Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscar Jewelry 2015

I was unimpressed. By the fashion and the show. There were statement pieces and bright colors and such, but none of them were very exciting to me - or they were designs we've seen before, on the red carpet. I think I'm drawn to the classics. Here are some favorites for the red carpet.
 
Julianne Moore. I especially loved her custom Chanel gown, but thought her Chopard jewels looked lovely as well.
 


 (image via Chopard's Instagram)
 
Felicity Jones. Again, most excited about her Alexander McQueen dress. Also loved her Fred Leighton earrings. 
 
 
 
Meryl Streep. She was wearing beautiful 19th century, mine cut diamond earrings by Fred Leighton.
 

 
 
Leslie Mann. She wore several gold necklaces layered together, one of them was an amazing vintage piece by Neil Lane.
 

(image via LoveGold.org)
 
Margot Robbie. The best jewelry moment of the night was this Van Cleep & Arpels Zip Necklace. It was the perfect statement piece and the design is just amazing. The necklace can be turned into a bracelet. Inspired by the Duchess of Windsor in 1938, the design took 13 years to engineer. Margot wore this stunning piece of history so well! 
 
 
 


Who were your best dressed?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday I'm in Love: Jewels & Music


 
The jewels on my mind this week and the songs currently playing in my head.
 
 
Emerald Bird Studs by Arman Sarkisyan: All of Arman's designs are beautiful, but I especially love these little bird studs. They look even better on.
 
Malachite Crescent Moon Ring by Andrea Fohrman: Andrea designs adorable celestial themed jewels. She's very much inspired by the past, but the end result is modern due to the color choices and whimsical details. This ring caught my eye - I love the crescent moon shape and the shades of green in the malachite paired with bright blue and gold.
 
Classic Nail Bracelet by Pat Flynn: This bracelet is perfect. Simple, edgy, minimal. On my short list of jewelry to own because I would wear this daily.  
 
 


 

I also wanted to mention these custom pet pendants designed by Irene Neuwirth. While they are so far out of my price range, I just love these.  Irene is amazing - no one creates gemstone showstoppers like her. And she combines different colored stones with ease! Her statement necklaces are simply stunning. I have my heart set on these smaller, yet unique and well-designed pet pendants - I'd get one of each pup if I were able.
 
And the music:
- A New Wave by Sleater-Kinney: Both the video and the song are great.
- I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty: An album definitely worth checking out, and whole your at it, listen to his previous album, Fear Fun, as well.
 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NYFW 2015

Like I said earlier this week, for the first time ever I closely followed NYFW and now a new goal of mine is to attend. The whole week of events seems so exciting! There is so much energy!

What drew me in as designers were showing their Fall/Winter 2015 collections was the ease of some of the designs. Fashion does not need to be over-the-top, crazy high heels, tons of make-up, super-tight fitting craziness. It can be really great, simple design. I am not a real fashionista - but everyone has a style of their own, so although my opinions probably do not align with Anna Wintour's, I still wanted to share. There are some designs I liked from designers not mentioned below, but these are my favorites.


 
Classy, sophisticated, simple, beautiful design.
 


 
 
 
Easy punk rock vibes with plaid, boots and leather. I especially love the silk slip dress.
 


 
 
 
Sequins! Very much disco inspired. Bright colors and short-shorts. These two dresses were the best part of the collection in my opinion.
 

 
 
 
Classic 70s. Cable knit sweaters, wool skirts, belted dresses and earth-tones. I loved this collection so much. The whole thing - although, I'm not sure if I really loved it or if it feels reminiscent to vintage items found in my moms closet. I think I really love it - I'd wear any of these outfits. Especially a fan of the loafers - they add such a cool, casual feeling to these looks. Effortless! Yet even from afar you can see the high level of quality.
 
 
 



Lela Rose

Sophisticated sparkle. These outfits are so good - funky business casual? I especially love the little details like the bird sweater clips and the bold patterns paired with more subtle ones.
 
 
 


 Rosie Assoulin

This collection is what dreams are made of. Tailored, voluminous dresses in bold colors and simple (yet bold) patterns. Each model had a huge flower earring which was a wonderful addition to the looks.
 


 

 
 
Another 70s inspired collection - a bit boho, but refined. The outfit on the left below is so perfect - easy and chic with a bit of sparkle! The dress on the right is just so classic. 




 
I included this collection because it caught my eye - the white runway with the bright colors. These two looks are so fun. The whole show was a dreamy, modern fairytale.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This collection reminded me of the designs from Dolce and Gabbana I loved so much from last season, but a bit more accessible. The floral coat? Just perfect.
 
 

 
 
 
 Bold, bold prints in the prettiest colors!




 
Easy-to-wear, classic cool. How comfortable do these outfits look? They also look extremely stylish.
 




 
  J.Crew
 
Banana Republic had a great collection as well, but I really loved the pieces from J.Crew. The color combinations are so, so beautiful!
 

 
 
 
 
 
Sequins, floral, plaid and jackets. Punk rock glam perfection.
 




 
 (images via style.com)