Remember when Julianne Moore fronted Bulgari's Fall/Winter '10 campaign, posing naked but dripping in jewels and cuddling with the cutest lion cubs in the world? Julianne's elegance and glamour seemed a natural fit for the luxury brand. For its Mon Jasmin Noir perfume campaign, Bulgari continued with the sultry vibe, and their choice of frontwoman is surprising: indie cutie Kirsten Dunst, who I associate more with adorable dimples and Marc by Marc dresses than glamorous jewels and lion escapades. To get the full experience, watch the movie, where Kirsten Dunst appears to love a lion in a strong Beauty and the Beast reference. She looks gorgeous, and it's a complete departure from the older Julianne. Who do you think is a better fit?
We love the red-carpet dresses, but we're total suckers for the accessories. The Oscars' red carpet is like a diamond-encrusted accessory heaven. From Gwyneth Paltrow's Louis Vuitton seahorse earrings to Hilary Swank's Anna Hu hair pins and Busy Philipps's Irene Neuwirth gems, we've got the best covered. Click on our slideshow to see the prettiest, most sparkly accessory moments on the red carpet, and then be sure to vote on all of our red carpet polls.
Jewels' adornments have an especially unique story. Born the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Jewels grew up traveling the world with her parents. As a young girl, she was attracted to exotic jewelry bazaars located in North African cities such as Tunis and Tangier. Fast-forward 25 years, and her affection has turned into a bustling jewelry business boasting clients like Sheryl Crow, Orlando Bloom, and Patricia Arquette.
Using antique amber, coral, shells, turquoise, gold, North African silver, and coins — most of which are more than 100 years old — Jewels has created a collection filled with modern touches. We're currently lusting over these oversize African bezeled rings. Prices aren't cheap — pieces range from $150 to $2,500 — but you're buying a piece of history.
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As you all know, I have an affinity for jewels. I always try to provide you with doses of Glitterati here and there. And if one thing stood out on the red carpet last night it was the use of jewels. From dresses dripping with jewels to jewel toned dresses, there were enough sparkles to blind the paparazzi. For us at home, the bling provided sheer, delightful eye candy. But I must ask, whose jewels stole the spotlight?
A little while ago I showed you razzle bedazzle rhinestones. While those are pretty, biggie bling kicks their little sparkly ass. Spotted on the heads of models at the Spring collections, biggie bling has burst onto the scene. Many girls love to glam it up and this is the sure fire way to do it this Spring. The best part is that this trend is popping up everywhere so you don't have to spend hundreds and hundreds to get to wear these fatties. All you need is some confidence and biggie bling away!
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