Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, held their annual awards ceremony this weekend and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't glued to the television for the whole of it. In comparison to earlier this month at the Golden Globes, the looks are decidedly more understated. Members nominate and then vote for their peers in several categories and the sense, at least from my vantage point on the couch, is one of solidarity between actors. They all love what they do, they look up to one another and because of that,  feel especially proud to be recognized by their peers. I think that's why this is one of my favorite shows, it feels far more intimate. Fashion however still plays a huge role in the evening. It may be on a smaller scale, but the dresses are still beeeyyyond and the jewels, while fewer, are still super sparkly.

    Check out Clea Duvall and her perfectly simple jewelry. This is a look we can all emulate, all day, any day.

    The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

     

    A few layered necklaces, matching earrings and a single bracelet -simple glamour. I mean, HELLOOOOOO? I can very easily recreate this look with a little visit to the Charles Krypell case.

    Taylor Schilling's attire was  a far cry from her usual prison garb. Her Tasaki hardware, however, lent a cool, tough vibe to her otherwise ultra feminine look.

    The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

     

    Sarah Paulson may have been going for minimal, but her diamond earrings and bracelet by Nirav Modi are anything but. That they match makes them a perfect compliment to that Vera Wang, which if I am being completely honest, makes me weak in the knees.

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    That tailoring... weak

    in

    the

    knees.

    Another actor rocking a suite look (see what I did there?), Amy Adams. Stunning as always, she topped off her sleek black Brandon Maxwell with a punch of Cartier.

    The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

    I mean, just LOOK at this necklace...  Who wouldn't want all of the matching pieces?

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    I'd bet that Rebecca Romijn's only fashion regret of the evening was that her neckline, while gorgeous, didn't allow for a sapphire necklace to compliment her other jewels.

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    I'm not sure which of Emily Blunt's jewelry I covet more, the ahhhhhmazing Lorraine Schwartz earrings and ring that PERFECTLY match her Cavalli Couture, oorrrrrr, that suite-y pie piece of arm jewelry, John Krasinski. I mean, have you seen 13 Hours?*

    The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

    *Very much worth 144 minutes of anxiety for the 2 of him shirtless #justsaying #werenotintheofficeanymore

    Octavia Spencer may have been thumb's up'ing their well deserved win, but her earrings and matching ring get a double thumbs up from me. Yaaaaas.

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    While suites were all the rage, venturing off trend is not necessarily a bad thing. Typically, when it comes to fashion, I don't like to play favorites. It's too hard to choose. That being said, you do know who is typically saved for last...

    So, if there were places, Tracee Ellis Ross is certainly vying for the title of BEST. If her fistfuls of diamonds at the Golden Globes didn't already put her in the running, the mere fact that she had an entire list of jewelers being represented on her person Sunday would have. Narcisa Pheres and Lydia Courteille, and L'Dezen, and Yvel Jewelry, oh my!

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    Tassel earrings? Yes.   Yes, yes, yes. Please annnnd thank you.

    And the rings?

    Oh my Gawwwd, the ringsssssss!

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    Can this please become her signature pose at all events moving forward? Also, can I borrow that dress? and earrings? and allllllll those rings? Her commitment to the this trend is undeniable. #spiritfingers #spiritanimal

    As a postscript, I give you Mahershala Ali. #justbecause

    The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

    Talented, stylish and eloquent. Suuuuiiiiite!

  • Awards Season...  & I couldn't be more excited! Film meets fashion meets jewelry. A trifecta of my obsessions collide in a flurry of award shows and parties. The red carpet is as much of a predictor of the year's upcoming trends as it is simply a parade of all things fabulous. Judging from this past Sunday's Golden Globes, twenty seventeen is in for a world of glamour and, my favorite, excess. Seriously. What is more fun that just a little bit too much? Especially when the too much in question are diamonds, diamonds, diamonds?

    I look forward to taking page out of Golden Globe winner, Tracee Ellis Ross's book.  Her noteworthy evening began with fists-fulls of diamonds and ended with a statuette for her work as Rainbow Johnson on the show Black-ish. She left in her (fabulous) wake a longing for a ring on every finger and inspiration words befitting not just for the night, but the times;

    "This is for all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you."

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    We see you, Tracee. More importantly, we HEAR you.

    We see you too, Drew. This is definitely a trend we can support. It's not as if I don't strive to be like Ms. Barrymore in pretty much all things.  #ringsoneveryfinger

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    You know what else we see? Pearls.

    Beautiful, classic, timeless pearls.

    Sienna Miller paired her subtly sexy Michael Kors sheath with a string of pearls.

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    She also donned a few pearl bracelets and a couple of rings and though it sounds like it would fall into my new favorite category of  'a little too much', its not. The effect is effortless sophistication.

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    Can we talk about Janelle Monae, please? The singer slash songwriter slash actress slash model can add another slash to her resume -modern trendsetter. She only wears black and white. Ever. Her minimalist nod to uniformed working class speaks to my soul. She always looks like I wish I did. Sunday evening was no exception. But, as fun as her red carpet Armani Privé polka dot creation was, as much as I 'neeeeed' her afterparty strapless striped jumpsuit, I am obsessed with her take on pearls.

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    I mean, I KNOW she is dripping in diamonds. But, for once, I don't even care. I now long to add #pearlsinhairdontcare to an instagram shot of me rocking a similar version of the look above.

    Another image I took with me from my vantage point...

    at home,

    in my PJS and slippers,

    on the couch,

    with my prosecco,

    and cheese...

    was Wonder Woman. Yes, Wonder Woman.

    Wonder Women. As in moving speeches from powerful women who are an inspiration. That is first and foremost.  Oh, Meryl, I wasn't surprised either. None of your fans were.

    Wonder Women. As in statement bracelets. Is it just me, or will there always, always, be something wonderfully Lynda Carter about a giant cuff?

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus must be up for re-election as the Veep... of style.
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    If she didn't already have my vote, her clutch strap doubling as an accessory of it's own would cinch it!

    Kristen Bell's Harry Winston bracelets were the second best accessory paired with her gorgeous Jenny Packman gown. The first, her padding. Not pictured here, as it was in the rear.

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    Ruth Negga's Fred Leighton cuff couldn't be more Wonder Woman-esqe, unless, of course it possessed magic powers. Even her metallic Louis Vuitton sheath is reminiscent of our hero's bustier.

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    Natalie Portman continues to portray Jackie Kennedy off screen, her Prada dress was what vintage fiends dream of and her 1910 diamond cuff from Tiffany plays against it as if it was cast for the role.

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    Kristen Wiig, my own personal Wonder Woman of comedy, looked stunning in a white lace Reem Acra gown. The Chanel cuff was simply icing on the cake.

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    The award for best arm candy of the evening goes to Blake Lively. & I'm not even talking about Ryan Reynolds, though his presence tipped the scales in her favor.

    blakeThere is a reason that Lorraine Schwartz is the Hollywood glitz industry's go to for jaw dropping jewelry. Rocking not one, but two of these makes Blake a wonder woman in her own right. & the dress... I'm speechless. #goals

    Every time Viola Davis is on the screen, I fall a little more in love with her. Her Golden moment was no exception. Her Wonder Woman-ness doesn't come from that ahhhmazing cuff, but it doesn't hurt the image.

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    Nope. Not. One. Bit. #yesplease

     

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