So very rich in features and imagry. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of Gurhan's artistry.
Erica Courtney® jewelry glistened on the red carpet last night at The 67th Annual Golden Globes.
Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, True Blood’s Carrie Prston, actrees Alfre Woodard, Miss Golden Globe Mavis Spencer, Dexter’s Lauren Velez, Caprica’s Alessandra Torresani, actress Téa Leoni, CSI Mami’s Eva La Rue, and Glee’s Naya Rivera all looked Drop Dead Gorgeous®.
You can see these fantastic jewels and more at the 2010 15th anniversary edition of Couture!
The November issue of Marie Claire magazine gave us so many fashion inspirations. Across the board, from the editorial tribute to iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent, to the "Price Is Right" photo shoot, the clothing--and more importantly, the jewelry--all embraced a certain lady-like look that is always so appealing.
The layout entitled "Fashion 401K" used a ring from Couture's own, de Grisogono, to illustrate the idea of "sexy '60's classics," urging readers to invest in this Mad Men inspired trend.
And while de Grisogono is well deserving of this distinction, there are plenty of Couture jewelers whose designs embody this always hot look; top among them is Gurhan. Gurhan's rich, 24k gold designs run the gamut from classic to groovy, with an extensive selection of '60's-esque pieces, including this turquoise medallion style pendant.
The September fashion magazines have arrived! Hitting the desks in the middle of the August slow-down (when it seems as if everyone is checking out), stylists, editors, buyers, and consumers are perking up, taking notice, and getting down to study all of the fashions and trends packed into these massive issues. These bone-breakers are upwards of 4 pounds, and contain all of the brands that will be in fashion for the coming season and beyond.
Couture brands received serious overage, adding their own heft to these already weighty issues. Couture jewelers have many many mentions, placements, as well as a few features in some of the most influential magazines, including Vogue, W Magazine, and InStyle.
In W, Couture designer Milus was included in a piece about new watch trends, with Milus's rose gold and diamond watch with mother-of-pearl face tagged as a "chic design." Also in W's "Accessories Flash," necklace trends were illustrated with three Couture designers Melissa Joy Manning, Andrea Fohrman, and Jude Frances. Additionally, Monic Rich Kosann's keep-sake necklaces and home items were highlighted.
As if all that weren't enough, InStyle was absolutely brimming with Couture designers. It seems as if writers and editors have Couture at the top of their lists for jewelry placements.
Some of the designers included in InStyle were David Yurman, Stephen Dweck, Stephen Webster, and Philip Stein Teslar. Designer Robert Less Morris's designs were featured in a profile on Mary-Kate Olsen's new fashion line, Elizabeth and James, to which he contributed.
InStyle also devoted a whole page to Stephen Webster in their "Shop it! Jewelry" section.
Also featured was Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty in a four page feature, in which she describes her life-long love of diamonds.
These fashion bibles have a huge impact, and we're so pleased that Couture designers are making a such a splash this season!
Large, flat gemstones cut in slices was one of the most fun trends seen at this year's Couture. Designers set all kinds of stones from diamonds in an array of colors to colored stones both transparent and opaque.
Here's the first of probably many images...... Pippa Small's bracelet of brightly colored flat cut stones of Carnelian and Pink Tourmaline.
And here's a set of diamond slice stacking rings by Melissa Joy Manning -- a huge hit at the show.
This weekend starts the JA NY Winter Show at the Javits Center in NYC and in the Couture Pavilion we're hosting our first Spring Picks Editors Event to showcase great Couture designs for NYC fashion editors.
There are some very clear trends emerging in these new designs:
~ dangling earrings
~ unique diamonds -- colors and shapes
~ rose gold
~ organic design themes like branches, flowers, vines, etc.
~ pinks and greens
~ flat-bottomed, faceted top gems in all shapes and sizes
Match these jewels with the fashion trends for Spring according to Neiman Marcus which are global prints, bright colors, feminine silhouettes and flourishes and artistry in color and detail ... we're in for a very fun season.