Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lea Michele wears her "Cory" Name Necklace again!

Lea Michele wearing a "Cory" Name Necklace
Lea Michele was seen last week doing some shopping in LA. wearing her Cory name necklace once again! Lea Michele was all smiles after her return from Vancouver, Canada that morning where she attended a wedding with her boyfriend, co-star Cory Monteith

That day Lea Michele tweeted she was was working on new projects for Glee. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Women Who Shaped Women’s History – Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney
+Stella McCartney  was born in 1971 to well-known parents – Sir Paul McCartney, former member of the Beatles, and Linda McCartney, an American photographer as well as activist for animal rights.

Interested in fashion at a young age, Stella interned for Christian Lacroix while studying fashion design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Soon after graduating, she received her first job at the Chloé fashion house in Paris, France, taking over Karl Lagerfeld’s position.

It wasn’t until 2001 that Stella started her hour fashion house under a joint venture with PPR Luxury Group (formally known as Gucci Group). Currently, Stella owns 17 stores around the globe, including London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Manhattan, and West Hollywood.

But it isn’t just clothing Stella is interested in! In 2003, she created her first perfume, aptly named “Stella.” And in 2007, her organic skincare line, CARE, was launched. In 2008 she launched a new lingerie line, and in 2010 she launched a collection for children up to the age of twelve.

Stella has also worked on a number of collaborations, including Madonna’s Re-Invention Tour in 2004 and the costumes for Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow’s characters in the 2004 movie “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.”  She also has a partnership with Adidas to create a women’s sports performance clothing collection. Other collaborations include H&M, Target Australia, LeSportsac, team Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, and Disney to create a jewelry collection inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.”

Stella McCartney showing off her designs for the Great Britain team for the 2012 Olympics
Stella has received numerous accolades for her work in not only fashion but also social awareness. In 2000, she received the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year Award, which was presented to her by her father. In 2003 she received the Woman of Courage Award for her work with cancer awareness. She has also received the Best Designer of the Year Award from Glamour (2004), the Organic Style Women of the Year Award (2005), the Elle Style Award for Best Designer of the Year (2007), and the Green Designer of the Year in 2008 at the ACE Awards, among other notable honors. One of the biggest honors she received came this year when she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services in fashion.

And she manages to do this with four small children!  

Let’s give a shout to Stella McCartney, another great woman we are happy to celebrate this month!

Note: This is the third part of our series celebrating Women’s Month. Each week we will feature a woman who has helped pave the way as strong and independent role models.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Top Ten Reasons Why it’s Good to be a Woman!

Let’s face it, being a woman is awesome! Aside from having a day set in the calendar to recognize our awesomeness, women are known for living longer, being better leaders, and having much better communication skills then our male counterparts. We can also cry out of speeding tickets, get a taxi to stop for us quicker and we know the proper way to conceal a breakout. Chocolate solves all problems when you are a woman, we do not mind asking for directions when we are lost, and a new shade of lipstick can give us a brand new lease on life. Here are some more great reasons why it is so great to be a woman!

1) Women can buy as much jewelry as we want and change it up how we see fit. Your afternoon outfit looks great with a name necklace, but to dress up your LBD at night, a gold XXL Monogram Necklace is the perfect fit!
gold plated XXL Monogram necklace
A gold plated XXL Monogram Necklace
 2) Female book heroines tend to kick more ass than then the other sex – names like Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and Sookie Stackhouse come to mind. (Not to mention Nancy Drew; she was always a better mystery solver than the Hardy Boys.)

3) Wearing a wig is much more socially acceptable than wearing a toupee. Just like getting hair extensions is a lot better than a comb over.

4) Data from the United States Labor Department, women are more likely to graduate from college at the age of 22 than men! No extra semesters!

5) The largest landowner in the world is a woman. That is right, the Queen mum herself, Elizabeth, owns over six billion acres of land between the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and other small properties strewn around the world. While the next largest landowner is a man, he owns approximately 12 percent of what Queen Elizabeth has!

6) Car insurance tends to be much cheaper for women, because they are 50 percent less likely to have a DWI/DUI then men and 10 percent less likely to have a moving violation. (Again, this could have a lot to do with the fact that we can cry our way out of tickets.)

7) Women are easily able to wear their boyfriend’s clothes, but you will never see a guy in his girlfriend’s skin tight jeans or 5 inch high heels.

8) Women are less likely to have acne during their teenage years than men.

9) Women own their feelings….sometimes with alcohol and food, but we own them none-the-less.

10) Let’s face it, women are amazing!

This is another piece in our month long celebration of women. Please check out all the unique jewelry available for Women’s History Month.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Women Who Shaped Women’s History – Oprah

Oprah at the Premiere of Beyonce's film "Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream" February 2013
Note: This is the second part of our series celebrating Women’s Month. Each week we will feature a woman who has helped pave the way as strong and independent role models.

