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The Jewelry Insider

April 8, 2014

The Academy Country Music Awards (ACMA’s) took place this past weekend and guess who was watching – that’s right, we were! Even if country music isn’t really your thing (don’t knock it until you try it!), you have to admit that the ACMA’s are always fun to watch. Who doesn’t love checking out the latest red carpet looks and trends? We chose our top three favorite best-dressed (jewelry is what really wins us over) and threw in a worst-dressed just for good measure.

Taylor Swift, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com
Taylor Swift, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com

Best-dressed: The pretty and talented Taylor Swift sported a crop top with some major leg. Somehow we don’t think the average-Joe could have pulled off this look, but T Swift did it very stylishly. Her dangly Marina B earrings and wrist-wear, though simple, were perfect for her ensemble. Here are some tie drop earrings, shaped just like T Swift’s that are sure to spice up your look.

Faith Hill, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com
Faith Hill, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com

Best-dressed: We don’t think it’s possible for Faith Hill to look anything but gorgeous. Seriously, didn’t she look amazing in her in v-neck blue dress with hubby Tim McGraw (who looked pretty good himself!)? What really pulled her outfit together was her geometrically shaped Martin Katz statement necklace. It reminded us a little bit of this blue topaz necklace.

Carrie Underwood, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com
Carrie Underwood, Photo Credit: www.justjared.com


Best-dressed: We just loved Carrie Underwood’s classy fringe dress and the way she paired it with pink David Yurman drop earrings. Stunning! Who would’ve thought pink and beige go so well together? Searching for a similar pair? These Swarovski crystal starfish earrings might be just what you’re looking for!

Kacey Musgraves, Photo Credit: www.glamour.com
Kacey Musgraves, Photo Credit: www.fashionmagazine247.com

Worst-dressed: Kacey Musgraves is such a beautiful girl, but her dress reminded us of something we wore to one of our high-school dances (remember all that tulle?). Hoop earrings are always in, so they were a nice touch. Here’s a finely crafted pair of hoops in 14K white gold to add to your collection of jewelry staples.

Who made it to your best-dressed and worst-dressed lists?

Gaga for VMA Jewelry Fashion

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Jersey Shore meatheads met Gaga’s meat couture at the 2010 VMA Awards last night. And while the jewelry trends weren’t as bodacious as the Lady’s fashion choices – there were some highlights worth sharing.

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First – the Franc Ferdinand-designed meat dress. Not even Cher in her iconic black sequined unitard could upstage this Peta-angering Gaga statement. Thoughts?

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I’ve always been a ‘black-diamond Betty’ – and any MTV event is the perfect time for the dark side to shine.

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Hoops have been a mainstay on these less formal red carpet events – and the VMA white carpet was no exception.

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And my favorite overall look went to the lovely Selena Gomez – in a Reem Acra silver frock (love the pockets!) with blue gemstone detail and Baccarat jewelry, including what look like sapphire drop earrings and a chunky sapphire cocktail ring. Something about the silver and blue really works, right?.

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And now for a little non-jewelry VMA musing. While I LOVE that Gaga is pushing buttons with her fashion choices – I kinda miss that tried and true VMA train wreck from yesteryear. There’s no Courtney Love faux pas to count on or some drunken grunge dude climbing the sets. The EARNEST, barefooted Taylor Swift/Kanye West ‘controversy’ just isn’t working for me.

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Maybe I’m just cranky that the runway looks from Fashion Week so far aren’t giving me any gawk-worthy jewelry to crow about. But we’re only half-way through…stay tuned.

Jennifer Aniston & Courtney Cox: BFFs in Boring Black

The little black dress. It’s timeless. It’s elegant. But it’s the equivalent of a ‘forfeit’ on the red carpet if you’re an A-lister like Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. What’s the rub? Once you’ve got syndication royalties rolling in you can throw in the fashion towel? Aniston, in particular, wears basic, boring, black to nearly every movie premiere (perhaps she’s in mourning for a good script) – and don’t get me started on her (dare I say its name) ‘pants suit’ to the star-studded ‘I’m Just Not That Into You’ red carpet. Every once in a while? Fine. But to every. single. friggin. event? Enough already! But I digress. The leading ladies did look lovely at the recent Women In Film celebration in Century City this week (maybe it was a black and white dress code, who am I to judge?). Loving the big hoop looks on these ‘Friends’, despite the basic black. Hair jewelry is another hot trend I’m spotting like this sparkly headband on Emily Blunt (in BLACK Elie Saab): And Zoe Saldana continues to hit it out of the park in a (white!) MaxMara gown with black and white diamond drops: What are your thoughts on the basic black bonanza? Should I step away from the ledge and chillax? Who wore your favorite look? Weigh in!

