Bling On The Beach

Karman Pedaru by Cedriv Buchet for Vogue Paris June/July 2011

Gracie Carvalho by Max Abadian for Flare June 2011

Lindsay Ellingson by Regan Cameron for Allure June 2011

Michaela Kocianova by Greg Kadel for Vogue Italia June 2011

Flavia de Oliveira by Marcelo Krasilcic for Elle Italia June 2011

H & M 2011

 

Source: Fashion Copious, Fashion Gone Rogue, Fashionising

Rihanna’s Extreme Couture Spread for Vogue Italia/Sept.09

OH. EM. GHEE…

A moment of silence, as we enjoy photographer Steven Klein’s masterpeice: Extreme Couture for Vogue Italia starring…

RIHANNA!!!

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Is she cleaning a bathroom??? Whatever she’s doing, she sure looks fierce doing it!!!

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Rihanna's Extreme Couture Spread for Vogue Italia/Sept.09

OH. EM. GHEE…

A moment of silence, as we enjoy photographer Steven Klein’s masterpeice: Extreme Couture for Vogue Italia starring…

RIHANNA!!!

Rihanna    Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven kleinCOver

Rihanna 3   Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein

Rihanna 4   Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein

Rihanna 5   Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein

Rihanna 6   Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein

Rihanna 7   Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein

Rihanna    Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein8

Rihanna    Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein9

Rihanna    Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein10

Rihanna    Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein11

Rihanna    Vogue Italia Extreme Couture by steven klein13

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Is she cleaning a bathroom??? Whatever she’s doing, she sure looks fierce doing it!!!

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Tribal Inspiration-India and Pakistan!!!

Traveling around the world collecting jewelry from Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, and other culturally distinct areas is a *bling* lover’s dream!  One can only imagine the inspiration that would ensue by grazing the bazaars and open marketplaces to shop where the art of jewelry making had it’s roots. African and Indian tribes were the first to shape and mold metal to form some of the most beautiful architectural pieces that defined them.

We sure WISH we had the freedom to travel halfway around the world to collect peices, but for now we stumbled upon a great website featuring tribal jewelry from India and Pakistan. Below are some of our favorite looks from http://www.tribalbazaar.com/

The pieces below are just of few that I found that designers are now modernizing for the runway!!

Featured below is Slave Bracelet 104, described on the website as a “slave Bracelet design that features applied metal designs on an adjustable cuff. Attached to the cuff is a linked metal chain with finger rings and features small Lapis stone pendants. There are also small bells for sound.”

I can see myself wearing this with a simple dress to let the bracelet do all the talking!

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Ankle bracelet!? The first thing to come to your mind is probably something a child would wear, but then I thought about how cute it would look  hanging over some black pumps, accompanied by a leather skirt and a boyfriend Tee. For a more modernized take, Littersf.com has reinvented the anklet as a way to accessorize your shoes!

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I love all the details in this Indian necklace!
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These earrings are from the Turkmen Tribe located in central Asia. Their pieces are very classy and simple, but detailed in its design!
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Nicole Richie wasn’t the first to wear a headdress; she just simplified and modernized the traditional headdresses that Indian and African tribes adorned.
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Chanel Iman…FAB-O!!!

Chanel Iman at the premier of “The September Issue” (Cannot WAIT to see that!!!). The necklace is just FAB-O, incorporating the disc and fringe trend of this season. I also love how she effortlessly mixed gold and silver elements, which is hard for some to pull off.

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See below for more looks that just HAPPEN to be budget friendly =)

Flower Disc Necklace by Topshop

Flower Discs with Drops Necklace, Topshop, $40

And more…happy shopping!!!

From left to right:

1. DIY Anni Albers Strainer and Paper Clips Jewelry Kit, Urban Ouftitters, $14.00

2. Fringe Chain Statement Necklace, Bebe, $49

3. Rhinestone Dangle Pearl Necklace, Forever21, $19.80

4. Glistening Knotted Necklace, Forever21 $15.80

5. Layered Flower Pendant, TopShop, $36.00

6. Style Naturale Rhodium Crystal Donut Necklace, Max&Chloe, $123

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