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 »
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 »
Delicate pendant necklaces are jewelry staples here at Shoppist HQ. Editor Emily wears a “J” for her husband, while I can’t leave the house with my gold sign-language “M.” Understated and unobtrusive, toss-on-with-anything pendants have garnered staple status for a reason. That’s why we were psyched to learn that one of our favorite Philly designers and illustrators Melissa Noucas (see her 6 Questions installment here!) has rolled out a collection of necklaces. The collection includes three necklaces in shades of gold and rose gold and come ready-to-wear on 24-inch chains. We can’t think of a chicer everyday accessory. Click here for shopping deets.
When you think of sample sales, you think of frenzied crowds, rabid women fighting to the death over the last size 7 pair of Jimmy Choos, stripping down in the middle of a crowded room and praying that you’ll fit into that Saint Laurent jacket. Avoid this mess but still reap all the benefits with online sample sales—the more shopper-friendly way to score cool stuff at bargain-basement prices.
The one to shop now is Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, a collection of spring/summer-perfect accessories crafted of bright industrial rope and metals. (You might recognize the name from its collaborations with J.Crew and Mara Hoffman).
For a very long time, everyone talked about the great arm stack: piles of clanking bangles, all shapes and sizes, lined up on wrists like a kid’s colorful ring-stacking toy. By now, we’ve all mastered this, and every woman I know wears some sort of bracelet stack (though most I’ve seen lack the thoughtful mix of a set curated over decades; a matching — or artfully mismatching — set from H&M or J.Crew does not a stack make).
In any case, with bare wrists making a comeback (even the Man Repeller herself—coiner of the now-tired term “arm party”—has left her wrists naked of late!), we now have a new appendage that we must make a living jewelry display of: Enter the Ring Stack.
Kale is a divisive leafy vegetable. Our very own health and fitness editor, Emily Leaman—who subsists on GOOP-ish levels of nutritious stuff—admitted that she hated it over on Be Well Philly, an admission that’s akin to a fashion editor proclaiming she hates Céline.
This season, Philly’s most au courant shoppers will be abandoning jewelry’s typical splash — glitzy diamonds, spiky crystals, gemstones the size of gumballs — for a far more modern look. The game-changer: Bela Shehu’s “Emily” necklace, the standout piece of the designer’s just-launched accessory collection. The brushed-brass plate, hand-forged by a local artist, is a study in both stark minimalism (it’s strung on a thick utilitarian cord with an unfussy magnetic closure) and over-the-top maximalism (it’s about the size of a small saucer). Consider it the new look of luxury.
The chicest way to cuff up this season is with Karen Moustafellos’s architecturally inspired bangles. The linear, blueprint-esque quality isn’t a coincidence: She began her Philly-based jewelry line, EnA Fine Jewelry, with her husband after a career as an architect. With their finely cut etchings (pinpricked, of course, with diamonds and gemstones), these bracelets evoke many things: mechanical bits and bobbles, a gridlocked city street map, or — if you ask us — winter’s finest fabric, a cozy, nubby tartan.