We guess good things come to those who don’t wait. A year ago, Brooklynite Amanda Assad was working as a publicist for New York-based shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo (check out his ultra high, dangerously sexy heels if you haven’t already). She started making jewelry in her spare time, and voilà! Now her oversize multiple charm necklaces (like this amazing rosary-inspired piece available at Otteny) are showing up in major fashion editorials, such as this one in Purple magazine. So I think we’ve all learned a very valuable lesson here today. Don’t slack! What’s your big idea? Keep reading »
There’s nothing sexy about sporting a hickey, but a little vampire love bite peeking out from beneath the flip of your long, tousled hair? Um, yes. If you want to give everyone the idea you scored a date with one of the hotties from “True Blood” — and that things went well — this vampire love bite illusion necklace created by Etsy seller, GiraffeNeck, will do the trick. Made with a nylon-coated steel wire and two strategically placed red crystal beads, the necklace is an obvious must-have for all the fangbangers among us. [$9, Etsy] Keep reading »
If you’re a regular in these parts you already know that our staffers are Gilt Groupe addicts, and Gilt Fuse, its newborn sister site, is just as yummy, not to mention a wee bit easier on our wallets. The good folks over there sent us this preview of one of the goodies that’ll be on sale during the Plenty by Tracy Reese bonanza tomorrow (it starts at noon, and you beyotches best get out the way, because we are all logging in at 11:59 and counting the seconds!). They also casually mentioned that one of you fine ladies may be interested in winning all four of these gorgeous Ettika bracelets ($55-$75 each!), which you can stack on and would go smashingly with this Plenty by Tracy Reese T-back dress which will be $94 tomorrow (normally it’s $265).
We’re giving one winner all four bracelets, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter this weekend—from today, Thursday Aug 27 through Monday, Aug 31—will be awarded with a set. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Hermès is one of those intangibly expensive luxury brands that creates classic products you’ll always lust after but probably will never be able to afford. Perhaps the Parisian fashion house has decided to humor the less fortunate by putting out this free cutout design for its dog collar cuff bracelet (hey, pity gift or not, we’ll totally take it!). Download the PDF, cut out along the lines, then follow the step-by-step instructions for folding and gluing. The finished product is a completely believable Hermès replica. If you have a color printer, you can choose some of the snazzier designs, like an orange background with white print or a purple plaid motif. While we imagine your paper bracelet wouldn’t hold up as well as, say, a Kelly bag, you’d at least get an ephemeral taste of the brand, and a chance to practice your origami skills. If you have so much fun with your crafty cutout, you can also check out this hilarious Keyboard Cat project which has been circulating the interwebs of late.
Download the Hermès PDF here and see the rest of the designs at Lesailes.Hermes.com. Keep reading »
Leave it to Chanel to design an item that’s at once classic and quirky. Case in point: this Russian doll-inspired bangle from their pre-fall 2009 collection. The bracelet is made from enamel and wood and features an iconic Imperial Russian symbol, the Matriochka doll. We love the combination of the bright red lips plus ubiquitous logo. It will set you back a few hundred dollars, but it looks sort of worth it, no? Also, between this and Guerlain’s new makeup collection, we totally smell an all things Russian trend coming on. [Chic Report] Keep reading »
Want a neato way to lose weight without going to the gym? Introducing Banglz Bracelets, the accessories with 1/2-pound weights in them that allow you to sculpt your muscles and look super trendy at the same time! Just slip on the muscle jewelry to increase your daily exercise and do your best soccer mom impression. Choose from a variety of prints to match your outfit, such as a multicolored polka dot, black and white squiggles, zebra, or floral designs. Maximize the look with one-pound anklets, also available in leopard and paisley designs. You may look a bit strange wearing Banglz, but at least when people give you stares, your punch will pack it. (Cough.) [$24.95 and up, Banglz.com]
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I wouldn’t dare pull a Madonna and wear a cone-shaped bra as a top, but now I can pay homage to Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic creation with this limited-edition necklace, $54, designed by Chris Habana for Oak‘s A.OK collection. If you’re more a fan of the late Michael Jackson or his kid sister, Habana has jewelry for you, too. Representing Janet Jackson circa Rhythm Nation, Habana created a hoop earring with a key charm, $36, and the King of Pop gets his tribute in the form of a white glove necklace, $46, (check them out, after the jump). Even though we can’t dance or sing–we’re even beyond the help of a really good producer–there’s a pop star in all of us. Or at least now there is dangling from our necks. [Oak via W Editors' Blog] Keep reading »
You know how sometimes you just think—Man, I really wish I had a necklace with Billy Idol’s face on it. Plaguing, right?
Good thing we found out about Yazbukey, a French design duo who create necklaces with pendants depicting the faces of famous people. Using plexiglass as a base and shoelaces as fastenings, Yazbukey puts together silhouettes of your favorite icons including Billy Idol, electronic music-maker Sebastien Tellier, and yes, even Barack Obama (although … it’s not quite the most accurate rendering). The collection also includes coin purses shaped like mice, necklaces with art deco motifs, and brooches in the shapes of cartoon thought bubbles. These necklaces might not be “pretty,” but will they up your cool cred? Hellz, Yazbukey! Get them at Colette.fr. [Yazbukey.com via Cool Hunting] Keep reading »
Being cheated on sucks. The insecurity, the anger, the effort it takes to burn down his house … it’s all the pits. And while we wouldn’t wish that on anyone, one English woman found a way to lessen the sting a bit, by demanding diamonds from her spouse every time it happened.
Elizabeth Charlton was married to her husband for 26 years. During that time, she gathered more than half a million dollars of “I’m Sorry” jewelry. From big ‘ol diamond necklaces to brooches, rings and bracelets, the girl accessorized her embarrassment well. So well, in fact, that a selection of 43 pieces just sold for a collective 300,000 British pounds at auction. Would you trade your husband’s infidelity for boatloads of bitchin’ jewelry? [Daily Mail]
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Since cell phones became the new watches, your wrists may be in need of something to take their place. Perhaps you could take a tip from the unlucky watch-stealers with wrists stuck in cuffs. Tight-fitting like the handcuffs a cop carries, a cuff bracelet is a fun and flashy way to add edge to your look. They can’t tell time, but they can take a simple outfit to a more fun and accessorized level! Like the variety of watches you’ve retired, you can find a cuff to match to the core of your style. Casual or cordial, leather or lustrous, boyish or bangle-like, there’s a big selection of cuffs to make a big impression. While some provide all-around clasping security to save those like me from losing another piece of jewelry, the c-shaped variety are great for a bit more mobility and easy attachment. Check out the slideshow for a fashion police-approved selection. Keep reading »