There have been inklings about The City's Olivia Palermo turning designer. We saw this coming. She's stylish, she's wealthy, she's resourceful. Her first endeavor is with jewelry designer Roberta Freymann. The Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo Collection will be available this Spring at Roberta Freymann boutiques and select retailers. Priced from $175 to $300, the collection is inspired by the ladies' favorite cities, including fashion capitals New York and Paris, of course. Are you ready for Olivia Palermo, the celebrity designer?
Jewelry is the cherry on top of an outfit — it breathes life into anything it touches. Author of Fashion Jewellery: Catwalk and Couture ($55) Maia Adams understands that, which is why she created this book that profiles contemporary catwalk and couture jewelry. She showcases 33 jewelry designers who combine traditional techniques and modern methods to create the world's most unique bling. Among the designers featured are Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Comme des Garçons. If you eat and sleep jewels, look to this book for further ideas. To get a sneak peek of what's in store, read more
Jewelry extraordinaire Robin Rothfeld knows beautiful baubles don't have to cost a fortune. That's why she decided to launch an affordable jewelry line, dubbed RichRocks. “In this economy, jewelry doesn’t have to cost a lot to look great,” Rothfeld said. The designer created a collection bursting with upscale bohemian flavor with pavé rhinestone hoops, lots of bangles, fersoh necklaces, and tigereye pendants. The best part? Each piece costs under $100 — I think I need those bird's nest earrings . . .
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My six-year-old has a mouth full of wiggly teeth. She's still got them all, but any day now I know my daughter will accomplish another milestone. It's hard to believe she's getting so big, but I don't think I'm sentimental enough to wear a cast of her lost tooth. Le Knockout gives new meaning to the phrase "gold teeth." Believing that "the charms of youth are fleeting," designer Kim Kovel created her collection after she cast and wore her son's first fallen tooth. Mothers can capture their own children's moments with the line that includes rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings ($299 - $2,359) made in gold and pave varieties. The original tooth is returned with the commemorative piece. What's your opinion of these accessories?
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Rachel Roy always has something fresh and inventive brewing. She's our hero(ine). Remember when we announced she teamed up with British pop singer Estelle on a limited edition jewelry collection? It's time to witness the collab in motion. Flowers, angel wings, and horns are adorned with purple and green crystals. And prices range from $32-195; not bad for a statement piece designed by two fabulous women. Oh, and there's a sitewide sale on Rachel Rachel Roy goods!
Here's a little-known fact about me: my ear lobes are super sensitive, and wearing anything other than studs tend to irritate them. I was recently cleaning out my jewelry drawer when I realized I have over 20 cute pairs of earrings I haven't worn in ages. A light bulb went off in my head — why not sell them to close friends and co-workers? After all, they're of no use to me, just sitting there. With my new entrepreneurial spirit, I went to work, sanitizing each piece with alcohol, then sticking them in small zip-lock baggies. I was on to something . . .
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Tom Binns's jewelry always makes me salivate. The jeweler has jumped on the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland train, along with Stella McCartney, to create a inspired jewelry collection with Disney. The heart-infused goods are perfectly in time for Valentine's Day, too. In his usual mashup style, earrings, a bracelet, and a few necklaces are fit for the Queen of Hearts. Prices range from $100 for these earrings to $1,000 for the "All Heart" necklace. The red-hot hearts are juicy sweet, while the black-death hearts are ironically romantic. What do you think of the rest?
I've liked her since she was tormented little Dawn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Michelle Trachtenberg has officially entered the celebrity designer game with a jewelry collection for Coach's Poppy line. We're always a little apprehensive about new celeb collabs, but the whimsical jewels speak for themselves. Her premiere collection is "refined-romantic with attitude." Fawn over Swarovski crystals in light amethyst, black diamond, and clear gemstones mixed with ivory pearls and mismatched hardware. Charms and flowers are undeniably sweet. Learn more about Michelle's design mix on Coach's website and click on to see the goods!
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I've never really been an ear cuff girl. Not because I don't like the style, but because I haven't found the right one. This Lovemade x Han Cholo Cold Hearted Brass Ear Cuff ($64) looks pretty damn cool on the model. I love that it hangs so long, almost like hair. Do you think I should give it a whirl or is it too much?
Grayce by Molly Sims is not your average celebrity designer brand. You will quickly realize that once you lay eyes on her fabulous Spring '10 jewels. Trust me, you will have a hard time peeling your eyeballs off them. There are crystals galore, colors abounding, stones aplenty, even a hint of art deco. This deco necklace ($99), from the New Deco collection, is due out in February. Proceed for more stunning Grayce jewels, then be sure to shop the current collection at HSN.