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Fun Fashion Jewelry ala Lulu Guinness

9 Jun

Fun Fashion Jewelry ala Lulu Guinness

If you want a truly fun fashion web experience or if you are at work and are totally bored but need to look busy, check out the Lulu Guinness web site. It's full of fashionable accessories to put on your wish list along with all kinds of wacky side news such as its Lulu Gazette.

It's a little hard to describe. For example you might see a faux ad in the gazette that says "Don't forget your lipstick," and you click on it to see the full size lipstick slash key ring for sale. On the same page are links to jobs available at the company and requests to email them with your lulu stories.

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I would have liked to know more about Lulu herself, but on the Lifestyle page you do find out some snippets about this jewelry designer who seems to have a good sense of humor:

New collection: I am so excited about the launch of my new jewellery collection, due to hit the stores this summer! Watch this space for more news, I can't wait!

Lulu's New Years Resolution: 'Just remember; you don't have to be the life & soul of the party… Every night!'

No, No to Nose Rings

31 May

No, No to Nose Rings

As a teacher myself and someone who lives in the South Florida area, this article about a recent issue at an elementary school over a teacher's right to wear a nose ring sort of jumped out at me. From "Nose jewelry ruffles schools:"

A recent dispute over a teacher's wardrobe had nothing to do with flip-flops or a low-cut top. Instead, it was a piece of diamond jewelry, about twice as wide as a dime's thickness, that raised the eyebrows of Martin County school officials.

A nose stud isn't professional dress, district officials said.

Last month, a federal arbitrator ruled in their favor.

The case, the first of a teacher filing a grievance over the district's professional dress policy, started in September when officials at Hobe Sound Elementary told first-grade teacher Julie Roberts, 40, to remove her diamond nose stud, which measured about 2 millimeters in diameter.

Teachers union representatives argued that the district didn't have the authority to arbitrarily dictate a working condition that wasn't agreed upon and never discussed at the bargaining table. Furthermore, the school board rules "encourage" a certain wardrobe, but they don't specifically forbid facial piercings, union representatives argued.

The arbitrator disagreed, saying the school district did have the authority to require Roberts to remove her nose piercing. He said a committee of "moderate-minded" principals and teachers could define professional dress in the future.

Florida Education Association's Falvo said the teachers union plans to address wardrobe during contract negotiations this summer.

I find this interesting because I am so careful about what I wear when I enter a classroom. It would never occur to me to wear jewelry like this. Times are changing I guess. Of course, I'm also a big baby when it comes to getting holes punctured through my body. It's all I could do to get my ears double pierced.

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 05/07/07

7 May

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 05/07/07

Welcome to another jewelry and fashion blogosphere link love round up. Most of us have mom on our minds.

First, SheFinds wonders about sunglasses. Hot or Not? The Return of Wayfarers. I say they are still hot, but I'm an old lady I guess :)

Next, we have this Mother's Day Gift Guide from the Bag Snob!

Coquette loves the look of cute cropped cardigans.

Inspired by or a coincidence. EBelle5 discovers the similarities between BeBe and the Louis Vuitton Riveting Bag.

Go nude! In a Fashiontribes podcast interview with CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern, learn the best tips & tricks for rocking this hot trend for summer.

Girlawhirl Gift Guide: Mother's Day Gifts All with special discounts for girlawhirl.com readers!

This platinum Stella McCartney bag's playing PETA-friendly is nice, but leatherless or lambskin, Kristopher digs it.

Alexa Wilkinson Has An Amazing Appetite for Life and Music Check out her Lullaby Appetite CD and Podcast on LA STORY

My Fashion Life says "hell no" to the Jeans Bikini pant.

Papierblog's ongoing mother's day gift guide highlights fragrances from Chanel

How to look like a bathing beauty, even when you don't feel like one. When it comes to Summer '07 swimwear, Second City Style has the ultimate swimwear guide for your body type.

Vote for your favorite emerging designers in [StyleBakery.com's third annual "On The Rise" contest] and you could win a $500 shopping spree at ravinstyle.com

Styleaholics – Month of May Sample Sales Galore from D&G to LeSportsac

America's Next Top Model fans can see all the cycle 8 episodes thanks to Stylebites!

Stylehive gets the inside scoop on Zac Posen's widely rumored new blog project – check out the exclusive interview with the charismatic designer!

eBeautyDaily addresses a common home haircoloring problem and its solutions.

Jewelry and Beading talks about the PIA of jewelry repairs.

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphre 04/30/07

30 Apr

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphre 04/30/07

We are saying good-bye to April, and hello to lots of great blogosphere jewelry and fashion finds, starting off with this ultra cool ring.

Because any boss lady – including Kristopher – sometimes lives in a "Bubble" (Louis Vuitton Ring).

Bag Snob digs the Anaconda bag from Devi Kroell, the bag designer du jour!

Coquette's got the perfect remedy to the dull work week blues with jewelry by Naughty Secretary Club. In celebration of Administrative Professionals Week, everything is 25% off!

