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Thu 01.10

Trending on Bows: Take a Bow

I wore a perforated leather bow tie on a chain to the Luisaviaroma Black and White Party, but it doesn’t have to be formal, not in the least. I can’t wait to wear it with a tee shirt and skirt! Whether you’re wrapping your hair up in satin ribbons or cinching your skirt together, bows […]

Fri 12.14

Gerard Yosca Interview and Giveaway: Tweet Us!

What better time than the sparkly holiday season to give away this glamorous Gerard Yosca necklace?? A true trendsetter (his butterfly pin is what sparked the hair clip frenzy of the ‘90s), Gerard is a designer whose talent has been recognized by his peers (he sat on the CFDA board for 12 years) and celebs […]

Fri 10.05

Tiffany & Co. Legacy Gemstones: I Am Legend

There are jewels, and then there are JEWELS. Gasp-inducing, heart-thumping, family-heirloom jewels that Liz Taylor would have really appreciated. Tiffany & Co.’s newest Legacy Gemstones clearly fall into the latter category. With a lookbook featuring models worthy of such sparkle (like Doutzen Kroes and Karen Elson), we are talking major carats and hundreds of diamonds. […]

Fri 09.14

Chanel Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: Out of the Palace and Onto the Street

Jewels (and ruffles and froth and pastel tweed, too) are in abundance for Chanel’s Pre-Spring ’13 collection. The runway show took place in the garden of Versailles so that comes as no surprise, and it’s also no shock that the pieces please and delight. All of the trademark Chanel details are in play: clusters of […]

Fri 06.15

Cindy Chao’s Majestic Beauty Fan: All Hail Her Majesty

I am currently in Florence, awaiting the arrival of one of my dearest friends, Jewel Artist Cindy Chao. I’m thrilled to see her, and I’m equally excited that her incredible “Majestic Beauty Fan” will be featured at the Masterpiece London, Britain’s premier art, antiques, and design fair from June 28th-July 6th. This is one of […]

Fri 01.27

Top Neon Jewels: Bright Young Things

Make no mistake: neon jewelry is not just for eighth-grade girls who collect rubber and lanyard bracelets. Neon is having a major fashion moment (even bigger than the last few spring seasons), and you don’t have to commit to it with a pair of eye-piercing pumps or a shocking little dress. Show off your wit […]

Tue 02.22

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

One of the most buzzed about events to take place during New York Fashion Week was the opening of “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st St., NYC). No surprise there…I mean who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon looking at some serious […]

Mon 12.20

Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

I’m getting more and more excited for my India trip…only 5 days away! My first stop is Mumbai for my friend’s 1,500-person wedding (apparently that’s how they roll in India!). The 5-day affair requires 10 outfit changes (the invite was too many pages to count and each event on the itinerary has a specific dress […]

Mon 12.06

Marni's Set of Three Swarovski Crystal Brooches: Snob or Slob?

What is it with luxury brands and insects lately? I love the idea of a trio of complementary brooches to accent a simple cardigan or a sweater, but I’m torn about what to make of Marni’s Set of Three Swarovski Crystal Brooches ($355). I can think of few things that I find less appealing than […]