Trend Spotting: Summer Hats

Fedoras are as hot as the month of july
Fedoras are as hot as the month of july

Hats are huge! Bill Cunningham of the NYTimes is quoted as saying “there’s no question that fedora hats, being worn by men and women, is THE trend of the summer.”


They’re all over Manhattan and certainly coming to a street vendor near you. I’m loving this trend, it’s so….well…democratic. Young and old, man and woman, artist and worker, everyone looks hip in a fedora.

For those of us of the feminine persuasion, it raises the question: what kind of jewelry do you pair with a hat that has traditionally been worn by men?

My answer? Classic pearl studs. They pull a little more femininity into the look without distracting from the tomboy chic. It’s all about balance.

One great deal is this set of three pearl studs in white, pink and black to suit any mood or outfit. So slip on some pearls, strap up some sandals, flop that fedora on your head, and step out looking ultra hip with one of the most versatile trends we’ve seen all year.

Blogging the Bling

Our own Pinny Gniwisch was interviewed recently for an article about marketing through blogging that’s now availble on The Chief Marketer.

“I noticed that some people in our company always want to express themselves,” says Pinny Gniwisch, Ice’s executive vice president of marketing.  “And I decided to put that to use for us in a controlled way with blogging.”

Last March, Gniwisch and staffers launched their first trio of blogs. One,, offers advice on choosing and caring for diamonds, precious stones and gold. relays some of the substantial press coverage that Ice receives and tells “some of the stories about people here at work that don’t fit into our Web site,” he says. And the third,, takes the almost-genius approach of posting articles and celebrity gossip about the jewelry seen at Hollywood hot spots. That’s virtually a guarantee that the thousands who search daily for famous names like “Drew Barrymore” and  “Angelina Jolie” will find’s blog popping up in their organic search results.

Read the whole article here.

Introducing has made it easier than ever for you to feel like a star. Check out the fabulous new Hollywood Jewels page. It features exclusive new lines of the trendiest jewelry pieces designed for and donned by A-list celebrities on the silver screen. You can also enjoy stills from the films showcasing the coveted looks, movie trailers, interviews, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes and win a variety of prizes worn by the stars themselves.

Currently, we’re featuring jewelry styles designed for and worn in the upcoming film Fool’s Gold, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, opening in Theaters on February 8.