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Bijoux Heart: Live in Excess, Spend Wisely

It’s all about excess. I’m calling it: the economy is (finally) on the rise, and based on the optimism we’re seeing from designers as of late, pure decadence and real luxury is back in full swing. But does that mean we would be wise to jump the gun and overspend right now? Tempting, yes, but, … Continue reading “Bijoux Heart: Live in Excess, Spend Wisely”

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Roberto Cavalli Swarovski Crystal Scarab Beetles Collection: The Fab Faux

Bottega Veneta did the beetles theme 3 seasons ago but it was subdued. Well leave it to Roberto Cavalli to amp it up and seriously make the beetles “shout!”. These are ridiculously cool and amazing, being attacked by a giant bug may be a recipe for a bad horror movie but it translates to good … Continue reading “Roberto Cavalli Swarovski Crystal Scarab Beetles Collection: The Fab Faux”

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Top 5 New Neons: Candyland Calling

Sometimes our jewelry gets too solemn! That’s when it’s time to bring in the neon. Fun pieces not to be taken too seriously, the best bright looks are candy-bright without being saccharine-sweet. Go wild, but also go wearable. You don’t want to look like retro Cyndi Lauper…Although girls do just want to have fun. 1. … Continue reading “Top 5 New Neons: Candyland Calling”

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Delfina Delettrez Crystal Lovers Limited-Edition Bracelet: The Hand That Rocks…

Oh, I love Luisa via Roma; they have the greatest things. And by “great,” I also mean wildly unusual and crazy-unique. Where else would you find a bracelet that looks like a hand wearing blinged-out Michael Jackson gloves? At first look, I thought the item was actually a glove and the silver hand was a … Continue reading “Delfina Delettrez Crystal Lovers Limited-Edition Bracelet: The Hand That Rocks…”

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Ann Demeulemeester Feather and Swarovski Stone Necklace: Romancing the Stone

It’s rare you see a monochrome-black, multi-material necklace. Leave it to Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester to bring a dark edge to feathers and Swarovski stones – it’s all thanks to her twisted, punky, and subtle sensibility. For Fall 2011, she had her mind on mythological animals (inspired after casting her own silver jewels from the … Continue reading “Ann Demeulemeester Feather and Swarovski Stone Necklace: Romancing the Stone”

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Erickson Beamon Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings: In With the Old

Who says pierced ears should have all the dangly, decorative fun? Erickson Beamon has dreamed up a pair of alluring and softly dramatic clip-on earrings (lucky for me: I can wear them without irritation!). Their beautiful cocktail of light-catching glass beads and Swarovski crystals on intricate 22-karat gold-plated carvings looks family-heirloom expensive, but for just … Continue reading “Erickson Beamon Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings: In With the Old”

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Top 5 Rainbow Brights: Trend-Spotting a Bright Idea

In the midst of your fall shopping frenzy, have you noticed that your new color palette is looking a little…dull? Nude tans, chocolate browns, steely blacks, and cool gunmetals are as practical as can be (and I love them for it!), but now that we’ve ditched our neon nails, we are in need of a … Continue reading “Top 5 Rainbow Brights: Trend-Spotting a Bright Idea”

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Philippe Audibert Cuffs: Cuff Me Up

I love a good cuff as much as the next snob – give me a studded Hermès cuff any day of the week! – but sometimes you don’t want the constriction and rigidity of a big band of leather or metal around your wrist. Parisian designer Philippe Audibert‘s collection cuffs boasts all the strong effect … Continue reading “Philippe Audibert Cuffs: Cuff Me Up”

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Erickson Beamon "Mistress" Swarovski Crystal Masquerade Mask: I Love a Charade

Just when I had gotten so excited by my exotic paper lashes along comes this mask to totally trump them! Turn your face into a bedazzling visage of mystery, no smoky cat-eye or blood-red lip required. Not that there are too many occasions when Erickson Beamon‘s gunmetal-plated, Swarovski crystal-covered masquerade mask would exactly be appropriate. … Continue reading “Erickson Beamon "Mistress" Swarovski Crystal Masquerade Mask: I Love a Charade”

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