While we love nothing more than seeing what our favorite celebrities have worn on the red carpet and on the sidewalks, we also never forget to zoom in to find out what kind of jewels they've accessorized with too. Some fancy baubles can cost upward of thousands of dollars, but here we're bringing you everyday jewels that you can actually afford from designers like Kara Ackerman, Melinda Maria, Ariel Gordon, and Jennifer Meyer. Head inside to see and shop exact pieces worn by your favorite celebs, including Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora, and more.
Among Coachella's best-dressed A-list pack, Kate Bosworth certainly ranks high, and it has a lot to do with her day-one look. The blond actress hit the fairgrounds in a scalloped white leather shorts set that not only proved fresh and just a tad bit girlie, but also — thanks to the allover laser-cut perforations — supplied a new way to wear white this Summer. The best part? This outfit comes courtesy of Topshop's not-yet-debuted Festival collection, which promises a 360-degree campaign dedicated to the music, clothes, film, and attitude of the British music festival scene. And who better to test drive the Festival lineup than a bona fide cool girl (that just so happens to have her own ties to Topshop, too)?
We love that she stuck to her signature "less is more" styling approaching, adding only the minimum in festival-going necessities. Her brown shoulder bag, aviator sunglasses, metal-tipped ankle boots, and Jennifer Fisher cuff were the only accessories thrown into the mix. As for actually getting our hands on her Topshop Festival combo, we're counting the days until we hear more about this unreleased collection — stay tuned.
We're taking you inside jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher's studio, where we're getting an inside look at her newest collection, aptly named The Darkside. From tough-girl spine bracelets to skull-trimmed necklaces and bangles, Jennifer's collection is perfect for the downtown girl who loves to show off some serious arm candy. Watch on to hear Jennifer's heart-wrenching story on how she got her start, and all about the style setters who rock her designs! On Allison McNamara: H&M top and skirt, Jennifer Fisher rings.
Jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher's interior design style reflects the casual edge for which her jewelry line is known. A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Jennifer began her fashion career working bicoastal, wardrobe-styling gigs for feature films, television shows, and commercials. With a new husband and a decade of fashion cred under her belt, she decided to move to New York City to raise a family and open the next chapter of her career.
After giving birth to their first child, Shane, Jennifer wanted a personalized piece of jewelry to celebrate their new baby boy, but couldn't find anything on the market that was unique or versatile enough. So, she decided to design her own piece of jewelry and the rest was history. Today, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry is worn by celebrity moms like Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow. Her jewelry has also been worn in feature films and television shows like Sex and the City the Movie, Entourage, The Hills, The L Word, and Gossip Girl, among others.
Take a peek inside the North Tribeca apartment Jennifer shares with her husband and two children. Find out why NYC is a great place to raise a family, which home decor shops she can't live without, and her secrets for creating a hip, modern space for a family on the go!
The list of finalists who will compete for the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been released, and the 13 up-and-coming designers on it include Wes Gordon, Tabitha Simmons, and Suno's Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty. The contestants will start proving their mettle at the end of July, when they will present their collections to a panel of judges. Other challenges will include creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for Tiffany & Co. and presenting a show in Los Angeles. The work is worth it: last year's winner Joseph Altuzarra took home a prize of $300,000, while runners-up Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind's Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters were given $100,000. Winners of the competition are also appointed talented mentors — Diane von Furstenberg, David Neville, and Marcus Wainwright have worked with winners in the past. This year's winner and runners-up will be announced in November. Below, a look at which designers are in the running.
- Andrea Lieberman — A.L.C.
- Greg Armas — Assembly New York
- Sofia Sizzi — Giulietta
- Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, and Alina Silberman — Illesteva
- Jennifer Fisher — Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
- Jennifer Meyer Maguire — Jennifer Meyer
- Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty — Suno
- Tabitha Simmons — Tabitha Simmons
- Greg Chait — The Elder Statesman
- Wes Gordon — Wes Gordon
Photo: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty attend the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards dinner.
