Jewelry Designer Ippolita: a tFS Exclusive Interview

Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Kate Hudson, and Minnie Driver are just some of the celebrities who wear Ippolita on the red carpet and in their daily lives. Designed by Ippolita who grew up in Italy with an artist father, the designer went on to earn her Baccalaureate in sculpture at the Istituto D’Arte in Florence, which has greatly influenced her aesthetic. Ippolita’s 18 karat gold collection, based around a sculpted bangle, hoop earring, and ring, was launched at Bergdorf Goodman in 1999 and is still one of the brand’s bestsellers today.

Lucky for me, my favorite pieces from the designer’s collection are her resin ones, part of a lower priced collection she launched recently. However, whether a piece is made from 18 karat gold or resin, everything in the collection is made by hand, accounting for the line’s not always easy-on-the-wallet prices.

We spoke to the designer about memorable career landmarks, her favorite creations, advice for aspiring designers, and more.

via Jewelry Designer Ippolita: a tFS Exclusive Interview | The Fashion Spot.

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Insects-inspired Jewelry from Eddie Borgo (Fall 2011 Collection)

Eddie Borgo new Fall 2011 jewelry collection has been obviously inspired by insects – spiders, ladybugs, dragonflies, etc. The majority of pieces in the range feature shapes of these creatures in a delicate and very stylish way.

In case you dislike insects but still wish to find something interesting for yourself in Eddie Borgo’s jewelry collection for Fall 2011 you can opt for covetable cone-shaped bracelets in beautiful colors and great materials.

via Insects-inspired Jewelry from Eddie Borgo (Fall 2011 Collection) – MillionLooks.com.

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2011 Accessories

With tropical floral prints, mesh, studs and tan leather, Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2011 accessories selection evokes a rich feeling of Summer. A range of heels and sandals are on offer for this season – from simple leather tong sandals to mesh-constructed tan heels, embellished with studs. One of the stand-out pairs of heels include a peep-toe pair of wedges with a printed fiery heel – while another statement stiletto shows off a metal heel, with the body of the shoe crafted out of delicate mesh, creating a juxtaposition between featherlight and heavy.

Bags and clutches are also printed, in sleek tan leather and crisp white. One oversized shoulder bag features a dark floral print  complete with a silver lock and chain handle, while Lanvin also created some hard clutches perfect for eveningwear including a small brown snakeskin clutch with a delicate leather handle and gold statement lock.

A few pieces of jewellery, including some clips, take their inspiration from embellished butterflies and insects perfect for rounding off a Summer outfit and bedazzling a pretty cocktail dress. These accessories are ultimately feminine and quick to evoke a sense of long, hot days sprawled out poolside and bonfire parties on a sandy beach come evening – these are the perfect accompaniments to Summer.

via Lanvin Spring/Summer 2011 Accessories | Front Row View.

Look of the Day

Selita Ebanks

WHAT SHE WORE

Ebanks chose an asymmetric metallic design and black pumps for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas grand opening.

via Look of the Day – Fashion – InStyle.

Sarah Jessica Parker: Get The Look

Sarah Jessica Parker may not be quite as outlandishly fashion-obsessed as her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, but this middle-aged working Mom walks her fair share of red carpets. She always brings the glamour, even if it’s understated.

On this occasion SJP wore an anything-but-simple, one-shoulder little black dress with exquisite ruching and gathering detail. She paired the piece with a bib necklace that almost works as a collar for the dress. Parker is one to layer lots of jewelry in this way to change the neckline of a top or dress and make it more special – it’s a great trick to have up your sleeve. Black polka dot stockings, satin pumps and a medium-sized hobo bag finish off the look.

via Sarah Jessica Parker: Get The Look | The Fashion Spot.

Vancouver: Rocaille’s jewellery goes for baroque

For some people, money talks. But for Vancouver’s Amanda He, it wasn’t enough. After leaving a career as an investment banker for her true passion, design, she launched Rocaille (rocaille-design.com), a collection of sparkly necklaces and bracelets that are perfect as holiday dress accoutrements or, of course, gifts. He named her line after the opulent, romantic rococo style that originated in 18th century Europe and the logo, two seahorses comes from the designer’s favourite piece of jewellery, a 1950s seahorse brooch she found in Portland. Rocaille’s one-of-a-kind pieces are part art deco, part modern drama, part playful and fun—and perfect for a winter fête.

via Vancouver: Rocaille’s jewellery goes for baroque | Shopping | fashionmagazine.com.