What’s New in the Jewelry World? Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Repossi

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Repossi came out with their new, limited edition, Valentine’s Day line today. Everything is fuschia! I’m not sure what I think of it yet, I feel I have to see it in person or see it on someone to have a better judgment on it. For now I like the Antifer heart ring, the Antifer two row round ring and the Serti sur Vide ring.

I think very high of Repossi. I believe that for a jewelry lover/ collector to have a full collection they must have at least one Repossi piece in their collection. But, with that being said I think that buying a Valentine’s Day Repossi is not so worth it. The reason why I say this is because although a few pieces of their new line are indeed very cool, the color is not easy to match and it is a color that you can get easily tired of. With the price of a Repossi ring reaching and exceeding an average of $3,000 a piece (depending on the ring obviously) I doubt you want to get tired of it or never be able to wear it!

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If you’re considering buying, I would personally go classic with a pink gold, black gold (black rhodium) or yellow gold.

The Brilliance of Victoire de Castellane

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The words that come to mind when I think of Victoire de Castellane are nothing but complimentary: brilliant, sophisticated creative and avant-garde. Victoire de Castellane is a French jewelry designer whose career success is defined in her named, victorious. She 3da3c873c7950afc853533d05e24ae4astarted working alongside Karl Lagerfield in Chanel overseeing the costume jewelry design (1984-1998), but then moved to her still current job as the creative director of the Dior’s fine jewelry line in 1998 when Dior’s CEO Arnault anounced the innaguration of Dior Joaillerie. If that was still not enough, Castellane also had two exhibitions of her work at some of the most prestigious art galleries, Gagosian Gallery, in NY, London and Paris. 4a82ae92750fc83a5ef1e7a7f94f2e33

Castellane’s success is definitely well deserved, her love for jewelry is clearly transmitted in her work in both her own Victoire de Castellane brand and Dior Joaillerie. Her jewelry is big, it makes you look twice but it is also art and beauty in one. The detail in every piece is intricate and carefully designated. One of my favorite collections was the 2009 collection of “Kings and Queens” with skulls of different colored gem stones and designs.

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What is different about Dior Joaillerie to other jewelers in the business is the importance they give to the story behind the design, the designer and the creation. They see it as a master piece, a work of art. I’ve been to so many jewelry web sites in my life and what I normally see is the jewelry piece/pieces, the price and maybe, if I’m lucky, the name of the piece, and a tiny description of what it is or the materials used. Thus making my jewelry experience a very materialistic and inspiration-less one. Where as in Dior it is the opposite, the experience and the story behind their jewelry is everything, they have pictures they have videos they have full texts. They give Castellane’s masterpieces the acknowledgment that they deserve.

In this link you see why Dior and Castellane’s jewelry is so special. This is the story behind the famous Rose Dior Bagatelle:
http://www.dior.com/couture/en_int/the-house-of-dior/the-crafts/fine-jewellery

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This is another very interesting article that WSJ wrote about her, definitely worth a read if you like her style:
http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303914304579194084056465124

Images via: Vogue, WSJ and unknown 

Mood of the Day: A Retro #tbt

Linda Evangelista in Chanel

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I think the fashion and model industry got to it’s peak during the era of THE supermodels (Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell.. and so on) in the late 80’s and 90’s. I wish I could’ve lived my early twenties then. I just feel that people were so open to anything (both in fashion and in life) that designers could go crazy and basically do anything they wanted and it could easily become a fashion trend.

Although now days we might think some outfits or hairdos look ridiculous, there was a certain flair, coolness and chicness to that style that cannot be copied and which you probably needed to experience it then to understand it. Still, I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of things people that lived during those years probably regret wearing.

I mean high-waisted sweatpants, white sneakers and Chanel chains? Yes please Linda!

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What’s New in the Jewelry World? J.Crew x Jennifer Fisher

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Jennifer Fisher is one of the biggest names in the jewelry world at the moment, Sienna Miller just recently being spotted wearing one of her chokers. Jennifer Fisher does a lot of great sutff, mostly gold and mostly chunky! You can wear her jewerly a lot of times and never get tired of it, especially because you can mix it up with other pieces and therefore wear it in many different occasions in different ways.

Jennifer Fisher recently collaborated with J. Crew to do a line of fine jewelry. For this jewelry line “she’s designed a collection of 10-karat gold charms… that can be mixed and matched to create one-of-a-kind necklaces” as said on the J.Crew web-page. You can buy your choice of small or big 10K gold oval link chain to go with the charms.

J. Crew is a great brand who’s selection of both jewelry and fine jewelry is varied and the choices are very well curated… Great designers to choose from. Having Jennifer Fisher is a great plus for J. Crew because while J. Crew is known for being a bit more girly and conservative (in a way), Jennifer Fisher can bring a little bit of her cool and edgy demeanor to the brand and spice it up a bit.

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Check out the new line here (info, pictures and quote also via):  https://www.jcrew.com/discovered/women/jennifer_fisher.jsp

Mood of the Day: Golden Globe Awards

This post is WAY overdue… Sorry! So these are my four favorite overall looks including jewelry:

1) Naomi Watts in Gucci gown and a Bulgari Serpenti diamond necklace, Bulgari Serpenti Hypnotic clutch and Bulgari High Jewelry white gold ring  (OMG!!)

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2) Sienna Miller wearing Miu Miu dress and Tiffany’s jewelry

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3) Lena Dunham in Zac Posen and Irene Neuwirth jewelry (AMAZING jewelry designer)

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4) Allison Williams in Armani Prive gown and Cartier jewelry

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