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Fri 04.27

Aurélie Bidermann Pre-Fall 2012 Collection: The City Meets the Sea

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 […]

Fri 04.06

Top 5 Grunge-Goddess Jewels: Come As You Are

Put away the glitz! Grunge-inspired gear is suddenly showing up everywhere for the coming seasons, from slipdresses to chunky boots to flashes of plaid flannel. Now, I’m not saying going all Courtney Love on me (I was there the first time, and it wasn’t always pretty!), but a jewel with a hardened, “Who me? I […]

Fri 02.03

Delfina Delettrez Addolorata Necklace: Love is a Battlefield

Find yourself spurned, embittered, or in a lover’s quarrel this Valentine’s Day? (Hey, it’s not always a bed of roses, especially when holiday pressures are involved!) I see my accessories as armor, and while I hope for the best, a self-respecting snob is wise enough to be prepared for the worst. Ready yourself for making […]

Tue 01.10

Jewel Heaven and Delight at Luisa via Roma

The Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab was the most fun ever! Our shoot was seriously so good, I think we might have to switch careers and become stylists instead =) The Luisa store in Florence, the only one in the world, is seriously awesome. The have the most unique collection you can imagine, especially […]

Tue 07.26

The Everlasting Pearl: Show Off Those Pearly Whites

Pearls are back, in a big way! Not that they ever went away, if we’re talking about that certain Barbara Bush crowd, but now they are genuinely hip. Lucky for me, I just scored a strand of South Sea pearls on my trip to the Philippines. A choker length of 10mm rounds with slightly irregularly […]

Tue 09.28

nOir jewelry at L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 Runway Show

When it comes to costume jewelry, nOir is my favorite (KJL is a close second, but the quality doesn’t hold a candle to nOir). The brand debuted their new collection, designed by Leeora Catalan, on the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 runway and it added the perfect pop of dimension and contrast to Gwen Stefani’s lavishly printed […]

Tue 09.21

Candace Ang Leopard Collar

While I love the leopard look, I rarely venture out in anything leopard because I always end up feeling like a Kate Moss wannabe! I just can’t seem to separate the model from leopard bags and jackets. This collar necklace from Candace Ang ($345) is a perfect way to incorporate the leopard trend into a […]

Tue 09.07

Dries van Noten Collar Necklace

I don’t like anything that constricts my neck, so unless I’m skiing I don’t wear turtlenecks and I can’t even remember the last time I wore a choker. The Dries van Noten Collar Necklace ($547) caught my eye however because while it’s a choker style piece, it has a belted closure so you could wear it […]

Fri 06.11

de Grisogono White Diamond & Tsavorite Necklace

Chopard may have been the most ubiquitous jeweler at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, but, as with most things in life, it’s about quality–not quantity. To wit, of all the baubles to grace the red carpet at the seemingly endless premieres, yacht parties and club bashes, it was Giovanna Battaglia’s de Grisogono necklace that, […]