It’s not a necklace, it’s a backlace!

If you’ve seen the photo of actress Jessica Chastain wearing a pearl and gemstone necklace (known as a sautoir) down her back at the AmFar Gala during this year’s Cannes Film Festival, you may be thinking there’s a new trend in town. In fact the ‘backlace’ is nothing new. Audrey Hepburn wore one in the […]

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