Apologies for being a bit slack with my posts of late, I've been freakishly busy. The one upside is that when I trawl my usual sites for new sparklies, there's a whole load of goodies to choose from.
Fall in the States is in full swing, with most designers having already unveiled their fall collections. This stunning piece from Oscar de la Renta is the archetypal necklace for fall - big, bold and beautiful warm tones.
I am in lust of this Tom Binns "Chain of Events" bracelet in 18K gold hearts. It's a beautiful twist on a traditional charm bracelet.
The problem is, this bracelet is going to set off its own chain of events. Millions of girls will see this bracelet, can't afford it - but buy it anyway, go into debt, the economy falters and before you know it, Tom Binns has single-handedly caused the GFC! lol.
I can't remember what line that movie is from, but it cracks me up every time.
Seriously though, is this where modern jewellery is going? If so, it's all a bit like hard work for me. Granted, this is a very striking and unique look, but what about people like me who can't even keep cacti alive?!
Some more details on the Gemma Redux Fall 09 Line for y'all from GR:
"This collection is truly a celebration of the elements from which it is made -- including huge pyrite (Fools' Gold!) nuggets, rough petrified wood slabs and icy chunks of hemimorphite, all mixed together with some warm, industrial metals such as raw brass, copper and raw steel. There are also some great pops of color in bright cobalt blue and rich emerald green to take us in to Holiday (full Holiday collection coming later)."
Pequitobun is such a fantastic proposition that you wish you thought of it yourself. Take gorgeous, painstakingly selected vintage pieces and combine them into one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings.
Designer Sherry started the label (named after her pet rabbit) at college and began by selling the pieces to friends and colleagues. Now her pieces are in huge demand, especially after Jenny from Gossip Girl wore this necklace in the "The Goodbye" episode.
With a gorgeous vintage brooch as the centrepiece and a stunning little green cubic zirconia falling to one side, this piece will make an amazing statement.
I've been itching to do a post on Gemma Redux, one of my fave jewellery designers and artists - but I wanted to wait until her Fall 09 collection was out. Well the wait is over! She has just posted preview images to Facebook.
The collection appears to stay true to her design aesthetic, while updating shapes and colours consistent with Fall. Gorgeous nuggety bronzes, golds, antique silver chains as well as some new spherical and leafy shapes which I just adore.
I've fallen pretty hard for this bracelet. I'll get in touch with the designer and try to find out some more details for you all on the exact gems used and when this range will be available. Visit the website here. I can't wait to see the full collection!
Necklaces like this are the very reason I have been avoiding setting foot into Becker Minty, Potts Point. Not because I don't like it, but because I would need to re-mortgage the apartment to finance the purchase of all the exquisite jewellery in there.
This Juliana necklace is made from a collection of vintage materials including a watch, a hair clip and a small portrait.
Wear it with a delicate fabric blouse, like a dusk pink or pearl silk and hair in a simple chignon. Divine. Buy from Becker Minty for AUD $565.
Okay, so every Tuesday I am going to bring you jewellery from someone I find through Twitter. Today it is a gorgeous pair of earrings from the fabulous duo at LA Native. Their designs really capture the essence of LA, with a hippie/American Indian vibe.
I love these earrings, perfect for cruising around this summer in denim shorts, a white singlet and a cute headscarf (Nicole Richie style).