jewelry

Wedding Week Fashion Fling

So far we’ve selected jewelry and bubbly libations for our royal wedding week. But what about a little fashion fling? If I were attending the wedding or a party celebrating it, I now know what accessory I would carry.  It all began at the Architectural Digest Home Show when the fashionable Maybelline Te, co-owner of Snug Furniture, wore a fabulous beaded bag that started a huge buzz both in real life and on twitter.…
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Best of Bling

When we think of royal festivities, images of tiaras and diamonds frequently come to mind. And of course the British monarchy has a legendary collection. Do we think Kate will wear one of the royal family’s tiaras at her wedding? They have a treasure trove of tiaras that have been passed down from generation to generation – in fact Queen Elizabeth II is said to have the largest and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world.…
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A Jewel Box of Gems

I have been wanting to visit Camilla Dietz Bergeron for years. Then recently I was invited to an event to see their latest finds, giving me the impetus to finally see their elegant salon. Entering their upstairs Madison Avenue store is more like discovering a lovely apartment that just happens to have an extraordinary jewelry collection also residing there.…
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Stopping by Splenderosa

Do you know Marsha? Well if you don’t, you should! Marsha is the persona behind the glamorous fun over at Splenderosa. Whether fashion, travel or inspiration, a visit can brighten your day. But the real reason you should visit is because Marsha is a truly lovely person.…
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Inside Set in Style

Courtesy of a California Collection As promised, a final look at the incredible Cooper Hewitt Set In Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit. I mentioned in the first posting how I fortuitously met Sarah Coffin, Curator and Head, Product Design and Decorative Arts Department, who curated the exhibit.…
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Set In Style Gallery Tour

As you know, I was entranced by the Cooper Hooper Set In Style Van Cleef show. (For any new visitors, please see my original post on the show from last Tuesday.)  I am excited to be able to share with you this video of Patrick Jouin, the designer of the exhibition, giving a gallery tour explaining his ideas for the space.…
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Where to Keep the Jewels

So I guess you have all now realized that the Set In Style exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt has inspired my week!! After seeing the spectacular Van Cleef jewels, I began to wonder what I would do if I had a valuable collection of baubles.…
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Set in Style

What can I say, yesterday the stars were aligned. My sister and I had arranged to meet in the city for a fun museum day and birthday lunch (hers – I no longer have birthdays). We planned to see the Van Cleef “Set in Style” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt followed by the Vienna exhibit at the Neue Galerie where we were going to also have lunch.…
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Singerie Chic

There is something about monkeys that people find irresistible. Have you ever noticed how often they appear in art, both fine and decorative? Did you know that there is a term for specifically for it? If you have studied art history you probably know that it is singerie, from the French word “singe” meaning monkey.…
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Pittman’s Passion

photograph Jay Lawrence Goldman Last Wednesday was one of those days I wish I had more of. I met my sister at the Met where we saw a lovely exhibit (more on that later), had lunch in the serene Trustee’s dining room, and then wandered down to Bergdorf’s.…
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