Fringe! It is everywhere! From bags to clothing to jewelry! I have lived long enough to have lived through the fringe phase before. I do love it though, I am glad to see it back. I had a brown miniskirt with fringe off of either hip that I gifted to a daughter that has long since been given away. Ah well.
I would suggest wearing one piece at a time, too much fringe can be a little overwhelming. Love the skirt and of course the jewelry, don’t you?
Who is Les Lalanne? Odds are that you have seen some of their artwork in your lifetime. Les Lalanne is the moniker of husband and wife artistic duo François-Xavier Lalanne and Claude Lalanne. Their whimsical work, their lifetime of collaboration is the last of a generation of avant-garde artists from Paris post World War II. Francois unfortunately died in 2008, but his wife Claude at 90, is still working going into her studio every day.
At the Bonhams white glove sale in London this past Wednesday, the Ceres Collection, (read about it here in case you missed my first post) a collection of 101 rare and historic cameos and intaglios dating back to the 4th century B.C., sold for more than $490,000. The initial estimate was $171,568. Bonhams said that the majority of the rings doubled their estimates, while a number of pieces went for 10 and even 20 times higher than expected.
Mary Cantando of the Womans Advantage sent this out and I thought it was great advice.
Ever have one of those days when everything seems to be going wrong? Of course you do. We all do. Looking for a surefire way to turn that day around in just a few minutes? Find a quiet place and ask yourself the questions below.
I believe Dr. Suess said it best! Salvador Dali Eye of Time watch with blue enamel, diamonds, platinum and cabochon ruby. “Man cannot escape or change his time. The eye sees the present…
It’s here! If you missed my last article about the Apple iWatch, you might want to read about it here. By the way, the iWatch has launched as the Apple Watch.
It is interesting that the mass adoption of individual cell phones almost put the watch industry out of business. Well, the smart watch is going to change that. As of today, the high tech battle of the wrist watch went to Defcon 1. As predicted, the top secret, years in the planning, Apple Watch is being launched as a luxury jewelry item. It is being marketed as a very smart, wrist watch.
Art Nouveau literally means new art, a complex and innovative European artistic and design style of the last two decades of the 1800s and the first decade of the 1900s. It found expression in a wide range of art forms, from painting to architecture to pottery and jewelry. The unusual artistic movement swept through Europe and America startling the late Victorian art establishment with its new philosophy of freedom and uninhibited form.
Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles ~ Sonja Henie
Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphires. In some religions, the blue color of sapphires represented the heavens. In the 12th century, the sapphire gemstone was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings. The Sinhalese believed that the star sapphire served as protection and a guard against witchcraft. During the 18th century, sapphires were used to test female loyalty, changing color if the woman was unfaithful. Sapphires have long been used as talismans for protection, warding off diseases and to bring peace, happiness and superior intelligence.