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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…

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 05.22
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Cool in Collars

Is there ever truly a new trend that doesn’t reference an element of our past? I would say no, especially in this case.

Fri 03.20
Jennifer Lopez x Vita Fede Double Titan Pearl Earrings

Jennifer Lopez x Vita Fede Double Titan Pearl Earrings: Girl with the Pearl Earrings

When it comes to standing out on the American Idol red carpet, Jennifer Lopez has no problem whatsoever, but a little extra shine never hurts! To play up the gold notes in her Marchesa Notte micro mini…

Fri 05.09
Aurora Bailey Jewelry

Aurora Bailey Jewelry: The Story Behind the Stones

You don’t need to be a classically trained fine artist with a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art to design jewelry, but one look at Aurora Diaz Bailey’s creations and there’s no denying her background certainly helps!

Fri 05.02
Miriam Haskell Charles James Capsule Collection

Miriam Haskell Charles James Capsule Collection: Ball Gown Baubles

Are you ready for the Met Ball? Miriam Haskell is! The costume jewelry brand has crafted a collection inspired by this year’s theme – designer Charles James, or as Cristobal Balenciaga once called him, “the world’s best and only dressmaker” (What a shift from punk to elegant ball gowns!).