Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Giveaway.Noir inspired Neon Cuff bracelet

Dear friends!
I really appreciate all the positive feedback I received from you about my DIY cuff bracelet project!
I really enjoyed making it, and got carried away, and designed two similar bracelets and decided to giveaway one.
So, one lucky reader is going to get one of a kind (I own the second one) unique sporty cuff bracelet sponsored by DC2NYConfessions.
 How to Enter:
Important: Please follow instructions on the Rafflehopter box below. 
 You can enter up to 6 times.

The rules:
You must be at least 18 years old to enter and this giveaway is open to international entries.
This giveaway ends on April 15, 2012 at 12:01am EST. The winner will be selected at via Rafflecopter form and will be notified by email. 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Noir Neon Cuff Bracelet

This spring is all about Neon!
Smart accessorizing for the warmer weather has never been so much fun.
Today I'll show you a tutorial of Noir inspired Neon Cuff Bracelet, which I thought was right on the trend of sporty chic and elegance.
You will need:
1. Polished Brass Cuff (similar here)
2. Colored rhinestones with flat back (available at Michael's)
3. Neon Utility rope (aka Mason Line) 1/8" wide (available at hardware stores)
4. Couple of toothpicks
5. E-6000 glue
Also, you will need scissors and a lighter.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Town Chic French Style

A famous French fashion magazine L'officiel has shown Town chic glamor in its versatile editorial of most-coveted designer looks. So irresistibly seductive with vibrant splash of color and enchanting textures.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Radar. Trending Color

I was flipping the online pages of InStyle magazine and I made a curious discovery.
I've spotted an interesting visual article about freshest color combos for the Spring 2012 season!
This season is all about brights and clever mixing them together.
So, here are a few examples:

Pink & Green

Blue & Neon Peach

Coral & Emerald

Navy & Tangerine
Fuchsia & Turquoise
I'm personally excited about all these combinations of color and would wear them with equal confidence.
Which combo is your favorite? 
Images via InStyle 

P.S. I recently joined Pinterest. You can now see more of my unique finds there:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Russian Fashion Week F/W 2012. Dasha Gauser

As wintery Russia is slowly prepping for spring, the runways heat up with fresh looks for next fall.
An up-and-coming local designer, Dasha Gauser, showed quite a diverse collection. Fluidity juxtaposed with architectural form is meant for women with inner strength and audacious power.
Images via here

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Look Book from H&M

Spring is calling for a wardrobe update!
While browsing for ideas I came across H&M site, which I haven't visited in a while. I was pleasantly surprised to see a fashion forward selection. I got even more intrigued  when I learned H&M finally started producing environmentally friendly collection Conscious, where fashion pieces were made from recycled materials. And the best part, it's very affordable!

Images via here

Monday, March 19, 2012

Look of the Day: Brighten Up

Skirt+Necklace: designed and sewn/made by me| Blouse:Chloe K| Shoes: BCBG| Frames: D&G| Earrings+Ring: Kara Couture|Watch:Michael Kors| Bracelet: European rose gold
 Spring is in the air! 
I feel it everywhere--trees blooming, birds chirping, sun beams glistening and sweet fragrant aroma of flowers and fresh grass. The mood brightens up, so do the dressing choices. I love wearing brights, and I thought it would make perfect sense to put together an outfit for a Sunday stroll. 
I designed and made this aquamarine skirt and a statement necklace a year or so ago, and I still enjoy wearing it in spring and summer. I thought I would pair it with a neutral blouse I recently bought, I felt very inspired.
What inspires you to wear this spring?
 Can't wait to hear your thoughts on my outfit!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Baroque Statements

Happy Friday!
I hope you have been enjoying my statement jewelry posts, especially curated by me and shared with you.
Some of these designers I've met personally and some I stumbled upon the web. One day I arrived at  a UK-based website dedicated to unique statement jewelry and accessories, and more importantly showcasing emerging designers around the world. 
Particularly, my gaze focused on Krista R  designs for her one-of-a-kind Baroque inspired textile jewelry. Her visions are influenced by the historical costumes, ball gowns and accessories of past centuries, as well as by antique textiles, Pre-Raphaelite paintings and the colors of nature. And it's affordable!
These intricate romantic bib necklaces and brooches really stole my heart! 

