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4 Jan

The Jewelry Designer Making Sex Earrings A 2018 Staple

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Have you always longed to wear earrings that depict a couple in the throngs of passion? What about a diamond-shaped cluster of pearls that is more ear muff than earring? Or a belt you can wear around your thigh, wrist or neck? Enter Monirath, the accessories brand that is not here to play. The brainchild of Australian designer Mollika Prak, Monirath first caught our attention with their Vivienne Westwood-esque "S-E-X" earrings — and while her brand's still relatively small, Prak has big ideas on shaking up the fashion industry. We recently talked with Prak about all things jewelry, Japanese fashion, and what the hell ever happened to originality. What's the concept of your brand, Monirath? Avant-garde. Experimental. Questionable. That's what Monirath accessories are. I started to create jewelry because I...
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21 Dec

Tove Lo Drops Lady Wood-Themed Jewelry Line

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Searingly honest songstress Tove Lo has teamed up with her long-time friend and fellow Swedish singer Emilie Torling for a limited edition jewelry collection. TOVE LO X LEONTINE features four unique pieces, each inspired by the Lady Wood symbol from her album by the same name. There's a nose ring, ear cuff, ring and bracelet. "For me, my Lady Wood symbol is the first thing I have that stands for something outside of my music. I wanted a way to eternalize that," Tove Lo told Vogue. "It's embracing the feminine with power and celebrating it as well as breaking the rules of it." The singer remarked on her friendship with Torling, also the founder of Leontine, saying, "We went through the dramatic years as teenagers...
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20 Dec

Tove Lo Launches a Jewelry Line Inspired By Her Music

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Swedish pop star Tove Lo has always found ways to push boundaries within the confines of mainstream culture. While her songs are crafted with a Max Martin–esque precision, she offsets this high pop sheen with dark, unapologetically honest lyrics that deal with sex, drugs, and self-destruction.
And Lo’s new jewelry line is yet another example of Lo combining her particularly raw sensibility with something a little more refined. Her collection, created with her longtime friend and designer Emelie Törling, who crafts boots and jewelry as Leontine, is a delicate yet strong-willed collaboration that combines Lo and Törling’s distinct sensibilities.

Photographed by Natalie O'Moore
Photographed by Natalie O'Moore
Tove Lo x Leontine features gold rings, cuffs, and bracelets (pieces range from $25 to $79) inspired by the Lady Wood symbol from the...
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7 Dec

Hollywood Insiders On The Emotional Side Of Diamonds

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It’s true that diamond’s are a girl’s best friend, especially on the red carpet. There’s no other stone so synonymous with the glamour of Old Hollywood, nor one that has greater sentimental value—diamonds are always there to celebrate all of life’s biggest moments. Beyond engagement rings, owning diamond jewelry is a rite of passage— many times these precious, one-of-a-kind pieces are passed down from generation to generation, becoming beloved heirlooms.

In honor of the most timeless of bijoux, we’ve asked industry insiders to share their own diamond stories. Below, some of the experts responsible for keeping stars fresh-faced, well-appointed, and impeccably coiffed tell us what their most precious piece means to them.

1 Sarah Slutsky, stylist

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“My Nonnie—Grandmother—gave me a...
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30 Nov

Georgia Fowler Is The New Face Of Colette Jewelry

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New Zealand model and CR girl Georgia Fowler is now the face of Colette Jewelry. The brand has tapped the two-time Victoria's Secret runway star for an Instagram campaign, wearing pieces from Colette's holiday collection.
“I first discovered Georgia on Instagram, where I followed her travels around the world and was instantly drawn to her ‘joie de vivre,’ warmth, and cool sense of style,” said designer Colette Steckel in a statement. “A serendipitous run-in in Paris last season sealed the deal for both of us; it was meant to be.”
Since launching her namesake collection in 1995, Steckel has designed jewelry inspired by her French-Mexican heritage. Her pieces have since been spotted on the likes of Rihanna, Adriana Lima, and Madonna.

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28 Nov

Alexander Mcqueen And Shaun Leane Jewelry Is Now For Sale

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Sotheby’s will host an exhibition for the iconic pieces followed by an auction.

Collaborations between the late great Alexander McQueen and famed jewelry designer Shaun Leane brought some of the greatest fashion moments into public consciousness, from the SS98 skeleton corset to the AW96 crown of thorns. Their works together are even on display in a current exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery. To celebrate the famous collaborators, Sotheby’s is creating an exhibition for the archived pieces. The exhibit, A Life of Luxury, will open November 30, followed by a December 4 auction that will sell the impressive pieces to museums, collectors, and anyone who has the extra cash to spare. “I believe that the collection represents a level of creative freedom...
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27 Nov

5 Winter Hand Creams To Stock Up On Now, According To Fashion’s Favorite Jewelry Designers

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Though fall was off to an unseasonably warm start, increasingly cold temperatures are making up for lost time, sending wardrobes for a loop and requiring some sudden changes to even the most well-stocked beauty arsenals. Incoming? Mega-moisturizing masks make the cut, as do ceramides-packed face balms. But, of course, no routine is quite winter-proof without the addition of hand cream—the only answer to the all-too-common cracked and chapped manicure. This year, when choosing which tube to tote around, why not turn to fashion’s favorite jewelry designers for advice? After all, theirs is a craft that requires perfectly smooth pointers to better display all the glitz and glam around them. “It is so important, as a jewelry designer, to keep my hands soft and moisturized—I...
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23 Nov

The New Fine Jewelry Brand Instagram It-Girls And Celebs Love

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The fine jewelry game can be a bit of a conundrum. Sure, you have your OG behemoth brands that have been in business for hundreds of years—David Yurman, Tiffanys, etc.—but if you're looking for something new and cool (and preferably affordable), where to go? Enter The Last Line. I recently found this brand after falling into a K-hole=like trance on Instagram in search of everyday fine jewelry that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. The Last Line popped up—it's a favorite of Paloma Elsesser, Rachel Zoe, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus—and I was entranced.

@katyperry is not afraid to rock a bold TLL ear game and you shouldn’t be either. Swipe to see her pieces up close. The Last Line(@thelastlinela)님의 공유...
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16 Nov

Which Is Why I’m Excited By My Latest Jewelry Discovery: Wolf Circus

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My jewelry repertoire may have downsized in recent years, where simplicity rules over ornate, but that hasn’t meant less is more. I’m still a believer in more is more, friends! Which is why I’m excited by my latest jewelry discovery: Wolf Circus. The Canadian label has built a foundation on high caliber, yet simple, gold and silver rings, necklaces and bracelets – all hand polished and plated to perfection. I love the layerable quality of the pieces, especially the rings. Effortless gold bands stacked under signets? So good.

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3 Nov

Get a Head Start On Holiday Shopping With This Line Of Pretty, Affordable Tortoiseshell Earrings

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If you can’t find it, make it. That’s the short and sweet backstory you often hear from new designers, among them Jennifer Matchett, who launched her jewelry label Machete in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year. The thing she couldn’t find was quite specific: a pair of elegant tortoiseshell earrings in the perfect shades of brown and black. “I personally don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I’ve always had these tortoise hoops,” she tells Vogue. “I like things to be very simple but different, and when I looked around for other tortoise jewelry, the color variations weren’t there, or the aesthetic wasn’t right. I knew I had to try making them myself.”

In March, she started out with a few pairs of earrings made...
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