Word on the block is that the multi-talented Jenny is now sporting conical hats, paper parasols, chopsticks and other very, very stereotypically “Oriental” knick-knacks in a new campaign for TOUS.
The American Idol judge recently replaced Australian singer Kylie Minogue as the new face of the 90-year-old Spanish jewelry line.
In the past half dozen years, the statement bag’s been replaced by the statement shoe.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.
I have to admit, one good thing that’s come out of this recession is the return to a sense of responsibility and awareness. And I’m not just talking fiscally, though I am glad conspicuous and excessive consumption is finally considered not just passe but in poor taste. (Good riddance Paris Hilton-itis!) The down economy has really driven home, for me anyway, the need to conserve the environment, for healthy spending (and saving) habits, and to give back to the community, whether local or global.
It’s in that spirit that I’ll be doing a lot of my gifting this year with the environment and the less fortunate in mind. These gift ideas help you do that … and also drop some major hints to recipient friends and family who may not have quite gotten the message yet.
Reusable totes are a dime a dozen these days, but now that grocery stores are actually giving you credit for using them, there’s no better time to stock up. I love Emily Sugihara’s Baggu ripstop nylon totes. The hip, aerodynamic shape comes in every imaginable color, in a whole slew of sizes, and they start at just $3.
If you didn’t know by now, green is back.
It started with the palest jade nails and jade jewelry on Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 runway.
Then the black nail polish obsession morphed into a penchant for all shades green, from blackened emerald to opaque mint.
And if the Spring 2010 runways are any indication, the color so commonly associated with everything from envy to environmental consciousness is officially back on its own merits: As pure, unadulterated color.
Still model of the moment, Liu Wen wore head to toe peacock green on the Yves Saint Laurent runway, made cooler with pewter accents.
At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the hue of choice was a chartreuse-y lime, done up in satin and made edgy with sheer black.
Can’t do head to toe? Add a touch in your accessories, like the printed scarf and deep emerald earrings on Liu Wen on the Marni runway. (Looks so good with gold — still going strong for spring!)
Treat green like a neutral. Just a touch of olive at Jonathan Saunders adds edge to clean lines. Tao Okamoto in Jonathan Saunders.
The freshest way to wear green is mixed with a shade — any shade — of blue. Emma Pei in a brilliant emerald green Lela Rose dress.
Get in on this trend now. Accessories are the easiest way to go green; they’ll add a pop to your fall wardrobe, or a twinge of envy for the holidays.