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January kicked off awards season in full glory, with America’s favorite film and television stars celebrating the year in films at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Emmys and Academy Awards. While you might not keep track of the red carpet banter and fashion police arrests, your female does – and she’s guaranteed to be keen on this season’s jewelry trends that have graced her favorite artists this year. So if you’re keen on keeping the peace, take a cue from today’s stylists and designers who are pushing the runway trends to everyday wear.
"I would say that I am planning on using a lot of black and pink colored stones. As far as sparkle goes, I am going to focus on using both white diamonds and black diamonds. I feel that in 2012 celebrities are looking for an old world vintage look with an updated contemporary twist. Also, mixing metals like rose gold and white gold is going to continue to be extremely popular".
Best known for his sustainable fine jewelry, self-taught designer Parada transforms luxury jewelry by using reclaimed gold, ethically sourced gems, and conflict-free diamonds. With the rising popularity of the "green" lifestyle among so many Angelenos, there will undoubtedly be an instant attraction to Parada's eco-friendly collection; Green-conscious Angelenos will be able to indulge in high-end jewelry without a guilty conscious.
“Jeweled headbands and hair jewelry are back and red carpet ready, as they were incorporated into the looks of stars such as Charlize Theron, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams at this year’s Golden Globes. Stacked bracelets and bangles were also popular with stars like Sofia Vergara and Nicole Richie, who piled on the ‘wrist bling’ for the awards show this year.
Bold color jewelry also made a statement with actresses such as Julianne Moore and Debra Messing, who added pops of color to their looks. And while these jewelry choices were big on the red carpet, they're also trends that will be popular in 2012. This focus on accessories also shows that "straight from the runway" no longer refers just to gowns, but overall looks as well.”
Certified Image Consultant and Personal Stylist, Lindsay Weiner has a long history speaking to her craft and styling for the media including "What Not to Wear", "Moving Up", the "Today Show", the Jane Pauly Show" and various fashion editorial shoots. She has been featured in articles for Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, and the Associated Press and can be found in books such as, "168 Hours" and "Fashion for Dummies."
“The largest trends this year are pearls (Chanel); blue jewelry (Blue has so many different shades - navy, azure - that there is perfect shade for every skin tone); choker necklaces (but not pearl) and chunky resin pieces (chunky, metallic, diamonds - decadent jewels, i.e. tons of bangles and artsy necklaces). Chokers are definitely back for evening, but what's interesting is that for day, it rests on your collar bone rather than hugging your neck. Bib necklaces are also trending, but they are more appropriate for the day with a white shirt.
“Jewelry is very personal for me because that's where I like to make my statement. That's why jewelry and accessories are so personal and different for everyone. I would say a woman should invest in standout/statement pieces at least once a year.
“For my clients, it really depends on the person - if it's an older client that wears diamond studs every day then I would focus on a cuff, an over-sized cocktail ring and necklaces, and only do a fun chandelier earring for a fancy event. It's been all about multi-layering gold and silver chains for years, but lately it's about being less chunky. Over-sized rings are a must for all my clients.
“For a client that doesn't wear the same earrings, I would like to get them a chandelier earring that isn't a statement earring, but one that just adds enough touch to complete the outfit. With any dress that has an Audrey Hepburn neckline, or a white button-up shirt, big beaded chokers are the best. For evening, nothing looks better than these crystal chokers that dangle down.
Some designers I’m gravitating toward are Arielle Birderman, J. Crew, Kenneth Jay Lane, Topshop (best rings, fabulous statement necklaces but also affordable stylish multi-layered chains), Phillipe Audibert, Losselini, vintage anything, vintage Chanel earrings and chains with no label, Pamela Love, Lara Bohnic, Erikson Beamon and Tuleste Market.
For the past 12 years, Sarah Sulzberger Perpich has worked in various aspects of the fashion industry, starting out as an editorial writer and stylist for publications including The New York Times, Washington Post and WWD before moving on to styling for Bloomingdales and Henri Bendel, where she discovered her true passion: personal styling. In 2009, she founded her own personal styling and fashion consulting company StylishSarah LLC, where she employs her unique styling philosophy, which tears down fashion myths and embraces women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Whether women shop at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman or J. Crew. Sarah can find the most fabulous and flattering fashion styles suited to their lifestyle, body and personality. In her own words, “Signature statements that celebrate YOU!” Sarah is also a member of both the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.