This picture really says it all, folks. When Barbara Walters is competing with Lady Gaga for title of “Most Accessorized”, you know that a trend has really hit its peak. (But before we talk baubles, let me point out that Babs is 80 YEARS OLD. Amazing. This woman must have the fountain of youth bottled!)
Gaga chose to go with a huge crystal brooch and lots of feathers and flowers for her sitdown on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009. Barbara chose an enormous necklace with two strands and a drop along with a huge butterfly belt. This is probably the tamest I’ve ever seen Gaga, and you know what? I like it. She looks like a lady that still has some edge. Barbara, on the other hand, made a mistake in my opinion with the belt and the necklace–the two are competing for our attention.
Want to make your own statement? Here are some standout jewels and accessories that are sure to get you noticed throughout the holiday season:
Iradj Moini Carved Rose Quartz Citrine Rhinestone Ruby Clip On Earrings
ANDY GÖTZ Sterling Silver Chain Necklace
YVES SAINT LAURENT Vintage Fuchsia Ostrich Feather Collar with Ribbon
Angela Caputi Black & Clear Paste Bead & Rhinestone Large Clip-On Drop Earrings
I was excited to read in today’s WWD that there’s a soon-to-be-released biography of handbag maven Judith Leiber. You probably know all about her gorgeous, bejeweled and exotic skin handbags, but you might not know that the 88-year-old designer is also a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the U.S. in 1947.
In “No More Bagatelles: Telling the Story of Handbag Genius Judith Leiber & Modernist Artist Gerson Leiber”, Jeffrey Sussman explores Leiber’s early life and the start of her company, as well as the relationship with her husband, Garson. It’s perfect timing for the self-published book–the designer is being honored with a retrospective this week at NYC’s Bergdorf Goodman (and later at Neiman Marcus in Dallas and Houston) featuring an exhibit of some of her most iconic bags.
Catch Leiber in person at the Bergdorf flagship this Friday, October 23, or shop our collection of her spectacular handbags and accessories now!