It’s only the middle of August yet stores have Halloween decorations on sale so I feel it’s totally cool for me to think about this fall’s fashion trends (as I fan myself in 90 degree heat). Two big accessories trends we are seeing in 2014 is bold jewelry and punk chic. Now you can combine the two with accessories from Nutcase Fashion!
Hong Kong bases designer Connnnie Lolo has a background in fashion design but she now uses her inner artist to create one-of-a-kind pieces that will channel your inner punk. Ropes and chains, spikes and studs, anything goes in this fantastically unique line. Handmade by Ms. Lolo and her team, she’s reached recognition world wide, include a feature on MTV Canada (shout out to my maple leaf MTV peeps)!
You’d be nuts to not incorporate these pieces into your fall fashion wardrobe.
Designer to Watch: Nutcase Fashion
Thirsty Thursdays… I prefer that over Throwback Thursdays. But to properly enjoy a cocktail, one must wear a lovely cocktail ring.
Social Experiment captures all the beauty of the west coast to create these fabulous rings. Perfect for brunch cocktails, lunch cocktails, dinner cocktails, having a drink by yourself on the top of the MET cocktails… you either get the picture or think I’m an alcoholic but either way, it’s all good, almost as good as Social Experiment designer Georgia Heraty.
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it… and at $28 bucks, you can put multiple rings on it!
Designer To Watch: Social Experiment
I’ve been in New York the past week and wow, I forgot what humidity feels like after living in LA for a year now. It’s been so muggy here that I’m really looking forward to my next visit during the holidays, which is my segway into these jewelry pieces made from Santa’s reindeer.
I keed, I keed… well they are made from reindeer antlers, but no reindeer were hurt in the process. In fact, young male deers shed their antlers naturally and designer Theres of Nordic Jewelry has turned this natural process into works of art.
I love the look of the colorful stones against the delicate antler color - it’s such an interesting contrast that I have a hard time looking away. Not a fan of rings? Not a problem - she has earrings available as well.
Christmas came early for me this year!
Designer to Watch: Nordic Jewelry
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
One day you’re happily engaged and the world is awesome. The next day you come home and find your fiancee’s engagement ring abandoned on the table next to yesterday’s leftovers. That’s what happened to Josh Opperman who became so frustrated trying to sell the ring and recoup his losses that he created I Do Now I Don’t.
The website is an eBay of sorts for engagement rings and wedding bands except the jewelry is verified by a gemologist. There’s even a 10-day guarantee if the customer isn’t happy - too bad you can’t get the same guarantee after you say “I do”.
Best part about this website is the story that comes with each item listed, like the one for the ring below - “I sold my motorcycle for a girl. Worst decision I’ve ever made lol. I want my motorcycle back so I’m selling the ring so I can buy another bike.”
I Do Now I Don’t has around 325 listings per month and has expanded into all types of jewelry and even wedding dresses. If it didn’t work out, sell it on this website. After all, ‘tis better to have loved and lost instead of spending the rest of your life with the wrong person.
For the past four weeks, I’ve been watching Sex And The City on HBO as I mentally prepare myself for a possible move from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach. Recently viewed was the episode where Charlotte is asked to model her “daisy” for a famous artist and I couldn’t help but wonder… did jewelry designer Evelyn Markasky use that as inspiration?
The Dangerous Vagina Ring is forged from copper and “designed to be slightly uncomfortable”. Well, uncomfortable is the new black.
Great Sunday for television tonight! Not only is it the closing ceremony of the Olympics, a new episode of “The Newsroom”, but it’s the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week!
Night after night, bite after bite, here are some accessories that will treat you right!
Talon Nail/Knuckle Rings for the summer: Must or Bust?
FSMNYC (Fancy Sexy Me NYC) is so sexy that you need two fingers to wear this shit. Werk.
Dara Ettinger ‘Sharon’ Brilliant Agate Geode Ring