I was at a dinner in Doha (which, yes, was as glamorous as it sounds), and sitting a few seats away was a super chic Asian woman wearing this necklace. I’m afraid I was staring. Rudely. So after dinner I made a beeline for her to get the scoop. She didn’t speak English but I didn’t need to know Chinese to understand the word “Swarovski.” Seriously? Yes. It’s by Israeli designer Hely Rotbard, looks more expensive than it is (but you do need to see it in person because this picture, from the Swarovski website, isn’t great), and you can buy it here.
Their line of shoes for Anthropologie, sold under the name Pied Juste, is fab. Here’s my favorite wedge, which you can check out (and if you’re smart, BUY) here. In two colors. Of course I got the black ones. I predict I will wear these to death – they give height, comfort and style in one package.
I used to think that if it was one of those days/weeks, a lip gloss would make everything better. But if it’s one of those months/years, you gotta upgrade. You need a shoe. Especially when it’s only $49 at Zara. And you’re about to embark on foreign travel. And fretting about packing.
Here it is (there are other options, of course. this was my personal choice that arrived today).
Buy it here, because its already sold out in stores.
What’s new from Alexis Bittar for fall. Just another reason the months June-August should be banished – need to get to fall deliveries!
Think BIG — big earrings, big necklaces, big big big -
and stacks of the lucite + white metal situation, which i love:
and also a lot of green stones – i love green so i’m psyched:
and a leopard/cheetah situation that WILL be on my wrist:
the cat also made a comeback in this really amazing necklace – one of Alexis’ favorites (and mine).
Although I’m more likely to have it perched on my desk so I can look at it all day.
i wish i had someplace to wear this (the neck part):
and the balls to wear these:
I might be able to figure out a use for these. chic oyster shucking?
Last time I was in Arizona I had my first-ever rattlesnake sighting while on a hike. This time, en route to Arizona, I had another snake sighting in Houston. They’re now on my wrist:
They’re these awesome bracelets by Presmer. Some think I went overboard but I say more is more – that’s what 6 looks like on my wrist, and here’s what they look like stacked on my desk. They also come in colors. I feel like everyone needs these.
I got a new wallet a few weeks ago at Peter Hermann in SoHo (no website, 118 Thompson, just below Prince, (212) 966-9050). Actually, I’ve carried a version of the came Comme des Garcons wallet forever, this is the newest incarnation. It is so NOT me – color everywhere – super bold, neony, bright color. But I love it and I get a ton of comments on it. Note: you have a choice of exterior color. Mine is blue. Also comes in that green and the orange. I can’t remember the exact cost, it was under $200.
Part of the problem with the platform shoe trend is figuring out how to look current without simultaneously looking like a hooker. It’s a dilemma. Earlier today I found what I believe to be the perfect on-trend platform wedge that will not solicit anything but jealous stares from other girls. The Corde Wedge spotted at Calypso. Absolutely gorgeous. Perfect neutral. Cost-per-wear gets the $450 price tag down to pennies.
They’re made of coated canvas and available in two sizes, with all sorts of internal pockets for the anal organizer in you (read: me). This is the Duchess, she’s $178.
Here are some examples of the Countess; she is $198:
An example of interior details:
See the full range here.
Which he feels is very similar to his own design, circa 2004-5:
I get emails like this about once a month (not about Tiffany, they just happen to be the latest). It’s not something I write about, but it is something I feel is worth discussing. And, in Kiel Mead’s case, getting a bit pissed off about (I have been in, and abhor, David versus Goliath situations). Maybe more people should go the West Elm route (not that they’re 100% innocent either) and, instead of being “inspired by” someone else’s design, contacting said designer whose creations they admire and properly collaborating. Just a thought.