Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Turn Over a new LEAF

When Jennifer Anniston wore the Jennifer Mayer leaf necklace from the movie “The Break Up”, accessory hags went gaga over it. In fact the necklace from Larkin’s leaf collection was named the “break-up necklace” or the “break-up pendant”.

Jennifer Mayer Leaf Necklace worn by Jennifer Anniston

Jennifer’s necklace was obviously very controversial for the coincidences that came with it. Jen’s movie after her break-up with John Mayer was “the break-up”. She was seen wearing the necklace in that movie, Jennifer Mayer which could’ve been her name if she married John Mayer. Jennifer Mayer, as a jewelry designer made leaf her trademark in the accessory world.

Jen and John Mayer before the break up

Some people may view this simply as a trend last year. But celebrity fashion trend spotters concluded that “leaves” actually represent “new life”.
With this, leaf has become an icon on its own in the accessory world. You may also want to view Nuugard Design Jewelry’s take on this.

Nuugard Leaf pendant, USD 98.00
real leaves dipped in gold metal earrings from Nuugard

So as the year nearly comes to an end, make the leaf accessory, a symbol on how you’d want to turn over a new leaf!
If you like the collections from Jennifer Mayer, Larkin and Nuugard Design Jewelry, Check out Jean & Rosz version.

Jean & Rosz big leaf Php 380.00 in silver and gunmetal

Jean & Rosz mini leaves, 2-layer Php 180.00. What a steal!

Monday, December 7, 2009

There's aNOther business like show business

It is not unusual to see celebrities get into building their fashion-related retail business. They set the trend after all. Though fans go gaga over them, expanding their brands have become very challenging. Jennifer Lopez’s Sweetface urban street wear line which was a spin off of her JLo brand in 2003 has discontinued its production just this 2009. As of the moment the brand is on its haitus. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bitten Line has lost its home after Steve and Barry’s declared bankruptcy. Olsen Twins’ Mary Kate and Ashley in Walmart was criticized after PETA named one of them "worst dressed for wearing fur".
Though it seems that being on the other side of the business is not too sweet after all, some have unstoppably expanded coping with the critical market’s demands.
From Paris Hilton’s empire to Nicky Hilton’s bag designs for Samantha Thavasa, Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B and tie up with Harajuku Lovers, many have spread out from basic to other lines.

Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B collection

Accessories being one the most successful, Heidi Klum’s Mouawad Jewelry Collection, Kimora Lee’s Baby Phat Accessories and of course Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow with her 1960’s jewelry, have been increasingly popular and more accessible to international markets. Fellow celebrities have been seen wearing pieces from the collection too.

Heidi Klum wearing her earrings

Kimora Lee in full Baby Phat outfit

Nicole Richie in her 1960's Sunburst Necklace from House of Harlow (USD 79.00 in Kitson)

Kim Kardashian spotted wearing House of Harlow 1960's necklace

Definitely there’s no business like show business because in show business, there are other businesses.
If you like Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960’s necklace you may want to check out Jean & Rosz’s Harlow-like necklace.

Jean & Rosz: Php 480.00 in torquoise only.