Mariana Leung, AKA Ms. FABulous.com, has been busy attending the hottest fashion shows at New York Fashion Week. She’s the latest Ice Guest Stylist, and this designer / fashion blogger is here to report back all the latest trends and share her jewelry selections inspired by NYFW.
Twice a year, New York’s fashionable elite flock to venues all over the city to experience the styles of the upcoming season. I was deeply entrenched in the photographer’s pit shooting almost forty runway shows for my blog, Ms. FABulous. I created this jewelry selection around three top trends I observed from NY Fashion week.
1. Bold Color
In the fashion shows of Anna Sui and Catherine Malandrino, I found bright colors in circles and teardrop motifs as a running theme. They could be in a fabric print, embroidery or framed semi-precious stones. The green onyx bangle and the blue onyx drop earrings embody this trend perfectly. The intense color and shape of the stones are right on-trend with the runway looks. These items are also an easy way to update your existing wardrobe for the upcoming season. Pair these statement pieces with a little black dress or your favorite jeans.
2. Vintage Glamour
In evening wear, I saw the vintage glamour of the 1930’s and 1940’s grace the catwalk. I chose the multi-strand black spinel necklace and the red jade beaded necklace because they emulate the color palette and drama of designer Zang Toi’s fashion presentation. Faceted beads can be worn hanging off your shoulders as a choker to highlight your décolletage. Ruby lips and classic Hollywood styling are ideal to show off these stunning pieces.
3. Chandelier Earrings
The single biggest jewelry trend was the chandelier earring. In diamonds, crystals or colored gems, elaborate drops were the go-to item for major fashion impact. Designers like wild child Betsey Johnson to the red carpet elegance of Tadashi Shoji all featured dangling jewels from the ears of their models. The diamond drop earrings in the Ms. FABulous collection are the perfect piece for this trend. They add lots of sparkle and luxury to the most casual of outfits. Pair the earrings with a dazzling ring for a truly extravagant look.
You can rock your personal runway with attitude in any of these jewelry pieces. In the words of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, make it work!
This fashion designer is also the founder & blogger of Ms. FABulous. Her blog aims to bring the craft and culture of design to the reader from behind the label. She is a graduate in fashion design from Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris. Her work has been featured in InStyle, Brides Magazine and European fashion publications.
“After attending over 40 New York Fashion Week, I saw three distinct trends emerge that I based these jewelry selections on.”