Jewelry at the TV Land Awards


Diamonds and gems are usually the highlight of any red carpet event in my book, but at the TV Land Awards? It’s always the cast of characters that are the most memorable.


Where else can you find the likes of The Hoff rubbing elbows with Isaac from The Love Boat?

Or Glee’s Jane Lynch posing with Charo.

Or Anne Coulter arm and arm with… Jimmie “Dynomite” Walker from Good Times???? Does it get any better than that????

Well, it was comforting to see pretty pearls on our favorite TV moms, Mrs Partridge and Mrs “C”.

And former Charlie’s Angel, Cheryl Ladd looked lovely in a David Meister black jersey cocktail dress with diamond hoops to die for.

Earring statements shined bright on other TV Land stars, including Taxi’s Marilu Henner, Charlie’s Angel, Jacklyn Smith, and little Vicki from The Love Boat, Jill Whelan (memba her?)

While necklaces have been a veritable no-show on the red carpet these days, Joyce DeWitt(!) from Three’s Company wore a simple diamond statement to light up the final seconds of her 15 minutes of fame.

Clearly, I enjoyed the people watching far more than the jewelry this time around. But where else can you find Blondie getting an icon award or Tom Hanks slumming it with the remnants of the Bosom Buddies cast? It’s a pop culture diva’s dream come true!

The TV Land Awards will air in all their glory on April 25th.

Am I dating myself with these star sightings? Who wore your favorite TV Land look?

The Jewelry Insider

September 23, 2009


Hoop earrings (aka: the little black dress of the jewelry world), are making a big splash on celebrities and fashionistas alike this season. And the good news is: you don’t have to jump through hoops to get a shining pair for your own jewelry box.


Classic hoops have always been a fashion staple for women of all ages, and while the style is great for anything from a board meeting to a girls’ night out, we’re also seeing them on the red carpets as celebrities and their stylists bring basics back to high fashion.


Beyonce wowed us at the VMAs with Lorraine Schwartz hoops rumored to be close to $1 million smackers, Kim K. wore a more classic hoop silhouette to the Emmys, and Padma Lakshmi threw in a bit of color to help her red carpet hoop-la.

Now I know you most likely already own a pair of classic gold hoops, but now is the time to take the look to new levels. Try a larger size. Add some color with a gemstone look. Grab a pair in a different metal. Go big with an all-diamond pair.

And Jewelry.com has hundreds of styles for your browsing pleasure from the retailers you trust at prices you can afford.

 

 

The Jewelry Insider

September 14, 2009


Before I get to the jewelry fashion and the Kanye West outburst during the MTV Video Music Awards last night, I’d like to just take a moment to reflect on what I thought was – by far – the best part of the night.

MTV isn’t always known to be a class act, and the VMAs is certainly not the place to go looking for it, but whoever was in charge of producing the opening Michael Jackson dance tribute ought to get some kind of award.

Who doesn’t remember running to the TV everytime an MJ video would come on – from Thriller to Beat it?And we ran because we wanted to see those synchronized dance numbers, right? And if it wasn’t Michael it was his sister, Janet, who carried the torch.

Well, for those of you who are square in my demographic – here is a link to the thing.The dancers were amazing – and the Janet Jackson finale was a great way to top it off. I teared up all the way through. It’s not the same as seeing it live, I’m sure, but you’ll get the idea.Nicely done, VMAS.

Now, on to the fashion. First of all, if I see another starlet in a metallic mini dress I’m going to hurl. Enough, already! And Pink and Shakira showed up wearing the same friggin’ one! They are cool, sure, but someone think outside the box, will you?

Diamonds simply dripped from Beyonce, who wore $1 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Taylor Swift showed in the same designer’s diamonds and a stunning beaded Kaufman Franco gown, and the third part of this ill-fated trio, Kanye West, just accessorized with his girlfriend in an unfortunate jumpsuit.

So by now, you’ve all heard about how Mr. West took it upon himself to interrupt Taylor Swift’s wispy acceptance speech to lament the fact that Beyonce didn’t win for Best Female Video. I’m thinking Beyonce will be just fine without yet another award in her trophy case (she won the night’s top prize for the video anyway).

In other words, let well enough alone, Kanye.MTV is a corporate juggernaut out primarily to promote big stars (including yourself), not to make fine-tuned artistic statements. If getting a Moon Man was the same as winning the Pulitzer, maybe he’d have more of a point. Maybe he didn’t get hugged enough as a child?

Thoughts?On any of this diamond-filled drama?

Stay tuned for Fashion Week updates as the week progresses! I love this time of year!