Don't get us wrong: we're all for an arm party, especially when it comes to accessorizing a party dress — but as much as we love our tangle of neon bangles and colorful friendship bracelets, the onset of holiday dressing brings about the need for something. . . sleeker. We're giving you a crash course in piling on your cuffs, bangles, and baubles for a fun, party-friendly jewelry look that will amp up even the most basic Winter ensemble. Every season is a chance to switch things up, right? Click through to see three ways to heap your bracelets for maximum drama this season.
Nikki Reed launched her first jewelry collection, Mattlin Era, with Pascal Mouawad at Fred Segal — and we were there to get the scoop straight from the burgeoning designer. The collection was brimming with delicate silver and gold hammered pieces, and Nikki mused that it was inspired by someone close to her. She also let us in on some Breaking Dawn scoop! Watch on to see the entire line and to hear Nikki talk about her foray into jewelry design. On Allison McNamara: Naven dress; hair and makeup by Kasia Bohos.
To ensure that our jewels won't go unnoticed underneath all of our Winter layers, we're opting for baubles with major statement power. The bigger, the better: that's truly our motto this season as we look to Fall runways like Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino to garner a little statement-necklace inspiration. In light of the beautiful, decadent crystal necklaces and multihued jewels, we've scoured the shops for the best in brilliant statement pieces — the kind that transform a t-shirt as easily as they can complement your holiday cocktail dress. Click on, our 12 favorites are waiting inside.
Oh hey, Georgia May. The British beauty has been named the face of Vivienne Westwood's new Gainsborough palladium jewelry collection.
The diamond and sapphire baubles were inspired by the Paper Jewelry line Westwood introduced in her Fall 2000 Gold Label collection. A tiara, necklaces, earrings, ring, and bracelet comprise the collection, which is now available at Westwood's UK stores and on her website.
Jagger and Westwood celebrated the Juergen Teller-lensed ad campaign with a party during Paris Fashion Week. A look at the ad, the jewelry, and the party here in the gallery.
One of the easiest ways to spice up your trusty LBD for a big holiday bash is by adding stellar accessories — and we've found one that will withstand your plethora of holiday parties without biting into your budget. This glossy, intricate Juliet & Company Reine de la Nuit Necklace ($80) is a certified statement piece and will look amazing with everything from a glitzy cocktail dress to a dressed-up blouse and trouser look. The delicate pairing of beads, curved plates, and curb chain blend seamlessly together and is sure to stop people dead in their tracks. Best of all: you can't beat the price. What will you be wearing it with?
Forget a push present, what about a "pregnant, but not showing" gift? In the weeks before an expectant mama's bump makes its debut, it's virtually impossible to tell if someone's pregnant. The MAMA Jewelry Co. has this group of first trimester moms in mind.
According to the company, its Maternity Alert Jewelry ($20)— which is an oval pendant with a picture of stork and the month when the baby is due to arrive — is designed to "protect mother and unborn child in the case of an accident or other medical situation where mom cannot speak for herself." The company's founder was inspired when his newly pregnant wife left for the grocery store and he feared her getting into a car accident and not having the ability to tell the paramedics about her pregnancy. Each medic-alert-like pendant hangs from a classic ball chain and can be easily hidden beneath clothes until a couple is ready to make their pregnancy public.
What do you think? Would you want a piece of Maternity Alert Jewelry hanging around your neck in the early days of pregnancy?
We could safely blow our budgets on shoes, bags, and clothes alone, but truthfully, we never feel quite out-the-door-ready without a little jewelry. Although this season's jewels are certainly not little — with a statement necklace fixation all around Fashion Week — we can safely say that bolder is better. We've tapped into the trend with more than a dozen chainlink necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that will up the edge on every Fall look. Some are tough while others balance hard and soft with girlie ribbon accents or a pop of colored jewels, but in any case, these baubles will be that perfect finishing touch no matter where you're headed. Click on to shop our favorites.
Rebecca Minkoff has become a jack of all trades, and her latest endeavor might just be her best one yet. The designer has just launched her first-ever jewelry collection — available in select Bloomingdale's stores today and online at both Bloomingdales.com and RebeccaMinkoff.com on Wednesday — showing off her signature cool-girl aesthetic in a wide range of rose-gold and pavé pieces. The 52-piece collection ranges from $48-$498, ensuring there's a piece for every budget, and includes everything from bright neon enamel earrings to sleek chain-link bracelets. Our favorite piece? This stunning, statement-making pavé horn necklace. Check out some more covetable adornments from Rebecca Minkoff's new jewelry line now, and tell us which one(s) you're dying to get your hands on.
some much of our time combing through our favorite online shopping sites for the season's best — aspirational, attainable, and otherwise — pieces. And, today, we may have found our new destination for all things lust-worthy and luxurious. Meet jewelry etailer Latest Revival, the one-stop baubles shop, courtesy of founder Dalia Oberlander. The site, which launched last Monday, features an extremely well edited (not to mention, impressive) collection of statement jewelry, ranging from rare costume pieces that you could only dream of inheriting to more contemporary designs from Eddie Borgo and Gaia Repossi, to jaw-dropping vintage wares from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Oscar de la Renta. It's like an unearthed treasure chest, overflowing with every kind of jewel you'd want to adorn yourself with and then some. While most of these handpicked pieces certainly promise to break the bank (with prices as hefty as $50,000), there are more trend-focused ones, like Pamela Love's empire wing ring, to snag, too. For the sake of fashion fantasy — hey, a girl can dream, right? — we've culled our favorite picks for a little afternoon eye-candy snack.