Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chanel Rules at the Antiques Show

Last week I attended the opening night party of the Winter Antiques Show to benefit the East Side House Settlement.  As the first major event for this season in Manhattan everyone was decked out in their finest attire (underneath their warmest outerwear in freezing, single digit temps).  I love looking at the antiques for sale, but my eye was naturally drawn to the women's accessories and I noticed that several of my friends were sporting Chanel.  The Chairman of the party was the former CEO of Chanel, Arie Kopelman, so maybe that inspired them, but whatever the reason they all looked great and their accessories were fabulous!  One bag in particular, a black sequin clutch, was to die for.  I'd first seen it at a Chanel boutique and I now have some serious bag envy.

The Chanel wearing ladies are pictured here with me and my buddy, Daniel, and I will zoom in on their Chanel accessories below:
Jean Shafiroff, Alison Minton (me), Daniel Colon, Dawne Marie Grannum & Dr. Penny Grant
(photo by Clint Spaulding, that I copied from the NYSD)

This black sequin flap bag is stunning.  Jean paired it with a colorful Milly cocktail dress with a peplum, and black opera gloves.  She looked lovely, as always.
Jean Shafiroff carrying her Chanel sequin flap bag
Bag close up

Another view
Me with Jean
(photo courtesy of Daniel Colon)
Dr. Penny Grant paired a classic Chanel quilted flap shoulder bag with a red dress and black shoes.  The look was simple, elegant and timeless. 
Penny's classic Chanel quilted flap bag
Dawne Marie Grannum wore Chanel black and gold shoes.  Black and gold is a very trendy color combination right now, and Dawne's choice of sheer black stockings made the gold piping pop.

Dawne's Chanel black & gold peep toe shoes
(photo courtesy of Daniel Colon)
Side view
I probably spent more time appreciating the accessories then the antiques, but totally understandable when Chanel is involved.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pearl Surprise

I've never had the thrill of opening an oyster and finding a pearl, but I did recently open a package and find two cool pearl necklaces!  They were a very nice surprise from my friend Elizabeth Finkle Sans who recently started a pearl jewelry business called Pearls of Sand and Sea .   

Single white pearl necklace
Adjustable black & peach pearl necklace

The pearls are strung on cord for a more modern, casual look which makes them easy to wear on a daily basis and to layer with other necklaces. 

One long, one short
Perfect with a v-neck
Layered with my Do Do necklaces (also on black cords) for a Boho look
The line offers bracelets and earrings, too, as well as different colored cords, and the jewelry can be custom ordered.  Pearls of Sand and Sea is having a private trunk show soon.  Check out the web site to see the jewelry and contact Elizabeth for trunk show information.