Must-See Exhibit: Jewels by JAR at The Met

This morning we had the opportunity to preview The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new Jewels by JAR exhibit, a retrospective of more than four hundred works by Paris-based fine jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal. The artist, who has worked under the name JAR for more than thirty-five years, is known for sculptural designs in vibrant colors and shading created by his pavé ...
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Headwear to get for Halloween and Keep Wearing After

Embrace the holiday as an opportunity to test out whimsical toppers. See some choice picks below... Heather Huey Noel Stewart
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Stylesight Stops by “Genius of Nature” Jewelry Exhibit

Last week we had the opportunity to preview the new "Genius of Nature" exhibit at the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York. Fine jewelry designers — both established and emerging — were called upon from around the world to create works inspired by the show's themes: the balance of "chaos and structure, randomness and pattern" involved in the creation process, ...
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Editor’s Picks: Premiere Classe S/S 2014 -

  Sarah Angold Studio Inspired by mathematics, graphic shapes and industrial processes, Londoner Sarah Angold designs uniquely futuristic statement jewelry.  Sarah Angold Studio Peggy Kingg Paris-based designer Peggy Huynh Kinh draws inspiration from architecture when designing minimalist leather goods. Her creations range from boxy bags to sacks that disassemble into picnic blankets.  Colette Malouf New Yorker Colette Malouf's S/S 2014 collection is full of tasteful feminine pieces that ...
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Just Launched: Giving Tree Eyewear is Unbreakable and Eco-Friendly

New Los Angeles-based line Giving Tree Eyewear offers shades that are both eco-friendly and nearly indestructible. The sunglasses — available in two silhouettes and six colors — are completely BPA-free, and thermoplastic material makes them bendable and lightweight.
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LONDON: Love Letters- A Jewelry Exhibition

If you’re in London this week don’t miss this intriguing exhibition at upscale contemporary jeweler Belmacz. Known for its bold collections by German designer Julia Muggenburg, signature Belmacz pieces include one-of-a-kind designs, famous for utilizing unusual materials such fossilized dinosaur bone, antique stones and angel skin coral. The Love Letters exhibition runs through October 12th and explores how jewelry pays ...
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LONDON: Pearls at Victoria & Albert Museum

Opening tomorrow, the Pearls exhibition at renowned London museum V&A is a celebration of the history of pearls, exploring its representation in jewelry. Starting from the days of the Early Roman Empire, it traces the popularity of pearls throughout history to the present day, examining pivotal moments such as the introduction of cultured pearls, and how pearls have been linked ...
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Runway Trend Alert — ’90s Chokers -

Choker collars have been uptrending for several seasons, but S/S 2014 is marking the re-emergence of simple, ultra-fitted band silhouettes à la styles of the 1990s.  
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Runway Trend Alert — Petal Plays -

First emerging in New York and now picking up steam in London, three dimensional flowers decorate spring bags, belts and jewelry.
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Runway Trend Alert — Sans Rims -

Rimless shades look fresh in varied shapes and tints on New York’s runways. Phillip Lim created rimless illusions by positioning rims behind lenses, while Osklen’s angular silhouettes were framed by beveled edges.
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Runway Trend Alert — Bro Beads -

Conjuring beach and rave looks of the ‘90s, numerous New York designers are showing bead jewelry for S/S 14. Simple seed bead strands appear on necks and wrists — sometimes as eyewear straps, and big plastic Pony beads are strung to form crafty text motifs.
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Runway Trend Alert — Bleached Pinks -

Light, almost-white pinks are emerging as new neutrals for leather bags this season, with tones ranging in warmth and clarity. Cooler hues appear bright white in certain lights, while other variations substitute for beige.
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We Love… C/FAN’s Fur Accessories

Chicago-based designer Christina Fan's fur accessory line C/FAN is at once luxurious and lighthearted. The label does an excellent job of interpreting playful, borderline kitsch, concepts like of-the-moment color dyes and animal ears in tasteful designs that are appropriate for wearers of any age.
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Nina Ricci Debuts New “Ballet” Bag with Campaign Video

Inspired by the elegance of modern dance, Nina Ricci’s new tote – “Ballet” ­– emulates the dancer’s graceful lines. Constructed in the softest leather, trimmed with delicate suede and polished gold, this classic piece was designed by Peter Copping. The French luxury house has released an exclusive film in collaboration with the duet of artists – I Could Never be ...
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Will Septum Cuffs be the New Ear Cuffs?

The ear cuff's extreme rise in popularity is easy to understand, as it allows for styling experimentation without the commitment of an actual piercing. Now, forward-thinking designers are embracing the concept for a different, of-the-moment area of ornamentation — the nasal septum. NYC-based label Sorelle: My Enemy by Chris Habana: MariaFrancescaPepe:
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