We've spent the past two months trying to figure out how to channel Carmen Kass' mermaid look circa June/July Numero. It's hard - probably because our closet isn't overflowing with Givenchy sequins, Stella shell dresses or wave-y ruffles from Christoper Kane begging to be taken to the beach in Queens - but this ring might point us in the right direction. We've lusted after some Iosselliani pieces before and this one's finally within reach, (if we start saving). The triple silver band holds two river pearls in its literal claws, set in the midst of a rhinestone band. It's a little bit rock and roll, a little bit fantasy and very cool. Plus, we're pretty sure we'll still love it when we're 40. And that's all the justification we need.
14 Designer Versions of the 'Ugly' Christmas Sweater
Taking fuddy duddy, traditionally American things and turning them into high fashion seems to be a budding trend. (See: Glamping.) The latest target of the luxury fashion world's makeover is everyone's favorite holiday tradition: The Christmas Sweater. Somewhere between classy (as defined by Derek Blasberg) and campy (as defined by Corky St. Clair) is this list of Christmas sweaters from big name designers like Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. It's the best new mix of high and low, plus you'll probably wear these Christmas sweaters again, as opposed to the one your mom made you with yarn and a hot glue gun. (Sorry, Mom!) Check out the festive options available for Christmas and get in the holiday spirit!