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August 2009

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Movado Artists' Series

It’s a rainy Monday here in NYC, so I was looking for something bright to post this morning. These fun watches are were designed by the artist Kenny Scharf as part of the limited edition Movado Artists’ Series. I love that Movado does so much for the arts, and Scharf is just one of many artists that have collaborated with the brand to create special timepieces. The Artists’ Series started in 1988 with Andy Warhol and has included Arman, James…

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JIC's Jewelry Trends

I would be crazy not to point you in the direction of one of the trend-savviest women in the jewelry industry, my friend and Jewelry Information Center maven Helena Krodel. She’s recently published her FALL 2009 FINE JEWELRY TRENDS and it’s a must-read if you’re into beautiful baubles. According to Helena, these shapes were prominent on the Fall runways and will be big in the upcoming season: U-Shape NecklacesV-Shape NecklacesCuffsBig Chandelier EarringsBig Necklaces Want to read all about the details?…

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Newest Arrivals

I hope you’ve been taking some time to play around with the (relatively) new site–a lot of changes and updates have gone live and shopping is easier than ever now. One of my favorite tools is definitely the “Newest Arrivals” button that you can find under each category. This is absolutely the easiest way to see just what is new for sale on Portero.com. That’s why this week’s homepage slides are all about the latest and the greatest via the…

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Runway shoes to reality

I had to share this fantastic video from New York magazine’s website–it’s the staff trying on and walking in some of Fall ’09s most gravity-defying shoes. How crazy are those Nina Ricci platforms? If you’re looking for something a bit more manageable, these Jil Sander Slate Gray Leather Pointed-Toe Lace up Shoes are all the rage come fall, and they sure look more comfortable than those sky-high heels. Shop our huge selection of shoes for a wide range of styles…

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New Look for Hope Diamond?

This is pretty interesting: to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the donation of the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian, the museum will be putting the 45.52 carat blue diamond in an entirely new setting. The public gets to vote on and choose the winning design by jeweler Harry Winston, and it will be on exhibit starting May 2010. (You can vote through September 7, 2009.) For now, the museum has created a page dedicated to the mysterious blue diamond, and…

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Find Fall Fashion

Yes, it’s still summer, but once the September fashion magazines are out, it’s time to start thinking about warm-weather gear. We’ve done the hard work for you and sussed out the trends that perfectly on point for late ’09. If you want to get an inside peek of how the famous September issue of Vogue gets put together, definitely check out the aptly namedThe September Issue–I’ve heard it’s a fantastic glimpse into the world of high fashion and notorious editor…

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Summer Sale is still on!

Have you scored anything fantastic yet from our first annual Sidewalk Sale? You still have a few more days to get in on the action in watches, bags, accessories and jewelry. Just like summer, it’s going fast, so be sure to stop by and find something perfect to celebrate the season. Subscribe to our RSS Feed…

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Go Gray

Maybe it’s all the rain we’ve had this summer, but I’m still hopelessly addicted to gray for the upcoming season. It’s the perfect neutral shade that has a bit more edge than brown or black. Just take a look at Rachel McAdams, above, carrying her favorite Bally “Keli” bag in gray suede–she manages to dress it up and down with no problem. I think that scoring a gray bag for fall will have you perfectly in line with the trends.…

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Timely Art

I just read about this great watch pictorial shot by Charles Helleu for Intersection magazine. I love how he took common industrial elements and paired them with gorgeous, high-end timepieces. I particularly like the shot above, of a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra chronograph GMT set among chain links turned on their sides. And how cool is the Audemars Piguet Offshore Volcano Royal Oak Chronograph below? I love the pop of orange on the face with the coiled springs. Visit the entire…

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The Sartorialist

Sometimes we all need a little bit of inspiration to get dressed in the morning. I take ideas from so many different places–advertisements, magazines, movies, and living in NYC, it’s often times other people I see on the street. If you agree with me, than you’ll probably love a blog called The Sartorialist that has been around since 2005. The real-life photography, captured by Scott Schuman, gives me new ideas every day. I just found out that a book of…

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