2010 June 23
WHAT: Gold & Wood Paris Eyewear
WHY: As the rays intensify, what better way to keep eyes protected than with a classic, well-made, and luxurious pair of sunnies? Maurice Leonard launched Gold & Wood Paris in 1995, making his luxe frames from pure wood or wood and silk (really!), and though today he's branched out into new materials, the results are no less chic.The ever-evolving line boasts pieces that range from simplistic rounded frames made from buffalo horn to bedazzled, edgy square shades.
PRICE: $400 to $1,030
AVAILABLE: www.gold-and-wood.com for store locations
2010 June 22
WHAT: Jenny Bird Empress Collar
WHY: Because everyone can use a touch of the dramatic in their wardrobe, non? Handbag designer Jenny Bird launched her jewelry collection just last year, and already her pieces are catching the attention of the major players (remember this cover of T? Yep, that's a Jenny Bird lariat). This chunky brass, horn, and leather collar, meanwhile, will garner plenty of attention for vous...
2010 June 21
WHAT: Jennifer Elizabeth Mirela earrings
WHY: Because you can never resist the mystery of vintage---with the sparkle of the brand-spanking-new. Designer Jennifer Amenta scours flea markets, antique stores, and estate sales, using everything from broken crystals from a vintage chandelier to long-forgotten pieces, and makes them new bijoux again. We're particularly taken with the Mirela earrings, delicate circles of clear and black rhinestones set into oxidized silver, for that old-world glam that satisfies today's cravings.
AVAILABLE: www.jenniferelizabeth.com, mid-July
2010 June 18
WHAT: Fix Malibu Immaculate Complexion antioxidant smoothing serum
WHY: Madonna's Immaculate Collection will forever be our favorite pun, but we'll give credit where it's due: Immaculate Complexion is also pretty fabulous. Luckily, the product itself stands up to the name, using stable antioxidants to hydrate and improve skin's texture. The first lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C available, and active but less irritating form of retinoic acid, and Vitamin E, another potent antioxidant, make up the ingredient list, but trust us: one try, and you'll be immaculate.