Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Semi-Precious Jewelry is a Girl's Bestfriend!

Let's talk jewelry...

If you haven't updated your jewelry box in years, and those emer-old pieces are simply opal-ling, er, appalling, it is time to glam up your look.

So today I'd like to share a fun, exciting class with you taught by a fellow image stylist - the wonderful, talented Dina Rudman of Modnitsa Atelier.

I met Dina during my image stylist training at FIT - she is kind, fun, has great style and eye for color and passion for custom jewelry design.

411: Learn how to create unique and beautiful jewelry using Semi-Precious and Precious Stones secured with sterling silver and gold findings. In this 1 hour class, taught by Jewelry Designer and Image Stylist, Dina of Modnitsa Atelier (www.ModnitsaAtelier.com) you will create a pair of earrings or a necklace with up to 20 semi-precious stones.

The deal is on the Living Social Midtown website:

Please go check her out on  www.ModnitsaAtelier.com/jewelry-design
  to learn more about her jewelry designs.

You can follow her on Twitter as well @Modnitsa

Run, do not walk to Dina's class!

Couleur Vive Jewelry Creations KARINA Praesolite and Amethyst in Silver Earrings

Rich-yet-relaxed look - The Cords Version 2.0

Corduroy pants have always been an item we associated with British countrywear and quirky, bookish men (Wes Anderson, professors, dad!)‚ but suddenly we're seeing it in a whole new light. As exemplified so beautifully by the F/W 11 Theyskens' Theory show, cords can be quite chic, which is why I think they're the perfect piece to add to your Fall 11 wardrobe.

Part of the reason cords are in right now is because the material has really been elevated, in both look and feel:  modern silhouettes (everything from slouchy skinnies to flared styles), of-the-moment colors (rich jewel tones and top-notch neutrals), and incredibly soft, extremely thin fabric.

 If you're in need of styling suggestions, definitely take a look at the way Olivier Theyskens presented cords at his Theory show. The designer created flared cords-the Pepper Pants ($295), shown in both Greeny and Bronzy-which were styled with silky, patterned blouses and ulta-long coats.

They come in a wide range of styles, hues and price points sure to pleas a large crowd. So go ahead and buy one now for a rick-yet-relaxed look.