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New Jewelry


As with most of us, I'm always on the lookout for MORE jewelry! Featured are some of my latest finds.

EVIL EYE RING-when I first laid eyes on this unique ring, I knew that I had to have it! This is definitely my go to piece when I'm not in the statement ring mood. FEATHER NECKLACE-as you can see, this little beauty is encrusted with brilliant cubic zirconia-just enough, without being TOO much. I get tons of compliments....even from the guys. EVIL EYE BRACELET-I really didn't buy this to to match the ring, I just love unusual pieces. I saved the best for last....CYNTHIA ROWLEY sterling silver stack rings-I'm so in love with these rings, that I hate to take them off! One of the things that I love most, is the fact that it's one "unit." That way I don't have to keep up with five single rings. I have another random, sterling silver band with cubic zirconia that I add to the five, and it makes for a great look. I picked it up at T.J. Maxx for $69.99. The gold pieces (18-kt gold over sterling silver) were also purchased at T.J. Maxx.

RALPH LAUREN necklace-I bought this at one of my local haunts for a fraction of the $98 retail price. I actually haven't worn it yet, but anticipate layering it with gold or turquoise necklaces of the same length. KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION bib-While I'm not much on the clothing collection offered by the Kardashian sisters, I do like some of the jewelry. I pop into Sears from time to time to check out their accessories, and ran across this necklace....it has earrings to match, but I prefer it with large gold hoops.

I'm still not over the leather cuff thing, so when I find some that I like it's a must. I picked up the buckled BCBGENERATION cuff at T.J. Maxx for $12.99. I found the studded one on the clearance rack at J.C. Penneys for $4.

I found these SD Design, sterling silver earrings locally. They look as though they are heavy, but they're not....I was drawn to the semi precious stone accents.

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Tory Burch Accessories Fall 2012


I'll have one of each please!


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Diane von Furstenberg Accessories Fall 2012


Love the clock, and eye & lips bags.


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Liu Wen by Gan in DIOR for Harper's Bazaar Singapore June 2012


Some Like it Haute – Following up the cover, we present the June cover shoot of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore starring the always gorgeous Liu Wen. Shot in Shanghai by Gan, the Chinese beauty wears a wardrobe of all Dior Haute Couture styled by Kenneth Goh, celebrating the voyage of couture going from Paris to China. Flawless hair and makeup by Greg O perfect Liu’s ultra-glam ensembles.


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Victoria Beckham Opening a Store


Victoria Beckham will soon open a store in London completely dedicated to her brand.

Victoria Beckham is coming to a store near you! In a new interview with CNN's Talk Asia, the singer-turned-designer has revealed plans to expand her empire.

"What I do, really, is not just focused on the U.S. or England, there are lots of territories that are really big for me, and Asia's very exciting," she says. "And I'm just scratching the surface at the moment... working very closely with Joyce and Lane Crawford, my retail partners here that have supported me right from the start."

Victoria add, "People say, Am I going to have my own store? I would love to. That's what I'm working on at the moment. That will probably be in London. But in the not-too-distant future, you know, maybe it will be Hong Kong. Who knows? [I'm] also working on e-commerce at the moment, as well. I just want to take baby steps, build this business at a steady pace. I don't want to rush. I don't want to run before I can walk."


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Karolin Wolter by Lado Alexi for Vogue Germany June 2012


Let’s Glam! – Karolin Wolter stars in a Swarovski Elements feature shot for the June issue of Vogue Germany. Lensed by Lado Alexi (United Management) with styling by Dennis Blys, Karolin dons the designs of Viktor & Rolf, J.W. Anderson and Mugler bejeweled with Swarovski crystals. Rocker hair and makeup by Natalie Franz complete the uber chic ensembles.


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Lucilla Giovanninetti’s textile jewelry.


Grand Tour necklace

Fabric bracelet

Water Lily bracelet


Arrotola Bag

Foglie Verdi necklace

Volo Brass necklace

Man pin

Forchetta Silver earrings

Arnello e Basta

Ferro di Cavallo

Silver Adessobasta

Brass Adessobasta

Silver and silk Prato

Prato Magro

Serpente Lungo

Lucilla Giovanninetti creates textile jewelry. She is at the same time an artist and a designer, but when we ask her which definition she prefers, she evades the question: "Can I say neither of them? I have too much respect for both methodologies. However, if I had to sum up my way of "thinking" jewelry, I'd say I feel closer to an artistic setting, as for now." We shall thus define her as poet of daily life that started creating jewels since when she graduated in Modern Literature: "At University I would craft jewelry with wood, plastic, salvaged materials. In the 90s I conceived a line of jewelry under the name of LUCILLA GI that was picked by interesting stores, both in and outside Italy (including Penelope in Brescia, Takashimaya in New York, Seibu in Hong Kong), so the brand has evolved embracing accessories and clothing."

Jewelry remains her main focus and her latest project is called Eandare: a range of jewelry pieces in silver, brass, bronze and fabrics: "A small world that can mean something different from simple ornaments but that maintains a bond, fundamental for me, with wearability."

Among the main components of her creations are playfulness and daily life – see the fork-shaped earrings – but also the strength of the message conveyed, like for adessobasta, (enough now): a ring that seems like a final, clearly-stated statement. A piece, in brass, that is also among her favorites: "Alongside a viscose necklace called Arrotola that comes in several colors: a very long tubular piece that may be wrapped around the neck many times or let hang free over the knees; among my favorites also the Prato metallic ring with ripped viscose tufts instead of stones."

