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May 2008

Celebrity Inspiration

Accessories and the City

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Only two days to go…I’ve been watching the trailers with great anticipation, and I’m glad that we had a NYC premiere yesterday–it was about time for some more red carpet action! Metallics are still huge, so I was happy to see SJP in both silver and gold. I think she was actually channeling the Statue of Liberty, no? If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind accessory that will match with either metallic, I highly recommend this Christian Dior Newspaper Pochette. Besides…

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Celebrity Inspiration

Bag Ladies

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If May 30 is circled in red on your calendar and you have pre-ordered popcorn and Twizzlers, I’m sure you’ll be one of the many people especially interested in today’s new homepage theme celebrating our favorite four ladies from NYC. I’ve been watching the recent red carpet movie premieres along with everyone else, and I’m happy to see that Kristin, Cynthia, Kim and Sarah Jessica aren’t skimping on the fashionable frocks for the red carpet. Above, in London, SJP goes…

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Designer Watches

Spotlight: FP Journe

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Since it’s the last day of our Highly Collectible Watch Event, I thought I’d spend this time profiling the most little-known brands (to the general public) represented. FP Journe is François-Paul Journe, a designer born into a watchmaking family. Before creating his own eponymous brand, Journe worked as an apprentice for nearly two decades, in which time he restored historical pieces as well as created works on commission. His watches are meticulously hand-crafted, and are made in batches of usually…

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Designer Watches

Christie’s & Important Watches

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It was another big event as Christie’s in Geneva made some amazing sales at their Important Watches auction last week, bringing in $25 million total. The absolute star of the show was Patek Philippe as the brand brought in the 13 of the top 15 bids. Here’s a little insight on the top lot of the day (above): A stainless steel model from 1949, the watch features a perpetual calendar with phases of the moon, amagnetic balance, and applied painted…

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Authentication Guides Designer Watches

The Real Deal

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When you purchase a watch from PORTERO, you thankfully know that you’re getting something that’s 100% guaranteed authentic. Every single piece is verified through Tourneau and even comes with a one-year limited warranty. But, as I’m sure you’re aware, there’s a huge market for fakes out there, and some manufacturers have become so adept at recreating high-end timepieces that the differences are hardly noticeable, even to experts. It’s actually very of interesting to look at this vast market and find…

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Designer Jewelry

Pretty in Platinum

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I’m late to blogging today because I was busy perusing some beautiful platinum jewels this afternoon (tough life, I know). Today was Platinum Guild International‘s spring editor day, so I was lucky enough to get to stop by and view brand new pieces from a huge variety of fine jewelry designers. Even though platinum prices are high, there are still tons of artisans who wouldn’t dream of giving up the rare, naturally-white metal. Besides the standard bridal, many are creating…

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Designer Jewelry

Aurora Butterfly of Peace

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Over the last few years, people have been getting more and more interested in colored diamonds. The intrigue actually shot up when Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez in 2002 with a 6 carat pink diamond from Harry Winston, and now consumers are really starting to see the appeal of natural colored diamonds as accents or as centerpieces of major pieces of jewelry. I actually have a personal connection with colored diamonds–my boyfriend recently proposed with an amazing 2.5 carat…

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Designer Jewelry

Friday Eye Candy: Anna Ruth Henriques

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Since it’s a rainy Friday here in NYC, I thought I’d bring you something really beautiful that lifted my spirits on this dreary day. Jamaican designer Anna Ruth Henriques is an artist in every sense of the word–besides designs of the bejeweled variety, she is also a successful author, painter and videographer. These extremely nature-inspired pieces reflect her upbringing in the wilds of the Jamaican countryside, and I love their deft organic touch. All of the pieces here are in…

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Designer Watches

Buying Time

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I’ve always had a thing for watches, and that’s why I’m so excited about PORTERO‘s just launched two week watch event that starts today. Not only does it feature some highly sought-after timepieces, but it assembles them all in one place where the simple act of pointing and clicking could score you a gorgeous, coveted Patek, Rolex or Jaeger. And while I’m all for shopping from the privacy of your home, sometimes it’s good to get out and really get…

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Celebrity Inspiration

At the Met!

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If there is one event each year that I dream about attending, it’s the Costume Institute Gala held at the Met in NYC. Yes, the Oscars would be fun, but if you’re ravenous for fashion like I am, this is really the party where the most fabulous outfits are unveiled. As I said yesterday, this year’s theme was Superheroes, and while I see a bit of that in some of the outfits, what I really look for is a little…

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