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MASK Jewelry

MASK Jewelry: Collabo Craving of the Season

One thing that Yves Spinelli and Marc Alary both have is a creative, relaxed air of class. Walking into the recent launch of their collabo-collection was like walking into a private party of the city’s chicest crowd – because it was. A room of black-garbed goddesses was punctuated by one head of blue hair and the omnipresent pink dots on Lynn Yaeger’s cheeks.

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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.

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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).

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Derek Lam + Jamie Wolf for NYCB Collection: Dancing Partners

It’s a perfect symphony when Derek Lam joined forces with former NYCB ballerina and current jewelry designer Jamie Wolf for a collection honoring the New York City Ballet, inspired by famed choreographer George Balanchine.

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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…

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Paddle8

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.

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