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Jewelry Trendcaster: Brow-Raising Bling

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

If baubled-out bibs and decadent drop earrings don’t make enough of a show-stopping sparkle for you jewelry hounds, then take note of the hottest summer statement trend: eyebrow bling. From rainbow brows to Benefit’s Bling Brow Kit featuring Swarovski crystals, eyebrows are where it’s at. Since eyebrows are considered “the holders of expression”, runway makeup artist James Kaliardos says they should be celebrated as such.

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

Eyebrow Jewelry- Rodarte S/S 2015 RTW Backstage

In an age where hyper feminine, conventional beauty is out and anything edgy is in, it’s no wonder why this grunge-glam trend is making waves. American fashion designer RodarteLady Gaga and even Kylie Jenner, just to name some of Hollywood‘s finest, have been spotted blinging out their brows.

Bling Brow Kit

Bling Brow Kit

Think this is just another silly jewelry fad? Well, according to Kaliardos, expect to see this trend take to new heights with real-gold, gemstone accessories, and embroidered shapes. Shocked or already over it? Well, sit tight jewelry jezebels, because the only RBF you’ll have to work on this summer, is your Resting Brow Face.

All over it? Or…just…over it?


New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015-Jewelry Recap


New York Fashion Week has come to a bittersweet end, but for us jewelry mavens we’re in for another three weeks of a high octane hayride of bling, ball gowns and game-changing glamor. Top designers included newcomers like Rosie Assoulin and Delpozo sharing the spotlight with mainstays like Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta. Athletic wear went opulent while punchy prints took to new level, and wide-leg trousers worked the catwalk.  Meanwhile, for us jewelry hounds with designers like Reem Acra and Tory Burch lending a new look to sequined sophistication, statement sparklers were sparse but when present, explosive. Let’s take a look at the bountiful amount of bling coating the runways with the top five trends to watch out for in S/S 2015….


1. Go Big or Go Home…Betsey Johnson the renowned queen of quirk topped off her wedding-inspired ensembles with  an explosion of ornamentation. From crystalline embellished necklaces spelling the word “PRENUP” to a seascape of pearls and beads igniting the neckline, this show could be described as a case of full-blown bling.



2. The Brooch Factor… From Oscar de la Renta’s deliciously delicate brooches to Rodarte’s sea urchin applique, We foresee a future brimming with brooches along the the neckline or anywhere that needs a pop of sculptural allure. FashionWK_S15_blog_20140912_e FashionWK_S15_blog_20140912_f 3. Floral Drops…The forever feminine floral drop is here to stay (thank god), but with an elegantly crafted update. The notorious OdlR (Oscar de la Renta) and Altuzarra styled their models with intricately sculpted posies in stark monochromes. FashionWK_S15_blog_20140912_g FashionWK_S15_blog_20140912_h 4. The Haute Collar…Collars of all kinds were the statement accent for NYFW.  Ralph Lauren, Narcisco Rodriguez and Anna Sui celebrated the return of this bejeweled classic. From graphic and chunky to an endless mosaic of gems, the collar is destined to be an instant style enhancer.



5. A Charmed Life… Charms are back and everyone and their BFF flaunted this girly-glam essential. From Anna Sui’s intergalactic version to Rodarte’s artisinally-edged styles, charms are one covetable comeback not to miss. FashionWK_S15_blog_20140912_k FashionWK_S15_blog_20140912_l What’s your favorite trend and how would you wear it? Share with us! And, if you’re still fiending for more check out www.style.com. All images courtesy of Style.com

The Jewelry Insider

February 16, 2011

Donna Karan, Fall 2011 RTW

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is in full swing in the Big Apple this week, and the jewelry hunting has been slow-going. In all fairness, ready-to-wear collections (vs. couture shows) aren’t usually jumping with jewels – the past few years of blinged out bangle-wear and statement-makers were one big exception.

Now that we’re headed back toward minimal, sleek looks – the jewelry is following suit with a pretty pendant here a well-placed bracelet there – and the surprise of the season: pearls.

Donna Karan

Like Giorgio Armani did with gemstones in Paris earlier this year, Donna Karan is doing with pearls for her Fall 2011 RTW line. Namely, designing their entire collection around a jewelry style.

Style.com reports:

“Donna Karan named her Fall collection Pearls of Wisdom and recruited Erickson Beamon to design the pearl necklaces that accompanied all the looks and informed the show’s all-neutral palette.”

Donna Karan

This isn’t just good news for Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama and the rest of the DC ladies who lunch. Pearl strands are the perfect complement to any ensemble, and designers are getting creative with both shapes and colors this year.

I loved this Lorraine Schwartz pearl cuff spotted on singer/dancer, Mya at the Grammy’s, for example.

Lorraine Schwartz cuff on singer, Mya

And here’s a unique ‘twist’ on a classic from JewelClub’s sample sale that’s a wise choice for both the fashion-forward and the budget-conscious at only $67.60 (down from $199).

While polka dots (Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg) and prairie-wear (Rodarte) were the two big clothing trends to emerge so far, I’m going to declare 2011 the “Year of the Pearl”.

Marc Jacobs
Diane von Furstenberg

What does the jewelry-hound peanut gallery think? Am I on to something? Or is this just a limited runway interpretation of an old classic?