2009 October 13
WHAT: Sandy Hyun white jade bib necklace
WHY: When we heard that W Hotels were putting together a collection of accessories inspired by its various locations, we weren't sure what to expect (we love a hotel gift shop, mais...). But when we heard that they recruited designers like Sandy Hun, Rachel Leigh, and Alisha Levine, we perked up. This white croc-embossed leather bib necklace with white jade stones is from the South Beach inspired collection--but chicsters'll wear it wherever they are.
2009 October 12
WHAT: Paige Novick Bianca necklace
WHY: We're not really ones for creepy critters, but Paige Novick's snail mascot somehow fits: the understated elegance of the mollusk mirrors her sleek, organic jewelry. This Bianca necklace is the favorite du jour. It's glamorous and luxurious but so simple--no oversized gems and tangles of chains here. Sport it on the days you want to take it down just a notch, because you know tomorrow you'll be back to bigger-is-better...
2009 October 9
WHAT: Royal Asscher Stars of Africa ring
WHY: It's not your typical diamond solitare, but you'll love this Royal Asscher creation all the more. Gorgeous conflict-free diamonds float freely (snowglobe-style!) in the sphere of this ring, for a unique look that's still completely luxe. What's even more alluring? The Stars of Africa collectino was inspired by a trip that Lita Asscher took to Sierra Leone--and proceeds from sales of the rings (which are also available in rose and white gold) will go to support charities in Africa, improving infrastructure and heightening awareness of the mining conditions.
2009 October 8
WHAT: Valentino lace special edition sunglasses
WHY: Maria Grazia Chirui and Pier Paolo Piccioli's spring 2010 collection for Valentino may be for the young, leggy, and impossibly glamorous--but anyone can get in on the action with these special edition sunglasses. A lightweight metal "lace" at the temples brings a touch of rock-chic to these oversized, star-worthy frames. We'll sport them with this look, s'il vous plaît!