Tag: Fashion

Sunday Jewelry Report Card: Fred Leighton, Glamourous Jewelry Destination

Today’s jewelry report card I wanted to revisit my trip to Fred Leighton in New York. The iconic store has been around since its 1970s inception when it was an eclectic and chic boutique. I first visited and posted on the shop’s gorgeous diamond and antique babbles in 2015 during the earlier years of the…

Warby Parker Eyeglasses- Different Shades of You.

I’m in a bit of a new affair with Warby Parker, a socially conscious eye glass company with fashionable and modern frame designs and a decidedly vintage appeal. Their “buy a pair, give a pair” philosophy is really quite inspiring. There is something very “American sporty” about it all! With stores in NYC, San Francisco,…

The Jewels of Sunset Boulevard

“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small”….Sunset Boulevard (1950), remains an iconic film Noir classic and winner of three Academy Awards.  If you haven’t seen Gloria Swanson’s epic portrayal of Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star you must, you really must!  There are parallels of course for Swanson age 50 in the…

Elle magazine archive: My Vintage 80s Jewelry Inspiration

1987 Elle magazine image.  I had a little horde of 80s- early 90s Elle magazines that I kept due to the fantastic accessories shots.  This blast from the past continues to grow as I search for the rest and add to the collection.  The colors and chunky images continue to inspire! THE BANGLES: Elle, Jan…

Daphne Guinness Fashion Muse, Collector of Soulful Pieces

The museum at FIT, in NYC, featured an exhibit about the life of Daphine, which ended in January 2012. As they discussed, she was born to the brewery heir Johnathan Guinness in 1967 but came into her own after her divorce: “In 1987, at the age of nineteen, Daphne married Spyros Niarchos, who was twelve…