As I did for the Golden Globes, I’ll review the best bits only. Oscar winner Colin Firth’s wife, Olivia Firth, tweeted earlier in the week that she would be wearing the very first fairtrade, fairmined, and ecologically certified gold jewelry to the Academy Awards. Her cocktail ring and earrings, designed by Anna Loucah, were set […]
Archive for February, 2011
Today in the magazine section of Wall Street Journal there are two cameo brooches depicted that were also featured, in equal glory, in my book. The story is a short, enjoyable read. Siegelson’s fabulous Castellani cameo and James de Givenchy’s Taffin brooch may be found in Brooches: Timeless Adornment on pages 51 and 97 respectively.
there is no predictability when it comes to jewelry on the runway. Spring was all about fantasy and trompe l’oeil and now Fall reveals…not much, if at all. Todd Lynn made the turtlenecks so high that they covered the model’s mouths — something the cosmetics industry would certainly not welcome. New lipstick colors just wasting […]
The last days of New York Fashion Week, Fall 2011, presented a mixed bag of bejeweled tricks. Donna Karan took her fabrics colors from pearls, and Erickson Beamon created the jewelry for her show. Didn’t love either frankly. The draping in the clothing was amazing, however the styling of the jewelry and hair was so […]
You can tell that I’m currently working on a book, no? In the first few days of Fashion Week, I was beginning to think that there would be only a single post — there was so little jewelry to speak of and very many coats to cover up everything else. Here in the Northeast, after this, […]
On Friday, I made a pilgrimage to the Miriam Haskell showroom where I met Gabrielle Fialkoff, the Chief Operating Officer of the company. The showroom itself is Mecca. I came thisclose to hundreds of their vintage filigree findings and even closer to the newest collections, which are a spectacular display of American costume jewelry design […]
Great jewelry read for the day: Suzy Menkes writes about Van Cleef & Arpel’s zip necklace (FABULOUS photo accompanies the story), among other heady Parisian bling here.