May 2022

Successorize Your Look with Stylish Necklaces

I love wearing statement necklaces and layering chic jewelry to infuse style into my daily outfits– which are what I like to call “successories.” A successory (see my quote on page 107 of this month’s People Style Watch) is a special accessory that is successful at taking your look from good to glam in record time! A successory can be a great leopard bag or a fab pair of earrings. The necklaces below certainly fit the bill and here are my favorite for the season:

Dannijo Medine Necklace, BUY NOW, $495
The fabulous sister team behind Dannijo create the most gorgeous and unique statement necklaces. Their Keira Bib style is an antiqued Copper chain with marble resin beads, and the taupe and turquoise color palette make for perfect spring shades. I love the versatility of this piece from dressing up a simple white tee to a sexy cocktail dress. Dannijo is a favorite of Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Alexa Chung, Michelle Trachtenberg and style blogger “Man Repeller” Leandra Medine.

Jennifer Miller Swarovski Crystal Horn Necklace, BUY NOW, $295
I am obsessed with my Jennifer Miller Crystal Horn Necklace and like to wear it with my Ramy Brook dresses, or with jeans and a silky top. The yellow gold-plated necklace is on a 36” link chain and falls in just the right spot. It’s chic style finishes off any outfit! Jennifer Miller has cultivated a celeb following including Beverly Hills Housewives Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump, New York Housewife Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Angelina Jolie.

T.Cyia “Atomic” Gold Multi Chain Scarf Necklace, BUY NOW, $205
The T.Cyia handmade Multi Chain Necklace is a stylish and versatile piece that can be worn as a scarf, tied in a knot or double wrapped. Mixed metals make it on-trend and easy to wear with everything including gold and silver jewelry. The talented LA-based design team Tim McElwee and Cyia Batten create these beautiful pieces that are incredibly artistic. They are also favorites of Jennifer Lopez, Kate Walsh and Melissa George.

Guess Where We Were?

By Jennifer Wright

Guess what our favorite party was this week? Give up? The party celebrating the opening of the GUESS flagship store in Soho. Hosted by Marie Claire magazine, Michelle Trachtenberg and the Marciano family, the event has been generating all kinds of buzz.


Trachtenberg had the guests atwitter over her Gossip Girl character, the villainous Georgina Sparks, and what mayhem she may cause during the upcoming season. (The best show ever will resume September 14th—I’m counting down the days.) Rumor has it, she’s about to become a major player on the series. Trachtenberg couldn’t (wouldn’t?) share, but she did say that doing the show was great fun, and, “You’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of Georgina in season 3.” She also gushed, “Georgina’s crazy . . . over the top behavior is so fun to play”. And it’s so fun to watch, too! Is there romance on the horizon—perhaps with Penn Badgley’s character, Dan? “Maybe,” Trachtenberg confided, “I can tell you that there will be a boy involved.”


Trachtenberg’s good friend Lydia Hearst was there, clearly recovered from her recent illness. Many have seen her looking “healthy” in Miles Fisher’s American Pyscho-inspired music video (a pop-y cover of The Talking Head’s “This Must Be the Place”). The provocative performance has all agog. (One viewer remarked that “what the video lacks in ingenuity, it makes up for in Lydia Hearst wearing lingerie”.) Hearst demurred, “I’m really very conservative in real life!” She was also very happy to support Fisher—who gained notoriety last year for his admittedly spot-on impersonations of Tom Cruise—who is her close personal friend.


And, as seems to be the case in at least half of the parties we attend lately, Kelly Bensimon was present. She looked less bohemian than usual in a black skirt and white off the shoulder top, confiding it was all GUESS—though I’m not sure that extended to her bubblegum-pink shoes—and that she’s a huge fan of the line.


Amber Rose (Kanye West’s girlfriend) was also sporting the GUESS brand, announcing she’d styled it herself.  Another fashion model, Selita Ebanks—best known for parading around in her underwear for Victoria’s Secret— was wearing a white sundress that seemed positively demure in comparison.


You can copy the stars’ looks—no stylist required!—by venturing to the GUESS store in SoHo. Perhaps you’ll even run into some of the ladies. If you see Trachtenberg, please see if you can convince her to spill secrets about Gossip Girl—I, for one, am tired of playing guessing games.

Pictures via Theo Wargo