Delfina Delettrez sometimes seems like she’s from another planet.
The 25-year-old jewelry designer and fourth generation Fendi is gorgeous, has this preternatural calm about her (the excellent posture helps), dresses ever so elegantly, and yet churns out these freaky, macabre, wildly imaginative creations season after season. But for fall 2013, Delettrez truly was looking to the otherworldly for inspiration. We’re talking X-Files stuff here: UFOs, aliens, mysterious lights in the sky.
So does Delettrez believe? We asked.
We totally understand why that little leprechaun was so protective of his lucky charms: When it comes to jewelry, it doesn’t get any cuter than miniaturized versions of our absolute favorite things.
So in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve pulled together a slew of the most adorable, tiny, fashion-inspired charms–small enough to fit on your wrist (or neck, if you’re trying to get all nouveau on us here!), and special enough to pass down to your granddaughter.
International jewelry labels (and most jewelry labels, really) can sometimes be under-appreciated in the fashion world. Compared to clothing labels or big multi-category brands, really talented jewelry designers can be a little bit tougher to find out about unless you’re obsessed with jewelry and are really cool and good at finding new things, I guess.
Anyway, yesterday, I stopped by a showroom that had a ton of amazing (like I wanted everything) jewelry from Scandinavian designers that I didn’t know much about. Now I do and I thought I you should too! So, click through to learn about Bjorg, Maria Black, Sabrina Dehoff and Uncommon Matters and see some of their lovely work and where you can find it.
Rachel Gilman has styled for magazines like Misbehave and Valerie. (She also happens to be a regular Fashionista commenter.) But those two factors alone do not warrant a story. What’s really unique about Gilman is her jewelry line, compiled of graphic, colorful pieces that I want to add to my accessories wardrobe asap. The designer Read more →
This just in via WWD: Gareth Pugh‘s been busy at work on accessories lines, including shoes and makeup. Obviously, the shoes will be a hit – while not everyone has the courage to dress like a life-size Lego girl, almost everyone has the guts to tack on some serious shoes at the end of an Read more →
Those of you still worried over the Mike & Chris-going-out-of-business rumors from late last year can finally rest easy. Not only does WWD have the scoop on the husband-and-wife designer label’s new line of shoes for Spring (Shopbop, soon), but the LA-based brand is set to debut their first full line of bags for Fall Read more →
Perhaps Rick Owens’ animal clutches were just a warm up to designing accessories in jest. The American in Paris has signed a deal with Eastpak, of junior high and hiking fame, to design a collection of fifteen bags (plus a unisex raincoat) under his denim brand, Dark Shadow. If Raf Simons’ previous collections for Eastpak Read more →
A while back, Rick Owens started releasing a series of fur monsters – first the bunny clutch made of mink ($700), closely followed by The Monster ($850). And now? Marc’s released a skull face watch, which we find a little too scary-looking for ordinary life (and $200). So what’s with designers obsessing over busted faces? Read more →
Well, at least the New York Public Library thinks you are. Starting on the 1st of January, there’ll be an online auction (through the 31st) to benefit the 87 branches of the NYPL and their teen programs. And what will everyone bid on? Tiaras designed by the likes of Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole Miller, Read more →
For those of you wondering when Proenza‘s line of bags will be available to more people than their socialite friends, here’s your answer: The line – dubbed PS 1 after the New York City public school system and not the boys’ initials, as previously thought – debuts at Harvey Nichols next month, and on Net-a-Porter Read more →
Obviously, the recession is on everybody’s minds, and obviously, most talk here at the Fashionista offices usually turn to shoes. So here’s a thought we had this afternoon: If one good thing comes out of this economic crisis, it could be the deafening pop of the what we’re calling the Shoe Price Bubble. Picture it: Read more →