Favorite pieces from this season include the Stone Frontal Necklaces in blue and multi-colored stones in the first photo, the modern necklaces in the second photo which reminds me of ancient Egyptian collars and the stunning bracelets with fringe. But those are not all. While Kensie has a lot of boldly hued and eye-catching jewelry pieces, there also is a dark side – and they are spectacular.
With her extraordinary skillful couture beading abilities, a talent she shared with quintessential designs like Alexander McQueen, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, etc, Deepa collaborated with her FIT-studied, Tiffany and Bvlgari-trained jewelry designer husband, Jay Lakhani to create the collection of amazing pieces you see here. The colorful beaded and embroidered pieces are beyond striking, they are alluring with some pieces being both bold and whimsical (love the owl necklace). I find the statement necklaces very sensual and exotic – modern pieces that will certainly get you noticed.
Now anyone who knows me has most likely seen me wearing a headband – I adore them. I have been known to wear both classic colors and not so classic styles but the spectacular headbands from Deepa Gurnani will have me toss them all out and opt for her brilliantly embellished styles.
What do you think of the Deepa Gurnani Collection? Do you see a few favorite pieces that will complete your jewelry and accessory collection?
“Hand-made in New York City using primarily recycled materials, the collection offers bold and versatile designs, taking inspiration from forgotten vintage pieces and updating them in creative, modern, unexpected, feminine ways.”
Nissa started her her collection in 2008 and today, her pieces are sold in major department stores like Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus and has graced the necks, ears, fingers and arms of a host of celebrity fans including Brandy, Giuliana Rancic, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Zooey Deschanel, and Katherine Heigl. Although Nissa Jewelry is known for the above metals, there are quite a few pieces that feature bold color in her collection, check out the following eye-catching vibrant necklaces.
I’m going to be dreaming about these pieces for a very long time. I’ve been shopping in my head in every jewelry category on the Nissa Jewelry Website. Everyone should own a piece or two of Nissa Jewelry, whether you are drawn to animal jewelry (I love the Elephant, Lion and Owl pieces), statement necklaces and earrings, Stingray pieces (which are stunning), you’ll be very happy with your choices.
Want something more exotic and perhaps a bit animalistic? Stella & Dot’s Safari-inspired pieces. Go for bold color with the Tangerine epoxy stones and hand-cast gold, Olivia Bib Necklace, enchant with the Navy semi precious and acrylic stone Bahari Necklace and excite with either the Lakra, Luxor Link and/or Emerson Bangles or wear them stacked
Want to stand out? Stella & Dot makes some stunning statement pieces that range from classic silhouettes made with bold materials to more fearless styles and embellishments. My three favorites are the reversible Tempest Necklace which gives you the choice of highlighting its stones side or silk ribbon side, the stunning, vintage-inspired Estate Bib Necklace and the tribal-inspired Lillith Fringe Necklace
Now if you’re looking for some great gift ideas, Stella & Dot has some great pieces that are under $50 that will make anyone quite happy – whether it’s delicate earrings, eye-catching bracelets or statement rings, they offer a wide range of selections to satisfy all.
Another great gift idea are their adorable charms which can be stacked on bracelets and necklaces. Add something simple like initials or pile on crosses, leaves, crowns, birthstones, zodiac signs, etc to celebrate mom, grandma, or yourself. Want to see more jewelry from Stella & Dot, check out more photos below and visit www.stelladot.com.
BCBG Max Azria Love Watch (available July/August)
Every time she looks at this watch, she will see love and be reminded of how much she is loved every hour. Featuring a clean, classic face, comfortable band, this watch from BCBGMazAzria is the perfect elegant reminder
Silpada Designs Jewelry (available now)
Give her flowers that will never wilt with the Silpada Design sterling silver Send Flowers Charm that can be worn on a variety of necklaces or bracelets and is sure to remind her just how special she is. Or wow her with the intricately designed bronze and sterling silver Romance Novel Bracelet. Both and many other beautiful Silpada pieces are available now at www.Silpada.com.
Lia Sophia Family Tree Necklace (Available Now)
My mom is a huge fan of jewelry so I usually try to gift her with one piece. She loves pieces that stand out a bit but are still delicate, so this sweet Lia Sophia Family Tree Necklace would be a bit with her. It’s a great length at 18-21″, perfect for year round wear and is definitely a piece that will get noticed.
