I’ve always been fascinated by mermaids – legendary underwater creatures said to be are part human, part fish. From Disney’s The Little Mermaid to Brooklyn’s Coney Island costume parade these mythical creatures make a splash thought out the world in various ways. Here are ways you can rock this sea creature as a fashion accessory.
Now that summer is finally here, you can wear your best outfits for all to admire, but no outfit is ever complete without the right accessories. Jazz up your wardrobe with one of the below statement necklaces from Paula and Chlo, a Michigan based online e-tailer started by 52-year old Paula Slof, who developed the website for the modern contemporary woman to shop for everything from handbags to handmade soaps. These top necklace picks from the site conjure up summertime with gorgeous floral designs.
Last week I had the opportunity to view the collections of Jade & Jasper, a trendy accessories company based in New York City offering incredible jewelry at great prices. Whether your style is European vintage or urban grunge, there is something in the collection that appeals to every woman. The stylish pieces are made out of the finest materials with extraordinary attention detail, so it’s not surprising that celebrities have snatched up various items in the collection. Check out some of the jewelry below and visit jadeandjasper.com to learn more.
If you add one item to your fall must-have list, make it a Joseph Nogucci bracelet. Designed by a team of University of Toronto Architecture graduates, each piece in the line is meretriciously handcrafted using the finest materials, and invokes Buddhist traditions to bring you positive spiritual energy in a fashion-forward accessory. One of the most popular items in the collection is the Dharma Stone bracelets; each feature a silver plated Tibetan Buddha head and are meant to allow you to embrace the essence of truth and inner peace. My personal favorite is the shimmering bracelets in the Kikiballa collection, which feature dazzling Swarovski Elements Crystals and is a symbol of peace, tranquility and happiness. Check out some of the arm candy below and visit josephnogucci.com to learn more.
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No outfit is complete without the perfect accessories, but not every woman can afford to stock up on multiple pieces of jewelry to adorn herself with. Enter At Style 24/7, a new accessory website that fuses trendy costume jewelry with savvy prices. The website features a versatile collection of watches, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches and necklaces for the budget conscious fashionista that wants to look great 24/7. The collection includes statement pieces that are sure to make anyone stand out, while vamping up bland outfits. Check out some of my top picks below, and visit their website to see more.
1. Women’s Fashion Watch, $70.00
2. Thick Black Leather Bracelet with Gold Metal Lock, $35.00
3. Pave Crystal Stretch Bracelet with Two Jaguar Heads Connected with a Metal Texture Circle, $35.00
4. Necklace and Earring Set with Multi Colored Flowers in Various Sizes, $63.00
5. Jaguar Hinged Ring with Black Epoxy and Pave Crystals, $19.25
Let’s face it. Weddings can seem like celebrity red carpet affairs with everyone decked out to the nines, with the hope of being crowed best dressed. Stand out in the crowd by taking a cue from two stars that know how to wear flattering styles and make heads turn.
The Outdoor Wedding: Celebspiration – Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton stunned in a long lace-chiffon gown at the 2012 “Our Greatest Team Rises -BOA Olympic Concert” in London, England. The chiffon material flows dreamily while keeping you cool, so it’s a great choice for an outdoor special event. Kate accessorized her outfit with strappy silver sandals and a clutch to match her gown. (Source of Kate Middleton Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe)
1. Embellished Lace & Silk Chiffon Gown, $292.80
2. Caparros Zarielle, $62.00
3. Amanda Logo Clutch Bag, Light Blue, $297.00
4. Jody Coyote Sterling Silver Earrings, Glass Teardrop, $18.90
The Black-Tie Wedding: Celebspiration - Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston appeared sophisticated and polished in a black and white formal gown at the 26th American Cinematheque Award Gala. She accessorized her look with a white clutch (and handsome man). Take the look up a notch by adding a little sparkle to your neckline. (Source of Jennifer Aniston photo: Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)
1. Black and White Column Long Bridesmaid Dress, $179.00
2. 5 Row V Shaped Estate Freshwater Pearl Bridal Necklace, $49.99
3. French Connection Nina Sandal, $84.00
4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Lizard Envelope Clutch, $78.00
Last week I had the opportunity to preview the 2013 holiday collection by Kensie jewelry. The collection features triangular shapes, monograms and celestial-inspired pieces. My favorite accessories are the sparkly moon necklaces, which is sure illuminate any outfit, regardless of the time of day. As a special treat, bloggers were treated to complementary tarot card readings; according my tarot card reader, 2013 will be the most exciting year of my life. Check out some of the photos I took at the event below.
