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The Jewelry Insider

July 23, 2009

From health care reform to rising unemployment and stimulus dough, there are a lot of issues out there for us all to ponder these days. But I’ve got one pressing question that’s been keeping me up nights.

How many friggin’ celebrity jewelry lines do we need, people?

I mean really. There are the success stories like Nicole Richie’s boho chic House of Harlow line and Paula Abdul’s HSN juggernaut. But do we really need D-listers like Christie Brinkley, Gladys Knight, New York Housewife, Kelly Bensimon and Heidi Montag’s sister joining the ranks?


Now news of singer, Lily Allen’s, new line is hitting the newswires and frankly? I could care less. You had me at Padma Lakshmi and jumped the shark at Tori Spelling, folks.

Do we really need the same old gold charm necklace you can get at any department store marked up an additional 40% because a singer with one big hit and a history of public drunkenness has her name on it?

I think I can live a full life never knowing or caring that Holly Montag gets to put her name on some gold chains simply because she ‘has always loved jewelry’, according to MTV. As if loving jewelry and having the same genetic makeup of a pathetic reality TV star are the only qualifications for for launching a bauble line.

Correct me if I’m wrong. Maybe I’m being too harsh? I suppose there is room for everyone to peddle their wares out there. But I’m wondering if I’m the only one who has had my fill? What do you guys think?

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The Jewelry Insider

September 3, 2008

Despite her Dolce and Gabbana frock and Chopard jewels, Lily Allen was anything but classy as the host of last night’s GQ Man of the Year awards in London. Co-host, Sir Elton John, had terse words for the pop chanteuse as she proceeded to get lit on champagne during her hosting duties.

After slurring, swearing and swooning her way through the evening, Miss Allen, the daughter of actor Keith Allen, came to announce ‘…and now the most important part of the night’, when Sir Elton chipped in ‘What? Are you going to have another drink?’ She fired back: ‘F*** off Elton. I am 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me!’

Um, yeah, a life with no more awards shows, record deals and a Sir Elton blacklist. That’s showbiz.

The fashions on display ranged from disappointing to shocking. The normally stunning Thandie Newton wore a loud print that was too much for jewelry. Liz Hurley looked this side of floozy in a tight mini and diamond drops. And the Traci Emin, Jo Howard, Geri Hall trio took trashy to a new level. Ladies, what is going on across the pond?

The men fared much better, as honorees from Tony Bennett and Led Zeppelin to Josh Brolin and Steve Coogan took home their men-of-the-year trophies. Let’s hope one of them made sure Lily got home OK.