>> Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sourced white '40s suiting and the pervasive mariniere stripes of The Row's Resort 2012 collection from the Luchino Visconti film Death in Venice. “We included a lot of cotton,” added Ashley, “because we wanted things to feel clean and fresh." The twins also unveiled a fine jewelry collaboration with Greek jeweler Ileana Makri, featuring an evil eye motif on diamond and sapphire bracelets, cuff links, rings, and anklets, the latter of which they have apparently been fighting over wearing.
Before I go on about this Ileana Makri for OrphanAid Africa Bracelet ($640), I would like to call your attention to the reason it was created. Non-profit organization OrphanAid Africa supports orphans in Ghana and has been connected to fashion from its inception. Founder Lisa Lovatt-Smith was a former editor at Vogue magazine and designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni has given her full support by visiting Ghana and encouraging the fashion world to participate in the project.
Proceeds of this African-inspired bracelet, made of 18K gold and pavé diamonds, will help the aforementioned organization. It also comes in pink, with a single diamond ($240). If you're in the position to help, it's a worthy cause.