Last week I attended the Summer/Fall 2013 jewelry preview event of Kensie, held at the company’s beautiful showroom in New York City. I believe a woman’s outfit is never complete with at least one accessory, so I was excited to see the new pieces, which will be available at Macy’s later this year. Whether your style is boho chic, low-key or elegant, there is something for everyone in this collection. The Summer/Fall line is an eclectic mix of colorful statement pieces and metallic jewelry, some of which feature fun geometric shapes.
I am in love with the bangle sets in the “Shine Like Stars” collection, which are engraved with inspirational words (seen below) and will make great gifts for upcoming graduations, birthdays, and other special occasions.
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My favorite accessories in the whole room were from the Rooftop Party Gasoline collection. The see-through, lace-like architectural design of the necklaces, earrings and braceltes creates a unique effect and is absoutely stunning.
Which pieces from the Summer/Fall 2013 collection are you coveting?
In the past I’ve written about Maya Brenner Designs, a high-end jewelry collection favorited by some of the most hottest celebrities. This week the jewelry company is kicking off 2013 by having a celestial sale – 40% off all zodiac necklaces and birthstone rings through Jan. 14. Since the year has just begun, you can buy a special zodiac accessory for someone you know and hold onto it until their birthday. Or, just grab one for yourself – at 40% off why not?
1. Druzy Necklaces, $40.00
2. Jay King Blue Lace Drusy Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, $89.90
3. Peter Ciesla Necklace, $690.00
4. Liz Larios Black Garnet Nugget Ring, $170.00
5. Raw peridot stud earrings, $14.00
6. Crystal Cave Rock Ring, $20.00
The most wonderful thing about nature is its ability to be beautiful without human interference. So, it only makes sense that some of the most beautiful jewelry can be made from one of Mother Nature’s precious resources. Today, I’m focusing on the gorgeous wood we get from trees. It’s amazing how scraps of wood can be transformed into something absolutely magnificent and fashionable.
1.. FULL TILT 5 Wood Bangle Set, UPDATE: currently unavailable
2. Kenneth Jay Lane Polka-Dot Bangles, $79.99
3. Classic Rock – Lola James, $55.00
4. Wood Bead Stretch Bracelet, $5.50
1. Spiral Wood Earrings, $26.00
2. Natasha Couture Wood Earrings, $28.00
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4. Gara Danielle Victorian Wood and Emerald Ring, $125.00
5. Karen London “Woodland” Ebony Wood Studded Polygon Ring, $80.00
6. Sku Wood Band Ring, $115.00
7. Lucky Brand Peace Wood Ring, $31.99
So, I’ll admit it. I’m a little scared of turtles, no matter what their size. I think my fear of turtles began in junior high school when I used to have a turtle as a class pet. When it was my turn to bring the turtle home, he somehow managed to escape while we were cleaning his tank. I know, I know, turtles are slow and should be easy to catch. But, this one managed to dog paddle its way into the darkness of under my couch, and popped out in the middle of a scary movie. Since then, I have been scared. I am, however, not afraid of wearing them in the form of blinged out chic accessories. Here are some cool turtle inspired jewels:
I first introduced you all to designer Barbara Campbell in October 2011, when I attended one of her trunk shows at Bloomingdales in SoHo, where she was showcasing her Black and Gold jewelry collection. This week I had the opportunity to catch up with the busy designer to learn more about her company, where she gets her inspiration from, and how her business continues to thrive in the fashion industry.
Where are you from?
I am a first generation Cuban-American, born and raised in Washington Heights in Manhattan. Both my mother and father were born in Cuba
When did your company launch?
