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Jewelry Shines for NY Fashion Week


Jewelry fashion has always been the lady-in-waiting on the runways of Fashion Week – there solely to make all those lauded frocks sparkle instead of shining bright in its own right.

But it seems the tinseled tide is turning this year, as more and more jewelry designers are using the tents and runways to debut accessory collections first and foremost – relegating the clothes to back of the bus for a change.

Stylist extraordinaire, Rachel Zoe, is debuting her jewelry line with QVC in the IMG Tent, and hipster jewelry designer, Pamela Love, is sharing the low-cost version of her couture gems at the downtown alternative to the big tents, Mac & Milk Fashion Week.

Not to be outdone, Macy’s and Jewelry.com are using the much-publicized ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ extravaganza on September 10th to debut their new Manhattan Collection, featuring a stunning array of couture gems inspired by the icons of New York.

If you’re in the city on the 10th, there is an open invite to their premiere party, The Manhattan Exhibition, at the Macy’s flagship store from 6-9pm.The exhibit will feature 10 super high-end museum-worthy pieces – from a Central Park pendant and a Bull and Bear bangle to a Chrysler-inspired ring and a cuff that borrows from the bridges of the Big Apple.

Pretty stunning, if you ask me. And perfect timing.

So join me as I celebrate the jewelry category taking center stage for a change when the fall fashion machine goes into overdrive next week. I’m fastening my seatbelt – and my purse strings.

The Jewelry Insider

February 12, 2009


Don’t worry – I refuse to subject you jewelry hounds to a diatribe about the ridiculous Jessica Simpson weight gain controversy. It’s called “fluctuation” people. Deal with it.

Let’s focus on the positive, now, shall we?

Tony Romo’s main squeeze helped announce the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards nominations yesterday at the Ford Theater in Nashville, and she showed up looking beautiful in the genre’s favorite accessory – big ol’ jewelry.

Gi-normous earrings have made a regular showing on the red carpets lately, and Jessica’s bejeweled tear-drop danglers could outshine any of them. Also front and center was a long black and gold beaded chain necklace that added a splash of sparkle to her LBD and “Bad-Sandy” in Grease leather blazer.

But Simpson is no stranger to fashion. Her retail empire has a cult following among fashionistas (check out this confessional from Glamour blogger, Tracey Lomrantz), and she just announced an expansion of her jewelry offerings with a new line called Cactus Flower.

According to WWD, Cactus Flower jewelry will feature bright colors and Swarovski crystals with a beachy vibe inspired by Saint-Tropez. And recessionistas will be happy to know the line is available in department stores like Dillards and Macys and has pricepoints ranging from $18-25.

Take that Carrie Underwood!

In the meantime, Simpson is bringing her newly stiffened upper lip to New York’s Madison Square Garden tonight where she continues her tour with Rascal Flatts.

Bring on the bling, sister! And leave the high-waisted jeans at home this time. Just a thought…