What did you think of these precious pieces?
Jewelry images via here
Collage arrangement and background images by DC2NYconfessions

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Playful Geometry

I've known this jewelry label for a while and I'm sure it appeared in front of your eyes before too. I've seen the colorful ads of playful geometry in fashion magazines and the web alike. But I never knew who was behind those imaginative creations. 

A talented Italian emigre  named Ippolita came to USA in the 80s and found herself in New York City. In early 90s Ippolita private label jewelry design house was born. In 2000 Ippolita was first launched in Bergdorf Goodman flagship store and skyrocketed to other major luxury retailers in the next years. 
I've always been fascinated by these unique geometric shapes encased in precious metals and unusually juxtaposed. 
The most recent collections are called "Riviera Sky"  and "Rock Candy" and you could probably tell why!

Original jewelry images and company logo via here
Background image via here
Collage by DC2NYConfessions

Monday, March 12, 2012

Antique Elements

Hey, loves!
This week I have to continue my story-telling about the most fascinating statement jewelry discovered by me over the years. It's new and old, classic and modern, bold and full of character--I love it all.
I thought the jewelry topic is way too vast and worth writing about for one more week.
Tonight, I'm sharing yet another amazing story of a fascinating jewelry designer of the 21st century, 
Alexis Bittar.

First, let me clarify that it's a man, in spite of the fact that the name sounds somewhat feminine. Originally from Brooklyn, New York this designer started out creating original pieces from antique jewelry given for birthday by his parents. He became a street vendor in Lower Manhattan until one day in 1992 his career propelled to stardom when Bergdorf Goodman execs discovered his unique adornment pieces.
This year's Elements Collection was fused from Baroque style and overlayed with Native American influences, which I thought was dramatic yet provocative, where luxurious Bohemian spirit truly shines.
Some pieces also featured O'Keffee inspirations.


Isn't this collection just adorable?
It was love at first sight for me, and I would rush to the store and buy it all. 
At least I can admire these pieces on my screen for now, and I hope you enjoyed my collage interpretation.
Which is your favorite?
Original jewelry images and company logo via here
Collage by DC2NYConfessions

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Precious Feathers

Good evening, friends!
Tonight I'm continuing the subject of statement jewelry!
Since jewelry, particularly rings are a real must-have accessory in my style, I'm always on the lookout for the next precious piece. A few years ago, when I worked at a luxury department store, I was a regular visitor in the fine jewelry department...I simply enjoyed admiring the sparkling stones and polished metal through the glass cases. The experience always elevated my spirits, so it was some sort of "adornment therapy" for me. Occasionally I tried on favored pieces in hopes one day I could afford them.
On one of those days I met British jewelry designer Rodney Rayner, who was personally hosting a trunk show. It was really fantastic to chat with such an extraordinary persona and try on the exquisite, luxurious and one of a kind rings. He explained that nature remains the primary inspiration of  his collections which are highly exclusive.

So, tonight I present you with my perception of his collections in the form of collages that I created using the works of an extraordinary photographer Larry Williams
Hope you enjoy!

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Original bird photo courtesy Larry Williams via here
Jewelry images and company logo via here
Collage creation DC2NYConfessions

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Incredible Journey

Hey, friends!
I hope you had a great weekend!
This week I'm dedicating to my favorite theme: statement jewelry.
Maybe some of these pieces are way above any average budget but they are certainly worth admiring.

Few days ago I accidentally stumbled upon a very unique video produced by the House of Cartier, featuring the adventures of the "representative character" of Cartier brand, the black panther. It was to commemorate the recent collection Panthere de Cartier, showcasing the feline motif as a tribute to devastating seduction, mysterious beauty and untamed character.

What I found particularly striking in L'Odyssee de Cartier that the three-minute mini-film was two years in the making involving most advanced technology. I found the film captivating and intriguing at the same time, portraying the history of the brand and its classic luxury appeal. I thought I must share it with you, and I hope you enjoy!

Images via here
Image editing by DC2NYConfessions
Video via here
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