The inspiration for my company began in Vermont in 2006, overlooking a lake in the green mountains. The natural beauty of the environment started merging with my design instincts. The company actually launched while I was on the beach in Montauk. Once again the natural beauty of the beaches and the ocean convinced me that designing accessories that were inspired by nature’s wonders was something I wanted to do. The company officially launched in the fall of 2007. (more…)
On February 29th I attended the first Bloggerini event at Lair NYC. Bloggerini is a monthly event series hosted by E! News Daily and Inside Edition Contributor, Katlean de Monchy. The event featured fashions by Camille Le Vie and Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner dresses. Monchy jewelry also displayed their impressive line of accessories. Just as impressive as the jewelry was the drinks! I’m am by no means a heavy drinker, but the night’s signature drink, The Bloggerini, by Voli light vodkas had me going back for seconds (and maybe thirds).
During New York Fashion Week, I was introduced to The SEAH Collection, an astrology-based line of luxury timepieces and jewelry. I immediately fell in love with the SEAH long earrings with yellow gold two-tone plating (pictured above) that I found, personalized with my astrological sign (Scorpio).
I’m not the only fan, it seems. Even the big stars are in alignment when it comes to SEAH. No, I’m not talking about the cosmic ones, but top stars including Misha Barton, Joss Stone, and Kelly Rowland, have been seen wearing items from luxury line’s watch collection.
For years, SEAH has been known for producing magnificent watches, and recently launched its jewelry line for men and women, consisting of handcrafted earrings and high-quality leather bracelets, embellished with gold and stainless steel zodiac insignias. Considering astrology’s connection with direction and time, it seems natural that a company known for its iconic timepieces would integrate astral influences into its family.
Beautiful accessories from The SEAH Collection can be personalized with any of the 12 astrological symbols of your choosing. Each order comes with information prepared for you by SEAH designer and astrologer Rachel Levy, divulging knowledge about your sign and its significance…sounds to me like the perfect birthday gift.
Visit www.seahwatches.com to see more.
If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that I love accessories. I’ve been very lucky to have been invited to the showrooms of many high-end designers to give you an inside peek of their latest collections. But, I am aware that not many of you can afford an $84,000 watch from Rafaello & Company (it doesn’t hurt to dream, though!).
So, today, allow me to introduce you to t+j Designs, an accessories company that consists of budget friendly jewelry, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, offering you the opportunity to show off your high-end taste, without the high-end price tag. Started by Tiffany and Jen, two fashionable sisters, t+j Designs features something for every fashionista on a budget. If you like a more glamorous look, for example, then check out their Luxe Collection. Or, if you have a more funky style, then chose one of their many colored pieces, such as the Purple Rhinestone Ribbon Bracelet ($7.00, shown below).
In addition to affordable prices, you can get sale items for up to 70% off, and shipping is free on all orders until January 31, 2012! (U.S. only).
Here are some of my must-haves:
Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the showroom of Rafaello & Company Jewelers. Located in New York City’s Diamond District, the company’s clientele reads like a who’s who in the entertainment and sports industry. Celebrities such as Drake, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Carmelo Anthony (NBA), and Dwight Freeney (NFL), to name a few, have all donned customized pieces by the designers – not bad for a high-end jewelry line that has only been around for three years.
Launched in 2009 by Rafael Aranbayev, Eric Aranbayev, and Gabriel “The Jeweler” Jacobs, Rafaello & Co. has emerged as one of the leading go-to places for luxury jewelry. The company features everything from glamorous iced-out necklaces to watches to earrings, for both males and females.
Their jewelry may be icy, but their hearts are not. Ten percent of the net proceeds from their Blackout collection are donated to international charity, All As One, as an effort to raise awareness to the needs of Sierra Leone.
After seeing some of the magnificent pieces first-hand, I can see why the top stars choose Rafaello & Co. I was left completely hypnotized by the sheer brilliance and intricate detailing of each piece, and if you keep scrolling, you will see why.
You don’t have to be Kate Middleton to wear jewelry that makes you feel like a princess. Show off your exquisite taste for the finer things in life by wearing gems that dazzle, and are so extravagant that even Elizabeth Taylor would envy your charms. Just don’t go too overboard; you want to feel like a princess, without the princess budget. Here are some budge-friendly stunning jewelry, sure to make you feel regal.
