Category Archives: Jewelry

Boticca.comCame across this site and instantly fell in love! I love unique one-of-a-kind accessories that are true statement pieces and not just trends. features styles from independent designers from all over. The talent is unmatched by any other site.

PLEASE visit this site! I gaurantee you will not be disappointed!


Boticca is the online boutique for unique jewelry and fashion accessories by top emerging designers from around the world.

The marketplace is curated and edited by a team of fashion experts, designers, stylists, editors, bloggers and collectors, who illustrate the culture, stories and inspiration behind the collections on the site.


Top Etsy Picks for 2011

Novel Couture Etsy Picks Seal of Approval

We want to know who your top Etsy fashion and lifestyle picks are for 2011! Fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, home? What top Etsy shops do you just heart? Do you have a unique and successful Etsy shop? Let us know! We want your submissions and your opinions!

Leave a comment with shop link, Tweet up, or email us directly!

We hope to compile a list of our Top 10 for 2011 and establish a monthly posting of top Etsy shops! All will be considered!

What to wear to an interview

Today I have a meeting with a high-end jewelry designer whose pieces retail in the thousands. Needless to say, nothing in my personal collection holds a candle to this specific jewelry designer’s work.  Now, the typical rule of thumb when meeting with a certain fashion brand you wish to make a good impression on is to wear their product… not happening.

So what does one wear?! I’ve thought about it and came to the conclusion that one should wear her best vintage pieces.  Reason being:

1) Although you are not wearing the brand, you are also not wearing any competition.
2) Vintage pieces tend to be eye-catching and have personality.
3) Wearing vintage is environmentally AND socially sound. Therefore, if the particular brand you were meeting with emphasizes eco and socially friendly production methods, you wouldn’t be offending them by wearing something that potentially came from dirty or conflict oriented mines.

With that said, I’m sharing some lovely pieces with you that I feel would make excellent impressions under the given circumstances.

Vintage Boucher Bird EarringsVintage Miriam Haskell Bracelet

Vintage Hobe Pendant Necklace

Gifts for the Blind

Came across these wonderful pieces by Erica Anenberg on Nice simple jewelry with Braille writing make thoughtful gifts for anyone, and even more symbolic and meaningful if you just happen to have a special person in your life that happens to be blind. All retail for under $100 on

Love at First Sight Braille Ring - Erica AnenbergLove is Blind Braille Ring

Love is Blind Braille Pendant Necklace - Erica AnenbergLove at First Sight Braille Pendant NecklaceSee No Evil Braille Bracelet

Brit City Gear

Brit City Gear Brass RingsNewly launched brand, Brit City Gear, at Not toO serious or she-she brass rings for your fingers! Special 15% discount to Novel Couture fans with promo code “EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT”. expires Novemer 30, 2010. Happy shopping!

Alexis Bittar: Miss Havisham

Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Ring

From the Miss Havisham collection by Alexis Bittar (MY FAV!). Modern Georgian Gold Large Framed Green Amy Hydroquartz Ring (Nordstrom’s has in in-store in Blue Hydroquartz).

“The Drunken Marquis hand-cut stones enable Bittar to explore the use of negative space in his designs.” – quoted from the website.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011

Interior design prints and chandeliers. London Fashion Week – Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011