A trip to Jennifer Fisher's Soho studio is like a trip to Candy Land — and the designer, herself, is like your fairy godmother, albeit the kind that wields amazingly edgy and awesome studded gold cuffs and jeweled skull cocktail rings instead of sweets. If you haven't yet heard of the insanely talented jewelry designer — whose celebrity clientele reads like a who's who of Hollywood and includes A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Miranda Kerr, and Sheryl Crow (who just sported Fisher's jewels at the Tonys) — consider this your formal introduction. Fisher welcomed us into her studio with open arms – then opened up the jewelry cases, giving us free reign to try on her cool-girl collection and revealing just how she began her career as one of the hottest up-and-coming designers in her field. Read on to get to know our latest designer crush and her gorgeous collection of baubles.
FabSugar: How did you get started designing jewelry?
Jennifer Fisher: I was a wardrobe stylist for film and TV before I made my first piece. I ended up being diagnosed with a really rare sarcoma in 1998, and I was dating my husband here in NY and flying back and forth from NY to LA, working on jobs and going through chemotherapy at the same time for this tumor. Work saved me. After we got married, we wanted to have a child, but my oncologist didn't want me to . . . Long story short, it was a really long journey to get to have my son.
When he was born, I wanted something cool to wear with his name on it, and there was nothing out there. It was all very generic, and I didn't want to look like everybody else. I wanted something that felt heavier and edgier and had some grit to it and some substance.
So I went out and sourced how to make these tags and started making them, just with his full name on a long chain, and people started stopping me on the street and asking me to make them, and that's sort of how it started. And then other pieces, oh, you know, 'Will you make me this?' And it just started growing into 1,000 different options of charms now.
FS: Do you have a specific girl in mind when you're designing?
JF: No, it's funny — I don't design seasonally, although I'm starting to sort of have to, now that I'm in stores. I started designing wanting something sort of different, so in designing pieces, I sort of go for what I feel like wearing. I think trying to worry about what everyone else is doing sets you up for failure. It's not really designing for someone in mind so much, but more what I want to wear that week or that day.
Someone always says to me, 'What season is this from?' But I wanted pieces you would wear in Fall and Summer, and pieces you don't get sick of after a year. I try not to be too trendy, and that's why I don't work with stones too much or with color. I really like the metal base because I feel like it's timeless.
FS: What's up next for Jennifer Fisher?
JF: I'm working on these larger statement things and working toward more earrings — I'm really into earrings right now! – more heavy necklaces, because that's the one thing that's lacking. I was so into bracelets when I started the line that now I want to go into earrings more. It was really bracelets and rings to begin with, and now I want to do big necklaces, charm bracelets on a really heavy level. It's fun! I'm also working on a collaboration, but it's not finalized yet.
It's fun to grow and to see what this has turned into from this little thing. It's fun to create what you want to create and to have people on the street that I don't know wearing it — that's the most amazing thing in the world.
FS: If you weren't a jewelry designer, what would you be?
JF: Growing up I always wanted to be a plastic surgeon. I have such a crazy, type-A, detail-oriented personality that that's something that I would love to do.
There's nothing more satisfying than someone stopping you and asking with a tinge of envy, "Where did you get that?" Here are five amazing, totally original jewelry lines that you should check out right now if you want to get asked that question. Some are vintage and luxe, others are laid-back casual — and they're all drool-worthy. Click through to see for yourself.
Even though The Hills won't be back for another couple months, I've still got Lauren Conrad's pooch, Chloe, on the brain. We are missing key puppy grow-up time so I hope to see plenty of footage when the show returns in August! In the meantime, increasingly busy LC is so jetset, hitting up events like MTV Upfronts in NYC and the White House Correspondents Dinner in DC. How does she deal with missing her cutie pie when she's away? Find out when you read more
Like the majority of the female population, we're getting more and more excited about the imminent unveiling of Sex and the City: The Movie, especially with rumors about that it may premiere at Cannes next month.
We'll finally see if Carrie and Big actually tie the knot, but more importantly, we'll be lusting after a myriad of fabulous fashion pieces. In preparation, I've started researching the movie wardrobe and found the most perfect diamond gold hoops that Carrie paired with a typically glamorous sequined dress.
To see Carrie's wardrobe ID, read more