Filled with color, intricate detail and special touches such as hand cut and faceted pieces and geometric shapes, the Stella & Dot Collection boasts several pieces to complete your look. The bib necklaces feature dyed jade, lapis gemstones, semi precious stones, leather, organza, gold plated feathers, etc. Statement earrings offer delicate styles to full shoulder grazing chandelier looks that are a perfect way to take you from day to night. The entire collection is awash of color, you’ll revel in turquoise, jade, coral, rose gold, red, etc.
A must during the summer months is bracelets and Stella & Dot offer both feminine and hard edge armwear that can be worn in numerous combinations. Since I missed unable to attend their spring preview, I was happy to get a chance to see the collection and I wasn’t the only one as R&B Singer, Ashanti, was also thrilled to add a few pieces of Stella & Dot to her collection. Other celebrity fans of the brand include Rashida Jones, Maria Menounos and Nina Dobrev.
We were introduced to the amazing Zingara Red Carpet Collection, a collection inspired by exotic destinations so naturally it’s full of colors and intricate details. I immediately noticed the Eastern influences throughout the collection. Below are a few of my favorites pieces. My fav necklaces, featured below in order of appearance (L – R):
Tobar – 40-43″ Necklace Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Silver
Electra – 15″ necklace, Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-cut glass in Antique Silver (other colors available)
Natayla – 32″ Necklace, 12″ Extender, Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Gold
Camlo Necklace – 30-33″ necklace, Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Silver
Bracelets were full of ornate designs, color and unique details:
Sari Bracelets – Stretch Bracelet Clear Cut Crystals with Tangerine/Teal/Lime/Plum Resin and Enamel in Antique Silver or Matte Gold
Batik Stretch Bracelet – Clear Cut Crystals in Antique Silver (or Antique Gold)
Agape Cuff – Clear Cut Crystals and Tangerine Resin in Matte Gold
Vita Hinged Cuff – Clear Cut Crystals and Hand-Cut Glass in Antique Silver (or Antique Gold)
I fell in love with the following earrings at first sight, Risa Earrings – Clear Cut Crystals in Antique Gold and Silver. They (as well as the Natayla necklace) reminded me of the beautifully elaborate Indian jewelry
Lastly are the rings, one of which has already been spotted on Nicki Minaj (the Mirela):
Adara Ring – Clear Cut Crystals and Teal Resin in Matte Silver (available from sizes 6-8)
Mirela Ring – Clear Cut Crystals and Lime/Plum Resin (or Hand-Cut Glass) in Antique Gold or Antique Silver
Along with the several fellow media attendees at the Lia Sophia Lounge, several celebrities stopped by to preview and grab a piece or two from this amazing jewelry collection and take a photo in Lia Sophia’s photobooth
Expect to see lots of red carpet appearances from Lia Sophia jewelry.
Necklaces – I love the combination of the boldness of the pieces in matte silver and gold with the white resin pearls
Cuffs – I would kill for any of these cuffs, there is just no way to like just one or two or three for that matter. Each cuff makes its own dynamic impact
Rings – I’m completely in love with the Horn Ring (shown below in Black Onyx/Red Jasper Resin and in Blue Lapis/Carnelian Resin). Its such a statement jewelry piece and an attention getter (I so wish I had one). The Arrow ring with Black Diamond Crystals is also a must have.
I was lucky enough to get a photo of Dani Stahl rocking the Pearl Cage Cuff with White resin pearls
As previously stated, several celebrities went gaga over lia sophia, infact while I was previewing the collection, Aisha Tyler stopped by to indulge in the wonderful pieces
But she wasn’t the only one (in order of appearance) – Solange Knowles (Rough Necklace with Moss Resin in Matte Gold), Whitney Port (Tier Cuff Bracelet with Smoky Crystals and White Enamel in Matte Gold), Leven Rambin (Horn Pendant Necklace with Black Diamond Crystals and Black Onyx and Red Jasper Resin in Matte Gold), Louise Roe (Horn Ring with Black Diamond Crystals and Blue Lapis and Carnelian Resin in Matte Gold) etc, made several appearance wearing one or two lia sophia pieces
For more information about lia sophia and the Boudika Red Carpet collection, visit www.liasophia.com and for up to date information, follow them on twitter at @lia_sophia and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/liasophia.