December 2017

Be on the Cutting Edge of Style with Cool Cuffs, Bangles and Rings

I love to accessorize my outfits with cuffs, bangles and rings. Here are my favorite picks that will surely add some serious style and edge to your look:

Eddie Borgo Bear Trap Bangles, BUY NOW, $490
The set of three silver-plated brass bracelets are a perfect balance of rebellion and luxury. I love their versatility and they can be worn interlocked as one piece or reversed for added edge. The Eddie Borgo collection began with a request from designer Phillip Lim to create jewelry for his runway show and has since boomed. The collection retails in over 90 stores worldwide and has a huge cult following including celebs such as Blake Lively and Katy Perry.

Alexander McQueen Snakeskin and Brass Wrap Bracelet, BUY NOW, $315
I am a fan all things McQueen including the fab jewelry line with his signature skull detail. This midnight blue and black snakeskin wrap bracelet make it perfect for pairing with other gold accessories and really stands out against neutral palettes. The Swarovski crystal skull charm adds a pop of rock and roll.

Alexis Bittar Sugar Dust Bangle, BUY NOW, $295
These hand sculpted and hand painted Sugar Dust Bangles are gorgeous and have just the right amount of sparkle to dress up any look, day or night. Bittar got his start by selling antique jewelry and vintage clothing on the streets of lower Manhattan and is now collaborating with Burberry, Michael Kors and stylist Patricia Field. He also recently custom designed a lucite mask for Lady Gaga. No wonder he won the prestigious CFDA’s Accessory Designer of the Year award in 2010!

Kara Ross Pyramid Ring, BUY NOW, $290
From the Pyramid collection, this Sterling Silver ring boasts a geometric style with sleek lines and smooth detail that reflects light with every move. They are also made with a variety of gemstones (I personally love the Mother of Pearl version). Kara Ross is an expert jewelry designer, certified gemologist and has recently added wood crafter to her impressive resume; having been asked to create exclusive gifts for President Obama and First Lady made out of Magnolia wood that originated from the White House lawn! A pyramid ring by Kara Ross was recently worn by Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange, and other celeb fans include Hilary Swank, Anne Hathaway and Oprah.

Fab, Fab Brad

Brad Goreski, star of Bravo’s new reality show It’s a Brad Brad World, dishes on his favorite brands, products, and guilty pleasures. The celebrity stylist got his start working as Rachel Zoe’s assistant and has since dressed some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs such as Jessica Alba, Keri Hilson and Shay Mitchell.

PD: Congratulations on your new show! What can viewers expect to see?

BG: They will see an insight to the fashion world and see me start my business from the ground up. I just hope the viewers have a good time.

PD: You’re a busy man- tell us about your upcoming projects for 2012.

BG: My book comes out in March [Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far], my clients are growing rapidly….stay tuned!

PD: What are some of your favorite brands?

BG: I love Band of Outsiders and Gant by Michael Bastian and Tom Browne– I wear them almost everyday.

PD: What are some of your favorite accessories?

BG: My dog Penelope and my Swarovski Crystal Lace-Up Shoes!

PD: What are some of your favorite skin-care products?

BG: Creme de la Mer moisturizer, Clarisonic cleaning system, Neutrogena body oil.

PD: What are your favorite haircare products?

BG: Baxter of California and Elnett.

PD: Tell us your guilty pleasures?

BG: McDonald’s Diet Coke, Starbucks, and Abc Kitchen‘s Salted Carmel Sundae.

 

It’s a Brad Brad World airs Monday at 10/9c on Bravo.

Swarovski Crystal Case: Sparkle and Shine with a Jeweled Cell Phone Case

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Who says jewels are only for jewelry? An avid fan of all things sparkly, it was only natural for me to “bling” my phone. This case, embellished with rhinestones and pearls, not only adds personality to my Blackberry but makes it easy to spot in the black hole that is my purse. At letscrystalit.com, you can personalize with materials, colors, and designs–they even have team logos. -Katrina Caspelich

Buy Swarovski Crystal Case, $29.96 to $172.46, www.letscrystalit.com

Buy Swarovski Flash Drives

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Buy Swarovski Flash Drives, $90–$100, at swarovski.com

  • Available in late October
  • 4 GB storage capacity
  • Vintage-toy inspired
  • Fun, funky, and functional

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Frangos Saved by the Bell Ring: Put a Ring on It!

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As a sucker for statement jewelry and art, I always find the perfect buy in a funky cocktail ring. As soon as I saw this ring by Frangos, I could not stop thinking about it! Not only is it colorful and sparkly thanks to the generous serving of Swarovski crystals, but it is full-on drama. Paired with a brightly colored nail polish, this ring will be the star of any look.—Katrina Caspelich

Buy Saved by the Bell by Frangos| Charm & Chain, $128, at charmandchain.com