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Mon 03.04

Vannesa Tosoni Pearl Necklaces: Revenge is Best Served in Pearls

Revenge is my favorite show on TV right now, and Victoria Grayson is without a doubt the best love to hate villain. She’s the ultimate Snob  so of course I was thrilled to see her wear my dear friend Vannesa Tosoni’s pearl necklaces on the January 6th episode. Since the first lady of Grayson manor … Continue reading Vannesa Tosoni Pearl Necklaces: Revenge is Best Served in Pearls

Wed 01.16

Branch Jewelry: At One with Nature

Nature has always been a source of inspiration for fashion. The more sophisticated a woman’s taste in jewels, the more she brings it back to the basics and tones it down. Even when a tree’s branches are bare of leaves, their form and twisted shape fascinate us. So I’ve selected the best branch jewels, but … Continue reading Branch Jewelry: At One with Nature

Wed 12.26

Fallon Best Friend Collection: Pup Snob Necklaces

I was thinking about what to get my pup Yoshi for the holidays (everyone in the family deserves a special gift!) when I came across Fallon’s Best Friend Collection. I’m a huge fan of Fenton Fallon’s jewels, so outfitting him in Dana Lorenz’s eclectic creations only makes sense. The quality is beyond compare – warm, … Continue reading Fallon Best Friend Collection: Pup Snob Necklaces

Fri 11.23

Black Friday/Cyber Monday on Sweepstreet: Sweep Up the Deals!

It’s the post-Thanksgiving shopping mayhem. But let’s be real – who wants to deal with all of those rowdy crowds?? The best way to save safely is from the comfort of your own home! Here are some sweet Black Friday AND Cyber Monday deals. From midnight on Friday through all of Saturday, David Yurman jewels … Continue reading Black Friday/Cyber Monday on Sweepstreet: Sweep Up the Deals!

Wed 11.07

The Woods Fine Jewels: Forest Goddesses

The Woods sisters have been my favorite jewel designers for years, so when they came to town for a trunk show, needless to say, I was there with my credit card in hand! I was pleased to see that their commitment to natural materials remains strong with the line’s old mine cut diamonds juxtaposed against … Continue reading The Woods Fine Jewels: Forest Goddesses

Mon 10.15

Monique Péan: Organically Graphic

A CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award winner in 2009, Monique Péan was a finance exec who was once obviously out of her element. Her talents clearly lie in jewelry design, and she excels in her industry by creating organic designs using only eco-sustaining materials, such as mammoth bones and the like. Sound contradictory? Here’s how she … Continue reading Monique Péan: Organically Graphic

Wed 10.03

Chanel Spring 2013 Collection: Large Baubles Ahead

In Karl’s world, there is no fashion without frivolity (which is the way it should be pretty much all the time, if you ask me) and there is no business like fashion-show business. This season, he went full force at Chanel, applying elements of exaggeration any and everywhere he could. Hula-hoop bags (yes, as in … Continue reading Chanel Spring 2013 Collection: Large Baubles Ahead

Wed 08.29

Top 5 Pristine Pendants: A Penchant for Pendants

Sometimes one good thing is all you need. A statement pendant gets you noticed fast, without the obviousness of a chunky, clunky necklace. There’s a certain je nais se quoi about wearing something so striking yet so simple. From emerging butterflies to shooting stars, here are a few of my favorite pendants: 1. Marni Pendant … Continue reading Top 5 Pristine Pendants: A Penchant for Pendants

Thu 08.23

Venna Necklaces: Life of the Party

What I love most about traveling in Asia is the discovery of new designers. The latest trove of treasures to catch my eye: Venna, a line of eclectic necklaces designed by Central St. Martin graduate Patrick Wong. Applying an array of Swarovski crystals, punky chains, pearls, and beads, some in neon brights and others in … Continue reading Venna Necklaces: Life of the Party