Congratulations to Audrey reader Sasha, who won Tina Tang’s sterling silver “Crescent” necklace from our Thank Goodness It’s Free Friday Giveaway! Isn’t she adorable?
“I have just received the Tina Tang ‘Crescent’ necklace in the mail today! Somehow, I love it even more in person. It happens to be just the right length on me as well! It is, in a word, stellar. Wow, really didn’t mean to end on a pun like that . . .”
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So you know by now that we are huge fans of Tina Tang. And if you weren’t one of the lucky two who won Tina’s necklaces in last week’s Thank Goodness It’s Free Fridays, well, you’re in luck. Because our Daily Deal today is Tina Tang’s oh-so subversive double dagger necklace.
Resting between you collar bone, it looks like a pretty silver figure, perhaps, maybe an “X.” And then up close you see … the daggers. So wicked. And so cool.
And it’s Tina Tang so you know it’s quality.
Ooo, are you guys in for a treat today!
We’ve worked with New York-based jewelry designer Tina Tang practically since the inception of Audrey Magazine seven years ago. Her designs are not just consistently lovely, she’s constantly tweaking and updating for just that of-the-moment flair. And one thing we’ve always noticed about her designs is that they look so much more beautiful and amazing on and in person than pictures could ever convey.
Case in point: Tina Tang’s sterling silver “Hammered Moon” necklace. So simple in its execution, and yet the detailing — the delicate chain, the handcrafted hammered texture that reflects light like you wouldn’t believe, and the perfect length so it hangs just under and between your collar bones, drawing all eyes to your best features. The silver has some serious heft and not only does it feel cool on your skin, it even made me look like I had some color. The perfect summer necklace.
I could go on and on, but I’m going to stop yammering now, except to say this. Tina Tang’s “Hammered Moon” necklace, which retails for $149, is yours for free if you win this week’s Thank Goodness It’s Free Fridays giveaway.
And a lucky second winner will get Tina Tang’s equally gorgeous “Crescent” necklace — a stunning sliver version of the Hammered Moon — which retails for $165. I’m so jealous!
Start commenting now! You have until Wednesday, May 12 at 11:59 pm.
And remember, if you don’t win, you can still get Tina Tang’s necklaces at AudreyShops. Good luck!
It’s a lonely email world we live in. Based on my Entourage contacts alone, I probably know hundreds if not thousands of people, mostly New Yorkers, mostly in PR. But do I really know these contacts — dare I say friends — of mine? Nay. I’d only recognize them on the street if they had their email handle in Times New Roman font glued to their forehead.
That’s why the occasions where we do get to know somebody on a level slightly more substantive is pretty noteworthy. Like Troy Sayakumane. We actually only knew him as jewelry designer Tina Tang’s in-house PR person. That is, until he gave us a peek into his inner artistic world.
Troy, it turns out, is co-owner and designer of Whitie Tighties Clothing. It’s a line of unisex tees and — you guessed it — tightie whities which are essentially used as a canvas for the design team’s unconventional artwork. Like a pocket watch shedding feathers. Or walking warheads in 18th century western clothing.
“A lot of our art is subconscious,” says Troy. “The warheads may have something to do with my family’s connection with the war in Southeast Asia and the involvement of westerners.”
Originally from Laos, Troy’s parents brought their five children to Amarillo, Texas, in the 1970s. His partner Vaso is originally from Greece, and it’s her memories of her childhood pet billy goat that inspired their goat print.
Their surrealist art is essentially their world view. “A daydream of a new world,” is what they like to say. Intrigued? Check out more of their art after the jump.
We girls love jewelry, don’t we? And after a while, we find our vanities overflowing with all manner of rings, bangles and baubles. It can get a bit overwhelming.
But the pieces that we return to again and again are inevitably the ones that have meaning. The pearl earrings from mom and dad on graduation day. The heirloom ring from your favorite aunt. That necklace from your childhood love.
Tina Tang’s sterling silver “Infinity” necklace is bound to be such a piece. So simple and elegant, yet flush with meaning. The graceful infinity pendant can be for a best friend, a loved one, even a small token on that special day. And its clean lines let you layer it with any of your already favorite pieces.
In the past half dozen years, the statement bag’s been replaced by the statement shoe. Then came the statement necklace, with a brief hiatus into super stacked bangles. Now it’s all about the statement ring. And it’s not just oversized cocktail baubles. Either pile on the finger candy, or look for extra special ones spanning the knuckles or a couple fingers.
Thai American designer Thakoon Panichgul teamed up with Japanese fine jeweler Tasaki for some fabulous statement rings I’m lusting after.
Of course, I’ll have to fly to Tokyo to get them (and win the lottery while I’m at it), but I can lust nonetheless. The Thakoon for Tasaki rings will be available in April at Tasaki’s Ginza store, and prices start at $5,500.
Another gorgeous statement ring is by European brand Tous.
Fabulously architectural, so minimal and yet so glam. Get both here.