Megan Fox always looks stunning even in jeans and tee.
This Polyvore set features our Ghislaine earrings.
JANUARY 20, 2010
WDESIGNS’ NEW COLLECTION, VENUS, premieres this Friday at Roe Lounge in San Francisco.
Designer Wayne Hwang, a Stanford Alumni, presents his first solo runway collection.
Venus is a combination of love and technology—flow and structure. 25 looks of silver, red, blue, and white make up the new line.
The runway premiere, ft. a partnership with Charity Fashion Show models, is set for January 22, 2010.
Doors open at 7pm. Runway show at 8pm. Roe Lounge is located at 651 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA.
An afterparty is also scheduled for Vessel Nightclub in San Francisco.
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Fashion can be exhausting. You get excited about the newest ‘it’ bag or shoe design and as soon as you make an investment, it’s already passé. While some trends are worth taking on, sometimes you just want a sure thing. Like, for instance, diamonds.
You probably already know the basics about diamonds: They’re sparkly, they’re expensive, they’re the rock of choice for engagement rings, and bottom line, they’re beautiful. But do you really know why diamonds carry a hefty price tag and why they have been beloved for generations? Let’s explore a little bit of the diamond’s back-story to truly understand its value.
First of all, we’ll start with a little bit of science class. The diamond you buy today was actually formed billions of years ago (yes, billions). Simple carbon — just like the graphite you find in a lead pencil — was transformed by the application of heat and pressure. Basically, the diamonds were created way underground in boiling hot magma, and when volcanic eruptions occur, diamonds from deep below the earth’s surface are thrust upwards. After cooling in Kimberlite pipes, diamonds are then found through various forms of mining. So it’s not so surprising that diamonds are expensive: They are insanely old as well as rare.
But there is a lot more to the story, whether or not you’re interested in geology. Diamonds have always been associated with some interesting myths and legends. The ancient Greeks thought a diamond’s sparkle came from falling stars whose splinters landed on Earth. Others noted their precious value by saying diamonds were the tears of the Gods. Even Cupid was said to have arrows tipped with diamonds — This was an early association formed between love and bling!
And are you wondering how these coveted stones made their way onto engagement rings? Up until the 15th Century, only kings and rulers were allowed to wear diamonds. But that all changed in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy with a diamond engagement ring. (It wasn’t until much later — the 20th Century — that De Beers started advertising to the masses with the slogan “A Diamond is Forever.”)
Today, diamonds are still associated with special occasions. In Hollywood terms, that means events like the Oscars® or red carpet premieres. For the rest of us, they are perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays and best of all, engagement rings. Now that you know the inside story, let’s take a look at a few classic pieces that will work for your next special occasion:
Birthday: A pair of simple, sparkly drop earrings will flatter any woman. I love this Gaelle version in 18-karat white gold. Everybody looks good with a bit of shimmer around their face, so you can’t go wrong!
Valentine’s Day: If there was ever a time to go with a theme, this holiday is it. Try the ultra-sweet Twin Heart Bracelet to really win her over. The combination of white and yellow gold with twinkling pave diamonds means that it will match everything in her jewelry box.
Splurge for Me: This is the best kind of gift — the one to yourself. Whether you’re celebrating a promotion or are just in the mood for something beautiful, how about choosing a fun right-hand ring? This feminine Floral Band would be a perfectly unique pinky ring.
Shop all these styles and much more at Jewels Boutique, www.JewelsBoutique.com.
Here’s a list of bridal and wedding sites that we like and wanted to share. If you know of some other sites we should check out, you are welcome to comment.
For the “DIY” chic bride seeking a wedding with décor, style and elegance beyond the ordinary. As Martha Stewart often says, “It’s a good thing!”
2. The Knot
The go-to resource for all that is weddings! Find useful tips and tools for planning, budgeting and shopping for the big day. The site also provides networking communities and interaction with fellow brides-to-be.
Stylish brides will find their daily dose of wedding news and fashion inspiration. Brides.com is the muse for brides desiring a voguish facade when they grace down the aisle.
4. Inside Weddings
Aspire to have a champagne wedding but on a beer budget? Inside Weddings showcases the most upscale weddings of real couples and provides readers with a rich source of aspirational images and ideas.
5. Celebrity Bride Guide
Is getting the latest celebrity scoop from E! News, TMZ, US Weekly and People your favorite pastime activity? Well, Celebrity Bride Guide has all the up-to-date info on celeb weddings, who’s engaged, to what they wore on the big day and where you can find the looks. It’s a perfect site for a pop-culture vulture!
6. Wedding Paper Divas
It’s the elegant way to announce, well anything! With hundreds of fresh, new wedding invitations, announcements and accessories added each week, all of their collections are bursting with the rustic charm, modern elegance and delicate details you love.
7. Bridal Opulence
The one-stop, full-service boutique event planning firm headed by wedding-coordinator pro, Latrice. Bridal Opulence is your source to ensuring every last detail is planned.
8. Get Married
This is a great place for the “OMG I’m Engaged” gal beginning her wedding planning journey. Get Married is easy to navigate and makes getting married a piece of cake.
9. Wedding Channel
Planning your dream wedding has never been easier; but only here it’s just as easy to plan your honeymoon!
10. Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Chic, exclusive, luxurious, fabulous- find vendors, couture designers and over-the-top wedding pictures fit for a five star wedding extravaganza.
11. Madison Los Angeles
The hip Los Angeles-based retailer carries top-of-the-line trendy brands for apparel, shoes and accessories. It’s an excellent place to find bridesmaid gifts and cute outfits for all your pre-wedding bashes.
12. Body Aware
Body Aware provides same day shipping when you buy underwear for men.