Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cocktail Rings From Pomellato

Earlier this week I went to a cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society at the Pomellato store on Madison Avenue and I found some new friends.  They were very eye catching, but surprisingly lightweight to wear.  Too bad they couldn't come home with me!

A trio of gemstone rings from the Taboo Collection 
in 18K gold and handmade in Milan

More about this event in my New York Social Diary column next week.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Guest Blogging For The New York Social Diary

Please enjoy my latest column in The New York Social Diary and see all the beautiful accessories at events for the American Museum of Natural History at Valentino, the New York City Mission Society and the East Side House Settlement's preview party of the New York International Auto Show.

Aquazurra Wild Thing sandals at the Auto Show

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vintage Hermes Olympic Scarf

If you are a fan of Hermes scarves you will enjoy these photos.  My father purchased this scarf at an Estate sale around 20 years ago and gave it to me.  I never wore it because it is a collectors item.  I had intended to frame it and hang it on a wall, but I don't have any wall space at the moment.  The scarf was made to commemorate the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles and covered by ABC Sports.  The theme of the scarf is archery.  I just listed it on Ebay, because it has been sitting in its box for twenty years and should really belong to someone who will frame it or wear it.

1984 Summer Olympics Hermes scarf

The Olympic rings are intertwined with the abc letters

A piece of Olympic history!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Guest Blogging For The New York Social Diary

Please enjoy my column in today's New York Social Diary.  Featured are accessories worn at a Chinese New Year's Dinner, a Snow Ball, the opening of a new Tourneau store and a fundraiser for Say Yes To Education.

Geraldo Rivera wears red accessories for a Chinese New Year Dinner.
Pictured here with Erica Levy Rivera.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Valentino Butterfly Bag

I attended an event at the Valentino store on Madison Avenue last night.  The event was a pre party for the American Museum of Natural History's upcoming ball.  A lot of the clothes had a butterfly theme and my favorite item was this beautiful bag.  The best part is the clasp that is a double ring you slip your fingers through so you can hold the bag like a clutch.  So fabulous!

Valentino's butterfly shoulder bag 

Double ring clasp for your fingers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Springtime With Elaine Turner

Last month I attended a preview of the Elaine Turner Spring 2015 collection and I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Elaine Turner herself.  After looking at the collection and the rich colors, I had a lot of questions for Elaine about the inspiration behind the new styles and colors that are now available in her stores and also what styles are on trend for Spring.   Elaine explained that the Spring line was inspired by the rustic, outdoorsy destinations of Marfa, TX, Sedona, AZ and Calistoga, CA, which is why the earthy colors of denim blue, mustard yellow, persimmon and spice feature prominently this season.

The Drew Clutch in the earthy, deeply saturated colors of the season

I asked Elaine what she thinks are the most popular trends in accessories for Spring and without hesitation she listed:
Bucket bags (#1)
Mini satchels
Chunky heels
Soft point toe flats
Any footwear that highlights the ankle, like booties or shoes with ankle straps

Sure enough when I looked at the shoes Elaine was wearing they had thick ankle straps!  

Elaine Turner wearing Lacey shoes in pewter and holding an Annabella clutch bag

The Abby cork sandals also feature a think ankle strap, 
on trend this Spring and perfect for summer, too.

The Reserve bucket bag in eggshell with citrine trim

The Mini satchel in navy

When asked what her favorite styles are from her Spring Collection Elaine told me they include the resort satchel, Suri bag, Julia wedge, the Annabella clutch and any of her bags made with woven leather and raffia.  

The Suri satchel with a woven chevron pattern

Bella woven raffia clutch

Among my favorites for Spring are the Bella clutches (I have one) in any material, but especially the raffia, and the colorful raffia tote bag, because it holds everything!

Bella clutch bags in a variety of materials

Sabine striped raffia tote