This week’s Monday Muse is the woman who gave us the iconic wrap dress (thank you!) – Diane von Furstenberg (DVF). DVF is not only an extremely talented designer and an inspiration to all women entrepreneurs (she’s been in the business for decades), but one of our style icons. Check out our favorite DVF jewelry looks and get the looks for less at Jewelry.com!
The fashion trends from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s Spring RTW shows so far have run the gamut from 90s-era slouchy jumpsuits to Bride-of-Frankenstein chic. Of course, we have flirty florals and swingy spring things to gawk at too. Here is a quick roundup of the jewelry trends I’ve spotted so far:
Donna Karan gave us animal prints, denim and wooden token statement necklaces that can double as a picnic table for two.
“Desperately Seeking Susan” Strands:
Nicole Miller was inspired by the opulence of Versailles for her collection, but she layered on the pearl strands and mixed her metals like it was 1989.
The not-so-subtle spring trend of yellow gold statement chain jewelry rocked both the Rodarte runways and the venerable Diane von Furstenberg shows.
Wonder Woman Cuffs:
Fight for your rights in your satin tights with this look from Escada, jewelry hounds. Invisible plane not included.
Butterflies, Florals and Pastels:
Don’t worry, wall-flowers. Tory Burch and Jenny Packham showcased a bevy of butterflies and blossoms in their collections.
And Badgley Mishka simply stunned with an array of pastel bracelets to match the light-as-air frocks that sashayed down the runway.
Rachel Zoe? Get out your notepad, sister.
Bridal Goes Berserk:
Nice day for a white wedding? In an attempt to fill the avant-garde space left when Alexander McQueen took his final bow, Thom Browne put on a fright fest that could best be described as ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane’ chic.
Perfect for your next trip to the asylum, ladies.
Thoughts on your favorite looks? There are a few more days left, jewelry hounds, so stay tuned for a final wrap up!
With one more day left of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, my head has been spinning trying to keep up with all the top designers and their Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear creations. The week started slow, with not a lot of new trends to get excited about – and even less jewelry to gawk at.
Designers that usually offer up at least a little sparkle – Carolina Herrera, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez – opted out of the usual statement bling this season. But never fear – Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Diane von F came to the rescue.
Marc by Marc Jacobs:
Bold color, tribal influences and beads, beads, beads were the jewelry looks the ‘chosen one’ offered us for his little sister signature line (his Marc Jacobs collection offered up no jewels to speak of). Clearly, turquoise will be big for spring and layered bangles are still the best way to add color and style to any outfit.
Party wear is Posen’s specialy, and he returned to what he knows best in what was arguably the critics’ favortie collection this week. Primary colors ruled his catwalk as funky brooches and colorful statement necklaces in blues and pinks added sparkle.
Known for using jewelry creatively in her shows, Vera Wang did not disappoint this year as she sent her models reeling down the runway in lobster bib-sized chain mail pieces and lots of layered metal that gave an edge to her otherwise romantic collection of blacks and whites.
Diane von Furstenburg:
The First Lady of Fashion is still as ecclectic as ever, with yet another wearable ready-to-wear collection of boho chic garb. Layered bangles elbow deep made each look leap off the stage with a cornucopia of color. Seems to be the must-have accessory for next season, jewelry hounds. And the good news? You can find ’em cheap and plentiful just about everwhere – from Old Navy to Nordies.
So what do you think of my jewelry selects? Did I miss a designer you’ve been dying to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts. In the meantime, I’ll continue to collect my thoughts and give you an overall rundown by week’s end.
This weekend, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) feted the fairer sex of their industry, and the glittering event brought out the bling in full force.
Among the shimmering crowd at Chelsea Piers in New York was a glowing Ivanka Trump – CEO of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry – who wore basic black and diamonds galore. Included in the ice was her new engagement ring from fiance, Jared Kushner, that’s rumored to be a 5-carat stunner from her own jewelry collection. I’m also digging her diamond tassle necklace – an emerging silhouette that may just be fall’s biggest trend. Stay tuned.
Another fashion superstar in diamonds last night was Diane von Furstenberg, who was honored with the WJA Lifetime Achievment Award – it’s not hard to guess why. The Divine Miss D has been a presence in the jewelry industry for decades, most recently teaming up with luxury jeweler, H. Stern, for a line of talisman jewels.
Noticeably absent from the event were ‘celebrity jewelry’ faces that have been putting their mugs on jewelry lines for a chance at fashion fame – and fortune.
Looks like the WJA knows how to single out the real women who know both business and baubles. Bravo!