Tag Archives: Cannes

The Jewelry Insider

May 15, 2009


TGIF, jewelry hounds!

If you want something to take your mind off of the horrible excuse for a Grey’s Anatomy finale last night, you’ve come to the right place. Nothing like a little diamond shock to put you in a good mood for the weekend.

With Chopard as a main sponsor, I’ve been salivating over the crazy jewelry statements that are likely to make a splash at Cannes until the festival ends on the 25th. Here are a few of my favorite looks from today’s premieres.

What do you guys think? Too much or not enough?


The Jewelry Insider

May 13, 2009


Cannes you dig it? The yachts are docked, the champagne is flowing and the jewelry is already incroyable as the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival gets underway in the south of France this week.

I just love this film festival. Known for booing crowds and unmatched extravagance, it’s no wonder the fashion police are on high alert as the world’s biggest stars put their best ‘pied’ forward.

And while many fashion sponsors like Fendi and Swarovski have bowed out this year due to that pesky economy, thank the skies above that Chopard has hung in there. Why? Because they designed 62 couture pieces of jewelry this year to be worn by The Croisette’s biggest stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pixar’s latest entry, UP, already premiered and Chopard made big jewelry statements on co-President, Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and model du jour Eugenia Silva.

Cannes juror and Sean Penn ex, Robin Wright Penn, is quite simply always a stunner and tonight was no exception as she appeared in a silvery gown with diamond spray earrings. Who knows how much she had to put up with all these years, but it certainly doesn’t show. Bravo.

Fellow juror, Shu Qi, upped the ante with a vintage diamond statement piece, and gemstone earrings dusted the shoulders of beauties Alessia Piovan and Jaydy Michel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is just the beginning, jewelry hounds. Cannes darling, Quentin Tarrantino, is here with his Brad Pitt starrer, Inglorious Basterds, and everyone is scrambling to make an appearance.

So stick with Jewelry.com to see all the crazy Croisette fashion carnage as the week progresses.

Diamonds and spray-tans and yachts! Mon Dieu!

The Jewelry Insider

May 21, 2008

I believe that luxury is a necessity. It has nothing to do with practicality or value. Luxury to me, is simply something gorgeous, decadent and abseloutly out of my range. Basically, if I can have/buy/save for it, then chances are – it ain’t a true luxury. For example, the smallest chocolate box from an ‘artisan’ chocolatiere (or whatever they’re called) is not a luxury. A giant, heart-shaped, eat-em-all and you’ll be sick box costing four figures is….. And that’s something I can only dream of.

The dress Israeli-model Bar Refaeli was wearing in Cannes is luxury. It’s gorgeous, decadent and really expensive – I mean really, really expensive. We’re talking over a million dollars. The jewel encrusted lilac sheath by Alberta Ferrati features splashes of diamonds and other gemstones and is about to be auctioned off. In this case, proceeds from the gown will benefit the AIDS research charity AMFAR.

According to Refaeli, “It’s worth a $ 1 million and I definitely feel like $ 10 million.” And no, if any men are thinking of bidding, she doesn’t come with the dress.

The Jewelry Insider

May 21, 2008

I believe that luxury is a necessity. It has nothing to do with practicality or value. Luxury to me, is simply something gorgeous, decadent and abseloutly out of my range. Basically, if I can have/buy/save for it, then chances are – it ain’t a true luxury. For example, the smallest chocolate box from an ‘artisan’ chocolatiere (or whatever they’re called) is not a luxury. A giant, heart-shaped, eat-em-all and you’ll be sick box costing four figures is….. And that’s something I can only dream of.

The dress Israeli-model Bar Refaeli was wearing in Cannes is luxury. It’s gorgeous, decadent and really expensive – I mean really, really expensive. We’re talking over a million dollars. The jewel encrusted lilac sheath by Alberta Ferrati features splashes of diamonds and other gemstones and is about to be auctioned off. In this case, proceeds from the gown will benefit the AIDS research charity AMFAR.

According to Refaeli, “It’s worth a $ 1 million and I definitely feel like $ 10 million.” And no, if any men are thinking of bidding, she doesn’t come with the dress.