NYFW F/W 2016: Accessories Report on the Streets and Runways

High boots, black and a killer bag shot by Hannan Saleh on the street F/W NYFW 2016.

High boots, black and a killer bag shot by Hannan Saleh on the street F/W NYFW 2016.

New York Fashion week F/W 2016-17 brought new looks as fashion goers braved the frigid temperatures and still managed to bring lots of style to the streets.  Rachel Guillaume and Hannan Saleh captured some accessorizing via the streets for us.  We decided to post a plethora fashion accessories and “visual stimulation”. The examples on the runways certainly did not disappoint either.  We seem to be in a transition here back to black for the next season, which let’s face it in New York- black never really goes away….One could really see a sort of chic urban gender neutral and a bit punk inspiration coming from Lynn Ban for Fenty Puma. These accessories are modern and fashion based, yet wearable.  The layering possibilities are endless….. While I personally see accessorizing as finding yourself and style via these pieces daily, one can embrace their own look.  Fashion week brings themes, but also people who march to the beat of their own drum as well. I love looking at the colorful show.  The purpose here is to provide inspiration to the viewer, keep them updated on what is going on in the streets. Although, inherently I love to see someone who adds inspiration into an already understood personal way of dressing and accessorizing as well as the trailblazers  Perhaps, you’ll find something that speaks to you. Enjoy……

Lynn Ban image via her instagram account. Check it out for more styles and looks shown on the runway!

Lynn Ban image via her instagram account. Check it out for more styles and looks shown on the runway!

However, color is here as well, as is the case for Alexis Bittar’s 80s modern accessories for Jeremy Scott! While that is one of the styles shot on the street as well, the runway did also seemed to support the grey black white themes, there was plenty of color in the form of fur/faux fur scarves and accents.  Fendi brought everyone this last week in Europe. In fact Fendi’s looks included accessorized black, textured colorful coats as well as boots.  Boots will be higher, but for those who prefer extreme comfort, larger soled sneakers are still strong. In fact, a more laid back city chic look seems to be taking over as well.  Let’s see what secrets the streets are giving up:

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Street shot, Rachel Guillaume.

Fade to Black- Here I’m just going to describe the trend as having four main types (chic edgy almost goth), (street smarts-they also enjoy grey), (black and white) and the (optimist-they need a touch of color with their black).

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Rachel Guillaume photo.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Wardrobe Breakdown Stylist caught in action .Hanna Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Nicky Hilton Rothschild going to Jeremy Scott. Rachel Guillaume photograph.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume street style photograph.

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Rachel Guillaume, photograph.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

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Soon Mooj off duty after DKNY. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Zanna Roberts Rassi in a great coat! Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Zanna Roberts Rassi in a great coat, playing off the black and white/cream tones. Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Black with those colorful accessories....Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Black with those colorful accessories….Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Warm and Furzy:

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Anna Wintour walking into Marchesa. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Susie Bubble, okay so not sure this is a fur, but kind of a faux fur! Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Susie Bubble, okay so not sure this is a fur, but kind of a faux fur! Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Fashion editor/writer Eva Chen. Hanna Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Fashion editor/writer Eva Chen. Hanna Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016. Loving that Gucci bag!

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016. Loving that Gucci bag!

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

The Accessorized Coat (belts over winter wear and texture, color/pattern to the coat).

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Hannan Saleh street style photograph, NYFW 2016

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Accessorized! Love that earring....Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Accessorized! Love that earring….Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016. Color, exciting handbag and there are those high boots!

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Texture print and a pop of color via that Chanel bag! Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Texture print and a pop of color via that Chanel bag! Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Skyler Samuels. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

The Modern Miss Lauper- 

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Sita Bellan- Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

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Justine Skye going to Jeremy Scott. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Blond Salad, green Chanel

Why not? Chiara Ferragni from Blonde Salad and her green Chanel bag. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

June super stylist marches to her own drum but I see a bit of the 80s influence here. Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

June Ambrose super stylist marches to her own drum but I see a bit of the 80s influence here. Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

How to apply these styles you love- I have to admit as an accessories gal, I like black. I like to wear it with silver and gunmetal style accessories. I also like big pieces full of color. Win Win… So as for the fashion jewelry and bag game this coming season- you have options. A bag with texture, print/pattern or color can’t be wrong. Metal bags, smaller structured sizes, embellishment seems central to the bag game too. Or you can go with a simpler style bag with black or metal details and embrace the oversized colorful scarf or “fur/faux fur” accessory with it. There are some interesting silver options in chain mail bags and such out there for the upcoming season, the vintage answer to this would be a Whiting and Davis mesh bag 1920s-70s examples.

