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Thu 08.23

Venna Necklaces: Life of the Party

What I love most about traveling in Asia is the discovery of new designers. The latest trove of treasures to catch my eye: Venna, a line of eclectic necklaces designed by Central St. Martin graduate Patrick Wong. Applying an array of Swarovski crystals, punky chains, pearls, and beads, some in neon brights and others in […]

Mon 08.20

Top 5 Under $50: The Smart Money

Savvy snobs know that no amount of money can buy good taste or style. The sharpest of savants also know that the right accessories can convert last season’s old wardrobe into this season’s must-haves. With that in mind, here are the best jewels under $50 to perk up your fall season, no commitment required: 1. […]

Mon 07.23

Top 5 Dangly Earrings: Hang in the Balance

Elongating and slimming, a pair of delicately dangly earrings is a must this season. Looks aside, I just love the way cascading earrings feel on the ear – it’s instant femininity that can’t help but uplift, no matter your mood. Just slip a pair of these stunners on and you’ll see: dressing up even the […]

Fri 10.14

31 Bits: At Least 31 Reasons to Wear

Rock Palette: $38 at Putting together the bits and pieces of a woman’s life is no easy task. But 31 Bits plans to do just that, for a number of women. When Kallie Dovel traveled to Uganda in 2007, she was inspired by the women she met there. Making their own jewelry, they had […]

Mon 09.26

The Woods for Chris Benz: Heaven on Earth

Courtly stones and Mother Nature’s touch: I have been a fan of The Woods jewels for years, and I’m so excited to see Shawn and Samantha’s first collaboration with Chris Benz, now online at Moda Operandi. Chris Benz was inspired by “the idea of Bermuda” for his Resort 2012 collection and with vivid colors and […]

Wed 09.14

Dannijo Spring 2012 Collection: All that Glitters Doesn't Have to be Gold

Photos: Refinery29 “A modern take on remnants of the past.” That’s how Dannijo describes their latest collection, a colorful mishmash of sparkle and grit. The design duo continues to show off their knack for combining the kitsch and the classical, and they deliver an eclectic array their fans will love. They were thinking of Indonesian […]

Wed 05.11

Adia Kibur Beaded Twist Necklace: Reasonably Chic

To be honest, I’m not one to drop a lot of loot on jewelry in this time of my life. I’m a 20-something, single and use most of my disposable income on shoes, bags and traveling the world in search of Prince Harry. Though I love jewelry with all my heart, sometimes it’s hard to […]

Wed 04.20

Sachin + Babi "Venezia" Necklace: Something to Remember You By

I love an accessory that does all the work for you. A necklace like Sachin and Babi‘s “Venezia” has your outfit covered simply because it becomes the outfit. Pack on the ethnic flair and wow the senses with this lengthy chain of mixed textures, shapes, stones and materials: frayed chiffon knots, bugle beads, woven leather, […]

Tue 03.15

Oscar de la Renta Embellished Beaded Drop Earrings: The New Statement Earring

Natalie Portman’s Tiffany beaded tassel earrings are Oscar night’s most memorable accessories (oh, could it be because she won?). They offset her radiant skin and complimented her monochrome plum ensemble. This Oscar de la Renta pair translates to us regular folk, as black beads are more versatile than rubies and the pair is actually priced […]