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MTV Movie Awards – A Jewelry Fashion Round Up

Yellow gold, blue gemstones and layered bangles were the top three jewelry trends emerging from the MTV Movie Awards last night, as teen idols from a sultry Vanessa Hudgens to a sophisticated Miley Cyrus rocked the red carpet

Teen vampire phenomenon, Twilight, took most of the top honors, with a gawky Kristen Stewart looking like she might vomit every time she took the stage – even dropping her golden popcorn statue when accepting her Best Female Performance award.

Maybe the spotlight is shining too brightly these days? (See Susan Boyle’s recent treatment for ‘exhaustion’ for further reference).

Laughs came fast and hard, with host, Andy Samburg at the helm (his reaction to Miley’s acceptance speech was priceless!).

But perhaps the best moment of the night came in the guise of a floating set of bare butt cheeks. Namely the ones Sasha Baron Cohen planted on a not-so enthused Eminem’s face. A pre-planned gag or a surprise attack? You be the judge.

Thankfully the fashion police didn’t much have their work cut out for them, as the MTV set rocked it out in sequined minis, cowl neck classics and a good amount of bling.
Vanessa Hudgins made her peach Max Azria shine with layered yellow gold pendants and bangles, and stars like Megan Fox and Paris Hilton followed suit with their own gold statements.

Blue gemstone made their way on the likes of Ashley Tisdale, Sandra Bullock and Malin Ackerman, and diamond divas included Stephanie Pratt, Hayden Panettiere and Leighton Meister, with diamond cuffs making a strong showing.

And while I could do without Cameron Diaz’s blue boots, Sandra Bullocks’s black tights and Kristen Stewart’s nervous tics, I’ll leave the freaking out to the Twilight fans. And Eminem.

Check out the Jewelry.com Facebook page for more pics, including an unfortunate necklace look from Heidi Montag’s sis. Why is she famous again?

The Jewelry Insider

April 29, 2009

Big movie premieres have been littering the calendar this week, and stunning yellow gold jewelry is almost upstaging the stars themselves.

I’ve been covering the growth of the golden trend all month, and it’s clear the mellow yellow metal push is only going to get more intense in the coming weeks – especially with the May Is Gold Month bonanza underway.

Mom-to-be, Jennifer Garner, lit up the red carpet at her Ghosts of Girlfriends Past premiere in Los Angeles. And Party of Five alum, Lacey Chabert, joined her looking all grown up in an off-the-shoulder gown with a Coomi 20k yellow gold and sliced diamond spring cuff with a matching handbag.

Wolverine fans had more than Hugh Jackman to cheer about. Costar, Lynn Collins, wore H. Stern’s Zephyr cuff in 18K yellow gold to go with her stunning red ensemble, and the always lovely Halle Berry one-upped her with her own golden wristwear and a LBD to die for.

Will the woman please have a bad hair day or something so we can all feel better about ourselves?

Across the country at the Tribeca Film Festival Kim Kardashian added jewelry maven to her growing resume, as she stepped out in a gold statement necklace with (you guessed it!) another yellow gold cuff.

And that doesn’t begin to cover all the golden glow. Check out Jewelry.com’s Facebook page to see more celebrity gold looks for your drooling pleasure.

And for you sweepstakes fanatics – you know who you are – don’t forget about the May Is Gold Month sweepstakes on Jewelry.com to win your favorite gold jewelry piece.

Yup. There’s a gold cuff just ripe for the taking…

The Jewelry Insider

April 22, 2009

Let’s face it, jewelry hounds. Many folks might mistake us for materialistic fashion addicts who would sell our first born for the chance to wear the Wittelsbach Diamond – or heck anything over five carats.

And, well, they might be right.

But today I’m going to give you a golden opportunity to turn over a new leaf. A gold leaf to be exact.

The World Gold Council just launched their Leaves of Change™ initiative, where they’ve asked a slew of top celebrities to design a gold leaf jewelry piece to be auctioned with proceeds benefiting their favorite charities.

Christina Applegate, Whoopi Goldberg, Marcia Gay Harden, Samantha Harris, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Chris Noth, Lena Olin, Rachael Ray, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Pauletta & Denzel Washington are all participating, and the big auction will take place on May 7th at a gala event in New York City.

But you don’t have to be in the Big Apple to participate. Want to give Mr. Big your vote of confidence? Or maybe you want one of Whoopi’s creations? No problem. The World Gold Council is taking bids right now on all the pieces through their Leaves of Change™ website until May 7th.

“Bringing together highly talented celebrities with renowned jewelry designers will create exciting and innovative gold designs,” says John Calnon, Managing Director for World Gold Council, US. “The simultaneous benefit to multiple charities, especially in such difficult economic times, makes for a meaningful and lasting impact.”

