Jewelry buttons: best tips for a look at the top!

At BUTTONS PARADISE, nothing is incidental. On the contrary, everything is in the difference and in THE Accessory with a big A. Jewelry buttons with a sense of [haute] couture detail ! Original buttons, design or designer buttons, even the fancy buttons are jewelry and made in France or sometimes come from Japan when mother of pearl becomes queen!

But in fact, what is a jewelry button?

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From left to right: Dior cocktail dress – Marni SS 2018 – Dior material effects – Eyes Diamond buttons Dries Van Noten – Viktor & Rolf shirt neck – Etro button effects 2018

The Jewelry button is primarily a style effect for a sublime look! For example, large round buttons that dress a classic strapless dress like Dior. But it can also be a solo button accessorized pin to adorn a Marni silk dress. I love the iconic button used as adornment …

Otherwise and as a wink, one can wear his eyes small rhinestone buttons like the Paris fashion show Dries Van Noten for Fashion Week 2018. In short, the jewel button is in you! Because it is YOU who decides on his style to affirm your singularity or your humor! And there BUTTONS PARADISE can guide you!

Accessorize a summer coat?

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Anya Hindmarch summer coat 2018 – Top coat Resin Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

We all love light cotton coats in the fresh colors of summer. But here we go, sometimes the buttons or the pressures are not up to par. So to revisit the whole, bet on the shape of your buttons that become jewelry! Round and curved shapes like the Top Coat model! Or more sophisticated and seductive, opt for a square button made of Galalith resin.

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Playing with buttons – Cos summer coat – Square Galalith buttons – Prototypes BUTTONS PARADISE

How to wear jewelry buttons on a dress?

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Marie Katranzou 2018 spring dress – Silver metal buttons Flo BUTTONS PARADISE

First, play with your dress fabric, from the simplest to the most sought after. Feel free to add a touch of glamor to a new-age metal effect like this beautiful fabric by Marie Katranzou. It perfectly mimics metal buttons in beautiful silver. So why not go all the way? Personalize your black or black and blue dress with beautiful striking buttons!

Buttons adornment: alloy of materials and luminous colors

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Prada dress summer 2018 – Jewelry buttons Mother of Pearl green anise BUTTONS PARADISE

Here, it is question of audacity! The trick is to rely on a bright color and bold materials: a marriage of buttons and explosive materials for a contemporary look even futuristic. A beautiful mother-of-pearl tinted green anise for these jewelry buttons associated with a fringed dress of green spring PVC!

Dare the fancy chic buttons!

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Calvin Klein 2018 spring skirt – Léa Flower Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

Have you ever thought that some flower-shaped designer buttons will turn into jewelry? Here, the magic of the beautiful fantasy button operates a dream contrast! What is clever with the original sewing buttons is their design … Specifically, you cracked for a soft denim wallet dress? Its worn is soft to the touch but you just want to accentuate its chic neo-romantic look? Ride on a farandole of conic buttons painted by hand with the decor of birds worthy of a Matisse!

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Carolina Herrera denim dress SS18 – Conical resin button Swallow BUTTONS PARADISE

Illuminate your chest!

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Long dress Anya Hindmarch Summer 2018 – Galalith resin buttons Bee by BUTTONS PARADISE

So here, I am smitten! This dress is sublime. Thank you Anya Hindmarch. I do not know about you, but me, even to play in the MadMen series for one night, as much aimed at the total look 70s buttons included! So, I’m voting for an “original seventies” accessory with an ethno-chic look: the Bee button, my heart of hearts !!! Because the Bee is made of Galalith resin, a natural creamy white like its resin that comes from milk!

Statement buttons for a lamé embroidered suit

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Tailored lamé Christian Siriano RTW 2018 – Faceted jewelry blue buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

In summary, the sewing button is a Single Accessory. It claims its place as an iconic jewel but without ostentation! A safe technique that makes all your difference. Never has the art of the faceted glass button been so beautiful, simple and effective. QED don’t you think?

Good to know: BUTTONS PARADISE designs and sells contemporary and vintage jewelry couture buttons. Our limit is your imagination! So, stand for it: I love you just as much as these beautiful buttons!

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To discover our couture buttons & fashion accessories,
visit our e-shop or showroom
15, rue Saint Guillaume, Paris 7

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Here comes the couture button!

From all smart fashion accessories, the couture button is my favorite … !

For once, this week, there is no question of women’s cloakroom! Because of all the subjects, it’s the button that I prefer (my nod to a French singer, Caroline Loeb)

So this is it. I decided, if you will, to take you on a journey to discover the 1001 materials of the button. But above all, little glossary on THE button!

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Gem couture buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Are you ‘PPOC*’??! (to be pronounced “POK”)

It is used daily. And yet, the couture button is probably from all our accessories, the one that has a thousand and one tricks and secrets. Do not sociologists call it the ‘PPOC’? Because yes, the PPOC qualifies the couture button of the *Smallest Cultural Object, the S.C.O.! In French: ‘Plus Petit Objet Culturel‘.  Simply because the sewing button is one of our most common clothing uses.

