Statement pieces often require you to break a piggy bank or two, but it’s hard to maintain the pow factor of a statement jewel when you wear it over and over again. To keep the momentum going, you really need to change your jewelry up, which is why I love CUCHARA. The line offers a mix of edgy, alt-rocker pieces at affordable price points.
When it comes to accessories, decadence is back, which to me always seems like a sign of an upswing in the economy. It’s excess all the way, but if you’re like me and not the type to pile on baubles, you need to make your statement in one fell swoop.
Not since the lavish days of Dynasty have we seen so much unapologetically bold gold. This heavy hardware will have everyone lunging at your jugular, but never fear – they just want an up-close look at the armory’s worth of metal hanging from your neck. While Lanvin’s Oracle collar (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,242) will give […]
Get the look of abundance with just one single accessory. Hervé Van der Straeten’s hammered, gold-plated creations always take my breath away. There’s something very old world about the style – like it belongs on a Grecian goddess. But on Hervé’s modern designs, there’s nothing behind the times about the look. Just take notice of […]
For the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Salma Hayek turned to the best – my dear friend Cindy Chao. The actress donned the Maple Leaves choker from Cindy’s Four Seasons Masterpiece Collection, this piece of course representing the fall season. It was the perfect attention-grabbing embellishment to finish off her rhinestone-collared Alexander McQueen gown, making Salma […]
Boughs of holly are nice, but jewels are what make me jolly. You’ve decorated your tree, mantle, front door…it’s your turn now! There’s definitely a tacky and gaudy way to wear ornament jewels, but as long as you choose fun and festive (yet still tasteful and sophisticated) options, you’re set to shine. You won’t find […]
I cannot get enough of ModeWalk.com! I met the founder this week at an event at Goss Gallery in Dallas, and I was completely taken with the unique items they have. I see a lot of bags, shoes, clothes and jewels in my job on a daily basis, so the special stuff really stands out. […]
Alkemie’s jewels are unique – and not just because of their mysterious origins. For designers Dara Gerson and Ashley Lowengrub, their sense of whimsy is strong, and so is their love for the earth. The duo’s goal is “to do no harm,” so it’s no surprise animals and nature are a big theme in their […]
Aurélie Bidermann’s well-traveled life is reflected in her jewels. Remnants of her adventures in India, Japan, and Brazil (just look to her famed braided Do Brazil bracelet) are all abounding from the Parisian’s organic, hand-touched pieces. A lover of vintage clothing, she revels in mixing the past with the present – and it comes across […]