Aspiring Handbag Designers: eBelle5 wants you to be discovered

Wedding bells ring that much sweeter when your gown is by Isaac Mizrahi & cost under $200. Fashiontribes checks out his new bridal line for Target.

Girlawhirl readers save $50 on new Stella McCartney totes at Intermix

LA STORY Gets Into Hot Water–with Spongeables and Spongelles Infused Sponges!!

Papierblog looks at Singapore designer Khoon Hooi from Singapore's Spring fashion week.

Second City Style on designer Cyndi Chan. Just in time for Spring/Summer '07.

SheFinds – -Fashion, Beauty, FINDS – Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Lo.'s bangles

StyleBakery.com finds the ultimate one-size-fits-all dress that can be worn 12 different ways – as seen on American Idol favorite, Jordin Sparks.

Styleaholics, get to know YANA Handbags, an artistic, luxe collection of beautiful bags.

Get started modeling with Stylebites as she spills the secrets on how to get scouted and submit to agencies in NYC!

Stylehive talks to Jovovich-Hawk! Read Milla and Carmen's answers about their line, being best friends, and what's up next for their line.

Christina is lusting after the perfect fake tan at eBeautyDaily.

Jewelry and Beading found a great way to use her new pearl find with some long glam earrings, a mixture of Swarvoski pearls, crystals, and silver.

Back to Nature Jewelry Trend

27 Apr

Back to Nature Jewelry Trend

I already reported once about the leaf trend in jewelry that we are starting to see again. The whole back to nature trend in jewelry and really fashion and artwork in general is very cyclical, so it's not a big surprise that once the snow melts and real flowers bloom, so does our taste for nature-themed jewelry as well.

My lastest find in the back to nature jewelry theme comes from a Danish jewelry collection called Pilgrim.

Pictured is an adorable little piece of fruit – a pear – and notice the sterling leaf as well?

Then there's this cute flower pin with faceted gemstone as the center.

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Then, of course, more leaves. This time wooden leaves are mixed in with metal leaves for this long necklace center dangle.

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Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 04/23/07

23 Apr

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 04/23/07

We start off this week's jewelry and fashion blogosphere round up with colorful bangle bracelets and FashionTribe's sweet tooth, who finds some sweet bags, jewelry, accessories & other fashion treats.

Bag Snob has lunch with the Prince who woke Valextra, Massimo Suppancig.

What's behind a fashion logo? Coquette shows you the design process behind the new Saks brand and Kate Moss for Topshop.

Kristopher digs Cut-Out Wedge Jil Sander Shoes' cause a fresh spring double-oh-seven is all about lightening up.

eBelle5 Celebrity Auction Alert: Scarlett Johansson's and Sheryl Crow's Designer handbags are up for grabs.

White shirts from top designers hit the Gap today! Girlawhirl can't wait to check out the new designs from Doo.Ri, Rodarte and Thakoon

LA Story says that prom dreams –like fairytales– can come true.–courtesy of Bronx Community College students and NYPIRG/Bronx!

My Fashion Life interviews the design duo behind label Daydream Nation.

Jewelry and Beading discovers Swarovski pearls – pretty in pink or at least dusty rose no less.

Papierdoll looks at touching up your makeup after an intense workout.

Easy does it. Second City Style says hello to relaxed, lightweight pieces with a laid-back attitude for spring/summer.

SheFinds – Short Shorts: Hot or Not?

StyleBakery.com – Are you on the best dressed list? Find out which of this season's hottest dresses flatter your figure.

Celebrity Styleaholic Najwa Moses gives us a sneak peek at Mao Magazine's Freak Chic party with Debbie Harry!

Love color jeans but not sure how to wear them? Stylebites decodes the trend!

Throw out your granny-panties and check out Stylehive's interview with Jasmine Imani, co-owner of the cheeky online lingerie site, Graffiti Pink.

Jewelry Trend Branches Out

17 Apr

Jewelry Trend Branches Out

hillary duff is one of a number of stars featured in the April 30th issue of Life & Style magazine, showing off the trend toward nature in their leaf-themed jewelry selections.

Duff is pictured here wearing a long gold chain and green jade pendant, which has been carved into a leaf. Nature inspired jewelry is for sure not a "new" trend, but it looks like it's getting hot again this spring.

Rings and bracelets are also highlighted in this issue, such as this gunmetal ring (thus the dark color) from Allison Daniel Designs, which also comes in antique gold, matte gold, and antique silver.

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This mulit-strand bracelet with leather and 14kt plated leaves is from WinkNYC.
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Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 04/16/07

15 Apr

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 04/16/07

Lots of great, tax-free advice today from around the jewelry and fashion blogosphere for you, starting with Styleaholics – Find out the latest trends in silver and gold accessories.

Anya Hindmarch launches US edition of "I'm not a Plastic Bag" with special message to Bag Snob readers!

