autumn trends

  • Dogeared Jewels & Gifts AW11 Season Preview

    As part of its year-long 20th birthday celebration, Dogeared presents their autumn/winter 2011 line with new fashion collections.

    Flea and antique markets in Italy - the arts and crafts of Bhutan - vintage stores in New York City - and the Farmers Markets, beaches, and landscapes of Southern California ? all inspired the original jewellery created for Dogeared’s new limited edition collection. The colours and textures of nature, the techniques and materials of artisans around the world, and the importance of adornment in all cultures inspired the creative vision behind this collection.

    Dogeared 'Balance' Pin with Om Charm


    Founder and designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke returned from a recent trip to Florence, Italy with gorgeous, gilded, embossed, and painted antique trays she found at a flea market. The colours, textures, and designs of these trays led to collecting richly coloured gems that were available only in very limited quantities. These, in turn, became the new Limited Edition Jewels Collection. Large gems, including Carnelian, Labradorite, Grey Onyx, and Cape Amethyst, and small gems and gold-dipped beads are wrapped and hang on long leather ties. Each is handmade to order by Dogeared designers and is one-of-a-kind. Very limited quantities of each style are available this season only.

    Dogeared Limited Edition Collection


    The Dogeared Modern Vintage Collection is all about updated classics. Designs have vintage, heirloom feel, but with thoroughly modern overtones. Warm gold combined with gemstones and new custom designed, hand-cast charms together create distinctive jewellery. New charms include a Clover Disc and Amulet, and are layered with gemstones.

    Modern Vintage Clover Disc Pendant with Turquoise Gem


    Dogeared designers have incorporated new gemstones, metals, textures, and settings as they revise and reinvent classic styles, including Karma, Healing Gems, and word jewellery.

    Karma: the new limited edition Good Karma necklace celebrates Dogeared’s 20th birthday and benefits their non-profit partners through the Karma In Action program of giving. A new Karma Sign necklace features the word ?Karma? in custom-designed lettering cut through a sterling silver or gold-dipped rectangular plaque. The Karma circle, the simple and powerful word Karma, and the concept that, ?what goes around, comes around,? continue to inspire beautiful jewellery new designs.

    Dogeared Karma Plaque Necklace


    Healing Gems: Beautiful coloured gemstones have been used in healing and spiritual rituals for centuries. Onyx, turquoise, carnelian, and numerous colours of quartz have long been offered in a variety of best-selling Healing Gem styles. This season, new Teardrop Healing Gems are available as necklaces and earrings. Artisans hammer each stone into a setting by hand, creating a look and a texture that could never be achieved by machine. Floating Healing Gems feature round, faceted gemstones that are hand-wired onto a hand-cast mount. Both styles are presented on custom cards, featuring original artwork along with descriptions of the unique healing traditions of each of the eight gemstones.

    The New Healing Gem Collection


    3 Wishes: New this season is 3 Wishes, a necklace that features an encased teardrop gem, word plaque, and charm on a chain. Five styles communicate five concepts created by the charm-word-gem combinations. For example, a message of ?Luck? is created by a green quartz teardrop gem with an elephant and Lucky number 7 charms.

    Three Wishes Cluster Necklace


    As Dogeared continues to explore new materials and techniques, it remains committed to decreasing its environmental footprint. All sterling charms are 100% recycled silver, and catalogues, cards, and packaging are printed on mixed sources, The company works with suppliers and casters who share their environmental commitment, and all the jewellery and gifts are handmade in Dogeared’s Southern California studios.

    Our Dogeared AW11 collection arrives in September.

  • The Lola Rose AW11 Collection

    The new Lola Rose AW11 collection will be heading our way in August and we can barely contain our excitement. For autumn/winter angles are fluid and shapes are organic with dewdrops, petals and pebbles softened by time. Settings of 22ct gold feature filigree detailing to create a look of luxury. Shades are inspired by the earth, forest, sea and sky. Sumptuous tones of black agate and blue sandstone contrast with the exotic blues and purples of peacock and iris Quartzite. Other colours arriving are black cherry, iris and lily quarzite and the beautiful blue dumorterite.

    Lola Rose represents all that is great about British design: innovation, trending design and wear-ability. We can't wait to receive the new collection in August. Are you as excited as we are?

  • Fall Trends - Necklaces

    Guest PostGuest Post by Msalonen

    I have been searching the globe for some amazing sparkles that would be in everyone’s price range. Well, NOT everyone, but most girls at least. We all know I have a slight obsession with Bottega Veneta and Phillippe Audibert. However, these days one just can’t drop couple of K’s on a necklace. So, girl needs to downsize her spending..where does she go? Well, right here at No other place for it. The thing about jewels, you need to make it your own, work it and wear it proud. I am in love with statement pieces, I am all about shoes most days, but seeing a girl on the tube wearing fantastic jewels makes me day.

    Here are my top three necklaces on As we all know, it’s almost the season for turtlenecks. YEAY! There is nothing more amazing than sleeveless turtleneck and a great statement necklace over it. Wear them proud, head up high, hair in a chignon and work it!

    Style Crush #1

    Jackie Brazil, Indiana Jones Chunky Mixed Bead Necklace in Purple

    Jackie Brazil Indiana Jones Chunky Mixed Bead Necklace in Purple, ?64.95


    OMG! Like seriously in love with this piece. Purple is like my biggest colour crush this fall. It’s lovely to wear greys and blacks once the wind hits in. However, you must have something that will make the entire outfit POP! Plus anyone can wear purple! Result!

    Am I right?

    Style Crush #2

    Kenneth Jay Lane Grey Pearl Necklace

    Kenneth Jay Lane Grey Pearl Necklace, ?36.95


    Pearls have a bad rep and I am personally going to take charge and bring them back. KJL has been on my list of desires for ages and very happy to see that there is something little more affordable in their range as well. Just don’t team them up with a pleated skirt and beehive and you will be just fine.

    The shinyish grey pearls against either black or dark fashion heaven right there. BINGO!

    Style Crush #3

    Alex Monroe 22kt Gold Plated Baby Bee Necklace

    Alex Monroe 22k Gold Plated Baby Bee Necklace, ?104.95


    I very nearly fainted as I saw this. Far too cute for my liking. I would wear this. I may have to order one. Is there anything cuter than baby bee? No, I don’t think so. Hmmm. Maybe a piglet, but I rather hang bees off my neck than piglets. OINK!

    About our Guest Blogger:

    The most recent addition to TLLWT, MSalonen, the little secret darling of all things stylish. Self educated with vintage Halston, his granma’s ball gowns and watching his mama work it through the 80’s in yellow and black polka dot pencil skirts. He knows all the secrets and is often in the mood for sharing. Totally obsessed with all things stylish and self-proclaimed Style Director. His sharp wit and fashion knowledge make a dangerous combination, but deep down (deep deep down) he is just an average gymjunkie with his little fingers in every pie. You can find him on Twitter.

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