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!
2009 October 7
WHAT: Marilyn Minter Bright Pink tote
WHY: We love October--the weather starts to turn, our fall wardrobes come out of hibernation, and--of course--Breast Cancer Awareness month means a plethora of pink-hued goodies for such a good cause. Artist Marilyn Minter has teamed up with Intermix to create a special edition tote with a still from her film Green Pink Caviar, and a percentage of proceeds from the bags will benefit Bright Pink, an organization that focuses on empowering high-risk women to take care of their breast and ovarian health. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the bag itself is oh-so cool...
2009 October 6
WHAT: YSL Divine 85 ankle boots
WHY: Stefano Pilati, can you do no wrong? We're still reeling over yesterday's lovely spring collection (Strawberries! Perfect!) but as sweet fruit trimmings might be a little springy for our current fall wardrobes, may we suggest instead these divine Divine booties? The elastic straps have that hint of lingerie oh-so hot right now, and that super-narrow pin heel...well, let's just say that whether we can walk in them or not, we're in love.