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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 Gilt.com. 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 Gilt.com.

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

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.

Kay Adams is Off-The-Wall!

Kay Adams is Off the Wall 

I think we can all agree that there is nothing like a great vintage discovery. Well, stylistas, let me re-introduce you to Kay Adams (as a follow up to our previous posting on Kay’s editorial exclusive). All of Kay’s pieces are hand-crafted from genuine vintage pieces and are true one-of-a-kinds in the WORLD. 

I personally like the edgy darkness of “Morticia’s Garden” as well as the exotic avant garde nature of “Sally Meander”. They both sing to my soul. 

Kay Adams Official Site Kay Adams Morticia's Garden Kay Adams Sally Meandor Kay Adams Eden's Garden Kay Adams InaDaliDaVida Kay Adams Untitled [Heart of Africa] Meow! Kay Adams is Cool! 

Posh Ice by Kay Adams

Kay Adams Posh Ice

Kay Adams has released her Fall 2010 Editorial Exclusive “Posh Ice” (it’s a chadelier statement necklace). We are fortunate enough to get a sneak peak here of the hand-crafted spectaculars. Made from crystals imported from Czechoslovakia, very cool.

A Score for Team Edward: Bella Swan’s Engagement Ring

This is for all you Team Edward ladies. Thanks to Infinite Jewelry Co, Bella Swan’s engagement ring can now be yours in either silver or gold. Starting at $35 and topping at $1979, this ring is a score for die hard Twilight fans.

Bella Swan's Engagement Ring - Eclipse