Thursday, May 27, 2010

SATC2 Premieres in London with Hair Extensions, Hats and an Homage

It's baaaaaccck.

Staying true to her SATC London premiere look from 2008, Sarah Jessica Parker wowed the Brits with yet another Alexander McQueen frock topped with a stunner of a Philip Treacy, ummm, hat I suppose you would call it.

While the look she sported in 2008 fell on the wrong side of 'ridiculous' in my opinion, this choice I have to admit is wonderfully whimsical. Perhaps because it's paired with her diamond-studded arm-band homage to the deceased Alexander McQueen, whose untimely death will surely cause a vacuum of envelope pushing in the fashion world (he is the designer responsible for everything Lady Gaga wears to wow these days).

The other leading ladies - probably used to being upstaged at this juncture - didn't disappoint with a stunning Kristin Davis in vintage Norman Norell from Decades and simple diamond studs:

Kim Katrall in vintage Thierry Mugler accessorized with a great Fred Leighton brooch at the waist and that classic Hollywood hair she seems to love of late.

And Cynthia Nixon in teal Narciso Rodriguez with gorgeous vintage diamond teardrop earrings that are hidden by those unfortunate hair extensions (ladies, you're not fooling anyone).

So I'm dying to know if you agree with me. Do you love or hate the SJP hat choice? What do you think of the other looks? Again, Kristin Davis does not disappoint, but I have to give this one to the scene stealer. Thoughts?
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

'Sex And The City 2' Premieres in Style

High fashion, diamond jewelry, Liza Minnelli - three of my favorite things lit up Radio City Music Hall last night to celebrate the debut of Sex And The City 2. And while rumor has it the fashion in the film is a bit disappointing (don't quote me - haven't seen it yet), the fab four of the female franchise all rocked the red carpet in style.

Let's start with SJP - a vision in bright yellow Valentino, newly blonde locks and a sun-kissed look that screams, "I'm a big star".

She is a fan of the layered diamond bracelet (see her 2010 Oscar ensemble for more), and used the look here since the dress's neckline didn't support a statement piece.

I kindof love the yellow flow here - it's a surprise without being annoying (like that controversial flower hat contraption she wore to the London premiere of the first movie. No, SJ. We haven't forgotten.)

Kim Catrall channeled old Hollywood glam in a metallic Naeem Khan gown with elegant diamond drop earrings and a diamond bracelet to match.

Cynthia Nixon kept things simple in a strapless black Carolina Herrera frock with a bejeweled leaf embellishment and black and white diamond drop earrings.

And my personal favorite - this Audrey Hepburn-esque vision in pink - Kristin Davis in a vintage Jean Desses dress from the 1950s made current by some diamond Fred Leighton drop earrings. Yay.

Who was your favorite of the foursome? Are you a 'Carrie'? A 'Miranda'? A 'Charlotte'? Or a 'Samantha'? Weigh in!
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Jewelry Statements Close Cannes

The jewelry jaw-droppers continued to shine on La Croisette as the 2010 Cannes Film Festival closed this weekend in grand fashion.

To those jewelry trackers who've lamented the loss of the statement necklace (yours truly included), the look was alive and well in the south of France on the fab-tastic Grace Jones and many others.

I'm in love with this Boucheron gold fringe wrap-around necklace on Salma Hayek worn to the closing ceremony.

And this Cartier platinum, diamond and onyx piece from the Panthere collection made an otherwise dull ensemble pop on Juliette Binoche, who walked away with the Palm D'or for Best Actress.

The always star-studded amFar Cinema Against AIDS gala during the festival brought out statement earring styles and this great diamond palm frond hair piece on one of my favorite style stars, Diane Kruger.

And icy jewels sparkled on a stunning Jennifer Lopez in a Roberto Cavali blush gown with Chopard diamond jewelry.

Do you have a favorite from this round-up? I'm going with Salma Hayek this time - it's just a stunning overall look and a unique gold jewelry statement you don't see often.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jewelry Sizzles at Maxim Hot 110 Soiree

The beautiful people were out in full force last night as Maxim Magazine celebrated its annual Hot 100 list (actually it's 110 this year) at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Jewelry looks ranged from classy:

Gold medal winner, Lindsay Vonn, sparkling in a David Meister metallic gold cocktail dress with earrings from the Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™ collection, available exclusively at Kay Jewelers.

To the trashy:

Tila Tequila. 'Nuff Said.

Dancing With The Stars sensation, Nicole Sherzinger, put away her Pussycat Doll garb and worked a stunning navy number with gemstone chandeliers that sparkled as bright as the disco ball trophy she's sure to bring home next week.

And here are few more of my favorite looks from the Harley-Davidson, ABSOLUT VODKA, Ed Hardy Fragrances, And ROGAINE-sponsored event. (Wonder what demographic they're after?)

Do you have any favs?

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Trend Alert: The "Sex And The City 2" Clover Necklace Craze

Sex And The City is responsible for creating huge jewelry trends out of the horse-shoe pendant, flower right hand rings (like the one Samantha got from Smith in the first movie), and of course - the 'Carrie' necklace.

With SATC2 a mere 7 days from its debut, there's already serious buzz about the next must-have bauble from the show:

The clover necklace.

Not to toot my own horn, but I spotted the clover creation back in the fall when the first pics of SJP came out during the shoot (click here for more). So I figured I'd scout around to find affordable clover pendant options for the SATC-loving jewelry hounds out there (including yours truly).

Patricia Field:

If you want to go authentic, SATC stylist and fashion icon - Patricia Field - has a crystal costume version on her website for $72. Not bad.

Or there's this cheaper, (oops - I mean) more affordable option resulting from her collaboration with Payless - a limited edition piece for $12.99 made out of, well, whatever you can scrounge together for $12.99.


Better yet, my favorite Sample Sale site, JewelClub, has the real deal - a 14kt gold and diamond version - for only $88.86. Just use the code INSIDER when you log in, enter the keyword 'clover' and grab one for yourself (looks like there's only a few left so act fast!)

In the meantime, be on the look out for more SATC2 fashion fall out, including all the Abu Dhabi-inspired looks like harem pants, gemstone colors, yellow gold and statement necklaces akimbo.

And is anyone else glad to see Aiden back in the storyline? You gotta love Mr. Big, but I've been harboring my Team Aiden leanings ever since she kicked him to the curb. He makes furniture. He eats chicken out of a bucket. He owns a dog. What's not to love, Carrie?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cannes Jewelry Gawk Fest

Cannes Film Festival jewelry gawking is one of my favorite pasttimes. This event, unlike any other, is where the rich and richer get to bring out their baubles and swing' em around for all to see. We've got princesses, queens, celebrities and model types - all dripping in diamonds for your drooling pleasure.

Who wore your favorite look?

Here is a dynamic diamond duo of (model?)Hofit Golan and Lady Victoria Hervey. If the jewelry world had superheroes, they'd have some serious wonder twin powers.

The model section (how cool is that lizard cuff??):

Chopard's big statement makers in necklaces from the celebrated Animal World Collection:

The Princess of Venice:

And some celebrity favs:

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