Let us just begin by saying we’ve loved Dylanlex since day one. (See exhibits A, B and C). There’s almost nothing on the same level of supreme blingage as Philly native Drew Ginsburg’s designs. Lately, the celebrity world seems to be catching on as well, from Lady Gaga’s Entertainment Weekly spread to, most recently and excitingly, Beyoncé (!) in her new ‘Formation’ music video. Read more »
This season, it’s all about the earring, and when it comes to size, well, think big. Long, shoulder-dusting danglers—whether in mixed metals, like Erickson Beamon’s punkish drops, or all-out sparkle, like Philly-based Dylanlex’s chandeliers—are the most modern way to make a statement (so long, pinprick studs!) and a welcome return to all-out drama. Read more »
- The new trend we are loving for the holidays (and, may we mention, one that editor Emily Goulet has been rocking for quite some time now) is wearing one statement earring. Salvage those orphan bangles, and wear those bad boys with pride. It’s a thing now; it’s cool. [Into The Gloss]
- Ever wondered how makeup artists’ final results look so different than your at-home beauty creations? Try incorporating a few of these beauty tricks makeup artists always do, and create your own glowy, flawless finish. [Byrdie]
Our local jewelry design crush, Drew Ginsburg of Dylanlex, recently gained major street cred when Lady Gaga donned one of her designs in an Entertainment Weekly photo spread. The images feature the pop star dripping in Dylanlex jewels, styled to promote her new role in American Horror Story: Hotel. Read more »
Drexel grad Drew Ginsburg has been on my watch list for a long time (see: this). Her more-is-more necklaces — huge, collar-like pieces made from generous swoops of Swarovski crystals and piles of mixed-metal chains — had me pining for other super-sized accessories.
Apparently, I wasn’t the only one, as Drew’s cult-loved jewelry brand, Dylanlex, recently added a smattering of earrings, rings and bracelets to her bold, magpie mix. The shoulder-grazing danglers are more accessible than her necklaces, which can tip into the four figures; they range from $120 to $480. Wear them for evening or — my personal favorite — with an old band tee, flared jeans (or dark skinnies, holes optional) and a killer pair of heels. Voilá! Read more »
A few weeks ago, the lovely Lagos team (did you know the company is based in Philly?) dropped by to show us a few pieces from the brand’s new fall collection, and we were instantly smitten. The pieces are totally luxe — diamonds, 18K gold — but in a wear-everyday way. There are gorgeous stackable rings (which I prefer to wear piled up to the knuckle) and more contemporary pieces, like a large pyramid-like pendant strung on a super-long silver chain. But the standouts are part of the new Black Caviar collection, a modern riff on the brand’s signature design, clusters of tiny beads that resemble the delicacy.
The first email to ding into our inboxes this morning — at 12am sharp — was from Philly-based jewelry brand Geography 541. You’ve probably read about the brand on our blog (if not, check this out!); we’re huge fans of Madeline Tolle’s gypset-style, year-old line of accessories, each one handmade in Philly, featuring handwoven textiles, colorful tassels and antique brass. And, thanks to the early-morning email, we know that today only, in honor of Madeline’s birthday, everything on the site is 40 percent off. (Use code BDAY.)
I’ve scrolled through the collection several times today. Here’s what’s currently in my shopping cart: Read more »
If you find yourself wandering Rittenhouse — specifically, the 1600 block of Walnut Street — this week, here’s a tip: Pop into TownHome. The jewelry store is very tiny, very lovely, and very air-conditioned. It’s also very much in summer sale mode.
This week, every single piece is up to 50 percent off. While they can’t name-drop, I can tell you this: The sale is storewide, and they carry brands like Dana Rebecca, Me+Ro, Jamie Kole and Jennifer Zeuner. So you do the math.
The Details: TownHome, 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-972-5100.
Warning: If someone gives you the above ring as a gift over the next few months, know that they didn’t pay much for it…at all. Read more »
Sometimes my job can be really, really fun. To wit: A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon with Lindsay Fiegleman, the designer behind Sticks + Stones, an up-and-coming Philly-based jewelry line. She brought over pieces from her collection, displayed ’em all over my office, and we proceeded to play with jewelry — stacking cuffs and bangles, ringing our fingers up to knuckle — for an hour or so. (Sometimes, though, I have to sit in lots of boring meetings. Promise.)
Fiegleman, a graduate of FIT and Drexel, began the company just back in December, inspired by her many trips to India. (She spent most of the past few years there.) All of her jewelry is handmade in India by workers who are paid a fair wage.
The jewelry itself is chunky, slightly tribal, with a bit of rocker edge, and it looks best all layered together. My favorites are the wide silver cuffs, layered coin necklaces (made from real Indian rupees), studded bangles (sold in a set of three) and simple braided silver chokers. Prices aren’t cheap: the Ganesha necklace (a chunky, multilayered piece) is $425, the highest price point; a set of swirled silver earrings — which remind me of the coil of a conch shell — are $70.