Among the many other passions that inspire her are "Cinema, art, literature. Travelling. I love also a family dimension, I am moved by sharing private feelings."

Lucilla tells us about her working method: "A painting, a sentence I read somewhere can inspire me a shape, a theme I then develop. Sometimes I start from a sketch I outline with a pen, others I jot down notes, and describe with words what I will later on give a plastic shape to. For a metallic piece I first create the mould with wax, and then cast the pieces in brass, bronze, or silver. If the piece comes in fabric, my approach is very similar to that required for a dress: sewing pattern, first prototype, choice of fabric." As for the choice of materials, she explains: "For some time now I have been carrying out a research on textile jewelry, realizing items that are removed from classic typologies. They are part necklace, part scarf, part accessory. I am particularity interested in combining metallics with fabrics."

Currently the Eandare pieces are on sale at the designer’s space in Milan (at 6,via Rovetta) by appointment, and in stores and galleries in Italy (Milan, Turin, Castell'Arquato, Bologna, Venice, Palermo, Treviso) and outside Italy (Austria, Cyprus, Australia).

She is now planning to start selling her creations online and to develop and sell also men’s jewelry: "I would love to collaborate with a menswear clothing brand that may be interested in including jewelry in their collections, yet with a stylistic and formal value that goes beyond men’s classic typologies."


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Crocheted Magic: Shirley Ephraim


Such a breathtaking collection! I'm completely and utterly in love with the 200 carat, amethyst necklace...the stones are amazing!

Shirley Ephraim

Shirley's inspiration could only come from Nigeria, Africa where she was born and raised. It is also where she started learning the art of weaving and where she developed her love for the unique tradition.

She studied at the Parsons, New School for Design in New York and specialized in the making of woven jewelry, the soul of her Lace + Armor lines. From there, she embarked on a stylistic road that has since seen her create a capsule collection for Donna Karan as well as collaborate with Christie’s for Green Auction, A Bid to Save the Earth. The last one was March 29th and her necklace made with irregular amethyst drops that were woven together with silk was put up for auction for an esteemed 250,000 dollars.

Her jewelry revolves around her culture, her passion for antique armor and corsets, and her hand-weaving, crocheting, and lace needlework traditions. The pieces also distinguish themselves as pieces that should be preserved. Shirley pairs metal and fabric weaves with uncut stones that have been left rough and in their natural state. They were chosen one by one so that each one is different from the next.

The work is unique in its own right and therefore gives her masterwork extraordinary appeal. One of her masterpieces is a 200 carat amethyst necklace. The stones are set with silk lace that was previous treated with plant extracts to give it an “aged” effect; the necklace also reflects Shirley’s passion for antique armor.

Her celebrated armor corset in silk and lost wax cast brass was inspired by antique Nigerian corsets that had featured a ram. They were realized by master craftsmen between the 15th and 17th centuries for the ancient Nigerian monarch. As she herself has said, “Armor has always intrigued me. I have always been fascinated by their allure and their elegance…”


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Alexandra Martynova by Remi Kozdra & Kasia Baczulia for Fashion Gone Rogue


Metal Heart – Photography duo Remi Kozdra and Kasia Baczulis capture a beauty story starring Russian new face Alexandra Martynova for our latest exclusive. Looking ever the part of a glamour girl, Alexandra wears a swoop of silver in her hair matched with scarlet red lips courtesy of hair and makeup artist Marianna Jurkiewicz. Sparkling gems selected by stylist Emmanuelle Sorel complement the beauty’s jewel toned nail art perfectly.


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Feet-ture Story: Simona Vanth


Going beyond fashion: the aim of newly-born brand Simona Vanth is that of catalyzing fashion and contemporary art, involving young artists in the creation of art objects.

 For her first collection - Spring/Summer 2012 - Simona Citarella has collaborated with French artist and illustrator Manon Beuchot, AKA Babyscotch, who has conceived, together with the designer, a special installation at the Artisan Social Designer gallery in Paris.


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The book of Film Noir

Town and Country Magazine

The Legs Are The Last To Go

The Jewels of Miriam Haskell

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"Faking It" by Kenneth J. Lane

Fabulous Fakes

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Style Icon: Iris Apfel

This eighty-six year old lady is the epitome of style. She wears big, bold jewelry and beautiful ornate clothing. So popular is she, that a book was written about her titled: THE IRREVERENT IRIS APFEL: RARE BIRD OF FASHION. The book contains clothing and jewelry that is absolutely breathtaking. I like the fact that she has and revels in her "individual style". She does not follow the "fashion path"....she has created her own.

Gracious Beauty Audrey Hepburn

I think that she will always be remembered most for her role in Breakfast At Tiffany's, but from what I have read about her, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Here is a quote that was spoken by her that I think sums up the type of person that she was...."never let yourself grow up believing that anybody if different from anybody else.....love each other and do what you can for your neighbor".

"Lady Day"

Billie Holiday gave new meaning to singing a song.

Daphne Giunness

Another "lady of style"

Diana Ross

As she appeared in the movie "mohogany"

Butterfly dress


"A trunk full of treasures"

Dolce and Gabbana "Face" wedge platforms

Manolo Blahnik

This shoe belongs on display.
Nicholas Kirkwood Couture for Alice In Wonderland
Nicholas Kirkwood Couture for Alice In Wonderland