Zac Posen's take on the Chandelier Earring
Huge chandelier styles (that wound down and round the neck, morphing into extravagant necklaces) at Zac Posen are perfect for the upcoming seasons! (In my book dolls chandelier earrings are never a faux pas)! Adorning your ears is the way to go. The bigger, the better - just be sure to scrape back hair or style it into an (equally sizable) quiff to get the full effect.
BOLD & GRAPHIC
"Make it graphic, make it fun," said Giles when describing his jewelry (we here at LPB couldn't agree more!) - which has resulted in a collection of solar system-inspired black and white pieces, often fashioned into skulls, ring pulls, and safety pins. These pieces are perfect for day-to-night looks!
"Sophisticated, luxurious and ultra modern" is how Jil Sander creative director Raf Simons describes the new jewelry collaboration between the minimalist label and Italian jewellery brand Damiani. Launched at Milan Fashion Week, the limited collection of fierce African tribal-influenced, spear-like earrings and bracelets features diamonds, aquamarines, amethysts, smoky quartz, topaz, onyx and Tahitian pearls set in yellow, pink and white gold. These pieces are NOT for the tame of heart!
The Bolster necklace that Christopher Kane produced in collaboration with Swarovski straight after his first headline-grabbing show - for spring/summer 2006 - is still selling out. This luxurious adornment can be literally be worn with everything! It comes in an array of colors so you can have your pick with this "It -piece" - It will certainly set you back a few coins but it's well worth it!
Lanvin's twisted-rope faux-pearl necklace encapsulates Alber Elbaz's bird-of-paradise ready-to-wear theme and continues these jewels' long association with the house: its founder, Jeanne Lanvin, was rarely photographed without them. How better to pay homage?".... This work of art complete with steely chain, wispy feathers, bejewelled, & enameled beads is such a dream ticket item!
Fiona Paxton Statement Necklace
Formerly the head print designer for Chloe, Armani and Moschino, RCA-grad Fiona Paxton launched her debut jewelry collection for autumn/winter 2008-9. Its Twenties glamour combined with intricate Indian artistry makes it unsurprising that she's such a hit with fashion's front line. Prices start at £120 and the collection is set to expand next season - make sure you're the first with one of her first. Available at Selfridges & Kabiri.
THE STYLE ELEMENTIts No Name Periodic Ring
Part P.Diddy-knuckle duster, part-brainy chic, the Its No Name rings produced by a Brooklyn husband-and-wife design duo are kitschy - and deliciously heavy - enough to catch on. Choose from 14-carat yellow gold, sterling silver or solid platinum and each one is stamped with the periodical table symbol, atomic number and mass that you'll (possibly), remember from the chemistry lab at school. These pieces work for both doll or gent so run out and get em!
Don't let all these numbers let you forget to check the price, though... A silver one will set you back in the region of $200+, while the platinum is $6,000. Visit www.itsno.name for more information.
Eye-popping color is big for Fall and if it's making you nervous, begin gently with a Fafafa ring. With Paul Smith and BCBG on her CV, designer Vibe Harslof has the style credentials and these rings, which retail for $70 and come in purple, lime, orange, red and turquoise, are a gorgeously easy start to your fall/winter season with color. Available at www.kabiri.co.uk.
Matina Amanita's 14-piece Globetrotters collection of cocktail rings draws inspiration from some of the world's most endearing landmarks, translating their architectural brilliance into creations of equally majestic gorgeousness. Rendered in gold-plated silver, semi-precious stones and glass, you'll never look at the Chrysler building - or your local bar - in the same way again.
Reglisse Sparkle Ring
Pascale Karam-Boemond proves her knowledge of the best of the best in jewellery designers with short films at youtube.com/reglisseTV - featuring the expertise of stars such as Oscar de la Renta accessory designer Philippe Ferrandis and Peggy Huyn Kinh. And her own talent isn't to be scoffed at, either. This Reglisse crystal ring could be yours for $330.
STYLE & STRUCTURE
Jonathan Saunders certainly has a few strings to his bow - two shows on the international catwalks, and now his third collection in collaboration with ATELIER SWAROVSKI will launch exclusively at Kabiri on October 13. The graphic nine-piece range combines architectural and industrial references in a palette of black, white, gold and soft aqua. Making use of the intricate Swarovski pointillage technique, pieces include cylindrical and circular pendants, rings and leather bracelets. www.kabiri.co.uk.
This collection was inspired by the hexagon-shaped atmospheric patterns that occur on Saturn, translating this unusual weather condition through the use of these shapes ~ these shapes make up the cutest pieces that should be worn day or night! With it's rich color palette the pieces can be worn with anything....
Fingerless Gloves by Louis Vuitton