What’s the Verdict? Alicia’s Wedding Head Piece

As you all have probably heard, Alicia and Swizz Beats tied the knot in Europe last weekend. Besides all the controversy surrounding this couple, what did you guys think of her replacing the traditional wedding tiara or veil to compliment her Vera Wang for a  jeweled head-dress? Personally I love it, but curious as to what you guys think? Cast your vote!

Look at that baby bump! That baby bout to pop out!

Pics via: YBF

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What's the Verdict? Alicia's Wedding Head Piece

As you all have probably heard, Alicia and Swizz Beats tied the knot in Europe last weekend. Besides all the controversy surrounding this couple, what did you guys think of her replacing the traditional wedding tiara or veil to compliment her Vera Wang for a  jeweled head-dress? Personally I love it, but curious as to what you guys think? Cast your vote!

Look at that baby bump! That baby bout to pop out!

Pics via: YBF

Alicia Key’s New Jewelry Line: The Barber’s Daughters

“I think accessories are exceptional, because it is a simple way for people to express their own style.”-Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys sure is a woman of many hats! Along with being a talented songstress, pianist, and  humanitarian, she has now decided to add  jewelry entrepeneur to the list . According to WWD, Alicia will be launching a jewelry line labelled The Barber’s Daughters in collaboration with jewelry designer Gisèle Theriault for Fall 2010.

Per WWD the pair were introduced through Alicia’s band mates who bought Gisèle Theriault jewelry at backstage shows. Alicia stated “I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me,” said Keys. “I knew at that moment, for the first time, that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread inspiration and that’s what got me started.” The article goes on to say that “ the collection is comprised of sterling silver and gemstone pieces, each inscribed with poetry and prayers of Masaru Emoto, the author of “The Hidden Messages in Water.” The line is set to launch Fall 2010 with a price range from $85 to $2,500. The pieces shown below are available at http://www.thebarbersdaughters.com/


Side note: Besides the negative press Ms. Keys has received lately (ahem) I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying her new album, The Element of Freedom which was released on the 15th!

Stay blessd y’all!

Source: WWD

Alicia Key's New Jewelry Line: The Barber's Daughters

“I think accessories are exceptional, because it is a simple way for people to express their own style.”-Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys sure is a woman of many hats! Along with being a talented songstress, pianist, and  humanitarian, she has now decided to add  jewelry entrepeneur to the list . According to WWD, Alicia will be launching a jewelry line labelled The Barber’s Daughters in collaboration with jewelry designer Gisèle Theriault for Fall 2010.

Per WWD the pair were introduced through Alicia’s band mates who bought Gisèle Theriault jewelry at backstage shows. Alicia stated “I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me,” said Keys. “I knew at that moment, for the first time, that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread inspiration and that’s what got me started.” The article goes on to say that “ the collection is comprised of sterling silver and gemstone pieces, each inscribed with poetry and prayers of Masaru Emoto, the author of “The Hidden Messages in Water.” The line is set to launch Fall 2010 with a price range from $85 to $2,500. The pieces shown below are available at http://www.thebarbersdaughters.com/


Side note: Besides the negative press Ms. Keys has received lately (ahem) I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying her new album, The Element of Freedom which was released on the 15th!

Stay blessd y’all!

Source: WWD

Latinas Bring Out the *BLING* at the Latin Grammys

This is what I’m talking about! Some serious *bling* was showcased at the Latin Grammy this year. The Latinas were not afriad to make bold statements with their jewelry choices. Super-sized earrings, embellisehd dresses, and eye catching necklaces littered the red carpet. Here are a few of our favorite looks:

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Eva Longoria's Embellished Dress

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Laura Pausini's Layered Chains

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Alicia Key's Turquoise Necklace

Alicia was in attendance, she performed at the event…

….Aaaannndd….

My personal favorite… =)

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Cucu Diamantes Wearing a Black and Gold Statement Necklace

Very “givenchy”-like statement necklace as you can see from an earlier blog post.

Pics via: jewelry.com

Trend Alert: Knuck if You Buck!

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Don’t call them a comeback, they’ve been here for years! Knuckle rings made their first appearance during the 80s fashion era, hybernated for a bit, and have come back with a vengance! The knuckle rings of today have a little bit more flair to them; and designers have used their creative juices to conjur up some pretty unique looking peices. This style can range from the very elegant/classy to “In you face” edginess.  Basically there are two versions of this style, the ring that goes across the knuckles (usually a multi-finger) or one that goes across one knuckle vertically.

