Halloween looming just around the corner and nights getting longer, October seems like a perfect month to pull out those dark edgy pieces that may have been hiding away during the hot summer months. Insert the queen of drama pieces Jacqueline Cullen here. Her use of Whitby Jet, a prehistoric black fossil ca. 180 million years old and most commonly associated with Victorian mourning jewellery, is as signature to the label as ghosts are with Halloween .
With just the right amount of spookiness for the season, my pick this week is the 18K gold bead ring from her Gold Dust collection. The organic shape has been touched delicately with handmade granulated 18K gold beads adding a subtle glimmer and deep contrast to the piece.
"Designed by women for women." Not a traditional statement in the jewelry world, but one that should be recognized. Founded by a mother and two daughters, Anita, Myriam and Patricia, Gumuchian is not only owned by women, the entire office is run by women as well. Recently recognized by the Women's Jewelry Association with the Corporate Hall of Fame award, Gumuchian makes me proud to be involved in an industry that is always growing and evolving. It also makes me excited to see women excelling in what is usually considered to be a male dominated field and provides hope for the up and coming girl bosses in the industry.
Now the real question is what to wear while you're busy climbing the corporate ladder? The answer is simple: stacks of gold and diamonds...
Explosive Color, Creativity and Artistry at LFW 2015
London, the second leg of the round the world fashion tour, stayed true to its unique creative sensibility. The city that launched Biba and ‘60s rockers has always provided its own singular fashion vision, high on creativity, handcrafted applications and heritage, albeit with a modern edge.
For the woman who craves individuality, London is a city where one can find a posh milliner do
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“She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living,” designer Tom Ford said about Daphne Guinness.
If you don’t know who she is, you’ll have to visit The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where the trendsetting style of Guinness is the subject of an extraordinary exhibition.
Guinness casts a striking image with her towering high heels, some of her own design, and her signature black and plat