Christie Brinkley’s all-American style isn’t something we’d ever copy, but that hasn’t stopped us from coveting this ring from her line with Ross-Simons. The turquoise petals are so bright and cheerful, and the amethysts remind us of lilacs. We’d wear this ring with a simple dress or jeans and a white T-shirt so it would be the eye-catcher of the outfit. Now all we have to do is stick to our lunch menu of peanut butter sandwiches so we can afford it. [$125, Ross-Simons] Keep reading »
Whoa! Weird alarm bells are screeching in my head. Enema bag jewelry, oh yes, it exists. Luckily for our health, safety and noses, these pins and earrings are only inspired by the stinky enema bags. These, um, unique accessories are made from bronze, sterling silver and copper, so if you wear them and people run away from you, you can chase after them and tell them you are not a safety hazard. As far as artistic representation goes, I guess the jewelry is an accurate likeness to the medical device, eerily so, in fact. And yet, somehow I just don’t feel like sporting metal poop-bags on my lobes. I know butts are in right now, but they aren’t that in. If you bravely don enema bag jewelry you might discover that they are great conversation starters, or conversation killers. [$80, Luna Parc] Keep reading »
Guys: wooing a woman with diamonds is one way to go about things. But we what we really like is when you talk nerdy to us. Start your courtship with Creative Dexterity, an Etsy shop full of jewelry made from Apple keyboard pieces. Get matchy-matchy with your lappy by wearing the Computer Bling ring, a Command key flanked by pairs of cubic zirconia gems, or sport an “OMG” necklace made from letter keys. Guys can get in on the geek chic look as well with the cufflinks fashioned from circular on switches. We’d just be careful about which styles you present to your lady, as some of them can have double meanings. The necklace with an Enter button could be sexy; the ring with the esc key could send the wrong idea. [Creative Dexterity]
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Carving our initials—D + J = <3 4ever!—into the side of a tree with might be super-romantic, but it’s not especially green. So my boyfriend and I are scoping out ways to wear each other’s initials instead. We’re not quite at the engagement ring stage, though, and tattoos aren’t either of our scenes.
Thank-heavens-for-Etsy, there’s more than a few cute initialed doodads online. I’m sweet on the Black Diamond edition Scrabble tiles ($5.75) or the
typewriter key letters ($24.99), both of which are funky ways to wear a “D” around my neck. But someone who doesn’t like to wear jewelry—like my bf—might prefer this sweet-ass engraved guitar pick ($28).
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Days of the week underwear is a wonderful fashion concept—if you’re going to have one of something you love, why not have seven? Enter the Ring a Day, which are stainless steel sheets (almost stencil-like) that come with seven with pre-cut rings of different shapes to pop out and wear for a week. Once removed from its packaging, the ring makes a minimalist statement, as it sits flat in the shapes of diamonds and gems. Once you’re done, continue the fun by hanging the leftover sheets/stencils on your wall. Or, a small hole at the top allows you to string them on a necklace, which, we have to say, is kinda weird. (What we think is cuter would be to make a charm necklace out of the cutouts.) The best part: unlike those days of the week underwear, there are no specific dates for each ring. So you’ll never get in trouble again for wearing your Mondays on a Wednesday. [$140, Supermarkethq.com] Keep reading »
You may know the name Tord Boontje from those lamps made from bendy metal cutouts of flowers and leaves. (Pronouncing the name? That’s a different story.)
The Dutch designer has now created wearable art with a collection of laser-cut necklaces for Artecnica. Mirroring the style of Boontje’s lamp casings, the interchangeable charms allow you to mix and match designs of birds, flowers, deer, and other nature imagery. Pick from four packets which each have three different charms in either sterling silver or 18-karat gold. We recommend layering to get that mangled yet whimsical look Boontje is so famous for. And we promise you won’t look like you’re wearing a lampshade. [$22 and up, Tord Boontje, Unicahome.com] Keep reading »
Statement pieces don’t have to be big or flashy. Take this super simple ring by Verameat with a thin band and small flower that’s sure to garner compliments. Wear it alone for a dainty look, or layer it with other rings for a funkier style. If you’re buying for yourself, choose the design in copper. For gifts, consider a classier metal, like silver or 14-karat gold. Just looking at it makes us think that everything’s coming up roses. [$48, Verameat.com] Keep reading »
We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »
We’re all about high-tech fashion and accessories, but sometimes things are all gadget-y without actually being useful. They’re cool, but what do they do? This solar panel necklace designed by Mae Yokoyama is one example. Wear it for two hours in the sun and embedded LEDs will shine for four hours. Very cool if you’re at a Disney World light show, but not actually beneficial. What would rock our world is if you could wear the necklace during the day to collect energy in a discreet way, and then plug your phone into it at night to recharge. [Dvice] Keep reading »
Maybe back in the day all you had to do was bat your eyelashes to get a man’s attention. Now you do it and people assume you have something stuck in your eye or a weird twitch. Blasted! Well, you can allude to the golden days of romance and chivalry with Stephanie Simek’s eyelashe necklaces, made of 100 percent human hair. We can’t figure out if it’s creepy, cool, or both. [$38, Stars And Infinite Darkness] Keep reading »