The Carmen Miranda Style in Chunky Jewelry
Look at me and tell me if I don't have Brazil in every curve of my body.
Her jewelry became her trademark, not only on stage and screen, but also in her social life. Her bangles and bracelets were commissioned in metal and precious stones, and featured various patterns such as dragons, geometric shapes, and arabesques in relief. Several bracelets were in cast metal or were fluted.
A single set of brooches offered endless combinations when worn in different places. After all, there was no such thing as an overstatement for Carmen Miranda and everything was well matched with her flamboyant clothes, turbans, and platform shoes, which were themselves often decorated with her pendants.
Carmen Miranda Museum
Anita Mantuano Arts Foundation/
Rio de Janeiro State Department of Culture
Raphael Hallack Fabrino