Unmitigated and irrational desire underlies the creation of vices, a limited edition capsule collection of crystal bejewelled shoes and bags from Jimmy Choo for Cruise 2015. Creative Director Sandra Choi unites a personal fascination and obsessive enchantment with jewels to her design practice and explores themes of envy, seduction and the irrepressible yearning for objects of beauty. Shoes and bags in diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, jet, black diamond and citrine crystal gemstones comprise the seven sins that seduce and beguile as part of the Vices Collection.
“Precious stones have always tempted me with a bewitching allure, and i have been collecting un-set gems for years. for me, they have their own natural luminosity, and a certain energy that hints at the power to seduce and transform.” Creative Director, Sandra Choi
Shop the limited editon capsule collection at the Jimmy Choo boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
Following on the glamorous heels of 2013’s Diva Collection, Bulgari, Jeweller to the Divas, enters with a new tribute to its original inspiration. Enchanted by the magnetism, the charisma, and the timeless beauty of the diva, Bulgari creates its new Diva pieces to shimmer with such sensuality. Sparkling with diamonds, arching with design, the new Diva diamond creations shine as dazzling renditions of the original. Curved with the fan-shaped signature of the collection, the design of each piece is inspired by mosaics of architectural ancient Rome, in homage to Bulgari’s historic heritage. Standing confident upon this rich past, the Bulgari woman has always inspired – from the majesty of Cleopatra to the influence of Elizabeth Taylor. The Bulgari diva embodies the ultimate in Italian femininity, in beauty itself.
Shop the Diva Collection at the BVLGARI boutique located on the first level of The Shops at Crystals.
Rene Lalique started his career as a jeweler and distinguished himself as an alchemist of substances: mixing light, color and emotion. Today, LALIQUE's new fashion jewelry collection continues the poetic exploration of myths, carried away by the four elements of nature: Water, Air, Earth and Fire. Materials and colors harmonized through clean and graphic lines create perfection in design. Through silver, vermeil, crystal and lacquer, the House of Lalique captures our passions.
Explore the beautiful Arethuse Fantasy Jewelry Collection at the LALIQUE boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
Two iconic designers, two very different styles... Both rule the runway at London Fashion Week! From the laid back Summer stripes of Paul Smith to the rock n' roll, Studio-54 style of Tom Ford - Spring/Summer 2015 Collections portray a wide variety that we are completely obsessed with!
Paul Smith's aesthetic is all about the stripe, the floral and the office chic looks. With a palette full of taupes, light blues and blush roses, Smith had to keep things interesting as he turned to fringes, tuxedo lapels and drop hems. Adding touches of feminity throughout with panels of sheer silk on skirts and blouses, pink and blue stripes on fringed tank tops, and flowy dresses with pleated and dropped hems that are perfect for Summer.
While on the complete oppostie side of the spectrum, Tom Ford presents a risque, sexy, rocker-chic collection full of black leather, dark sequins, blocky heels, opaque tights, flaired pants with messy teased hair and sunburst pasties... yes, we said pasties! Models strutted down the runway in second-skin pantsuits, skirts so short you can see the top of the stockings and sheer, sheer and more sheer everywhere! In true Tom Ford fashion, his "message continues to be that you can write your own rules."
View the entire collection here.
Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she’s getting pearls.
Lucky for her, though, they aren’t just any random, lustrous spherical masses; instead they are from the creator of cultured pearls, Mikimoto. The brand’s Crystals boutique is one of four stores to debut the Hello Kitty x Mikimoto collection this month. Inspired by Kitty White’s signature red ribbon, 11 pieces are available to us girls who can’t get enough of the cat, (or girl, depending on if you believe recent reports that HK is not a feline but instead a little girl).
Favorites include the 7 mm Akoya cultured pearl pendant with a red enamel bow set in 18-karat white gold, the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl earrings with yellow enamel bows set in 18-karat white gold and the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl bangle set in sterling silver, available in small, medium and large.
Load up on these precious baubles and then hop to Los Angeles for a grand celebration during the first Hello Kitty Con, October 30 to November 2, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Coinciding with this, there will be a special exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum called Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (October 11-April 26, 2015). Koreatown’s Line Hotel will feature special Hello Kitty packages and room amenities and host her big birthday bash on November 1. Vanguard chef Roy Choi will even offer a Hello Kitty SPAM® Musubi through the hotel’s room service menu.
She may entering her fourth decade, but she doesn’t look a day over 5 years old and she is worth billions … what more could a girl ask for? Pearls, you say? She’s got those, too! It is good to be the top cat after all.
Guest Blogger: Melinda Sheckells