply). Other brooches are heirlooms, rather naive and touching biju from my grandmothers.

  • The thing with brooches though I love them deeply is that they’re hard to attach securely. Either they rip a hole into my clothes or they hang so loose that I lose them too easily. Whenever I happened to overcome these problems like on my coats for example these pretty little things got stolen as I checked them in on nights out.

  • I never stopped wearing brooches! That being said, I am pinning (and not just on pinterest) more often than I used to.

    http://www.trovea.com
    Shop emerging fashions from around the world in one place!

  • Nous on broche les cheveux et coiffe les pulls ;)). @motmotbijoux

  • I love pins and I’ve got to start wearing them instead of just collecting! :D

    I think pins are the best – they’re subtle enough but also not easy to ignore.

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