- Oval Blue Topaz and Diamond Accent Frame Earrings in 10K Gold, $126.65
- Created Ruby & Diamond 10K Yellow Gold Heart Key Pendant W/ Chain, $139.00
- Michael Valitutti Two-tone London Blue Topaz and Sapphire Ring, $169.99
- Sterling Silver / 24K Vermeil Peridot-Color / Royal Blue Quartz Doublet & White Topaz Pendant- $95.40
- Lauren by Ralph Lauren Necklace, Gold Tone Green Stone Pendant, $44.00
- Lafonn Canary Yellow Pendant Necklace, $120.00
- Gold over Silver Onyx, Red Garnet, and Diamond Accent Ring, $86.99
This may sound crazy, but Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Spooky ghouls and goblins aside, it’s the holiday that the closest to my birthday (October 25th), and the one time of year my Dietitian-father cannot scold me for hoarding copious amounts of chocolate-covered everything. It may not be common knowledge, but this blog was started on Halloween, hence the dark orange-gold and black color theme that pervades throughout everything Delialicious Picks related. And, I don’t know about you, but I plan to celebrate the month in style. Here are some chic, fun accessories that you can throw on to add the spirit of Halloween to your style.
1. Betsy Johnson Spider Charm Cuff Bracelet ($45; betseyjohnson.com).
2. Juicy Couture Limited Edition 2011 Pumpkin Charm ($75; juicycouture.com).
3. Stealstreet Raven Earrings Collectible Crow Bird Accessory Studs Halloween Jewelry($10.99; stealstreet.com).
4. Cara Accessories ‘Critters’ Pavé Spider Stretch Ring ($88; nordstrom.com).
5. Glow in the Dark GRIM REAPER Dangle Belly Ring ($11.99; amazon.com).
6. SilverBin Sterling Silver Oval-cut Created Amethyst Bat Necklace ($24.99; sears.com).
This weekend I had the opportunity to stop by Bloomingdales in SoHo to check out the Black and Gold Jewelry Collection of Brooklyn-based designer Barbara Campbell.
Whether your style is edgy, chic, or sophisticated, there is something in this collection for you, which consists of handmade jewelry of vintage buttons, mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stone.
Launched in fall 2007, each piece is carefully hand-crafted by Campbell, who became inspired to start producing her own line after her mother-in-law handed her natural rocks from the beaches of Montauk, and encouraged her to start designing.
Most noteworthy, nothing in the jewelry line is mass-produced, so you can be rest-assured that you will be the owner of a one-of-a-kind piece.
Click here to shop Barbara Campbell’s unique, handmade accessories online.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the showroom of the super trendy Micky London designer line this past Wednesday. The line was started by ultra-stylish brother and sister duo, Kabir and Abba Manchanda in 2009, after they found themselves unemployed due to the economic recession. Now, 3 years later, the brand has grown to consist of three different labels: Micky London, ML by Micky London, and SoHo 199.
Surrounded by colorful assortments of gorgeous scarves, stunning jewelry, and trendy hair accessories, there wasn’t one item in the showroom I wouldn’t want to own. The Micky London line’s signature item is, of course, the scarves, which are embellished with beadings, trimmings, and consists of soft fabrics with chic patterns.
The line is currently available in Nordstrom and Anthropologie, and will soon be available at other high-end stores.
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So I have to admit it, I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Kardashian sisters new clothing line for Sears. Honestly, with the success of running their own clothing store, I was surprised that they would design a line to be featured in the stores of a major retailer, but I’m happy they did. The fashion line is exactly what I would except from the trio: figure-hugging clothes, sexy platforms, and glamorous jewelry. The line called, Kardashian Kollection, includes all of the above, in addition to sunglasses, belts, lingerie and handbags.
It was definitely no surprise that during the online 30% off 72-hour pre-sale, which launched August 8th, a majority of the items sold out quickly. Missed the pre-sale? The Kardashian Kollection is available for purchase at sears.com now, and if you use the special coupon code “Kardashian,” you can still take advantage of the 30% off deal.
The Kardashian Kollection will hit Sears stores nationwide on August 26th.