Check out some of our favorites:

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1. Rhinestone Knuckle Ring, Forever21, $4.80
2. Knuckle Sammy Owl Ring, Refinery29.com, $90
3. Diamond Knuckle Ring, Loree Rodkin, $2,300  (Mary-Kate’s ring featured below)
5. Swarovski Talon Knuckle Buster Ring, Made Her Think, $138
6. Je T’Aime Double Ring, Max&Chloe, $63
7. The Bad Ring, Melody Ehsani, $50

This Bridge Double Finger Ring by LittleRooms is gangsta! ****please note: as of 3/16/10 the ring below is 30% off! Check out our more recent post here*****

Knuckle ring Bridge Double Finger Ring at LittleRooms.com $190

Bridge Double Finger Ring at LittleRooms.com $190

OMG … an Alexander McQueen Knuckle Ring CLUTCH?!? I DIE!!!

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch, $1,599.00 <---Ummm, yeah moving on...

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch, $1,599.00 <---Ummm, yeah moving on..

Mary-Kate’s Diamond Knuckle Ring is mouthwatering…and staying on the shelf at $2,300 (ahhh, one day…)

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Check out BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Rhinestone-Embellished Ring Set ($148) for the same look

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Rhinestone-Embellished Ring Set, BCBGMAXAZRIA, $148

Here’s Beyonce at Billboard’s 4th Annual Women In Music event with a very elegant version of the knuckle ring-loves it!!!

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Keri Hilson’s Chain Ring By Melody Ehsani

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Chain Ring by Melody Ehsani, $92 on Karmaloop.com

And last but not least, Alicia Keys’ modern take of Do The Right Thing, also designed by Melody Ehsani (that girl is on her grind!).

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That’s all for today…g’night!

Trend Alert! Mismatched Earrings Rocked by Brooke Jasmyne, Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson, Ashanti and Rihanna

Mismatched earrings seem to be the latest craze to hit the the scene. We’ve been seeing more and more of this trend on the streets, music videos and award shows rocked by the likes of Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Ashanti, Alicia Keys, and Brooke Jasmyn!

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Brooke Jasymne, of BET’s reality show Harlem Heights, was actually one of the first  we observed to rock this trend. This chick just excudes an effortless personal style, edgy and classy, but what’s interesting is that she actually fell upon this trend by accident. After messaging her for some details, she replied with:

“I have been doing mixed matched earrings for years not even trying to set a trend (I just lose em all the time and had 1 of each laying around…also my left ear began to split and so I just started wearing studs in that ear to let it breathe and ut all my heavy earrings in my right ear…I pierced my left ear 3 more times for style and limited my right ear to the single piercing Ive had since birth so people stopped saying ‘i think you dropped one of your earrings” *ouch!*

Ahhh to be beautiful and so cool! Thanks Brooke! =)

Here are some other celebrities doing the mismatched earring thang…

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Alicia Keys at the VMAs (with only one hoop in her right ear)

Alicia Keys at the VMAs (with only one hoop in her right ear)

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Keri Hilson and Wayne in her "Turnin' Me On" video

Rihanna in the "Run this Town" video

Rihanna in the "Run this Town" video

If you’re intereted in this look, check out some of these pre-made options:

Peacock Sword Earrings by PeaceImages, $39.50 (LOVE this line!)

Peacock Sword Earrings by PeaceImages

Peacock Sword Earrings by PeaceImages, $39.50

Check out these Mismatch Shooting Star Earrings, also on Etsy, for the Keri Hilson look

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Mismatch Shooting Stars Earrings on Etsy, $8.00

And Urban Outfitters keeps it simple with these Lock and Key studs

Urban Outfitters Lock and Key Studs, $9.99

Urban Outfitters Lock and Key Studs, $9.99

Our recessoin-friendly option is…to do it yourself! Mismatching earrings is a great way to recycle those misplaced studs and hoops of the past. The best combo’s are the hoop + stud or the long dangling chain + small hoop or stud. Incorporating feathers is also a lovely accent. Try this trend this weekend and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of compliments!!!