2010 July 27
WHAT: Darby Scott malachite and gold-plated brass bib necklace
WHY: It's just the thing to make them all green with envy. After a hiatus, Darby Scott has re-introduced her eponymous collection (welcome back!), and this stunning chunky malachite bib caught our eye immediately. Hand-carved by Scott's artisans, it's dramatic, luxurious, and over-the-top---the perfect addition to your jewelry box, n'est-ce pas?
2010 July 26
WHAT: Ellen Himic cathedral ring
WHY: If you think an oversized cocktail ring jazzes up any ensemble, how about 10 carats of striking black onyx? The Cathedral ring (named for its architecture-inspired lines and arches) might be dotted with tiny turquoise stones, but we all know who's the star of the show.
2010 July 23
WHAT: Philip Stein Prestige watch
WHY: Because summer is a time for traveling, and we don't just mean to the Hamptons for the weekend. California, Amsterdam, Brazil---who can keep up with all the time changes? This Philip Stein watch can...and it looks good doing it, with an 18 karat rose gold case and a generous smattering of pave diamonds. Don't leave home without it!
2010 July 22
WHAT: Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses
WHY: It's gorgeous outside today, so go frolic about---but not without your sunnies! Maybe it's all those on-set shots of Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy we've been seeing, but a return to the classics seems in order...at least au moment. These YSL shades are just what the doctor ordered: sleek tortoise shell, just oversized enough, and with a perfect (but not too flashy!) 'YSL' set in ebony on the temple.
AVAILABLE: Solstice Sunglass Boutiques, www.solsticesunglasses.com