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Mon 09.16
Lanvin Fall 2013 Accessories

Lanvin Fall 2013 Accessories: Sending Out the Message

Subtlety? What’s that? For Fall 2013, Lanvin is making the message clear – and that message is go big or go home. Accessories emblazoned with single words like “cool,” “love,” and “help” are the kind of pieces you’d expect to see Rihanna wear with aplomb. They sound a little kitschy, yet in pewter and faux pearls, Alber Elbaz makes them as sophisticated as can be.

Wed 09.11
Paire Jewelry

Paire Jewelry: Runway to Real Life

I’ve found your next obsession – Paire! The new site sells runway pieces that you can’t find anywhere else, and what better to wear as you’re watching the latest hit the NYFW runways than runway jewelry? I just had to bring a few pieces to NYC. First up was Rodarte’s snake collar ($595) – it’s exclusive to Paire and somehow also on sale.

Tue 09.10
Lyralovestar Golden Collection

Lyralovestar Golden Collection: Star Light, Star Bright

High impact jewels with a low impact on your wallet – what’s not to love? With Lyralovestar’s pieces, you could wear something as simple as a white tee or LBD and still make a splashy statement. The brand was started up by celebrity stylist Crystal Streets who dresses the likes of Rihanna and Mariah Carey.

Wed 08.28
Top 5 Hinged Rings

Top 5 Hinged Rings: Making Moves

A simple cocktail ring is no longer enough to start up a conversation. But a full-finger ring? Well, that’s something no one can miss. The trouble is that not all of these are articulated, limiting your basic movement and turning day-to-day tasks into serious challenges. Enter hinged rings!

Wed 08.14
Fabric Wrapped Jewelry

Fabric Wrapped Jewelry: Woven Wonders

As summer cools down we start to bundle up, and our jewels are no different! Woven cotton adds a boho feel to even the most elegant pieces, relaxing them to optimal wearability without losing any of the chic style. Which artisanal jewel will you be wrapping yourself in this fall?

Tue 08.13
Lanvin Mismatched Earrings

Lanvin Mismatched Earrings: Splurge or Save?

Seeing costume jewelry priced at nearly $2,000 definitely makes you take a pause, but let’s examine the facts. First of all, it’s Lanvin, so the cost will be high. Yet with the variety of colored stones mismatched on each side, these are versatile pieces that are bound to match at least one hue in your ensemble.

Fri 07.12
Jenny Packham Bridal Collection

Jenny Packham Bridal Collection: Always the Bride…

…even when you’re not! That’s right – I’m not going to let the fact that I’m already married stop me from commandeering these looks. I’ve been excited about the jewels since I saw them at Jenny Packham’s runway show. I love that the Swarovskis are set like diamonds – it elevates the look without elevating the price…

Wed 06.26
Plukka Arrowhead Cuff

Plukka Arrowhead Cuff: Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery

As a Vita Fede superfan, Plukka’s Arrowhead cuff immediately caught my eye – and not necessarily in a good way. The white sapphire and black spinel-accented bracelet bears a striking resemblance to Cynthia Sakai’s popular crystal Titan (on Intermix for $375), especially the super sparkly ones from the fall 2013 collection…

Mon 06.24
Crystals Clusters

Crystals Clusters: More is Never Enough

One crystal is nice, but ten is better! Go big or go home, right? These kaleidoscopes of color are summer fun that will liven up any old outfit. They look like bright pieces of candy, and are just as hard to resist. I say give in to your sweet tooth. The opulence of dripping in […]