I love discovering new and innovative designers from across the world. Whether it’s in a market in West Africa or a crafty store in small town Ontario, going outside of the shopping mall always introduces you to a whole new world of accessories and fun finds.
I have friends who are obsessed with a little site known as etsy – feel free to spend your entire paycheque now – and this is one place that this newfound designer sells their wares.
It’s called k-ah-ree and it’s created by Kari Serrao. Each piece is handmade, with vintage ribbons, belt buckles, and other materials that are cute without being overly kitschy – and I love some good kitsch.
Oh and you can get some pieces custom-made! Enjoy!
– Kate Daley
Our style intern Souzan Michael gives you the latest:
Since Cat Deeley began her gig as the host of So You Think You Can Dance in 2006, she has become quite the style icon. So it seems fitting that the British beauty and self-styled host is coming out with her own line of jewellery.
The line is called Cat Deeley Vintage and is inspired by Deeley’s personal vintage jewellery collection. It launches on June 18th and will be sold exclusively on QVC.
If you’re worried about how to get your hands on these pieces, don’t fret! QVC ships orders to Canada through Canada Post.
– Souzan Michael
Please take a gander at Elsa Peretti’s Cabochon rings. Commence with the drooling now. And also commence with the saving because these puppies ain’t cheap, but Elsa Peretti’s designs are so beautiful it’s totally worth the price tag. They would be a keepsake to hand down for generations.
These hand carved statement-makers come in turquoise, rock crystal, green jade and new black jade. You can choose from 18K yellow gold or sterling silver so there’s something for everyone. From $2,300 to $2, 550 at Tiffany & Co. now.
– Kate Daley
Jewellery brand Lia Sophia is celebrating it’s one year anniversary in the Canadian market.
Have you seen any of the pieces yet? They’re all over the celeb scene. From Paris Hilton to Kim Kardashian to Stephanie Pratt (I have the same bracelets as her!) to Eva Longoria, everyone seems to have their choice piece from the line.
My favourite staple so far? These graphic stretch bracelets with crystals from the Midnight Collection. (These are the ones that Stephanie Pratt has!) You can wear one alone or stack them on top of each other. They always get compliments and they’re casual and dressy at the same time, adding a bit of rockstar to your ensemble.
Another set I love are the stackable rings which I have yet to buy! They are funky and unique and the little bit of sparkle keeps them girly.
Another item that I’m coveting is the Architectural Cuff in Matte. It’s super chunky and a great showpiece. It was hard to choose which ones I like best.
Check it out online and find the advisor nearest you. It’s actually sold through direct sales (think Avon) where women host parties and can make a ton of money – and get tons of discounts and free jewellery along the way. Find your nearest lady (or man!) or get involved yourself by checking out their site.
– Kate Daley
Canadian jewellery designer Dean Davidson is coming to Holt Renfrew in Montreal this Saturday from 12pm – 5pm so take the chance to go check out his famous wares and the man himself.
Davidson’s jewellery (seen in a six page spread in this month’s Vogue) is made with 18K gold vermeil, sterling silver, and semi precious stones using both brushed finishes and high polish.
He uses a lot of architectural design elements and each pieces is also streamlined. Inspired by Cape Town in South Africa, the collection is designed with unique elements in mind. He started his business in 2006 and it’s already been seen on Mena Suvari, Jennifer Hudson and Iman along with spreads in magazines. He’s also shown his jewels on the runways at Toronto Fashion Week with Pink Tartan and on the runway of dynamic duo designers Greta Constantine.
His pieces range from $105 to $725 and you can find his info at www.deandavidson.ca.
– Kate Daley