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Monday, December 15, 2014

Tweet This month, Pantone named “Marsala” as the color of the year for 2015, describing it as a “robust and earthy wine red.” As always, there was criticism of Pantone’s choice, but I like the color because it reminds me of garnets. This fall, I designed a garnet stud and ear jacket combo featuring FitzRoy […]

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tweet Got questions about emojis? New York Magazine has the answers in Adam Sternbergh’s story called, “Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji.”  Among other things, the smiling pile of poo emoji gets a thorough explanation. (In Japan, a pile of poo is a pun-inspired symbol of good luck. The smile was added by someone at Apple.) The […]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tweet I was looking back through some photos of one-of-a-kind earrings I did back in the day. I bet my friend Hannah of Diamond Doodles would have had fun turning this pair — made from golden pearls set in 18K rose gold — into a pair of clowns in tall hats. This style — blue […]

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tweet Cats rule teh Interwebs, so why shouldn’t they rule the jewelry world too? Thanks to Hannah Becker of Diamond Doodles, you’re getting a sneak peek of my newest collection, inspired by FitzRoy the cat! Hannah turned my 18K-gold FitzRoy-shaped earring jacket into a picture of a kitteh romping with balls of yarn. One of […]

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tweet From the “I love to say I told you so” department (one of my favorite departments!): There’s a story today in the New York Times Sunday Styles section called “A ‘Blurred Lines’ Boomerang.” The article by Laura M. Holson details how Robin Thicke’s career has collapsed while Miley Cyrus’s career has soared since the […]

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Tweet My sterling-silver meat cleaver earring was included on a page of Halloween-inspired styles in the New York Post’s Alexa luxury section! (They’re near the top, to the left of the Marcus Lupfer lips sweater.)   I’m in great company with Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Alexander McQueen and other great names. Thanks, New York Post […]

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tweet Have you downloaded the cool new shopping app called Spring? Just search for “Spring shopping” on your iPhone (Android is coming!) and you’ll find it in your app store. It looks a lot like Instagram except you get to tap on pictures of jewelry (and shoes, clothes, etc.) that you like and buy them! […]

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Tweet A big thanks to Sarah Louise Jordan for including my emoji jewelry in her story called “TRENDS: Jewels go POP!” in Professional Jeweller magazine! CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY. Sarah calls my pieces “wearable” and says they’re “aimed at a tech-savvy and feisty customer base.” (I agree!) In an interview, I highlighted my […]

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tweet It was 20 years ago today that Pulp Fiction was given a wide release. Time flies when you’re a bad motherfucker! The movie was the first independent film to gross more than $200 million. When it came out, critic Roger Ebert gave it four stars and called the screenplay (which won an Oscar) “so […]

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Tweet Time for me to apply for a job at the Psychic Hotline! I’m feeling wonderfully prescient after Eminem took to Instagram to reveal the album art for November’s Shady XV album. Loading Back to basics! Here's the cover for #SHADYXV out 11/24. View on Instagram A hockey mask and chainsaws! Just like the hockey […]

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