Best Bling of the 2011 Emmy Awards

Just in time to get us excited for all the new shows premiering this week, the Modern Family Awards Primetime Emmy Awards aired last night. We all have our favorite TV shows but what was your favorite red carpet look? I’ll highlight our favorite dresses, etc in an upcoming post but right now I want to highlight the best jewelry looks.

Colorful Gems

The queens of TV are not afraid to go with bold colors. The biggest color of the night in dresses was red…but what about in jewelry? We saw a lot of emerald jewelry worn in many different styles but our favorite of the night was Sofia Vergara(pictured right). She proudly gushed over her Columbian emerald earrings. We also loved her large cuff bracelet but with earrings like that it didn’t get much attention.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Black Diamond Earrings
Gwyneth looking edgy in Pucci and black diamonds

Heidi Klum wore a large pair of colorful flower earrings and matching ring. Emmy’s host Jane Lynch wore a cluster of colorful multi-gemstones in a diamond shaped pair of earrings. With that array of colors, you can wear these earrings with many different outfits.

Classic Diamonds

Nothing like sparkly diamonds to complete an outfit. Lots of diamond jewelry graced the red carpet but there were some special pieces that really stood out. Kate Winslet who won an Emmy last night, paired her red dress with long diamond earrings that added just the right amount of sparkle to her outfit.

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss looked fantastic in her champagne-hued embroidered Marchesa gown paired with chandelier earrings and a statement cocktail ring.

Edgy Accessories

Sure most of the women looked pretty and classy in their gowns and sparkly jewelry but we love when stars get a little edgy. Glee’s Dianna Agron showed her edgy side with dark spike earrings. Loved this look. Evan Rachel Wood kept up her bad girl image with a black cap-sleeve Elie Saab gown exposing her tattoos. She wore a dark think cuff bracelet for a rocker feel.

Nina Dobrev at the 2011 Emmy Awards
Nina Dobrev looking flawless

We also saw lots of black diamonds on stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Poehler and Emmy winner Julie Bowen. Both Gwyn and Julie’s earrings were paired with sparkly white diamonds to get a sexy contrast. I also loved Gwyneth’s layered black and white bracelets. Ice has a pair of similar Black diamond earrings as the ones she wore. What did you think of her midriff baring Pucci dress?

Best Look

The winner of the night in my books (and most of our Facebook fans) was another lady in red,  Nina Dobrev from Vampire diaries wore a vintage styled diamond choker necklace. She was colorful and classic yet edgy all at the same time. Va va voom!

Who was your best dressed of the Emmy’s?

MTV VMA Highlights

There’s a reason why the MTV Video Music Awards doesn’t air around awards season with the Oscars, Grammys & Emmys. The VMAs are in a category of their own, they are loud, crazy and outrageous and we love it! This is the one night where music artists try to outdo the previous year’s performances and outfits. Yes, there are awards to be given out but that’s not why people tune in.

Some of the most memorable moments of the night were:

– Beyonce looking absolutely ravishing in a one-shoulder tangerine Lanvin gown showing off her baby bump. She accessorized her look with huge Emerald jewelry. Not only did she look fab on the red black carpet but she glowed on stage during her performance. I loved her sparkly sequin blazer which she unbuttoned at the end of the song and gave her baby bump a tummy rub leaving proud papa-to-be Jay-Z jumping up and down in excitement. So cute!

– Jo Calderone, the alter ego of Lady Gaga (who closely resembled Pony Boy from The Outsiders) opened the show with a way too long monologue and an entertaining performance of her new song. What didn’t sit well with most of the audience is that Gaga stayed in character the entire night leaving for some awkward moments with Britney Spears.

– Nicki Minaj took over for Lady Gaga’s wackiness this year but took it to a trashier level…literally…it looked like trash. I have no words to describe it so just look at the photo.

– Adele calmed the crowd down with her flawless performance of “Someone Like You”. She looked stunning in black and wowed the audience with her soulful voice. LOVE her!

What were your favorite moments of the VMAs?



Photos by PR Photos

Keep black from looking boring this fall

Emerald jewelry will liven up an all-black ensemble.While black is a staple of most ladies' wardrobes year round, the dark hue usually becomes even more popular in the cooler months of fall and winter. Though this tone can be elegant and timeless, women should be wary of wearing too much black as the seasons turn.

"I think a flat, black outfit not only does nothing to break up your style, but it also gives a little bit of a sad, boring quality to your look," celebrity stylist and My Body My Style host Sam Saboura told, adding, "I think if you choose to mix black with the right colors, you can make it less severe for fall and look totally on trend."

Designer Catherine Malandrino suggested mixing dark blue, emerald and burgundy into all-black ensembles. An emerald pendant or a pair of ruby earrings is a great way to break up a dark monochromatic outfit and to infuse your look with a bit of fashion-forward flair.

Bold metals are another wonderful way to keep an all-black look from appearing too sullen. Consider donning an intricate gold brooch or a few chunky silver bangles. Black will never be boring again.

Military-inspired jewelry is hot this fall

A black diamond ring is perfect for the military look.This season, many of the designer duds heading down the runway feature bright jewel tones and crisp, military-inspired lines. In order to make accessorizing a snap, invest in a few simple jewelry pieces that will complement the fashions and pull your on-trend look together.

Search for pieces that are versatile, sleek and boast military-style shades and you'll be good to go for fall. Colors such as navy, green and beige are the paramount hues that define this look.

Emerald earrings will look fabulous when paired with a military jacket and dark denim jeans. Sapphire bracelets, necklaces and rings will certainly be in-vogue.

