Category Archives: Jewelry

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Life’s a beach in Malibu, where surf-chic style reigns supreme all year round. For those heading to warmer climates on the West Coast, celebrity fashion stylist Dana Tycher Reisman, founder of personal shopping and styling service DTR Styles, shares her top picks for a relaxed Malibu look.

“Malibu is one of my favorite places in the world – I just love the laid back vibe. The style is beachy and fun, with a little edge inspired by the vibrant Malibu music scene.

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I recently styled a photo shoot and ended up creating so many incredible looks that I had to share at least one with you. In this look, the model is wearing Timo Weiland with Sergio Rossi heels and an Eleanor Kane necklace.

I’m all about the geeky-chic look: it’s the perfect route for those who want to spice up their “9-to-5” work wardrobe. Pairing a printed skirt with a funky blouse turns any outfit into an effortlessly polished look, especially with the addition of a statement necklace and subtle heels.

To recreate this outfit, I recommend mixing textures together. I love the idea of pairing this Lovers & Friends “Uh Huh” Sliced Mini Skirt (available at Urban Outfitters) with the Lush Cutout Laser Lace Shirt (available at Nordstrom). Add a fun necklace with a chunky sandal or pump (I love these Calvin Klein ones) to complete the look.

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Jennifer Goodman didn’t anticipate starting her own company when she began a hobby to keep busy and find a release for her creative itch. After her three children went off to school full time, the mother/wife/physical therapist decided to turn her design talent and passion for accessories into a business. “I could wear the same clothes everyday. For me, it’s all about accessorizing. Layering different accessories and jewelry changes your whole look!,” says the self-proclaimed ‘boho chic’ designer. Groovy Goods by Jennifer Goodman is approaching it’s two year anniversary this summer, fully encompassing the Earth Meets Glamour aesthetic.

With a heavy influence from Turkey and India, Jennifer combines natural, organic elements such as bone, metals, leather, diamonds and wood together to create stunningly unique pieces. Quality and luxury is evident throughout Groovy Goods’ entire collection as all of the materials and gems are authentic – you won’t find any rhinestones on these pieces. Jennifer believes that “jewelry is personal,” and creates many one of a kind pieces to ensure that you won’t be wearing the same jewels as the person next to you.

Last week, Jennifer invited me to her Manhattan showroom, and it took my breath away! She has such an extensive collection filled with exceptionally crafted, rare pieces and unique, edgy designs. Her website is currently under construction, but you can email me for pricing, details, and to purchase. Here are some of my favorites (so obsessed with the oversized shaved diamond rings!!)

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Don’t you hate when you’re obsessed with a totally unique statement piece but feel guilty spending on another accessory? Ashley Pittman is an innovative fair trade jewelry designer who offers beautifully crafted pieces while giving back. Each piece is made from indigenous Kenyan materials including horn, bronze and East Africa-mined semi-precious stones; and 15% of the proceeds from each sale are donated to feed children in Kenya. Here are a few of my favorite Ashley Pittman pieces:

Bronze 'Twiga' ring set. Handcrafted in Kenya. $225.00

Bronze ‘Twiga’ ring set. Handcrafted in Kenya. $225.00

Light horn Jua bangle with druzies set in bronze. $995.00

Light horn Jua bangle with druzies set in bronze. $995.00

From left: "Zamu" Dark horn large hoop earrings with bronze leaf appliques $265, Hodi carved bone and bronze handmade necklace $485, "Zamu" Dark horn large hoop earrings with bronze leaf appliques $265.

From left: “Zamu” Dark horn large hoop earrings with bronze leaf appliques $265, Hodi carved bone and bronze handmade necklace $485, “Zamu” Dark horn large hoop earrings with bronze leaf appliques $265.

Light horn Jua bangle with druzies set in bronze $995.00

Light horn Jua bangle with druzies set in bronze $995.00

Light horn Habari bangle set of three with hammered bronze plaques $325.00

Light horn Habari bangle set of three with hammered bronze plaques $325.00

Bronze Kubwa light horn oval ring with center lemon topaz. $445.00

Bronze Kubwa light horn oval ring with center lemon topaz. $445.00

Natural horn bangle with hammered bronze plate. $275.00

Natural horn bangle with hammered bronze plate. $275.00