Meet Costume Designer Dan Lawson at the DL for PONO Fall 2017 Event

Calling all fans of The Good Wife, it’s sequel series, The Good Fight, BrainDead, and all things jewelry and accessories. Emmy-nominated Costume Designer Dan Lawson, the man behind the fabulous fashion for these three tv shows, is hosting a special event to launch his DL for PONO Fall 2017 Collection of handcrafted Italian resin jewelry and accessories……..and you’re invited!!

If you love the fashion from his shows, this is the perfect time to preview the stunning DL for PONO Fall 2017 Collection with Jewelry Designer, Joan Goodman (before they make their television debuts), and perhaps pick his brain on all thing fashion and costume design. This event, which will be held next Thursday, June 15th at the Museum of Art & Design in Columbus Circle, promises baubles, bubbly, and even appearances by Good Wife VIPs. The event also allows you to shop the pieces from the luxury jewelry collection, available at the Museum of Art & Design.

There are many inspirations that help to forge the beautiful pieces from DL for PONO Fall 2017 Collection such as the stunning dark green hue of malachite, represented in an eye-catching two-sided necklace, the cool blue, white ice hues, and raw look of an iceberg, and metal etched by fire. The bold jewelry collection is not for the timid fashionista, DL for PONO loves wearers who love to make a bold statement with their style. We love the mix of colors and textures (many times this mix varies from piece to piece, making the jewelry pieces one of a kind), and love the idea that they embrace those of us who love to stand out. We promise you’ll love it too.

So if you are free next Thursday, June 15th and want the chance to see some gorgeous jewelry, speak with a renown Costume Designer, and Jewelry Designer, and enjoy a glass or two of wine, head over to the Museum of Art & Design in Columbus Circle between 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Hope to see you fellow jewelry lovers there.

 

Kapten & Son Limited Edition PRIDE Watch to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow, June 1st, marks the beginning of LGBT Pride Month.  This month honors the Stonewall riots, which happened in Greenwich Village, at the end of June 1969. This month commemorates all who celebrate, fight for, and love the LGBT community. To celebrate this impactful month, Kapten & Son, the affordable luxury brand that offers adventurous and stylish accessories, is launching a Kapten & Son Limited Edition PRIDE watch to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Each Kapten & Son limited edition PRIDE watch features a custom rainbow nylon band and stylish stainless steel 316L casing (rose gold or silver), a white or black watch face, and is available in two sizes – Campina at 36mm and Campus at 40mm diameters. This limited-edition watch not only looks very fashionable, it does great work as well (and we’re not referring to its precision timekeeping). 15% of proceeds from the sale of each watch benefiting Heritage of Pride, the non-profit organization that produces New York City’s official LGBT Pride events each year.

“We are grateful to Kapten & Son for their support of our efforts and community,” said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of Heritage of Pride. “The Pride watch is a great way to show your pride and support, through continued visibility for the community, and the funds raised will help support our programming.”

Other features of the Kapten & Son Limited edition PRIDE watch include 7 MM case size,  Ronda 762 quartz movement, and 5 ATM ~50M water­proofness.

Founded in 2014 by three college friends, Artjem Weissbeck, Fabian Deventer and Johannes Theobald, Kapten & Son offers watches and sunglasses designed to be the perfect companion for the global wanderer, celebrating today’s generation and each individual’s unique journey.

The Kapten & Son Limited edition PRIDE watch will be available exclusively online at www.kapten-son.com, ($149.00 for Campina, $159.00 for Campus) starting tomorrow, June 1st. The rainbow watch strap by itself is available for only $19.00 and easily fits other Kapten & Son watches. More than 700 global retailers, including Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Need Supply, and more carry Kapten & Son watches.

SHOPPING NYC: PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Jewelry Sample Sale

If you didn’t get a chance to be gifted with, or grab some of the PONO by Joan Goodman spring jewelry collection for yourself for Mother’s Day, now is your chance to get some of their gorgeous pieces for yourself, at a great discount. You may remember we highlighted some of our favorite PONO pieces in our Spring 2017 Accessories and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas blog post. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the spring sample sale season has arrived. Why not treat yourself to one or several of PONO by Joan Goodman’s amazing jewelry pieces.

