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.
2010 June 17
WHAT: Stella McCartney's embossed python faux leather Falabella chain tote
WHY: Even if you may not be ready to give up your cheesebugers, you can't help but applaud Stella McCartney's dedication to all things cruelty-free---especially when they come out looking this chic. This Fallabella tote has all the luxury of an exotic skin finish, but it's fabulously faux and vegan-friendly, and comes complete with tough silver chain hardware, Stella's signature round logo tag, and a detachable pouchette to keep your organized. The best of both worlds? Merci, Ms. McCartney!
2010 June 16
WHAT: Tribal Tattoo Band by Atelier Minyon
WHY: Who can argue with a 24K oxidized silver band encrusted with resplendent rubies and diamonds? Certainly not us. This Tribal Tattoo Band by Atelier Minyon delivers plenty of punch, and we can’t think of a location or an ensemble that doesn’t go with the dazzling bauble. What makes this ring even sweeter? Each band is completely different, so you can choose your glitz level accordingly.
PRICE: $1400-$2400 (price varies on band width)
AVAILABLE: Atelier Minyon, 155 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10012. Call 646.478.7220 for more information