Tue 06.18

Warrior Princess Jewels: The Good Fight

While summer jewelry is light and airy, fall brings heavy, mixed metals the likes of which you’d see decorating only the greatest of warriors. What better to forge a fighter princess cuff in than gunmetal? The fearsome Halaby Daniel bracelet (on Luisa via Roma for $535) can wield serious authority on the fashion front. Maybe […]

Wed 05.29

Vita Fede Fall 2013 Collection: Spikes and Sparkles

For Fall 2013, Cynthia Sakai doubled down on crystals. And looking at the results, I can safely say her bet paid off. We get the same immaculate Italian quality and designs we love with enhanced features – more spikes and sparkles, from the sides of the crystal-emblazoned Titan cuff to the shimmering hinge on the […]

Tue 05.21
Wonder Woman Cuffs

Wonder Woman Cuffs: Superhero-Sized

The season of superhero blockbusters is in full swing, but the best of all is missing from the pack – Wonder Woman. I’m truly obsessed with her (my sister and Tina even had me dress as WW for my bachelorette party in Vegas!!), so in honor my missing in action heroine, I’m arming my summer […]

Fri 05.03

Best Punk Jewels: Ready to Rock

The Punk Shop section of Moda Operandi is my new obsession. I’m dying to see the MET’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition (running from May 9th – August 14th) – these jewels will have to get me through until then. I would never get a tattoo like the VBH Black Diamond Tattoo Band ($8,250), but […]

Mon 04.29

Kendall Conrad Jewelry: Brass Band

I met Kendall Conrad on one of my recent trips to LA. The fifth generation Californian has an empire that includes everything from bags to shoes to jewels. I love it all, but the clean lines of her brass and leather jewelry line are impeccable. Their distinctive curves were inspired by the work of architects […]

Tue 04.23

Woodsy Jewels: Forces of Nature

Earth Month is a nice reminder to appreciate all things natural, but the look never goes out of style. While often you see jewels modeled after woodsy elements like leaves or flowers, it’s better to just go for the actual organic materials. Horn and wood give you that relaxed feel that’s perfect for summer (especially […]

Mon 04.15

Ashley Pittman Jewels: Do-Gooders

I finally met beautiful jewelry designer Ashley Pittman at her personal appearance in Dallas last week. I’ve been an admirer of her work, but there’s more to it than meets the eye! Since volunteering for the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative in Rwanda in 2006, Ashley has sought out ways to help East African communities in […]

Tue 04.02

K/ller Collection: V Marks the Spot

The designers of the K/llr Collection met at Parsons when they were studying…furniture design. After Katie borrowed a bracelet from Michael to hide a new tattoo from her mom, they discovered a shared passion that would turn into a global business. After just over two years on the market, their line is now being sold […]

Fri 03.29

Frugal Friday: House of Harlow 1960 Warrior Princess Jewels

House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie’s Frugal Snob-friendly accessories line, is mixing metals for a collection of pieces that would have even the most stone-faced warrior princesses giddy with excitement. Nicole describes the brand’s target girl as “confident and fun yet still a bit reserved and elegant.” A well-traveled girl like her would wear the […]