What savings can you expect from the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Jewelry sample sale this season? Score all the gorgeous baubles you can imagine when you pop into PONO’s Spring Sample Sale, where all the pretty things and statement pieces are 50-80% off. Get to know more about the brand and this stunning collection as you review the line with PONO’s designer, Joan Goodman. After you’re well acquainted with the pieces, select from PONO’s exceptional array of items like the utterly divine Dream Catcher Necklace once $365.00, now yours at the reduced price of $150.00; collect a cool choker or two, like the Paulina Arctic Resin Choker, originally priced at $225.00, now yours at an easy $100.00; or go galactic with The Stardust Ana Choker, a steal at $60.00, from the original price of $215.00.

If arm candy is a must-have for you this season (and it should be), why not top off your trip with a big win at the PONO bangle bar, where three pieces are only $25.00, five bangles go for $30.00, and ten bangles are yours for only $50.00. You’ll be saving a bundle, as all of these beautiful bangles are originally valued at $30.00-$45.00 apiece. the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Jewelry sample sale runs June 5th -June 9th, from 9am–6pm.

 

We must note that PONO has a new address.  You can now find the ladies and their gorgeous jewelry pieces at 224 West 30th St. suite 304, conveniently located between Seventh and Eighth Aves. Access can be found with the following Subway lines: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to Herald Square, or the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station. For more information, call (212) 216-0044 or visit www.ponobyjoangoodman.com.

Roberson Bow Tie Collection: Raiding His Accessories Closet

Menswear inspired women’s fashion isn’t going anywhere. Season after season, we see a new resurgence of masculine elements and silhouettes in women’s fashion. Thanks to raiding his closet, fashion staples like boyfriend jeans and jackets exist. Women have also been wearing men’s boxers, watches, and shirts for years. We even have a current battle of the sexes regarding “his” sweatshirts, with boyfriends desperately trying to reclaim possession of their beloved sweatshirts (sorry guys, you’re losing that battle as well). What’s next on the shop your guy’s closet list? His bow ties of course! Today we’re highlighting fashionable men’s bow tie label, Roberson Bow Tie Collection. A distinctive men accessory label which offers exclusive and unique, double-sided Paisley, Stripe, and Custom, 100% handmade silk bow ties.

Well, okay, women have been wearing men’s ties for decades but the trend hasn’t stuck around like the others have. Of course, in today’s fashion landscape, with tuxedo looks for women and the Androgynous look being hot fashion trends, and women like Janelle Monáe and Rihanna showing that women wearing bowties are indeed very cool, adding a chic bow tie to your look, whether it’s for work or play, is a fashion must.

It is true the bold, elegant and stylish silk Roberson bow ties are made for distinctive men, but that doesn’t mean the stylish and fashion-loving women can’t wear them, especially when they are available in the very chic, non-traditional colors and prints you see above. The handcrafted, 100% silk ties from the Roberson Bow Tie Collection are up 24 inches in length, which should accommodate any neck size. Not sure how to tie a bow tie? Roberson offers quick and easy instructions with a step by step video on How To Tie A Bow Tie (see it below):

The Roberson Bow Ties range in price from $45.00 – $60.00, with the Paisley Bow Ties retailing from $50.00 – $60.00, and the Stripe, and Custom Bow Ties from $45.00 – $60.00.

E. Shaw Jewels: Give Mom Something Special this Mother’s Day

Are you thinking of last-minute Mother’s Day gifts for the moms in your life? Who better than a mother and daughter jewelry making duo to give the wonderful mothers you know the perfect gift! E. Shaw Jewels offer unique jewelry featuring precious gemstones and one-of-a-kind designs, all handmade by mother and daughter, Eva and Elizabeth Shaw. Whether you select the gift option yourself or give the moms on your list a gift certificate to select their own gift (E. Shaw has all the birthstones available), both you and your Mother’s day gift recipients will not be disappointed in this amazing fine jewelry brand that is made in America.

