Erickson Beamon Spring 2012: The Redemption of Eve and the Return to the Garden

Erickson Beamon threw an over-the-top presentation this weekend at Milk Studios to showcase their new Spring 2012 collection. Think dancers in drag, life-size bejeweled statues, oversized plants, bright flowers, tons of feathers, and dramatic live cello music. To get a taste of the crazy, mystical world Erickson Beamon created, where their decadent crystal jewelry still took center stage, watch the video above and see photos here.

Obsession of the Week: Frangos Fringed Bib Necklace

While shopping in one of my favorite mostly-vintage stores, I was lucky enough to discover Frangos, a small jewelry line based out of Athens, Greece. Fast forward three years, and they’ve developed quite a following at Charm & Chain! Our clients go crazy over the brightly colored, crystal-centric crystal pieces with a lot of bling for the buck. 

This necklace, from the new Fall 2011 collection (just arrived!), is my new favorite piece for a night out. Unapologetically bold, with crystals in every color of the rainbow and fringe galore, this is the quintessential statement necklace that only needs a white t-shirt to go along with it.

Obsession of the Week: Frangos Fringed Bib Necklace

While shopping in one of my favorite mostly-vintage stores, I was lucky enough to discover Frangos, a small jewelry line based out of Athens, Greece. Fast forward three years, and they’ve developed quite a following at Charm & Chain! Our clients go crazy over the brightly colored, crystal-centric crystal pieces with a lot of bling for the buck.

This necklace, from the new Fall 2011 collection (just arrived!), is my new favorite piece for a night out. Unapologetically bold, with crystals in every color of the rainbow and fringe galore, this is the quintessential statement necklace that only needs a white t-shirt to go along with it.

Lulu Frost Spring 2012 Presentation

Last Wednesday, Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost presented her Spring 2012 jewelry collection at her high-ceilinged New York showroom, formerly the original Lord & Taylor store. In line with the collection, called “Endless Summer”, the space was fittingly transformed into a beach scene, with models dripping in gold jewelry and decked in retro swimwear, lounging on beach chairs and blankets. Custom made surfboards hung from the air while the classic ’60s surf flick Endless Summer, an inspiration for the collection, was projected onto the wall.

This Lulu Frost collection was by far my favorite from the designer (maybe because I wanted every single piece for myself?). As the main element in the collection, Lisa used pear and marquise-shaped brass discs that linked together to form different statement necklace and earring silhouettes. The pieces were complemented by chunks of natural stone, vintage findings, and colored strips of suede. There a lot of soft-colored neturals—light pinks, greens, turquoises, and yellows—perfect for spring and summer. Overall, the collection felt very balanced between bold statement jewelry and organic pieces perfect for everyday wear. I particularly loved the the amazingly ornate ankle bracelets and upper-arm cuffs. All the jewelry, most importantly, still had the signature vintage-goes-modern Lulu Frost flair.

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Obsession of the Week: Exclusive Gemma Redux Ombre Bangle Set 

We’re in love with this bangle set by Gemma Redux that has one bracelet for each of the four metal tones—rose gold, gold, silver, and gunmetal. The set, exclusive to Charm & Chain, is perfect to have on hand when you want a casual, just-threw-these-on look, or to select individual bangles for a sleek, minimalist feel. I personally love the combination of all four metals worn at once—it adds a tough edge to any wrist. Plus, these bracelets are incredibly fun to play with—they feel like the jewelry equivalent of a Slinky!

Obsession of the Week: Exclusive Gemma Redux Ombre Bangle Set

We’re in love with this bangle set by Gemma Redux that has one bracelet for each of the four metal tones—rose gold, gold, silver, and gunmetal. The set, exclusive to Charm & Chain, is perfect to have on hand when you want a casual, just-threw-these-on look, or to select individual bangles for a sleek, minimalist feel. I personally love the combination of all four metals worn at once—it adds a tough edge to any wrist. Plus, these bracelets are incredibly fun to play with—they feel like the jewelry equivalent of a Slinky!