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
2010 July 21
WHAT: Jérôme Dreyfuss Max bag
WHY: You can't help it: you love an animal print. (Nous aussi, darlings.) And in these sweltering summer months when it's so easy to fall victim to the cutoff shorts and white blouse uniform every day, we could all use a little print to jazz things up, non? Enter our favorite Soho-based Frenchman, Jérôme Dreyfuss, whose zebra-print Max tote is just the thing to stash all your summer goods and look good doing it.
AVAILABLE: Jérôme Dreyfuss, 473 Broome Street, NYC, 212 334 6920