Another vital color for the military trend is black. Women who are showing off this army-inspired look are often seen wearing green or navy blue jackets and black aviator boots. For jewelry, a black diamond ring with a simple band will look lovely when paired with a structured blazer, classic pea coat or cropped jacket. Another great choice is black rhodium – look for bracelets made from this bold metal and wear them while out on the town.

The fall is a time to experiment with new trends. The military look is about functionality and subtlety, but a few simple jewelry pieces will make it pop. 

Art deco jewelry – a quick lesson

Art deco jewelry is a beautiful and lovely.Different styles often become popular from time to time, and one of the newest fashion trends that women are going crazy over at the moment is art deco jewelry.

The idea of art deco, a look that made waves during the first few decades of the 20th century, heavily featured geometric shapes. Paintings and buildings influenced by the movement were adored by the masses.

When it comes to jewelry, art deco began showing up on women’s bodies during the 1920s – 1930s. Diamonds, rubies and emeralds that formed squares, circles and triangles were worn by stylish ladies as they headed out on the town.

Classic pieces from this era included cocktail rings that were set with round pearls or square emeralds, or brooches that featured opaque stones such as coral, jade or onyx.

Today, art deco jewelry can be incorporated into a modern woman’s outfit without looking dated. Girls should consider searching for pendants in strong, obvious shapes or earrings that feature engraved patterns. ADNFCR-2807-ID-19864551-ADNFCR

Enjoy a May birthday with emerald jewelry

Enjoy your birthday with an emerald pendantIf you were born in the month of May, people you know may be green with envy when it comes to your birthstone. That’s because the jewelry of choice for May babies is an emerald!

Emeralds are green and just gorgeous. And while you never need an excuse to wear one, girls who were born this month have a duty to show off this gemstone.

Try choosing a simple pair of emerald earrings for daytime wear. The pieces are a great choice for work or a shopping trip with the girls.

For nighttime, wear an emerald cocktail ring. The look is so colorful and can match any outfit of your choosing.

Finally, for the night you celebrate your birthday, try to find an oversized pendant with an emerald on it. The look will be perfect for your special day.

When it comes to jewels, we’re keen for green!

Mother’s Day brunch – picking out the right pieces

Diamonds are a girl's best friend - especially on Mother's DayMother’s Day brunch is a special event for Mom, but we want to look great ourselves! A lot of us dream of getting dolled up during the day, so we should seize this opportunity to sparkle.

Now that we’ve decided to look exquisite, what jewelry is best for such an occasion?

For starters, diamonds never fail. While these gemstones are perfect evening wear, they’re great for fancy day occasions, too. Putting on some ice will remind mom that she’s special.

Those searching for something a little more girly should go with floral-inspired jewelry. Mother’s Day always falls mid-May, which is the heart of the spring. Consider wearing a flower pendant or a cocktail ring in the shape of a huge rose.

Finally, this day is all about family, so it may be best to put on some heirloom jewelry. If you have a pair of ruby or emerald earrings your grandmother gave you, now is the time to show them off.

Remember, Mother’s Day is about spending time with family, looking great, and most importantly – Mom! ADNFCR-2807-ID-19760714-ADNFCR

Look sexy with Cinco de Mayo jewelry

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an emerald ringIt’s almost May 5th, which means someone you know is probably throwing a Cinco de Mayo bash. So plan ahead and coordinate some festive jewelry for the upcoming fiesta.

Cinco de Mayo parties will certainly be decorated with the colors of Mexico – red, green and white – so why not accessorize in these hot hues.

Rubies are always a muy caliente jewelry choice. Donning earrings, necklaces or bracelets adorned with the red gemstone, will help you become the life of the party.

Don’t forget about emeralds; these green stones are gorgeous and are a great way to add a splash of color to your outfit.

Finally, white diamonds are appropriate for any occasion. Put on a pair of white diamond earrings and wear an adorable green or red dress.

Have fun and watch everyone go loco for your style!

Trouble deciding on rings? Wear them all!

You can never wear too many rings.Ever heard of the saying less is more? When it comes to sporting sexy jewelry, we’re going to have to politely disagree.

One of the biggest trends of the moment is to wear a bunch of rings at the same time. Women who have three or more pieces they adore can now don them all at the same time. The look lets people know that you’re a woman to whom attention must be paid.

We advise all girls to indulge in this trend, but ladies who are new to it should start off slow. Try sporting two to three different rings on one hand. Experiment with a large emerald cocktail ring, a diamond band and a sleek, silver item.

Today, rings are not just an afterthought – They are a key player in your jewelry ensemble. Dig into your treasure trove and you’re bound to come up with something fantastic.ADNFCR-2807-ID-19687303-ADNFCR

Turn to the flowers for jewelry inspiration

Colorful gemstones are wonderful spring items.Spring is in the air, which means we’ll soon be slipping into sandals and miniskirts and heading outside into the warm, wonderful weather, however, what good will the right clothes do us unless they’re paired with the appropriate jewelry?

The flowers are in bloom, and whether you prefer roses or tulips from your beau, ladies shouldn’t forget that these beautiful gifts from Mother Nature are also fantastic inspirations for jewelry pieces.

For starters, try donning a silver necklace with a flower pendant. The look will remind people that you’re excited about the spring and ready to have some fun in the sun.

Colorful gemstones like green emeralds, red rubies and blue topaz stones are sure to make any outfit pop, and they’ll bring to mind vibrant wildflowers.

Just remember, the spring gives us a chance to bare more skin – and new jewelry items. Use these precious months to show off what you got.