Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I’m sure it’s no surprise that my Cleopatra styles are May’s Jewels of the Month. I’ve been telling you … and telling you… and telling you… that my gold and diamond Cleopatra earrings will be seen on Samantha (Kim Cattrall) in Sex and the City 2, out on May 27. I’ve already spotted the earrings in the trailer and television commercial.
When I’m not telling you about the SATC2 earrings, other people* are telling you, including:
- The New York Times
- Perez Hilton
- Marian Kihogo
- The Fashion-Loving Stylist
- Inside Out Style
- La Belette Rouge
- Make Do Style
- Be Real Luxe
- Fabulous Girl’s Boudoir
- Betty Confidential
I am feeling a little sorry for the Cleopatra necklace, which has been left out of the excitement, so here it is.
And here I am, a few years ago, wearing the Cleopatra necklace, a vintage Marie France dress from Miss Peelpants and a lot of Hollywood Fashion Tape in the vicinity of gorgeous and talented actress Toni Collette.
Don’t forget that if you want a Cleopatra design of your own, you can win a pair of silver earrings by entering my Polyvore contest by May 23. Put together the best collage (or, as Polyvore says, “set”) using the Cleopatra earrings and at least one other piece of my jewelry, and you could end up wearing your own Cleopatras to the opening of SATC2.
For inspiration and guidance, here’s a Polyvore set called “new Cleopatra = Samantha.” It was created by my fellow contest judge, D İ D E S İ™ A Stylish Turkish, so it’s not eligible for the prize.
I love the way DIDESI uses both the Egyptian theme of the earrings and the pink in Samatha’s dress as unifying elements in her set. I’m also impressed that she incorporates furniture, makeup and skin care, rather than limiting herself to clothing and accessories. That’s important because if you were styling a photo shoot with a model, you would indeed have to have other elements in the image. DIDESI gets bonus points from me for finding a jewelry piece by another designer that is pink AND Egypt-themed AND complementary rather than competitive with my own designs. The Sass & Bide leggings on the right are ultra-modern but blend into the set so well that I’m sure any Pharoah would be pleased to wear them. The Cleopatra quote is the cherry on this Polyvore sundae: it evokes Samantha’s toughness and pays tribute to my many poison ring designs.
As the lottery commercials say, “You have to be in it to win it,” so enter my contest here. Good luck!