>> IN PRODUCTION —Mark Walsh and Leslie Chin's fourth jewelry collaboration with Rodarte didn't make it onto the runway for Fall 2009, but it will be making it into stores — including Colette. The 21 pieces of silvered bronze and rock crystal jewelry were inspired by medical experiments, and W's got a few pictures. Speaking of Rodarte, they seem to have a new brand ambassador — Reese Witherspoon, who has changed her Nina Ricci brand alliance. [W Editors' Blog, Elle News Blog]
For Rodarte's Spring '08 show, designers Mark Walsh and Leslie Chin accessorized the models with their breathtaking jewels. This Flaming Heart Brooch ($1,250) was one of them. Though it's pretty to see on the runway, I don't think I'd wear this in real life. It's too high-drama! What's your take?