JoJo & Sofia's Unusual Tie Bars

Peter Davis

Though Sarah Sebastian's style blog PrivyDoll keeps her busy, she's now launched a men's tie clip collection (along with a woman's vintage revival necklace line) called JoJo & Sofia, named after her two grandmas. But since I don't wear women's jewelry, the tie clips are what caught my eye - and wallet. These days, tie clips are everywhere, thanks to Mad Men, from J. Crew to J. Press, but they are mostly pretty conservative, save for an anchor or, if you're lucky, a gun charm found at a vintage store. Well, Sebastian's tie clips are anything but ordinary (think: watch parts, buttons, lions heads). "I have always loved the look of a unique tie bar on a tie," Sebastian tells me. "I feel like they look naked without it." And Sebastian, who says she often designs at 2 a.m. after a night of blogging about fashion parties, thinks tie clips can work as money clips and also can be worn on girls. Could the Annie Hall look be coming back? "I have seen girls rocking a tie clip. The collection was named after my two grandmothers. I played around with their costume jewelry my whole life and began the collection with reconstructing pieces they had and using charms they kept on tie clips."

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