Combining jewelry and star power is the perfect way to get the jewelry hound in all of us to step away from the fashion mags and give back for a good cause. And let’s not forget that gold is the metal of choice these days for fashionistas and celebs alike.

Good karma that begets good jewelry fashion. President Obama would be so proud.

The Jewelry Insider

April 20, 2009

Jewelry hounds, we’re entering the busy season. With Mother’s Day, weddings, prom, graduation and beach weather right around the corner, we’re faced with a perfect storm of jewelry gift opportunities. And let’s not forget about our favorite verb: “self-gifting”.

Thankfully, some major players in the industry have thought about our plight and are giving us a glittering break. The World Gold Council and Jewelry.com celebrated the sixth anniversary of May Is Gold Month last week and launched a whole slew of programs offering gold jewelry savings starting now through the month of May.

From a gold cross for grandma to gold hoops for your graduate, Jewelry.com has hundreds of gold jewelry styles available at the price points we love to see these days. And their stash comes from the most trusted retailers around (Kay Jewelers, Zales, JCPenney to name a few).

One last tip: Jewelry.com launched a May Is Gold Month sweepstakes – it’s the kind you can enter every day to better your chances (like the HGTV Dream Home – Why I didn’t win this year is beyond me). There are nine gold jewelry pieces on display – all very cool – you just click on the image you like, bing bang boom – and you’re in there.

So check out the May Is Gold Month bonanza on Jewelry.com and let me know how you make out. There’s nothing wrong with gold digging, Kanye. If you do it the right way.

The Jewelry Insider

April 10, 2009

Tween sensation, Miley Cyrus, has a little movie coming out today in case you’ve been living in a cave, and the marketing budget leading up to the debut probably equaled the GDP of most developing nations.

The Hannah Montana star attended three premieres, the ACMA awards, and many of the early morning shows – and her jewelry style has been fun, fresh and littered with gold along the way.

Miley loves to layer her chains, and yellow gold appears to be her metal of choice. Stacked bangles are also a trademark look and tasteful statement earrings make their mark when there is a more elegant event on the agenda.

While there has been controversy surrounding the age-appropriateness of Miley’s choices in the past (the infamous Vanity Fair photo shoot with Annie Leibowitz, her 20-year-old boyfriend), it’s refreshing to see the star steer well clear of the Britney/Lolita syndrome. It’s just not what her brand is all about.

Call me old fashioned, but I’m glad young girls have a role model who isn’t catering to the fantasies of emotionally stunted men by wearing school girl uniforms, loads of diamonds, pounds of make up and belly baring costumes.

There’s plenty of time for that later.

And jewelry looks for this generation – including Taylor Swift and the High School Musical set – never seem to take things to Paris Hilton levels. There is bling and there is bling.

So even though I’m just as sick of seeing Miley or Hannah or whatever her name is as the rest of adult America, it’s nice to see that overexposed in her case doesn’t have to mean her body too.

Am I right? Or do I need to loosen up?

The Jewelry Insider

February 8, 2009

Precious Metals were in abundance on the red carpet of the Clive Davis-hosted Pre-Grammy concert last night from the glittering frocks to the golden jewels.
Metallic mavens are a familiar occurrence on the red carpet this year, and last night was no exception. Mini mogul,Taylor Swift, our favorite sanity-challenged judge, Paula Abdul, and one-hit-wonder, Leona Lewis, continued the bejeweled dress trend with minimal jewelry looks.

But the biggest surprise of the night – aside from a much-buzzed about performance from Clive’s crown jewel, Whitney Houston, was the piles of gold lighting up the joint. And I’m not talking about gold records.

Rhianna rocked the big braided gold hoop look with her flowing Gucci gown, Carrie Underwood added yellow gold chandelier earrings to her pre-Grammy polka-dots, and Keyshia Cole added yellow gold sparkle to her canary wrap dress. Sheryl Crowe is more of a copper queen (where has she been tanning?) but the bronzed beauty added just the right amount of gold to her Ports 1961 frock.

And I’m saving all my love for you, Whitney, who according to the Los Angeles Times,

“…hit her cues and delivered the songs with confidence. This felt like the beginning of something, not its climax: a tentative though friendly rapprochement with the diva role Houston once defined.”

Hell to the yes! Apparently Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson were in the front row having seizures during her entire set. And Houston’s gold bangles and earrings didn’t make her leopard-print get-up look cheap either – a pot of gold at the end of a very rocky rainbow.

Stay tuned for my wrap-up of the Grammy’s proper later on tonight!