In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week.
- Sunday: My best-dressed at the Golden Globes was the woman with the most rings.
- Tuesday: Recent coverage of my jewelry designs in Hong Kong Jewellery magazine and JCK.
- Wednesday: A report from the Metal & Smith jewelry show.
- Friday: Suggs of Madness turned 56, which was a good excuse to read a few of his spectacular interviews.
- Saturday: Years after fleeing Nazi Germany, a furrier took video of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate.
Speaking of the Golden Globes, there were a few standout looks that I forgot to mention. Thandie Newton’s structural, sequined gown by Monse was so fresh. I’ve enjoyed seeing this label make a splash. (Sarah Jessica Parker gave the designers a big push at the Costume Institute Gala last year.)
Newton went old-school with the jewels — Harry Winston is hardly a surprise — but I did appreciate the way she draped this necklace down her back.
Proof that your dress don’t need a plunging, cut-out back to play host to a “backlace.”
Natalie Portman — nominated for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie — gets a tip of the hat for dressing in character. Her chartreuse Prada gown with bracelet-length sleeves would have looked right at home in the 1960s.
Channeling a stylish real-life person after a movie wraps reminds me of Sienna Miller, after she played Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl 10 years ago. She worked that Edie look for a while — right down to Edie’s famous leotard/tights look for the Factory Girl New York premiere. I was at that party and got to see her close up! I was a total fan of her doing this.
I recall some people being scandalized that was Sienna was out in her “Spanx” and I was like, “Seriously? You’re so lazy you can’t even Google Edie Sedgwick?”
Back to Natalie, I also appreciated her fringe-y earrings by Tiffany.
They reminded me of the Sunshower earrings I did early in my jewelry-designing career.
I kind of miss those now!
Finally, a shout-out to Golden Globe winner Donald Glover for looking gorgeous in a brown-velvet Gucci suit.
Ring-loving Tracee Ellis Ross still keeps her Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award, of course, but I had to give these people their props. There was too much good fashion at the Golden Globes to fit it all into one post!