And I do not resist sharing this quote from an Austrian architect, keen on fashion and style.

If nothing else survives of a vanished people but a single button, it would be possible for me, from the form of this button, to deduce the dress and customs of this people, their habits, their art and his intellectual life. So big is the importance of this button. I wanted to underline the relationship between the inner culture and the external culture. The way is as follows: God creates the artist, the artist creates the time, the time creates the craftsman, the craftsman creates the button.

Adolf Loos, Words in the Void, 1897-1900, Ivrea, 1994

Nice introduction, isn’t it?

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Tawny resin couture buttons to pimp a coat by BUTTONS PARADISE

P as polyester or R as resin?

Here, I grant you: I love all these divine resins!

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Rond large design resin button Silk by BUTTONS PARADISE

Polyester is, of all the resins, the most widespread in couture buttons since the second half of the 20th century with a peak in the 70’s.

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Galalith ribbon couture buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

But there is resin and resin! Because while polyester is a commonly used plastic resin, there are many more sophisticated ones; including a beautiful resin from milk, more unknown: Galalith or mineral ivory. And I am passionate about Galalith! It is refined, white in the natural (that is to say before being tinted). It is especially as hard and resistant as ivory and of course, it has nothing to do with real ivory. (Wink to Stella ™)

Galalith is milk-white because it comes from a protein with the nice name of casein. And we consume a lot of it without knowing it because it comes from milk!

The mother of pearl

In the 19th century, France is the cradle of mother-of-pearl in the world. The city of Meru was the fief of all manufactures!

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Sweet mother of pearl couture buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Mother-of-pearl is the star of couture buttons and jewels. It’s actually an amazing combination of carbon and calcium! And contrary to what we can believe, mother of pearl is organic and non-mineral. And when you caress her … what an intimate sweetness!

What is also fascinating with the mother of pearl, besides its beautiful iridescent reflections, is that there are all kinds! These couture buttons are perfect to fashion a dress or, as for coat buttons, the icons of your outfit!

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Original couture buttons Spinning by BUTTONS PARADISE

Gray mother-of-pearl, from pearl oyster but also abalone, a seashell found on our atlantic beaches, there are many sorts and all of them make statement

White mother-of-pearl is often considered the purest and most expensive.

My mother of pearl couture buttons but also my original design buckles that fashion my bracelets and leather cuffs are 90% of French origin: mainly Tahiti and also some gray nacres from Japan.

Precious wood

Or less precious … ! All the wood species are the muses of the couture button, object of sculpture! I get carried away for the good cause …

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Wood raffia couture buttons spiral by BUTTONS PARADISE

The wood inspires and it imposes itself as master! Master of the couture knob in raffia, cedar, olive, beech or walnut from our French countries. Only the oak resists him because too hard considering the size of his friend button.

All the woods are beautiful! And the button is KING. If it is rosewood, ebony or Macassar, then you are adorned with subtle jewelry.

And anyway …

This is the button I prefer! And if you like this piece of jewelry like me, then go here! The glossary of the button and its materials: plural resins, horn, rock crystal, Sèvres porcelain …

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To discover our couture buttons & fashion accessories,
visit our e-shop or showroom
15, rue Saint Guillaume, Paris 7
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We all have a creative soul!

Which of us have never dreamed of becoming a designer? However, it is somehow the myth of Sisyphus, when your life is devoted to design and create: we do, we undo, we redo. But above all, we love it all. And, yes I love it! Because working with his hands is simply crazy, it’s even magic!

CREATE

It is above all to please yourself and women. An everyday luxury! Moreover, if you follow me on Instagram you may have remembered these important words: luxury is not about means; Luxury is made of simple and beautiful things to OUR eyes. I say it often because I believe it all! Did not Sonia Rykiel say that luxury and elegance are above all a question of attitude? Well done dear Sonia, I love you forever !!!

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Sonia Rykiel Fashion runways – Florida yellow buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

NICE ENCOUNTERS

So this is it! When we create and we decided to devote ourselves to the staging of sewing buttons and fashion accessories, we of course have very nice encounters; women, men … and even dogs! (Pets welcome at the workshop-showroom, reptiles abstain!). In short, nice to meet you all!
And then there are beautiful encounters that lead to collaborations, as with Elsa. Elsa Muse is a blogger I particularly like, for creativity coupled with a passion for fashion … that we share together, of course!

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Eden leather cuff ©ATTELIER PARADISE 2017 by BUTTONS PARADISE

DIY

…. And then I love DIY and even more up-cycling. So divert the use of the button or a belt buckle to turn them into jewelry accessories to assert your style, what happiness! And even more if your job (i.e. jewelry designer) contributes to the launch of the new BoxDIYbyElsaMuse on the French market!

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BUTTONS PARADISE Partner of the DIYBOXBYELSAMUSE

RESPOND TO YOUR WISHES

In fact, if the desire to become creative comes to you, for an evening or a weekend, to make you a coat, a skirt … or why not, a brooch or an adornment for your shoes, so express yourself!

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To discover more jewelry & accessories,
The ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE,
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