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Jeremy Scott Bag. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

Jewelry to wear with black- chokers with silver accents, leather jewelry. Also, as we saw on the runways via Fashion Hong Kong; sunglasses with attitude and hair accessories are also an option to experiment with.

Quite frankly obsessed with this Koi fish necklace, proving the strength of a good gold and black combo.

Quite frankly obsessed with this Koi fish necklace, proving the strength of a good gold and black combo. The shape highlights another trend – animal themes in jewelry and bags. Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

I like the idea that outerwear is important this season as well- the patterns, colors and such almost make the coat a “fashion accessory”.  Great modern shaped earrings can compliment this “coat centric” look, add a chunky scarf or a belt.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

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Rachel Guillaume photograph NYFW 2016.

What about the Men?

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

Hannan Saleh photograph, street style F/W NYFW 2016.

While our focus was primarily upon women’s fashion accessories, some men are embracing a more laid back approach: fashion styles actually overall seem to be more gender neutral so to speak, but the trends still apply as we see below with Jeremy Scott. Men we know you love your jeans and it’s all about denim, but you can’t go wrong mixing it up and adding some great eye wear as well. It’s never a bad idea in terms of men’s accessories, to go with color on the foot, while embracing all these darker hues for the upcoming f/w 2016-17 season. Not to forget, the classic black and white sneaker never dies. Don’t get me started on man bags…..

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Jeremy Scott. Street style photo by Rachel Guillaume for Sarara Couture. NYFW F/W 2016.

Fred Leighton: The Oscars and Fashionably Fine Jewelry

Antique Snake Cuff

Stunning French intertwined serpent cuff worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal to the Golden Globes this year. Dates to the late 19th century.

When one thinks of Fred Leighton, a New York landmark, glamour should come to mind. While they have a retail presence online, from 1stdibs to Net-A-Porter, nothing quite does it for a girl or (guy for that matter) like gazing at the babbles from inside their lovely chic salon on Madison Avenue. The crisp glass jewelry cases are organized, in general, by eras. Each one is carefully arranged over the rich art deco back drop of some of the shop’s original architecture.

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Fred Leighton salon image, Sarara Couture.

 

Their collection spans from Georgian jewelry to current pieces that they custom design.  Fred Leighton, the boutique, began it’s story in the 1970s, mixing eclectic fashions. The namesake fine estate jewelry store opened officially in 1984. Murray Mondschein purchased the original store, Fred Leighton, in the 70s and made it his own by adding the jewelry selection, which gave birth to a jewelry dynasty. When Murray (who changed his name to Fred Leighton) retired the Kwait family purchased the store, with Greg, who is very involved, leading the helm today.  The brand continues to exude exceptional taste with a touch of old Hollywood allure and offers a wide range of quality examples.  This style has kept them fresh and led to a collection that continues to attract jewelry lovers, stylists, and editors worldwide.

  
Meryl Streep at the Oscars in 2003 wearing a stunning emerald necklace from Fred Leighton. Now featured in the exhibit the Maker & Muse. Women & Early 20th Century Art Jewelry. c.1910.

This time of year they consult with stylists who are selecting special pieces for the most influential red carpet of the year, The Oscars.  The shop provided it’s first piece of jewelry worn to the Oscars in the 1990s, to Nicole Kidman, an vintage Australian Opal choker.  The rest is history. They were so gracious to see me this week, and offer us access to some items that have been worn on the red carpet before, as well as fine fashion examples with an editorial appeal. As the blog’s focus is fashion jewelry and accessories I was interested, in also seeing these stylish fine fashionable examples.