Not sure if the moms in your life would love a bracelet or necklace? Gift her with an E. Shaw Jewels Jasmine, Luau, or Clear Sky Wrap Bracelets, $125.00. These versatile pieces, made with a variety of assorted gemstones, convert into five layered bracelets, a long necklace, or a doubled necklace. As with all E. Shaw jewels, they can all be worn alone or layered with your favorite jewelry pieces. If your mom is like ours, maybe she’s a huge fan of earrings. E. Shaw Jewels offer several amazing natural and raw gemstone earrings, as well as polished gemstone earrings. We love the Soleil Hoop Earrings, Delta Earrings, and their famed Tassel Earrings (which are available in a variety of styles, gemstones, and lengths).

Want to gift the mom in your life a complete set, why not try one of the Over the Moon Necklaces, and matching Over the Moon Earrings. Give her either the 14-kt gold-filled or sterling silver and sparkling cubic zirconia necklace and pearl earrings or go extra special and give her both pieces encrusted with diamonds.

Would the moms on your list love an E. Shaw Jewels piece? Would you love one or two pieces for yourself? Head over to their website, visit the NYC-based store at 107 Sullivan Street, or one of the retailers that carry E. Shaw Jewels.

Armitron Moms Time Out: Give Gift of Time this Mother’s Day

There are moments when all moms need, is time; time to do all the things she has to do, time to spend with her loved ones, and of course time for herself to relax. Since we don’t have to power to alter or influence time, we can gift mom the next best thing, the gift of stylish timepieces for Mother’s Day. We had the pleasure of attending the Armitron Moms Time Out event with Vera Sweeney, Audrey McClelland, and Actress/Author, Jenna von Oÿ (best known for playing Six LeMeure on NBC’s Blossom), who showcased her latest “Situation Momedy” book. The event celebrated the time moms give to their families (many not taking time for themselves) and the wonderful Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection.

Check out a video of Jenna speaking with hosts, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland, at the Armitron Moms Time Out event about being a mom, her book, etc:

The Armitron Spring 2017 Watch Collection highlighted several must-have styles and fashionable watch trends to look out for  Spring 2017 including:

Blush and Rose Gold

Perfect for spring, this color has been all over the runways for this season. With rose-gold hardware and blush-colored straps, these watches are easy to pair with any spring outfit.

Mesh Straps and Luggage-Colored Leather Strap Watches

Metal, mesh straps are growing in popularity in men’s and women’s watches in gold, silver, rose-gold and even black. Easy to dress down, leather strap watches are comfortable and easy to pair with casual attire or spring dresses.

Gold Hardware with Silver Watch Hands & Numbers

More and more watch designers are mixing metals, with gold-framed faces and silver hands and markers. This two-toned look pairs seamlessly with all types of accessories.

Simple, Large Faces

The boyfriend look has been in with clothing for a while, and now larger, simpler watch faces are becoming popular for women’s styles, too.

This Mother’s Day, why not dazzle your mom, wife, sister, aunt, and other special mothers in your life with one of Armitron’s stunning collections of women’s watches. See more photos from the event, including more watch styles from the Spring 2017 Collection below

What are you getting your moms this Mother’s Day? Will you give her the gift of time?

Spring 2017 Accessories: Mother’s Day Jewelry and Handbag Gift Ideas

We’ve seen many mothers receive numerous types of gifts for Mother’s Day over the years and one thing we’ve noticed is accessories are always a big hit with moms (including our own). Whether its handbags, jewelry, or even accessories for the home, moms around the world love them. If you’re looking for great accessories to give mom for Mother’s Day, we’ve got some great options for you from  PONO by Joan Goodman, Joanna Maxham, Carrie K Jewelry, Marie Odile for Soltek, and Very Very.

PONO by Joan Goodman

Celebrate mom with a stunning statement necklace from PONO by Joan Goodman, we admit we’re completely biased when it comes to these gorgeous pieces, we love the jewelry pieces from PONO. Can you blame us? These luxury pieces celebrate originality in their design and fresh materials such as horn, wood, metal, shell and Italian resin. We’re loving so many styles from their Spring/Summer 2017 collection and we know moms will too. Notable pieces from the collection include the reversible Gemini II Resin Necklace, the versatile and springy Azores Resin Necklace, the Ice Angle Resin Bracelets,  their classic Granite Ana Resin Chokers, the bold Pietra ID Resin Chokers, the Dancing Flower Resin Chokers, and Reef Resin Chokers. When you gift mom a PONO piece, you can be sure she’ll be happy.

