Picture perfect. | Image via Geography 541.
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 »
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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?
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We’ll take them all, please. | Images via TownHome.
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 »
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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 »
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TownHome, Rittenhouse’s little gem of a jewelry store (no pun intended), is celebrating its twelfth birthday this week, no small feat for a brick-and-mortar in the age of online shopping. How are they celebrating? By giving away awesome party favors to customers. Happy birthday to you.
Some of the on-sale sparklers. | Photo courtesy of Govberg Jewelers.
End-of-winter sales are in full swing, despite winter’s stubborn persistence. One of the most eagerly anticipated is Govberg Jewelers‘s annual sale, which kicks off on Saturday at the store’s Suburban Square location. Read more »
What do you do when you meet feminist icon Gloria Steinem? If you’re Brooklyn-based street artist Caledonia Curry, widely known as Swoon, you give her the clitoris ring off your finger.
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While the Oscar dresses were relatively ‘meh’ last night, the jewelry was on point. Margot Robbie donned fringe; Cate Blanchett wore a pile of turquoise; and Naomi Watts dazzled in a pair of massive sapphires. It all left us craving some bling for ourselves. Playfully art deco in green and sapphire, this statement ear cuff from Stone & Strand (it was founded by a Wharton grad) fits the bill. Plus, you don’t even need a Dior gown to wear it. Read more »
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J.K. Simmons, we hate to admit it, but Bradley Cooper one-upped you last night. While you were imploring the Oscar audience to call their moms, local boy Cooper was already sitting right next to his mom, who just happens to be his usual awards-show date.
His mom, local resident Gloria Cooper, looked stunning in a black and teal embellished gown, which she complemented with a smattering of sparkly accessories. Of the baubles, her gorgeous statement earrings were a recent buy from Abington boutique Artware. Yep, that means you can go buy a pair for yourself. Read more »