Have you seen Michael Kors’ fall 2011 jewelry collection?
I’m amazed at the friendly price points. Just finished going through the lookbook (special kudos to the folks at Michael Kors for sending me a link to a downloadable, PDF lookbook!) and my favourite pieces are the gold cuff bracelets (US$195) and the $95 gold tone bangles. They come in tortoise as well. Very chic!
Four our third and final look, I fell in love with Stefano Alinari’s “Star of Time” necklace made out of gold, diamond, opal and lemon quartz so I made Ania wear this super chic black number from Calvin Klein Collection. I originally wanted to take photos of her outside the American Embassy in Florence (where a military truck was parked) but alas, the guards told us no photographs allowed. Disappointed, Ania asked me what else do I have in mind so I said well, let’s find somewhere old world to highlight the modernity of Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein’s dress, somewhere very European, somewhere indoors with lots of natural light. I wanted to smack my head after saying that… a bit stupid of me, innit, because we’re in Florence and everywhere we we go is European and old! Ania then told me her house is just across the road from where we stood (as in right in front of the American Embassy) so she graciously invited me in. Lo and behold her house is one of the most beautiful homes I’ve been to in my entire life!
For our second look, I made Ania wear this stunning satin dress from Lanvin and a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. I wanted to “break” the outfit by putting her in this Altuzarra nylon parka. The result? Quite badass if you ask me. As a back-up option, I also used this terrific navy cape from Singaporean brand Raoul who is currently invading the online retail scene as of late. Everyone from Luisa via Roma to Net-a-Porter to yes, Shopbop… they’re all carrying Raoul.
I’m all for cheap thrills, no secret about that. Imagine the delight when I saw this super chic wire necklace.
I got from the Dilli Haat market in New Delhi a few days ago for around ten US dollars. Awesome eh? Wear it underneath a shirt collar and voila! A touch of metallica doesn’t hurt anyone. Also looks terrific with white shirts as long as you don’t get it wet.
I got myself a gorgeous little treat from Fallon jewelry sometime last week in the form of this spikes n' crystal stunner. It's a piece from their Resort 2011 collection.
NYC-based Dana Lorenz (of Fenton/Fallon) makes some of the chicest and edgiest jewelry out there. Her collaboration with J.Crew earlier this year brought her to my radar and I've been tracking her baubles since then.
Check out this video I took of some really cray cray cocktail rings I saw at a shop in Taipei. I’ve lost a few days’ worth of sleep over them.
The rings are soo beautiful but they’re so expensive. We’re talking about US$400 and up, as much as US$1500+ each! These are not your ordinary fancy jewelry. Some were made using semi-precious stones and the craftsmanship is incredible.
A friend and I found it funny that we were complaining how expensive they were… because the shop is just an ordinary stall. I can’t even imagine how much these would go for if they were sold at a store in North America or in Europe.
I dunno. There were a few pieces that I really, really want but I had to walk away empty-handed because I have other priorities can’t afford them whereas my friends who can afford didn’t buy them because really, the prices were too much for what they were.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs.Repossi in our hotel while on the queue to ask our concierge for a cab. She came up to me and introduced herself. She liked what I wore a few
days ago, specifically my printed harem trousers. She's a lovely woman.
They own Repossi, fine jewelers from Monaco. Her daughter, the super chic Gaia Repossi (photo of her as a child above — see the Anya Hindmarch bag), frequently appears on street-style blogs. Gaia also collaborated with Alexander Wang for jewelry that was used on his show.