Oprah Winfrey, born in 1954, is known around the world as not just a talk show host of her multi-award winning television show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1986 to 2011, but a media proprietor, producer, actress, and philanthropist. In many circles, she is ranked as one of the richest African Americans of the 20th century, one of the greatest African American philanthropists, and one of the most powerful women around the globe. When looking for women who have not only made their mark in the world, but have also looked to change it, no one needs to look farther than Oprah.

Oprah is no newcomer when it comes to fame. In 1985 she costarred in “The Color Purple,” which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sofia. She has co-authored five books, published her own magazine, “O, The Oprah Magazine,” runs the Oprah Book Club, and has her own film company, Harpo Productions.

But it is her daytime television talk show that she is best known for. The Oprah Winfrey Show has proved over the years to be one of the most highly watched, successful television programs of all time. The show has not only hosted a myriad of television and movie stars, politicians, leaders, and other important people, but has been able to break down numerous cultural and social barriers, including homosexuality, poverty, religion, and obesity. (Oprah struggling herself for many years with diet issues that were made public on her television show and in her books.) And of course, everyone knows her “Things I Like” yearly episode, where, one year, everyone in the audience went home in a brand new car!

Oprah also does a lot of philanthropic work. Her work has led her receive the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002. She created the Oprah’s Angel Network in 1998 (closed now since 2010), and since then has raised over 80-million dollars used to support charitable projects and nonprofit organizations. She also established the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of her plight to bring disadvantaged youth out of poverty and give them an opportunity to grow and become something.

A quote in Vanity Fair said it best – “Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader […] except perhaps the Pope.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Women Who Shaped Women’s History – Marie Curie

Marie Curie
Marie Curie, the mother of modern science is part our series on women we admire. 

Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity, a term she coined herself.  Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields in Physics and Chemistry, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the famed University of Paris (La Sorbonne), and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in Paris' Panthéon.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lanvin Fall 2013 features Name Necklaces!

Lanvin Fall 2013
The Lanvin Fall 2013 was not only fabulous but also featured an abundance of name necklaces! Alber Elbaz, the man (genius) behind Lanvin created a typically  dark and sexy collection but with a relaxed and fun touch.  More and more of Elbaz's, personality is shown the longer he works with the French fashion house.

A Name Necklace from Lanvin Fall 2013
Elbaz chose phrases for the name necklace to entice thinking about the ever changing world and women. He chose phrases such as "Love", "Happy" and "Help".

Lanvin Fall 2013
Elbaz made each model have their hair and makeup tailored to meet her individual needs. A risky step in a fashion show, for fear of an uncoordinated look. But Elbaz pulled it off and gave a fun vibe to the whole collection.
A Happy Name Necklace in the Lanvin Fall 2013 collection
Overall the Lanvin collection was another success from Alber Elbaz, I can't wait to see the rich and famous pull off these classy and fun looks!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Women Who Shaped Women’s History – Sarah Jessica Parker

Note: This is the first part of our series celebrating Women’s Month. Each week we will feature a woman who has helped pave the way as strong and independent role models.

Sara Jessica Parker at the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA's) 
Born in 1965, Sarah Jessica Parker  (SJP to most that know her), knew she was destined for something greater. Trained in ballet and singing, SJP got her first shot at stardom as a young girl on Broadway in the revival of “The Innocent.” She later went on to study at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, The School of American Ballet, and the Professional Children’s School.

During her early acting career, she performed in a number of theater productions. In 1982, Parker was cast as the main character in the television sitcom “Square Pegs.” This led the way to be cast in a number of big films later on, including “Footloose,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” and opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed movie “Ed Wood.”

Sara Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" 
Perhaps though, Sarah Jessica Parker is known far and wide as Carrie Bradshaw from the HBO dramedy “Sex and the City.” Her character defined fashionable, single living in New York City during the late 1990s, early 2000s. Her character’s style choices were so popular, even her special Carrie Name Necklace  became a symbol, with every girl wanting her own name in the Carrie font to wear around her neck! Carrie Bradshaw was known for not just the situations she got into or the guys that she slept with, but also her fashion choices. Fashion designers have stepped over one another to have Carrie in their designs, including Alexander McQueen, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent. But it wasn't just her clothes that were fabulous, Parker’s acting was impeccable, and can be easily seen in the number of awards she has won for her portrayal of this iconic character, including a Gold Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy Award in 2004.
It’s not just her character on Sex in the City who loved fashion and everything about it, but SJP is known to the fashion world as well. From appearing in 14 different outfits as host of the 2000 MTV Movie Awards, to being the face of a number of fashion campaigns, including Garnier and GAP, Sarah is no slouch when it comes to the world of fashion. In 2005, she created her first perfume, “Lovely,” and followed it up in 2007 with a second scent called “Covet” and three more fragrances in 2009 – “Twilight,” “Dawn,” and “Endless.” Also in 2007, SJP launched her own fashion line “Bitten” alongside clothing chain Steve & Barry’s. She has also appeared as a guest judge on “Project Runway” in 2007.

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Let’s hear it for Sarah Jessica Parker – an actress of stage and screen, entrepreneur, and fashionista; in total, an icon any girl could look up to!
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