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Inside The Funky, Chunky World Of Prue Leith's Necklace Collection On "The Great British Baking Show"

By Mieka Strawhorn | TV | September 17, 2018 |

By Mieka Strawhorn | TV | September 17, 2018 |


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I, like many, enjoy relaxing with a piping hot hour of The Great British Baking Show (or as my husband calls it Staring Into Ovens). The show’s 5th season (in its American iteration, it’s actually the 8th “series” for The Great British Bake Off, as it’s referred to over there. This is further complicated by the fact the 9th series of GBBO already began airing in the UK) is the first since it moved networks from BBC to C4 and therefore Americans’ first glimpse of the show with new judge Prue Leith replacing lover of the word scrummy, Mary Berry. Like many, I worried it wouldn’t be the same. However, as Alyssa already reported, our fears were unfounded. Prue is a delight. But what I was most taken by in GBBS: The Next Generation, was Prue’s flair for chunky necklaces and love of primary colors. And I am not alone.

It seems as if most of Britain has fallen in love with Prue’s colorful take on playschool chic. Her necklaces have not only amused and delighted they’ve also inspired duplication and invited cheeky comparisons. Here are a few of Prue’s bold choices, to give you an idea about the level of lewk Prue serves on the regular.

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On 16th November, I'm going to be (excitedly) in conversation with the fabulous @prueleith Tickets to this event will sell quickly, and you can buy them from @bookishcrickhowell by visiting www.book-ish.co.uk It's going to be such a great event! Come along! #prueleith #getme #booklaunch #foodiesofinstagram #bakeoff #iliterallycannotwait

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People's choices of eyewear are getting bigger, bolder and brighter and @prueleith is no exception! Renowned for her statement jewellery,brightly coloured clothes and glasses; it's not just the freshly baked cakes that are catching our eyes! Prue's fashion choices are always a talking point on the #gbbo #prueleith #thegreatbritishbakeoff #baking #cakes #fashion #eyewear #colour #frames #glasses #ontrend #new #leicester #leics #quorn #loughborough #barrowuponsoar #opticians #independentopticians #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopindie

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So exciting to see a finished copy of Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes! We think @prueleith likes it too. Coming this September! #BackstageBluebird.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #prueleith #prue #cooking #baking #cookingtime #cookbook #bookaddict #bookstagram #bookshop #books #bookshelf #bibliophile #bookworm #bookish #igbooks #bookstagrammer #igreads #booklover #booknerd #reading #booksofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookphotography #bookacholic #publishing #publishinglife #publishinghouse #thisispublishing #publishingindustry

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#Chanel4 #prueleith #bakeoff #samuelcoraux #paris #bijoux #joyas #jewelry #jewelrylover #jewelryaddict #jewelrydesign #designer #design #moda #mode #fashion #fashionista #fashionable #fashionstyle #style #love #art #architecture #elegant #schmuck #cool

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A true Prue Tory. Ruth Davidson claims she 'crumbled' when she met her Bake Off idol, Prue Leith. The Scottish Conservative leader will be taking part in a celeb version of the C4 show next week. . 📸 Andy Barr @britishbakeoff @prueleith #standuptocancer #GBBO #cakes #lovebaking #ruthdavidson #prueleith #ScottishSun #Scotland #news #ScottishNews #ScottishSunInsta

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Prue never falters; each episode features a different bauble that would turn Mr. Crayola himself Forest Green with envy. And people are having a bit of fun on social media sharing what Prue’s jewels remind them of.

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Is Prue wearing a BDSM ball gag as a necklace? 🤔🤔🤔 #gbbo #prueleith #thegreatbritishbakeoff

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Catching up on last nights Bake Off. Who wore it better, Prue Leith or Ker-Plunk? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gbbo #prueleith

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And it’s not just comparisons that are being drawn. Literal drawings are also being drawn.

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Prue’s (liquorice?) necklace for week 3…bread week. #pruesnecklace #prueleith #jewellery #accessorise #gbbo #gbbo2018 #gbboextraslice

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After watching Bake Off last night I feel like the real winner of the show is Prue’s accessories… … #bakeoffstyle #gbbo #prueleith #bakeoff #cakes #baking #channelfour #illustration #art

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Prue Leith #illustrate #illustration #illustrationartists #art #artistsoninstagram #artist #draw #drawing #ipad #ipadart #digital #digitalart #digitaldrawing #prue #prueleith #bakeoff #greatbritishbakeoff #cake #necklace #jewelry #colour #blackandwhite

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And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Prue is marinating an adulation.

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Bringing you another home-made copy of @prueleith necklace from this week’s #bakeoff The likeness is uncanny, plus my copy is edible!!! … … . #liquorice #marshmallows #blackolives #gbbo ⁠ ⁠ #ediblejewellery #handcraftedjewellery #copycat #homemade #firsttimemum #toomuchsparetime #crafts #prueleith #jewelrymaking

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To enhance a morning baking the kids made me some necklaces to help me get into character as a certain judge #gbbo #bakeoff #prueleith #nicenecklace

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My favorite comes from an adult store somewhere in Brighton called Nice ‘N’ Naughty who’ve put together an entire GBBO themed window display, complete with a scantily dressed Prue stand-in with discerning taste in macarons.

As Americans (and Canadians), we’ve only just gotten our first taste of Prue’s candy-colored accessories. And I think they’re scrummy. Thankfully, there’s more GBBS to come. The current series that’s airing in Britain will be adorning Netflix’s neck soon.



Mieka is a staff contributor. You can follow her on Twitter.


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