Style Craving: Atelier Swarovski by Viktor & Rolf Velvet Triple Rock Cuff

Atelier Swarovski by Viktor & Rolf

Atelier Swarovski by Viktor & Rolf may be one of my favorite fashion collaborations yet. The jewelry line’s cuffs, especially the Velvet Triple Rock Cuff (pictured above), are both striking and versatile. Made of soft, wintry velvet and edgy, black Swarovski crystals, the blingin’ cuffs are the harmonious marriage between downtown cool and uptown chic. If only I could get one in time for NYE!

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The Met Sparkles with “Jewels By JAR”

JAR Poppy Brooch, 1982. Made of diamond, tourmalines, and gold. Photo courtesy of JAR, Paris.
JAR Poppy Brooch, 1982. A diamond, tourmalines, and gold. All photos courtesy of JAR, Paris.

Thanks to Joel Arthur Rosenthal, the passionate jewelry designer behind JAR, the fashion world is a much more dazzling place. For the past 35 years, Rosenthal has diligently studied and collected gemstones, hand crafting fine, one-of-a-kind pieces at his atelier on the Place Vendôme in Paris, and attracting a loyal following of affluent and fashionable clients like Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jo Carole Lauder.

Now we can all appreciate JAR’s sparkling artistry and zeal by visiting “Jewels by JAR,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s magnificent display of more than 400 pieces made by the bling master himself.

JAR’s fascination with flora and fauna shine through the Met’s exhibit, as does his prowess of pavé, and his affinity for mixing precious stones with under-appreciated, natural metals such as titanium, aluminum, and steel. During a press preview for the exhibit earlier this week, curator Jane Adlin touched on the designer’s use of unexpected materials. “JAR mixes fine, perfect gemstones with stones of lesser quality, but the outcome is an extraordinary piece of jewelry.” Each piece is more brilliant than the last.

For a mega-dose of razzmatazz à la JAR, visit the Met through March 9. Visit metmuseum.org for more information.

JAR Cameo and Rose Petal Brooch, 2011. Made of rubies, diamonds, silver, and gold. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
JAR Cameo and Rose Petal Brooch, 2011. Rubies, diamonds, silver, and gold.
JAR Butterfly Brooch, 1994. Made of sapphires, fire opals, rubies, amethyst, garnets, diamonds, silver and gold. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
JAR Butterfly Brooch, 1994. Sapphires, fire opals, rubies, amethyst, garnets, diamonds, silver, and gold.
JAR Zebra Brooch, 1987. Made of agate, diamonds, a sapphire, silver, and gold. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
JAR Zebra Brooch, 1987. Agate, diamonds, a sapphire, silver, and gold.
JAR Tulip Brooch, 2008. Made of rubies, diamonds, pink sapphires, garnets, silver, gold, and enamel. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.
JAR Tulip Brooch, 2008. Rubies, diamonds, pink sapphires, garnets, silver, gold, and enamel.

Let Them Wear Neon! Bright Baubles at Lulu Frost’s Baroque-Inspired S/S 2014 Presentation

Models bedecked in Lulu Frost's newest designs
Models show off Lulu Frost’s newest designs.

The theme was Neon Baroque at last night’s Lulu Frost Spring/Summer 2014 presentation, with stoic jewelry models draped in layers of bright baubles and glitzy chains, and dressed as modern day versions of Marie Antoinette. Continue reading “Let Them Wear Neon! Bright Baubles at Lulu Frost’s Baroque-Inspired S/S 2014 Presentation”

Throwback Thursday: Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

Making friendship bracelets is a rite of passage for every tween girl, but who’s to say we can’t rock the look long after we’ve forgotten how to weave a chevron braid? Channel your childhood and reach for one of these sweet and sassy wrist bands. If you’re feeling crafty, head to M&J Trimming for all the neon thread you could possibly ever want… and more.

Shop the look:

  1. Half United, $12. halfunited.com
  2. Dezso by Sara Beltran, $115. net-a-porter.com
  3. Lucy Folk, $60. lucyfolk.com
  4. Links of London in collaboration with Feed, $125. linksoflondon.com
  5. Venessa Arizaga, $72. matchesfashion.com

Success Becomes Her: Pamela Love

The jewelry designer with her pieces, at Soho House New York on June 10, 2013.
The jewelry designer with her pieces, at Soho House New York.

Jewelry designer Pamela Love was born with a creative eye and the gift of laid-back chic. Since beginning her eponymous line of edgy and artistic pieces in 2006, the native New Yorker has catapulted to fame, becoming an international fashion superstar in just a few short years.

I met the friendly and hard-working designer at a trunk show at Continue reading “Success Becomes Her: Pamela Love”

Here’s What Happens When You Pair an LBD with Summertime Corals…

Tropic Thunder

As much as I love my job, I often spend summer days at the office daydreaming of bright and sunshiny weekends outside. What’s a hard-working stylephile to do? For me, a simple remedy for the summertime blahs can be as simple as adding some snap to an outfit. Balancing neutral, work-appropriate staples with breezy accessories and pops of Continue reading “Here’s What Happens When You Pair an LBD with Summertime Corals…”

Feed’s New Collaboration with Links of London

With a new collaboration between FEED and Links of London, the beautiful, big-hearted Lauren Bush is now feeding the world one bracelet at a time. Each haute friendship bracelet is made up of a colorful cord and gold or silver bead, and pays for the cost of either 50 or 250 meals, or 500 days of drinking water for a person in need. Stylish and charitable, these bracelets are the perfect gift for your family and friends during this holiday season.

 Photo courtesy of www.styloko.com

 For more information, please visit: Links of London