Each summer brings with it a sudden yearning for the sea, evidenced by Breton stripes, anchor-adorned jewelry, a surplus of navy. And while going literal can lead to murky waters (twee sailor dresses), there is an exception: Gabriella Kiss’s clipper ship earrings, intricate works of art that somehow manage to be chic, not kitschy. The whimsical earrings are handmade, with delicate horn sails and an 18-karat yellow-gold hull, set adrift on a dangling sapphire sea. Bon voyage! $9,000 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse.
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Recovered yet from the H&M x Balmain news? We’ve got another designer collaboration to tide you over until that collection hits stores (not ’til November 5th): Target announced that it’s partnering with jewelry designer Eddie Borgo on a collection of jewelry, accessories and wall art.
Borgo, known for his stud-heavy jewelry, has created 100 pieces for Target, most priced below $30. The collection — much of which is customizable via charms and cool add-ons — will launch in select Target stores and online July 12th. And while the collaboration might not provoke the same rabid furor as Lilly Pultizer’s line for Target (from which most of us are still recovering), those with more punkish, less Palm Beach-y style predilections — including me — will certainly be shopping.
Craving a getaway to Denmark, Singapore or Portugal, but would rather not shell out for pricey flights? It’s not quite an American Airlines gift card, but Geography 541’s new postcard-inspired collection might be the cure for your case of wanderlust. Designer Madeline Tolle uses miniature metal looms and various threads and materials to craft tiny woven tapestries that you can actually wear. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and rings in at $198, so peruse the selection (this moody Minnesota piece will surely become a staple) and move quick.
Those that don’t see their dream destination offered can order a “Make Your Own Unique Postcard Piece.” Simply select the option here and they’ll contact you for a photo and then weave you your very own custom piece. Say it with us: Best. Gift. Ever.
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You don’t typically think of estate jewelry when you think of Neiman Marcus, but their curated collection of precious vintage baubles puts more contemporary pieces to shame.
The estate jewelry collection is only up for grabs through Sunday, and prices range from $11,000 (a Victorian onyx and pearl cross necklace, insanely cool) to a whopping $252,000 (a circa-1920 platinum and diamond Tiffany bracelet, spectacular). Click through even if you aren’t in the market for a major investment piece, and you’ll see a history of jewelry — from the lacy, flowery scrolls of the Edwardian period to the geometric cuts that characterize Art Deco baubles. Read more »
Facial piercings are often just outside of mainstream fashion, save for the occasional nose hoop or eyebrow piercing. (Side note: Please stop with the latter, I beg you.) But in the past few years — perhaps spurred by the Met’s Costume Institute 2013 punk exhibit — the fashion world has embraced them. Now Givenchy models are taking to the runway sporting multiple facial accessories, and celebrities of all sorts are piercing their noses and rocking dozens of hoops that snake up their ears. It’s official: The piercing is back. And right now, no piercing is more in-style than the septum ring. But will you wear one?
This week’s current item to covet: these insanely cool bracelets at TownHome. The simple beauties — hammered silver and gold-plate on a silk cord — are handmade by Parisian designer Nilaï (warning: the site’s all in French).
The bracelets are $95 each, and TownHome currently has only eight in stock (two gold, four silver, and two silver on a chain instead of the cord). Read more »
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of wearing full arms of bracelets. (I even have a huge dish next to my computer at work where I take off my dozens of bracelets, so that I may type without injuring myself.) But then the term ‘arm party’ was coined and everyone started to clang around with their bangles and cuffs up to the elbows. It seemed, suddenly, basic. So I invested in my earring game. Read more »