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    Sep 24

    “Let me just say, my jewelry is worth more than I am.”Connie Britton, 2013 Emmy Awards red carpet

    The movies have the Oscars. For music, there are the Grammy Awards and the Country Music Awards. And for television, there are the Emmys – the one night a year everyone who is anyone in the business shows up looking their best to salute everything great about their industry.

    But the Emmys have a little something extra going for them; every year the red carpet at the Emmy Awards signals the start of the fall fashion season. The transition into the new phase of jewelry and fashion began last night, with glamorous yet subdued results.

    Unlike the Grammys, there were no Lady Gagas or Miley Cyruses here to shock and awe with over the top style. At the Emmys, the mood was more conservative and adult. But don’t think that means the red carpet was a snoozefest – far from it – it just showed that in the tv industry, it was more about class and beauty than wild abandon. Continue reading »

    Sep 10

    If you don’t know the name Kendra Spears, you probably know her look. Over the last five years she has modeled for Gucci, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Prada, Etro, and Diana von Furstenberg, and secured her place as one of the worlds top supermodels.

    If you do know her name, you might be surprised to hear that it has changed. After her Labor Day wedding, she stopped being Kendra Spears, and became Princess Salwa Aga Khan.

    She became a real-life princess! When she married Prince Rahim Aga Khan, she became part of an esteemed, important family. His Highness Aga Khan, the patriarch, is an imam presiding over Nizari Ismail, a denomination of the Shia Muslim faith

    Just because someone is a “commoner” doesn’t mean there is anything common about them. Kendra wasn’t the first to make the leap from commoner to royalty. Continue reading »

    Aug 27

    You can forget the Oscars. You can keep the Emmys. And the Grammys? What are they? For all the hottest celebs wearing the trendiest, most “now” fashions, its all about the VMAs.

    MTV started the Video Music Awards in 1984, and it quickly became known as a night where anything can happen. The first VMA set trend thanks to a  notorious performance by Madonna that saw her stripping off a wedding gown while crooning “Like a Virgin.”

    This year was no different – fab styles, over the top personalities and a little controversy to get tongues wagging. Continue reading »

    Aug 16

    Last week Michelle Obama became the first sitting First Lady to ever star in a hip hop video. It was done to promote Songs for a Healthier America, part of her ongoing campaign against obesity.

    Of course, Mrs. Obama is such a touchstone of culture and fashion that her video appearance was overshadowed by the fact that she had cut her bangs. No, Michelle, not the bangs!!!

    It is not customary for the First Lady of the United States to be a fashion template. Each tends to bring in their own unique style, and they tend to be conservative in dress even if not in politics (we’re looking at you, Hilary). But Michelle Obama is one of a kind, and has transformed the way Americans look at the White House.

    Fierce, feisty, and fabulous – that’s Michelle in a nutshell. Continue reading »

    Jul 30

    In America, we are taught to chase our dreams, no matter what they are. When you achieve a certain level of success, it gives you even more freedom to do what you really want to do. For some people, their passion is jewelry – not just wearing it, but creating it, designing it, and promoting their look to the public.

    Some celebs have made that jump, from modeling beautiful jewels on the red carpet to launching their own brands. Continue reading »

    Jul 02

    kanye_and_kimWhen two outrageous personalities like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian come together, you just know it’s going to be something larger than life. So when the superstar rapper proposed to his pregnant paramour, he did it in grand fashion – with a $700,000 black diamond ring. Continue reading »

    Jun 04

    Katy_Perry_ConcertSo much happens in a month, it’s hard to keep up! Here are a handful of the best, most interesting, tasty, and juicy bits of celebrity news from the last month.

    Katy and John… and Robert and Kristen

    It wasn’t long ago Katy Perry was flashing a heart-shaped ruby ring given to her by crooner and on-again, off-again love interest John Mayer, but recently she has been seen in public with actor Robert Pattinson, leading to a firestorm of speculation. Pattinson has long been involved in his own on-again, off-again romance with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, but it seems the princess of pop has caught his eye. Continue reading »

    May 09

    Faberge EggMother’s Day is just around the corner. What did you get your beloved Mom? A brooch? A bracelet? A bouquet? A breathtaking brunch? Well not to make you feel like an underachiever or anything, but here are a handful of remarkable and amazing (and maybe a little crazy) gifts that famous folks have given their mothers. Continue reading »

    Feb 28

    Christina RicciFlashy engagement rings have been the trend in Hollywood for years. Celebrities try to out do each other with bigger diamond or  more unique settings. From huge 4 carat stones to bright red rubies, if it’s in Hollywood it has to get noticed. For the rest of us, it isn’t easy to keep up with the lavish trends of Hollywood. Your average fan doesn’t have a million dollars to spend on a ring. If you just have to have the latest in Hollywood trends then Christina Ricci’s new ring might be more within your budget. Ricci’s beautiful ring is smaller and exudes class; a direction that more of Hollywood might emulate this year. Continue reading »

    Feb 21

    Oscar AwardThe first Academy Awards ceremony took place on May 16, 1929 honoring the best films of 1927 and 1928. Only 270 people attended and the ceremony lasted nearly 15 minutes, very different from what it is today. Now, people from all over the world gather for this big event, whether at the location itself or to watch it from their couches at home. The Academy Awards have become one of the most popular events in history; a time to honor the men and women who have touched us through motion pictures. We have tough choices ahead of us this year with excellent nominations from each category; however, one must triumph above the others and claim their coveted prize – the Oscar. Here’s our predictions for who the Oscar will go to:

    Continue reading »