Bon Bons in the Bath dishes on the popular UK beauty store touching down Stateside next month.

Coquette gets all ruffled up with this new trend for Spring.

eBelle5 discovers 5 Must-Have Vibrant Designer Clutches for Spring.

A twist of lime, lemon or orange, please! Fashiontribes finds that citrus hues add zest to any wardrobe.

Girlawhirl catches up with the kate moss for Topshop news.

LA STORY gives you a "hot scoop" about Gloss.com biting the dust– or is that taking a powder?

Forget Gold & Silver…its all about Bronze! My Fashion Life rediscovers the Bronze Age.

Stylehive is enamored with Huvafen Fushi, a Maldivian luxury resort where you can have your own private bungalow complete with a freshwater pool that leads right to the ocean.

Papierdoll interviews emerging designers Lucky and Sarada Ravindra of Queue.

Second City Style Interviews Tim Gunn About His New Book "A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style."

SheFinds – The Product That Changed My Life: Hidden Straps

April showers got you down? Check out StyleBakery.com's picks for the season's best coats, shoes, umbrellas and accessories that will (almost) have you rooting for rain.

Did somebody say spring shoes? Stylebites decodes the latest must-have styles!

Jewelry and Beading discovered some electric colored glass rings.

The Manolo says one shoe trend this summer are shoes with metal studs.

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 04/08/07

8 Apr

Jewelry & Fashion Blogosphere 04/08/07

Happy Easter everyone! Hopping around the jewelry and fashion blogosphere, I picked up a few treasures for you.

First, Fashiontribes has a big announcement! Whether you're feeling afro Love, Downtown Doll, Fancy Flirt, Global Chic or Rock Punk…the new spring issues of the Fashiontribes magazines are finally live!

Bag Snob picks the best of Jil Sander's Spring 2007 bags!

Coquette highlights the colorful shoes of Poetic License that shouts spring is here!

Designer inspiration or a coincidence. EBelle5 discovers the similarities between Forever21 and the Mulberry Emmy Handbag.

Girlawhirl Gift Guide: great gifts for spring holidays

A Designer Snapshot:: Carolina Herrera Talks to LA STORY.

Papierblog looks at the trending toward black for the Spring season

Check out Second City Style's Interview With Celebrity/Fashion Manicurist, Deborah Lippmann

SheFinds discovers beauty products that help you Avoid Blisters

The list is in! StyleBakery.com lists the hottest emerging designers and independent online boutiques for spring.

Styleaholics – Find out why dirty underwear is the best place to hide your valuables

Stylebites shares 5 super tips to getting the most from your handbag collection.

Read Stylehive's interview with rocker Rusty Pistachio of PNUT jewelry, who designs edgy metal jewelry that has become a fav of celebs.

"San Tropez" Juicy Couture Shoes discovered by Kristopher Dukes help you get your spring break on, sans breaking your AmEx.

Beading and Jewelry is busy making her own chains right now using simple wire techniques.

Bunny Shop asks your opinions on the new Kate Moss lookbook. Thin is still in, I guess.

The Bling Blog wants to know if it's okay for jewelry designers to sell their wares on QVC.

Jewelry and Fashion Blogosphere 04/02/07

2 Apr

Jewelry and Fashion Blogosphere 04/02/07

Better late than never…what a day! Here's this week's jewelry and fashion link O thon, starting off with Kristopher Dukes and this wacky cuff links. For Your Boy: "Kiss" Fornasetti Cufflinks handpainted porcelain shines, promising a slick "Thank you."

Bag Snob loves R & Y Agousti's line of eye catching clutches!

eBelle5 discovers the new Limited Edition Coach Straw Basket filled with L.E. Fragrance Line accessories

Fashion Blogosphere: 1, Steve & Barry's: 0. Fashion blogs scoop the traditional media & the media tries to bite back (unsuccessfully) as Fashiontribes discovers.

Check out Girlawhirl's Fall 07 Fashion Wrap Up….Spring is now in the air!

LA STORY: Get the TIMELESS SECRET to FAB skin at Studio @ Fred Segal, Santa Monica!

My Fashion Life has exclusively snagged two pairs of straight leg jeans from the new Men's N-Series line to giveaway courtesy of Nautica Jeans.

Papierblog looks at the Indian Fashion Week that was including a look back at Manish Arora.

Second City Style – Hayden-Harnett is out of the bag and into apparel. Second City Style has the interview with the designer about this super cute new line.

SheFinds Asks You: Toe Cleavage, Hot or Not?
Nothing ruins a good pair of cute flats or sexy pumps like toe cleavage. Agree or no?

StyleBakery.com finds double duty multi-tasking cosmetics that do not disappoint.

Styleaholics Daily Blog Najwa Moses checks out urban nomad designs by indie designer EEnamaria

Britney Spears hires Rachel Zoe, or at least Stylebites is sure of it

At last! eBeautyDaily discovers why our hair turns gray!

Jewelry and Beading discovered a pretty rose quartz pendant project.