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Guy Laroche Jewelry: A Labor Day Style Staple

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Brighten up your Labor Day whites with the ultra-modern edge of Guy Laroche jewelry. The ’60s Parisian couturier-turned-jewelry designer was celebrated for his sleek and sensual aesthetic. Structured lines and geometric shapes transform Laroche’s sparkling creations into stylish jewel-box staples.

Looking for the perfect statement accent to go with your LWD (Little White Dress)? Then try the Link Bracelet with Cubic Zirconia (above) or the Circle Drop Earrings with Cubic Zirconia. If you’re a white shorts and breezy top kinda gal, then the Bangle Bracelet with Cubic Zirconia or Circle Pendant with Cubic Zirconia(below) might be right up your alley. Either way, Guy Laroche jewelry gives your Labor Day look a little effortless glamor!

The Jewelry Insider

July 5, 2010


The Paris Fall/Winter Haute Couture shows are kicking off this week with a wild display of flower power from one of my favorite designers, John Galliano for Dior.

Jewelry was a no-show on the runway, but once you get a glimpse of the cornucopia of color, you’ll see why it would be a useless afterthought.

The eccentric British designer explained to the press that he wanted to do something bold and fresh with flowers, “allowing their color, texture and structure to inspire a new, modern beauty.”

According to a report from France24, “The floral influence was palpable in the cut of skirts which looked as if they were composed of petals, and bustiers, sprouting fragile filaments in silk chiffon like pistils. Organza frocks appeared to have been constructed from hundreds of buds sewn together.”

And the models had their heads covered in a veil of cellophane, like a bouquet fresh from the florist. J’adore Dior!

While I love the Alice In Wonderland whimsy of these frocks, I’m drooling over what appears to be the only black and white number in the collection – this perfectly petaled gown I could see any number of A-listers work on the awards show circuit (Maggie Gyllenhaal would be at the top of my list).

Stay tuned for more couture coverage – and hopefully some creative new jewelry statements to gawk at! In the meantime, weigh in with some of your favorite Dior designs!

Jewelry Explodes in Paris


The Paris couture shows are taking the runways by storm this week, and while folks generally take a gander at the often-outrageous looks and wonder who on earth would ever wear such nonsense, I find couture gawking the perfect indulgence – especially in these trying times. It’s like rolling around in a vat of Cherry Garcia or having that third – ok fourth – margarita.

So imagine my dismay when I came across the Karl Lagerfeld show for Chanel. It’s all white. It’s suit skirts. It’s a jewelry wasteland. Of course there were fabulously intricate white hats that dazzled the well-heeled crowd, but I’m not in the mood for white right now, Karl. This economy blows. I’m no longer getting my hair highlighted. I want an escape, not a reminder of how bland life is now that I’m off the $4 lattes.

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully, Christian Lacroix is my new ‘white’ knight in shining couture. Not only are there colors exploding all over his catwalk, but the jewelry is an over-the-top display of decadence the likes of which I’ve never seen before. It’s like going down a bauble-filled rabbit hole on crack.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner plate-sized hoop earrings, stacks of mismatched lacquer and crystal cuffs, multiple layerings of giant necklaces, gilded heart-shaped lockets, faux fronds of coral, beaded everything but the kitchen sink… Clearly, words don’t do the show justice, but Style.com’s reviewer comes close:

“(The show) was a pleasure to witness and something to be inspired by. Even if only the very few will own a part of this collection, there’s an idea in there for every fashion watcher: If you’ve got jewelry, it’s time to bring it out and try piling it on all at once.”

 

 

 

 

 

So perhaps we mere mortals can take a lesson from the ivory tower of runway fashion. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Anything goes. If you’ve still got those rubber bangles from the 80s, put ’em on with your diamond necklace and that beaded choker you’re afraid to wear for fear it makes you look ‘easy’.

I may be getting a little couture-crazed, but if you don’t want to scare the neighbors, you at least have to get the full effect of the Lacroix jewelry dreamscape by checking out the dizzying pics on Style.com. And be sure to pair your viewing with a nice pint of New York Super Fudge Chunk. You’ll thank me for it later.