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Mad About Mad Men Jewelry – Season 4


Jewelry hounds, our beloved Mad Men is back for a 4th season this Sunday! And aside from a Monday morning martini hangover, nothing is going to keep me from rejoicing at the swinging sixties jewelry fashion.

Janie Bryant, the series’ award-winning costume designer, is injecting a bit of mod into the wardrobe this season as the plot advances to a post-JFK-assassination 1964.

These pics from the AMC website already have me drooling:

How much do we love this rhinestoned Joan look with her signature brooch?

Or this yellow gold look with the tassle pendant we’ve seen now in every season? (Yes, Janie Bryant. We’re keeping track!)


Betty Draper continues to channel Jackie O:


And my favorite – Peggy Olson – is sporting a new do and a little more sparkle this season as she continues to climb the corporate ladder.

I’m also excited to report that Janie Bryant is sharing her period inspiration with the masses with her new clothing and jewelry line for QVC aptly called, “Mod by Janie Bryant”.


She tells The Huffington Post,

“It’s definitely vintage inspired and I just designed pieces that I really love from periods of the 50’s and 60’s so it’s not Mad Men, it’s vintage inspired but the pieces are real statement pieces and I think they can change one’s look in an instant. The pieces are really fun. I love the jewelry. I love the handbag too.”

The line will launch on September 29th, with 10-15 pieces of costume jewelry priced from $26 to $138.

What do you think of all this 60s jewelry style making a come back? Up your alley? Or best left in the past?

In the meantime, I’m breaking out my pencil skirt and sweater set for this Sunday at 10pm on AMC! Dirty martinis all around!

The Jewelry Insider

December 14, 2009


The nation’s largest freshwater pearl jewelry company, Honora, is betting on social media to do more than snipe about Tiger Woods’ bedpost notches.

Bloggers, Facebook fanatics and the Twitterarti and joining forces to spread the word about a win-win holiday giving initiative that combines our softer side with our penchant for great jewelry fashion.Check this out:

The first 1,000 folks to donate $30 or more towards Honora’s ‘Time to Share’ initiative will receive a free Honora Floating Freshwater Pearl Watch valued at $100!

But this isn’t a charity event aimed at making money for the prominent pearl jeweler.100% of the proceeds will be given to the Share Our Strength organization that helps end hunger for our nation’s children.

AND – if you donate before this Friday, you’ll get the pearl watch in time to re-gift it to your BFF by Christmas morning (that’s if you can bear to part with it).

It’s not often bling-obsessed jewelry hounds like us can give back and go glam at the same time. So click here to make your donation and let me know if you’ve made it on the first 1,000 list!

 

 

Paris, Pearls and Perfection

Paris Fashion Week is winding down, and my favorite designers (Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Marc Jacbos for LV, etc.) all dazzled with cutting edge collections that left fashionista drool all along the Champs Elysees. But it was John Galliano who topped them all this season.


Always the Parisian darling, Galliano was hand-picked by Anna Wintour to take over the House of Dior a while back, and he’s certainly done well by the brand – but it was his John Galliano line that sent the tastemakers and fashion obsessed into orbit.


Inspired by a research trip to Hollywood, Galliano immersed himself in the Tallulah Bankhead, Mary Pickford world of studio system glamour and spun it into a magnificent showing of lace, pearls, and simply spectacular headwear. Style.com aptly calls it his ‘fashion version of Sunset Boulevard‘.

And while we mere mortals can only gawk at the beautiful baubles and garments that only a size zero gamine can pull off, there are ways to bring a little Galliano high fashion fantasy into our own wardrobes.


I’m making a beeline for my grandmother’s pearls and brooches – and already have a long blazer belted over a long dress set aside in my mind for the next night out. And it looks like layering those bangles is simply always a safe bet – the look is present here and with many other designers this year (see the Jewelry.com Facebook album for more).

So what do you guys think of the Galliano girls this go round? Aren’t they just beyond? Or am I losing my mind after so many runway roundups?

The Jewelry Insider

June 19, 2009


June is Pearl Month, jewelry hounds, and there’s a glittering new reason to add those shiny oyster babies to your jewelry box. Trusted jewelry retailer, Helzberg Diamonds, just joined the Jewelry.com family as a Diamond Partner, and to celebrate they’re handing out pearl earrings at our favorite price..FREE.

Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting made the Girl with the Pearl Earring famous in the 17th century, Scarlett Johansson brought them to life again on the silver screen and now Helzberg is adding to their storied allure by offering the perfect pair of pearl studs with any Helzberg purchase of $99 or more on Jewelry.com.


Whether you’re a bride-to-be searching for wedding bands, a devoted boyfriend jewelry shopping for your June birthday girl, or a fashion hound updating your summer wardrobe – Helzberg Diamonds is offering the perfect reason to do it all on Jewelry.com.

And now that they’re a valued Diamond Partner, you have almost 1700 new styles at your fingerstips from yet another retailer we all trust. Over 90 years in the business counts for a lot these days.


(Word to the wise: their diamond studs and Journey diamond styles are big sellers).

So take a cue from Helzberg and history this month and be the girl with the pearl earrings who just happens to be in on the best secret in town.