Monday Obsession: Marmol Radziner’s Modern Architectural Rings

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I popped into Knit Wit in Rittenhouse last week to check out their new fall offerings. (I call this research.) The new fall merch is all fantastic—cozy sweaters, touches of leather, sleek dresses, every pant you could possibly want—but what really caught my eye was the metal slab jewelry in the front glass case.

This case is typically reserved for the store’s smattering of men’s accessories, mostly all by Paul Smith. (Go here for a quick gift he’ll love!) But now, the top shelf is filled with the most modern of jewels I’ve seen in a while.

They’re by Marmol Radziner, an LA-based architecture and interior design firm. (Go on, look at these spaces. They’re incredible, and they will make you want to move to California.) And judging by the clean, sharp lines of the architecture, it’s no surprise that the firm’s jewelry collection is just as starkly modern.

See more (and get prices!) here.

There’s an Actual Waitlist for This $1,750 Fendi Keychain

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Back in July, word started to spread about the elusive Karl Lagerfeld Fendi keychain. Ringing in at $1,750, it was über-exclusive, could only be scored at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and had already amassed a several hundred person-long waitlist. That series of descriptors isn’t uncommon for limited edition designer duds, but this is a keychain—a very expensive mink and fox fur keychain—but a keychain nonetheless.

Keep reading for 5 better ways to spend your dough.

The Edit: 12 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls

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Okay, maybe “comeback” is a bit of a misnomer because pearls never really left, but this season’s new styles are so much better than the boring studs and strands of yesteryear. From ultra-modern minimalist collars to diamond-dotted ear cuffs, these aren’t your grandma’s pearls. (Unless your grandma loves Lanvin. In which case, yay granny!)

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All the Details on Apple’s Crazy New iWatch

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The watches of the future. | Image via Apple

You may have heard most definitely have heard about yesterday’s Apple announcement: the unveiling of the Apple Watch, the latest and greatest in wearable technology. But is it something we really need? I’m skeptical. Even when I wear a watch, it’s a fashion accessory at best and I still instinctively grab for my phone to check the time. But in that same vein, I’m a sucker for my iPhone. Perhaps I should instill my trust in Apple?

To help determine how essential this watch really is, I read a handy breakdown on Business of Fashion entitled “6 Core Beliefs Behind the New ‘Apple Watch.’” Author Imran Amed navigated the ins and outs of Apple’s newest product. Here, I tease out the need-to-know info about the much-hyped accessory. And most importantly: will I be forking over the bucks for it?

Keep reading for the scoop.

Um, Guys? Brent Celek’s New Lifestyle Brand Is Surprisingly Amazing

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The Washburn Weekender, $1,400. | Photo via REVISIT.

Welcome to the start of the NFL season! For Eagles fans, this means you’re only a few days away from the first regular season game. But in the interim between last season and pre-season outings (which you can read all about over on Birds 24/7), Eagles tight end Brent Celek was busy at another venture: a “lifestyle brand.”

Wait! Don’t groan yet.

Chris Bosh Has Designed a Line of Ties with Philly’s Armstrong & Wilson

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The luxe collection of neckwear debuts this fall. | Photo via Armstrong & Wilson.

It’s one of the many brands that makes me wish—if only for a second—that I was a guy, or that I was a girl who could pull off wearing a pocket square. Armstrong & Wilson‘s collection of bow ties, tie-ties and pocket squares is like a garden party in a box, all pastel plaids and rainbow paisleys—for summer at least. (Oh, and speaking of their summer squares, you can get them all for 40 percent off here. But I digress…)

A peek at A&W’s Instagram reveals a star fan base: LeBron James, Al Roker, The Roots’s Black Thought, Derrick Brooks, London Fletcher, Michael Smith, Chris Bosh. And Bosh is such a fan that he’s collaborating on a tie collection with them.

More details below.

Video: See How These Philly Artisans Make the Cutest Bowties We’ve Ever Seen

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Office life. | Screenshot via Urban Outfitters.

Quit your day job, turn your house into a light-filled studio, begin making cool-slash-adorable bowties that catch on like wildfire, land a major wholesale account, have a tiny baby who wears the cutest-ever animal-print leggings. It’s a lofty ambition, and for most people, the end result would be a tiny Etsy account and a newfound respect for artisans and small business owners. But for Forage Haberdashery‘s Stephen Loidolt and Shauna Alterio, it’s, well, pretty inspiring. See for yourself here!

Goorin Bros. Hat Shop to Open on Walnut Street Next Month

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Hat aficionados, we’ve got good news: Old-fashioned-in-the-best-way hat shop Goorin Bros. is slated to open in Rittenhouse next month. The family-owned hat-centric shop is known for its impeccably dressed staff, old-school vibes and their overall attention to detail—both with the hats and the shop. You can see why we’re excited.

Keep reading for details!

The Coolest Bag to Buy For Fall Is at … Club Monaco?

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Understated luxury.

In a way that mimics J.Crew’s steady ascension from middle-of-the-road mall store to luxury brand, Club Monaco has slowly distanced itself from its other mid-level, trendy-but-accessible peers (think BCBG) with increasingly sophisticated designs and a handful of smart collaborations. To wit: Its collab with Canadian brand ela, which finally, finally brings the laidback-luxe handbags to Philly.

See them all here.

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