Archive for November, 2005
This Bubble Bracelet/Necklace combination brings attraction to a whole new level. The 23-inch string of nickel-plated rare earth magnets can be combined in any way you choose to create a bracelet, pendent, or pinless brooch. The mini magnets are strong enough to pull together from a 2-inch distance and can withstand vigorous activity. By Terrence Kelleman of Dynomighty Design, this whimsical necklace is designed to spark fascination and inspiration in those who wear his pieces. For a flexible and unique accessory, we think the Bubble Bracelet/Necklace is a cool and unique accessory to add to your collection.
Katrin Schnabl has worked with such reputable design houses as Jil Sander and Carolina Herrera before branching out on her own in 2002. Her pieces have subtle deconstructive qualities that add sensuality to the texture of each garment. Her knits are beautifully spun to shape to your body in a modern silhouette. At this time of year in particular Marie is always looking for unique additions to her holiday party wardrobe and Schnabl’s do that perfectly. As with most emerging designers, her clothing has to be sought out but with all great finds the reaction they get is always worth the hunt.
We love the handmade, yet durable quality of this dress by Fjord. Part of the “Natural History” Collection, this special edition Sailor Dress is made from soft jersey cotton with a refined, tailored fit. Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Fjord is an international consortium of artists and designers that hand craft clothing that reflects contemporary urban influences and a culturally aware state of mind. Fjord makes clothing that is fun, innovative, and always makes a statement.
The Stella McCartney collection for Adidas includes the Padmasana boot which looks warm and comfy while keeping your feet stylish during the winter months. A great boot for jeans and skirts– this could go from Aspen to Paris without missing a fashion beat. Her collection includes gear and clothing that’s too hot to keep to the gym. The perfect solution for working out and hanging out, Stella has created some fantastic pieces that a fashion conscious-sporty woman can definetely appreciate.
Marie loves jeweled baubles that stand out, yet can be worn every day. This rose gold and diamond ring is simply gorgeous and adorns her finger like a beautifully ornate crown on a queen. Designer Sarah Graham believes in applying old-world craftsmanship to new and evocative jewelry designs. She loves contrast and the juxtaposition of metal, diamonds, and pearls…and so do we. We adore the beauty and mystique of this ring…calm and serene, yet bold and daring.
Inspired by Greco-Roman artifacts, medieval armor, and Baroque iron work, Philip Crangi’s jewelry is gorgeous, unique, and speaks to the inner glamour within us all. We simply adore his Nine Leaves necklace. Nine oval-shaped and hand-hammered gold leaves adorn a thin gold chain. Crangi combines age-old techniques with a unique palette of gold, wrought iron, and steel. His Academie Collection, which includes the Nine Leaves Necklace, was inspired by the juxtaposition of the picture frames in varied size and shapes that hung traditionally on Salon walls during the nineteenth century. Pure, organic, and glam, this necklace inspires us to visit the galleries of the world and be inspired by their never-ending beauty..
These precious droplets of glass come together in the beautiful jewelry line by Verre New York. Encased in adorably scientific looking glass vials, you can choose from earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. Layered together these pieces create gorgeous clusters that hang like works of art. There is also somewhat of an electronic feel about these, perhaps its the ceramic capacitor look they have. Each piece is unique and comes in a large range of colored glass.
When the mood strikes for beach chic, turn to Stacey G’s ultra hip and organic collection of nature-inspired jewelry. The pieces are often asymmetrical and use a variety of shapes, textures, and colors. The use of macramé and rope make each piece unique and durable. We love this shell necklace necklace for it’s combination of casual beachy shells mixed with the more formal gothic black rope…perfect for a day trip or frolic in the park.
Drawing inspiration from all things ladylike, British designer Emma Gordon combines pretty details with functional materials. With delicate mohair trim, multi-colored ribbon tassels, and a glossy black ring, we love this Kate bag for a jaunt to a mid-week meeting or to Sunday brunch. Feminine, yet edgy, this bag is like Marie…a combination of interesting textures and details within and outwardly…simply stunning
Jean Francois Laporte, world renowned and respected “nose”, has created the ultimate luxury line of perfume: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier. The fragrances are steeped in traditional French Perfumery methods yet are innovative and unique. Our favorite, Bahiania, evokes ‘the warmth of golden wood in the sun, an Amazon garden, and the tropical and forested landscapes of Brazil’. With notes of orange, lemon, mandarin, and rosewood, the scents and the beautifully adorned bottle are sure to make an impact on both your sense of smell and sense of sight. From Beauty Habit.