For months now, jewellery trends have followed the "less is more" train of thought, and everything we wear — from rings and earrings to bracelets, necklaces and headpieces — has become finer than a fresh spiderweb. Well, friends, these big guys here are moving in on the prime real estate that is our ears, arms and necks, and the charge is being led by none other than Aussie style icon Lara Bingle. When we interviewed the blonde beauty a couple of weeks ago, we couldn't stop staring at her jewellery (pictured above). The chunky chain links, heavy rings and solid bangles were a breath of fresh air. . . and we'd like more, please. Click through to scour our top 10 pieces of chunky metal jewellery — there's enough to suit any budget and preference. This way!
Crystal, quartz, amethyst and other coloured stones have been around since the dark ages (no, really) but in 2013, we're seeing them updated with an edgy twist. We're not lingering amongst the perfectly-cut, shaped stones of the '90s, or the smooth bold brights of the noughties. . . Stones in jewellery this time round are as unique as you can get. Uncut, unshaped, untouched — they're real natural beauties that were made for the modern boheme who likes a touch of luxe in her life. We've narrowed down our top 10 pieces for you to feast your eyes upon.
Those clever StyleStalker girls are at it again, this time stretching their skills to the world of jewellery. In a first for the local-label-gone-global, designers Rachel Zeilic and Sue-Ann San have collaborated with an LA-based accessories brand Luv Aj. Both labels share the same young, cool, tough-but-sexy aesthetic and each have solid celebrity fan bases — so we're marking off the weeks days until the fruit of their combined talent is spotted on Kim/Lauren/Kate or Ashley. The collection launched officially today, with the hand-made pewter pieces available via both labels' e-shops and in select boutiques. May we suggest you snoop the entire range? Before the Hollywood pack get their paws on it.
Fact: Christmas is only 12 days away. . . And you know what that means? We're smack-bang in the middle of party season. And if that doesn't call for some seriously special jewels to adorn your arms, ears, wrists and whatever else, we don't know what does! Nothing finishes off an outfit quite like a beautiful piece of jewellery — a luxe necklace or statement ring can be the missing piece to your sartorial puzzle, and put an entirely new spin on things. If you're not one to go all out with the clothes themselves, these pretty pieces will make you feel like the life of the party — and whether you like it gold or silver, chunky or dainty, plain or coloured, there's something to suit you. Click through to see our fave picks!
In today's DIY, we're taking inspiration from the gorgeous jewels on Chanel's A/W '12 runway. More commonly known as "fool's gold," Chanel showed everything from statement collars to cuffs covered in pyrite. US FabSugar reporter Allison McNamara is here to show you how to re-create the same pyrite statement-makers. Watch on to see how it's done!
What do you get when you join a member of Monaco royalty with one of the world's most prestigious jewellery companies? A whole lot of glamour, that's what! Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, was on deck to assist Cartier with the opening of the El Arte de Cartier exhibition in Madrid last night, doing double duty for the day and night-time events, hosted at the Museum Thyssen Bornemisza. We were (as usual) impressed with Charlotte's classic sense of style, but it was the jaw-droppingly beautiful jewels from Cartier's archives that really held our attention. Over 400 pieces are currently on display, including bespoke creations for the likes of Coco Chanel, Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. From iconic Cartier leopard cuffs to art deco collars to diamond-encrusted tiaras, you just gotta have a look.
We've already given you the breakdown of today's stand out gowns, but what would any of these dresses be without their decadent add-ons. The truth is no Oscar attendee is fully dressed without the dazzling little details — sometimes $2 million worth of little details (we're looking at you, Jessica Chastain). With each of today's red-carpet ensembles, there's no denying that the high-wattage embellishments only further the glamour. Upon closer inspection, we're seeing a lot of brilliant jewel drop and tasseled earrings worn with shorter, collar-style necklaces, as well as a slew of glitzed-up clutches and statement cuffs. Click through to get a closer look at the accruements of choice for the 2012 Academy Awards!
From the 'why didn't she do this before' bin comes news this morning that Rachel Zoe will be adding a line of jewellery to her eponymous Collection line. The Hollywood stylist and new mum has a well-documented penchant for statement, often vintage, jewels; regularly relying on her fabulous collection of costume and high-end extras to jzush up not only her own ensembles, but those of her A-list clients. Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman have already scooped up the line, which will retail between $195 and $695 USD. Because we're keen-beans, we rounded up the stylist's top five signature jewellery pieces that we're hoping — nay — praying that she puts into production.
Make your seasonal accessories budget work a bit harder this year. The joy of accessories is the ability they have to makeover your existing wardrobe without breaking the bank. If you choose those outfit 'extras' wisely you'll be doubling your savings! Save on passing fads, but spend on pieces that you'll wear for seasons to come. Simple! From luxe to less, we've found five key Summer accessory buys that make smart shopping sense.
It's Friday! We're chucking an accessorising party to celebrate the end of the week! To help say sayonara to our Accessories Amore special, we've collated one big-ass, bumper shopping gallery. Step inside to peruse 50 of the best bags, cuffs, rings, hats, shoes, belts, scarves, watches and necklaces in one easy-to-click place, and the best bit is that they're all under $50. Yup, you read right. For the cost of a pineapple you can bling up for the weekend! So, whadya waiting for?