As discussed in the post about fashion jewelry/ textual resources, fine jewelry has had it’s design moments, which have led to pieces that have been influenced by fashion and vintage designer jewelry itself. Fred Leighton has some superior fine estate examples, which are also easily translatable today.  For the newest selection visit the store and ask for the talented buyer Dana or Lindsey (PR), who was our guide into their shiny world. While you are there, you may also see Rebecca Selva (the talent behind many reinterpreted red carpet jewelry designs) fluttering around, working on her next project. As chief creative director, she continues to help fashion the image and feel of the stores selection with grace.

They offered us a first hand peek at past Oscar looks, current Oscar/red carpet worthy glam pieces, and suitable examples influenced by fashion during my visit to the salon. So, if inspiration is what you need and you can’t wait until this Sunday for the Oscars…. we’ve got it, enjoy the glam ride. Here are past looks and current possibilities-

Some of My Favorite Past Oscars Jewelry Picks from Fred Leighton’s Salon:

View image | gettyimages.com. Rebecca Selva converted the collar/hairband used by Natalie Portman in the 2005 Oscars. The mid to late 1800s piece was made into a headband for Natalie Portman to wear.
Jennifer Aniston. Oscars 2014, wearing converted Rebbeca Selva, Fred Leighton dress clips as earrings.
View image | gettyimages.com. Madonna 1998 Oscars. Fred Leighton jewelry.

 

Taraji Henson at the Oscars in 2009. Wearing a necklace from Fred Leighton.

 

2009 Oscars image of Amy Adams in a stunning vintage collar from Fred Leighton.
View image | gettyimages.com. Nicole Kidman, 2011 Oscars. Wearing Fred Leighton necklace.


Maggie Gyllenhaal 2010 Oscars bracelet. She wore various Leighton pieces. This 1950s brooch featured a 67 carat emerald. It was converted into a bracelet by the store and Rebecca Selva. Up close it is such an amazing piece. Available at Fred Leighton, 773 Madison Avenue.

Maggie Gyllenhaal 2010 Oscars bracelet. She wore various Leighton pieces that evening. This 1950s brooch featured a 67 carat emerald. It was converted into a bracelet by the store and Rebecca Selva. Up close it is such an amazing piece. Available at Fred Leighton, 773 Madison Avenue.

Here are some of the Oscar worn and red carpet worthy pieces that I found in the salon, which will give you a clue to the styles that may be worn Sunday at the Oscars. This includes closeups of Maggie’s 2010 Oscar worn diamond bracelet. Fred Leighton has quite a few pieces that will actually be worn this year and as they are revealed we will update this post Sunday. (What are your favorites? Please feel free to comment below.)

50s diamond earrings

1950s 12 carat diamond earrings. Available at Fred Leighton.

1700s earrings

1750s 18K gold amethyst earrings. Over 3″ long. Available at Fred Leighton.

1940s-50s diamond brooch

1950s diamond brooch with detachable earrings. Fred Leighton.

Custom Leighton Piece

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Maggie Gyllenhaal worn 2010 Oscar bracelet. Converted 1950s emerald brooch bracelet, Contact Fred Leighton for more information.

 

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1920s Cartier bracelet, Fred Leighton via the Madison avenue shop.

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Antique necklace in the window of the Madison avenue shop.

Fashionable fine jewelry examples from the salon, that would fit into any editorial shoot: 

Vogue Sept 2010 cover

One of my all time favorite Vogue covers shows the editorial- fashion jewelry cross over that they have. Sept 2010. I saved this one in my archives! 1920s diamonds. Fred Leighton. Scan of the cover.

 

60s-70s 18K Tiffany necklace. Fred Leighton

60s-70s 18K Tiffany necklace. Fred Leighton. This was one of my personal favorites.

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Fred Leighton. Contact for more information about the necklace.

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Art deco star pins with what appears to be the original era trumpet clasp. Would be amazing earrings! Contact Fred Leighton for pricing and info.

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Van Cleef & Arpels 1950s 18K gold and diamond clutch

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Contact Fred Leighton for pricing and info.

 

And the Academy Awards Worn Jewelry 2015 from Fred Leighton:

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Via Fred Leighton’s instagram. All shown below, but Nicole Kidman are wearing Leighton pieces at the Oscars 2015.