Many female icons of style—Audrey Hepburn, Blake Lively—have borrowed from gentlemen’s wardrobe and accessories, but this time, you don’t have to. Through repurposing classic bespoke gentlemen’s pocket watch chain and fob, Dudley van Dyke has created a line of jewelry featuring necklaces made from Kristopher double Albert pocket watch chains. It is exactly as it would have been worn by a man in the Victorian era, of course today, it makes a perfect necklace for a modern woman. An even more modern touch is that proceeds from purchases support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. DSWT’s endeavors include the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. Elephants are the designer’s “spirit animal” as she says, and DSWT is a perfect beneficiary. For more, visit sheldrickwildlifetrust.org and dudleyvandyke.com.
Equipment Tira silk dress from Twill; 14k Kristopher double-Albert chain and 14k elephant fob on sponge coral ball from Dudley VanDyke.
Maven peplum linen tank from Twill; 14k Kristopher double-Albert chain and 14k magnolia clear quartz crystal fob from Dudley VanDyke
Dudley VanDyke, 334 E Bay St. #154, Charleston; dudleyvandyke.com. Special thanks to model Daniella Passwaters / Millie Lewis Greenville; hair & make-up by Isabelle Schreier / Belle Maquillage