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CELEBRITY CHECK: Looking sexy and spectacular in vibrant red-red, Elizabeth Moss joins her Mad Men’s co-star Jon Hamm on the 1960s elegant set of the award winning TV show. Elizabeth, who will soon tie the knot with SNL comedian Fred Armisen, is also resplendent with long gold chandelier earrings and wide gold bracelets. For his part, Hamm is comfortable relaxing on the set’s wooden lounger in his edgy aviators.


   —Britney Spears is out and about in a cute little red and white striped sundress, a little gold necklace with small gold ball pendant, and a dynamite pair of very dark sunglasses with red rims.  Wow!  Does she look good!


   –Are those little clutch handbags holding their own on popularity charts?  You better believe it.  How about pretty Kayla Ewell who plays the naughty bad girl in the new hit, The Vampire Diaries.  She may pop pills and act slutty on-stage, but showing off on California streets this delightful vixen dresses adorably in a yellow print mini-skirted dress and hangs on to a really adorable gold metallic clutch bag with silver hardware.  Ewell also shows off a stunning diamond ring worn on the index finger of her right hand.  Hey, we’re seeing more and more of that…







  • Murano style glass rings with brilliant color and design.


SCHOOL BELLS RING: Few things pull in customers like a red hot promotion, and what better promotion than featuring a couple of big name personalities to host a shopping event to benefit your own local school system?  That’s something the Dior boutique on 57th Street in Manhattan knows a lot about!  During a recent 2-hour charity event headlining Caroline Kennedy and Wendi Murdock, the store racked up sales of almost $70,000, 15% of which went directly to the Fund for Public Schools. The biggest sale of the day was a $25,000 fur coat. 



RUSSIAN REPLAY: It’s not that long ago that the western world ran a non-stop ridicule of all things supposedly Russian:  fat-women, fashion-less wardrobes, drab personalities.  So what has happened?  Suddenly the ladies from Mother Russia are gorgeous beyond measure, their clothing is often design-spectacular and their jewelry, well … this is the land of the Romanoff’s, after all.  Proving out the new world view of Russian taste, is Podium Jewelry, an exclusive Moscow retail concept that is now moving into Paris with all its glitter and glam. 


The company (which already operates a classy outlet in France’s Courchevel ski resort area) is opening a new store not far from the former home of Colette, where it will soon show off its edgy, handcrafted jewelry pieces, made by a number of top firms (such as Loree Rodkin, and Garrard) as well its own Podium Fine Choice Line. The medieval-looking store interior has been designed along the lines of an ancient jewelry workshop.



 JEWELRY AS ART:  Leave it to Van Cleef and Arpels to put a world spotlight on their

own firm while showing off some of the most extraordinary jewelry pieces in recent

history. The firm is hosting a major retrospective exhibit in Tokyo now through January

17th consisting of 250 pieces taken from its own and other major jewelry collections.

Among the outstanding pieces on view are a tiara worn by Princess Grace, a

 ruby and diamond bracelet commissioned by Marlene Dietrich, and Etruscan-

inspired gold bracelets owned by Jacqueline Kennedy

   –After closing in Tokyo, the exhibition will go on to Beijing, New York, and Paris.  




OLD CLASSY: Vintage costume jewelry is hot, hot, hot!  The Florida House of Lavande  

certainly knows that!  The Palm Beach posh costume jewelry firm has put its couture

collection on exhibit at Henri Bendel in New York and will put the pieces on sale to the

public in early November.  A glass bib with crystals and stones originally made for

Pauline Trigere will sell for almost $6,000, while a Givenchi purple and blue resin

heart necklace from the late Seventies will carry a price tag of $948.    








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