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Mon 09.14
Fashion Week Virgin

Fashion Week Virgin: Awkward but Proud

Not too long ago (less than a week ago, actually), I was stressing the NYC housing market and hustling like any other out-of-towner trying to make it in this city.

Fri 09.04

Top 7 Pearl Accents: Give It a Pearl

These days, you rarely see a woman wearing a strand of pearls (unless that strand is used as a headband à la this Simone Rocha).

Tue 08.04

Top Untraditional Jewels: Talking Body

Rings that just sit on one finger are so passé. A plain, dainty anklet is old news. And what’s a stud earring without an accompanying cuff?! Okay, I’m kidding, but the point is: There’s a genuinely new shift in motion. Jewels have gone the way of the unconventional…

Mon 07.20
Tanzanite for Day and Night

Tanzanite for Day and Night

Lapis, sapphire, turquoise and topaz are all lovely shades of blue, showcasing Mother Nature’s spectrum. Tanzanite is a unique blue, like midnight sky on a deep blue sea with purple glints that make you want to look deeper and longer.

Thu 07.16
Ana Khouri Jewelry

Ana Khouri Jewelry: The Punk Princess

Ana Khouriicon takes personal expression to another level…another stratosphere, really! Both Tina and I have fawned over the Brazilian designer’s hand cuffs before (they’re not what you’d think), and with each new piece I discover, I find myself more and more intrigued.

Mon 07.13

Safety Pin Jewelry: Pin-Up Girls

One of fashion’s most exciting aspects is the creative spirit of turning the ordinary into something much more, like the everyday, mundane safety pin. It’s not hard to see how they would inspire designers, especially clothing designers who use safety pins daily to drape, cinch and perfect.

Fri 06.19
Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

There seems to be a relatively consistent image of what a successful woman should wear, from hair and makeup to clothes and shoes. While fitting this mold isn’t a bad thing, sometimes a girl just wants to branch out, toughen things up a little bit.

Fri 05.01
Derby Day Drinks and Diamonds!

Derby Day Drinks and Diamonds!

Jewelry designer Julia Hagen pairs cocktail rings and cocktails for Derby Day! Read about her picks here…

Tue 04.14

Paddle8: The Midas Touch

I’ve been addicted to auctions ever since I started shopping on eBay in 1999. I love the thrill of the chase, and the stakes just got higher with Paddle8.