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TREND CHECK:  Look for plenty of dark accessories for fall 2010, — black, dark grays, deep and intense blues, and stone-colored browns.  But, before you think of them as somewhat boring, pay attention.  These nightshades come with plenty of sparkle and glitter and glitz, a whole panorama, in fact, of rich metallics and gemstones that give them a formal and fabulous appearance.   

    Max Azria offers a tailored, clean lined clutch in aluminum mesh.  Coach has a shiny gray-black metallic bag, while Rebecca Taylor has a suede and Crystallized-Swarovski Elements bag.  Fenton offers a clustered-effect necklace in sandstone, velvet, brass and crystal. 

    Bracelets, earrings, and more. The look is very new, yet continuing, you might say, in many of the present trends hot in the market now, such as bangles and multiples, and chunky glamour.  Just all of it dark and glittery, like a clear night sky.

YOU CAN GET THAT FANTASTIC DARK JEWELRY LOOK BY SMART BUYING!  HERE ARE SOME GOOD EXAMPLES:

  • Hematite traditional cross earrings.  Gorgeous!
  • Glass beaded choker.

 

IS EVERYBODY HAPPY?  Jewelry pieces that make people feel better!  That’s what stood out at the recent JA New York Show at the Jacob K. Javits convention center.  But, they were among the few new items shown, and retailers attending the exhibition expressed disappointment in the lack of innovation and creativity.

   Paul Morelli’s new meditation bells collection, with gem studded gold bells, as pendants, were very special.  Alex Sepkus’ opal hanging earrings were also new and interesting, along with Raffaella Mannelli’s box tree wood pieces.

   Organic looking pieces retained their hot status, especially those in silver and gold by Sepkus and Sarah Jannerbo.

    Indian style jewelry was also big.  A number of these pieces featured rose cut diamonds and brightly colored sapphires set into blacked silver for a rich look. 

    Jewelry that incorporated lucky charms remained big sellers. Elephant charm bracelets stood out, along with stacking stretch gemstone bracelets and diamond charms.   Important shapes included peace signs and crosses. 

   –But how do you accessorize this trend?  Not difficult.  Just add on more gold, gold, gold. And big, dark, mysterious-looking sunglasses.  That’s real WOW factor!

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO PETA?  The animal rights organization seems to be strangely absent this season, and you might say the fashion industry is taking good advantage of the lack of protests and marches by presenting the most extensive and voluminous amount of fashion fur we’ve seen in a very long time..  Everywhere you look, on every runway you see, fur is a dominant factor.  That includes almost every conceivable type of fur, long hair, short hair, and in-between. 

      Full length fur coats are only the start of it.  Fur is being used for trims, for linings, even for footwear.  Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Gucci, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs are just a handful of designer houses super-strong on animal skins for fall.  You might say that if you want to be IN, put an animal around your shoulders this winter.   

14K TASTE:  Chains, sequins, and gold, gold, gold.  That more or less summed up much of latest fashion pieces from Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin, whose baroque styles and Seventies-design glam rock pieces gave glitter and glitz new fashion life.  One dress literally sizzles with flashes of molten metallic gold…it is nothing short of dynamic!

   Gold remained a big number for numerous designers in the western world.  Marc Jacobs presented a long evening dress softly shimmering with gold metallic.  Jason Wu was more updated and youthful, with a dress that looked like gold lame tissue paper...very Oriental, actually, and very organic, as well. 

   More gold was forthcoming from Rachel Ray, in a loosely fitted dress to the knee.  Dries Van Noten showed a fabulous all gold blazer with somewhat extreme fitting but, hey…was that a guy up there on the runway sporting the jacket?  Sometimes this androgynous thing can be taken too far! 

ALL THAT GLITTERS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE REAL GOLD. TRY SOME GOOD PLATED JEWELRY FOR THE SAME RICH LOOK AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE:

 

Large crystal flower brooch – choose rich gold plating for a dynamite look!

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