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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.

RALUCCA Feather Jewelry

RALUCCA Feather Jewelry: Plumes in Bloom

Feather jewelry can be hit or miss, depending on the quality of the materials and the sophistication of the design. Using delicate, swirling plumes and chains of stones, Raluca Ostasz gives the style a sense of feminine elegance. Her limited edition pieces seem as if they come from the richest depths of the jungle, but of course they come right from her studio!


Saint Laurent Opium Onyx Necklace: Chain of Command

Saint Laurent nails minimalist chic yet again with this crazy good reissue from their archives. The geometric design hangs from a snake chain that centers around a piece of black onyx. This gemstone is thought to protect against negativity and build up your confidence (wearing it on a stunning necklace certainly can’t hurt your confidence … Continue reading “Saint Laurent Opium Onyx Necklace: Chain of Command”


Top 5 Colorful Jewels: Look on the Bright Side

Don’t leave the color just to your bags, shoes, and couture – why should they have all the fun? Jewels aren’t just about white diamonds and neutral metals. So get brave with it, and spread the color around; my top picks are all different types of jewels. Just don’t wear them all at once or … Continue reading “Top 5 Colorful Jewels: Look on the Bright Side”


Van Cleef & Arpels Bals de Légende: What Legends Are Made Of

Jewels have the potential to transcend time and place, to distort our own less sparkling realities into something more romantic and enable us to fantasize. No jewelry house seems to understand this like Van Cleef & Arpels. Their recent collection, Bals de Legende, is inspired by the greatest parties in history and spans references from … Continue reading “Van Cleef & Arpels Bals de Légende: What Legends Are Made Of”


Kara by Kara Ross Lizard Shirt-Cuff Bangle: Cufflinks Seem So Passé

Of course! It’s so obvious. The concept of a cuff in jewelry is based on shirt-cuffs, so why shouldn’t ours come with their own bejeweled cufflinks? Kara by Kara Ross‘ chunky bangle is a brilliantly discrete play on the menswear trend, no clunky oxfords required. No, this is a shirt-cuff I can get used to … Continue reading “Kara by Kara Ross Lizard Shirt-Cuff Bangle: Cufflinks Seem So Passé”


Tiffany & Co. Open Circle Earrings

Dang!! How beautiful are these Art Deco-inspired, open circle stunners from Tiffany & Co.? Plus next to that $600,000-plus diamond ring the $12,000 earrings seem like a downright bargain! I got the chance to check these babies out up close at a breakfast Tiffany hosted last week. Yes, I had Breakfast at Tiffany’s – on … Continue reading “Tiffany & Co. Open Circle Earrings”


Julianne Moore in Bulgari Steel and Onyx Bracelet

LOVE the Bulgari Tubogas Steel and Onyx bracelet ($2,550). It’s a classic like the Cartier Love bracelet that you can wear everyday and with everything, especially in the steel and onyx iteration that Julianne Moore opted for. It comes in a few different versions, including diamond pave, which you can browse here and works beautifully … Continue reading “Julianne Moore in Bulgari Steel and Onyx Bracelet”


Ginger McGann Industrial Collection

Not only is Ginger McGann one of my closest friends but I am proud to say, she is also amazingly talented and the most creative person I know. She began her collection a year ago but she has been designing since the day she could hold a pencil and draw. Even after all these years … Continue reading “Ginger McGann Industrial Collection”