Carrie K Jewelry

If your mom’s sense of style is more on the playful side, she will love the playful and alluring artisan-crafted jewelry from Carrie K Jewelry. The provocative jewelry brand has a stunning collection that moms will immediately love. From its Morse Bling collection, a delicate morse code inspired collection, to its Disney-inspired Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beauty jewelry collections that are perfect for the modern Queen in your life. Some of our favorite pieces for Mother’s Day are the ordinary items that are reborn into fantastic, extraordinary jewelry pieces, such as the Reborn Safety Pin Ring, and Hoop Earrings, the Nut and Bolt Earrings, and Razor Ring.

Joanna Maxham

Brought to you by a team of skilled artisans, this luxury handbag brand offers classically-styled handbags, totes, clutches, cross body bags, and clutches, that any mom, actually, any woman, would love to receive as a gift. The modern, sustainable leather Joanna Maxham handbags are designed in New York, handcrafted in Europe, and they make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. From her Spring/Summer 2017 collection, we think mom will especially love the structured and geometrical Saturday Mini Bag, the contrast textured Dew Drop Hobo, the chic and structured Runthrough Crossbody, and their Flapper Mini Crossbody, a mainstay in the collection.

Marie Odile for Soltek Handbags

Looking for more adventurous styles for Mother’s Day, then try the handbags from Marie Odile for Soltek. For the Spring/Summer 2017 season, Soltek offers elegant and stylish briefcases, shoulder bags, clutches, and wristlets such as the Isabella Cocktail Clutch, Calvi Shoulder Bag, and the Mathilda Satchel. The best part, Soltek is a collaboration between the designer and NYC area craftsmen from the heart of the Fashion District, so you’re supporting New York artisans with every purchase.

Very Very Accessories

Moms have always taught their children to be bold, brave and fearless, why not return the favor and celebrate how bold and epic your mom is with these cool accessories from Very Very. For those not in the know, Very Very is the go-to for both human and pet accessories; a brand that celebrates friendships, unique and the special relationships we have. They offer totes, pillows, mugs, and accessories, and if your mom has a furbaby, Very Very has great pet tags that coordinate with their super cute necklaces.

What do you think of these Mother’s Day gift ideas? We think your mom be happy to receive any of these, we know ours would. Until next post, see you soon.

See What’s Blooming: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Eyewear Collection

You’re already familiar with her movies, her film company, wines, and beauty company, but did you know Drew Barrymore launched an eyewear collection? Adding another successful launch to her Flower Brand with her super chic range of opticals, readers, and sunglasses that make up her Flower Eyewear collection.

The vibrant and playfully chic Flower Eyewear collection perfectly captures Drew Barrymore’s quirky and idealistic sense of style (she’s got that flower power indeed). The 30+ piece eyewear collection includes optical frames in the classic eyewear shapes: cat-eye, round and rectangular, in fun colorful prints and color combinations. The eyewear collection also boasts seven styles of sunglasses, and eight reader styles, all of which are named after one of Barrymore’s most beloved characters.

Our favorites from the Flower Eyewear collection are the Edie Sunglasses (shown above), a chunky cool frame named after her Grey Gardens character in the brown-blue demi print, and the two-toned Lucy Optical (shown below), named after her 50 First Dates character in pink gradient tortoise (no surprise we love this pink pair).

Other notable styles from the Flower Eyewear collection include the cat-eye Chloe Sunglasses in tortoiseshell, the Charlie Sunglasses, an updated cat-eye with a stylishly sloped browline, a navy rim with cream temples, and the cool, classic Casey Aviators.

We know getting the right and most flattering eyewear is a personal choice. One has to take into account personal style, face shape, etc into consideration when choosing the right frames but at least with Flower Eyewear, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get high quality, fashion forward eyewear. When asked about the addition of opticals to her brand, the actress stated the following:

“Eyewear, to me, is the same as the beauty category because it is a part of a women’s expression of who she is. It’s a confidence builder and should make them feel beautiful.”

The range of Flower Eyewear prescription frames and sunglasses, which retails between $39.00 and $88.00 for sunnies and opticals, and $19.94 for readers, are available exclusively at Walmart vision centers.