LONDON: Pearls at Victoria & Albert Museum

Opening tomorrow, the Pearls exhibition at renowned London museum V&A is a celebration of the history of pearls, exploring its representation in jewelry. Starting from the days of the Early Roman Empire, it traces the popularity of pearls throughout history to the present day, examining pivotal moments such as the introduction of cultured pearls, and how pearls have been linked ...
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Runway Trend Alert — ’90s Chokers -

Choker collars have been uptrending for several seasons, but S/S 2014 is marking the re-emergence of simple, ultra-fitted band silhouettes à la styles of the 1990s.  
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Runway Trend Alert — Petal Plays -

First emerging in New York and now picking up steam in London, three dimensional flowers decorate spring bags, belts and jewelry.
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Runway Trend Alert — Sans Rims -

Rimless shades look fresh in varied shapes and tints on New York’s runways. Phillip Lim created rimless illusions by positioning rims behind lenses, while Osklen’s angular silhouettes were framed by beveled edges.
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Runway Trend Alert — Bro Beads -

Conjuring beach and rave looks of the ‘90s, numerous New York designers are showing bead jewelry for S/S 14. Simple seed bead strands appear on necks and wrists — sometimes as eyewear straps, and big plastic Pony beads are strung to form crafty text motifs.
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Runway Trend Alert — Bleached Pinks -

Light, almost-white pinks are emerging as new neutrals for leather bags this season, with tones ranging in warmth and clarity. Cooler hues appear bright white in certain lights, while other variations substitute for beige.
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We Love… C/FAN’s Fur Accessories

Chicago-based designer Christina Fan's fur accessory line C/FAN is at once luxurious and lighthearted. The label does an excellent job of interpreting playful, borderline kitsch, concepts like of-the-moment color dyes and animal ears in tasteful designs that are appropriate for wearers of any age.
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Nina Ricci Debuts New “Ballet” Bag with Campaign Video

Inspired by the elegance of modern dance, Nina Ricci’s new tote – “Ballet” ­– emulates the dancer’s graceful lines. Constructed in the softest leather, trimmed with delicate suede and polished gold, this classic piece was designed by Peter Copping. The French luxury house has released an exclusive film in collaboration with the duet of artists – I Could Never be ...
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Will Septum Cuffs be the New Ear Cuffs?

The ear cuff's extreme rise in popularity is easy to understand, as it allows for styling experimentation without the commitment of an actual piercing. Now, forward-thinking designers are embracing the concept for a different, of-the-moment area of ornamentation — the nasal septum. NYC-based label Sorelle: My Enemy by Chris Habana: MariaFrancescaPepe:
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Editor’s Picks: Accessorie Circuit — Holiday/Resort 2014

Three of our favorite vendors at last week's Accessorie Circuit trade show in New York: Helmed by sisters Vidhi and Mamta Gupta, Zariin marries modern and organic aesthetics with those of the Gupta's home city of New Delhi. Designs are hand-made with stones left uncut, making for pieces that are appealingly unique and unfussy. Swedish-born designer Annika Inez's line By Boe is delicate, ...
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Editorial Inspiration: Bullett’s “The Stoned Age”

The latest issue — #11, showcases seasonal accessory selections in a trippy spread.
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Runway Trend Alert — Aloha Bags -

Decorated by tropical floral or scenic prints, bags for spring conjure island getaways and mid-century resort wear. The leisurely motifs are seen on an array of silhouettes, from rucksacks and bum bags to carry-on suitcases, duffels and weekenders.
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Runway Trend Alert — X-Ray Spex -

Gaining momentum on the S/S 14 runways, clear eyewear frames are updated by visible internal components. Xander Zhou featured several statement-making frame-within-frame styles, and Jil Sander interpreted the same concept in a subtler way, embedding skeletal metal arms inside of translucent exteriors.
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Runway Trend Alert — Pouch Plays -

Whether worn on the back, slung crossbody or hand-held, soft pouches make appealing carriers on the men’s S/S 14 runways. Burberry showcased simple leather styles in an array of colors, while James Long’s interpretations were sportier — slouchy back-sacks in tech fabrics with swivel snap details.
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Runway Trend Alert — Flat Tops -

Eyewear uppers are flattening out for C/R 14, resulting in modern looks with strong browline emphasis. Shields continue to uptrend, while thick, straight upper rims update classic Wayfarer silhouettes.
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