Costume Rationale

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Photos: Courtesy of Carole Tanenbaum

And now for the age-old people-watching question: Are those real or fake?

Carole Tanenbaum is of the go-big-or-go-home mind-set. And after peeking at her drool-worthy Vintage Collection of costume jewelry, you’ll likely share her sentiments.

Canada’s largest collector has been at it for more than 25 years, and her 15,000 baubles range from the Victorian era to the ’80s. Organized brilliantly, you can easily score covetable finds like a long strand of Chanel pearls with gold beads, a Kenneth Jay Lane toad brooch with turquoise cabochons, and a sweet pair of YSL gold heart earrings.

She’s the go-to gal for many costume designers, stylists, and celebs, including our lovely first lady.

Proving this stuff is the real deal.

Available online at caroletanenbaum.com.

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