ST. PAUL, Minn.-Barneys New York sets trends for the fashion elite. The boutique department store is known for showcasing edgy, up-and-coming designers from Milan and Tokyo, but this fall, a couple of its favorites are century-old companies from Duluth and St. Paul. "In a recession, it's been what has kept our head above water," Duluth Pack spokeswoman Molly Solberg said. The recession prompted trendsetters to back away from avant-garde and revisit classic, goods made in America. The cheap tiffany money clips has hired 10 workers to keep up with the demand.
NEW ORLEANS-Mignon Faget has told this story several times. But It still makes her chuckle. "It's true," she said, with a soft laugh. "I melted down the bonbon dishes." It was in 1970, when Faget made a name for herself as a clothing designer. She had the idea to make a silver belt buckle in the shape of a sand dollar she'd found on the Gulf Coast. So she melted down some sterling bonbon dishes she'd received as a wedding gift. "That first belt buckle was an experiment," Faget said.
Hilfiger Marks 25 Years
NEW YORK-He rocked, he rolled and now Tommy Hilf iger is marking 25 cheap tiffany necklaces of his namesake brand this fall, celebrating with a splashy show during Fashion Week, tailgate parties and anniversary products, but his career is, in fact, longer than that: He's had a fashion gig since high school when he decided Elmira, New York, needed a denim store to keep up with the 1960s rock-star trends. He'd promote sales as ' 'savings for swingers." ' ' I wanted to build a business around all this pop culture," says Hilfiger.
Shoes Simulate Running Barefoot
JOPLlN, Mo. -As Kelly Blotter runs through Landreth Park, one of the most noticeable differences is the sound that's made, or the lack of it. The Vibram FiveFingers running shoes that grip his feet don't make the heavy clomp that often accompanies a runner wearing a more traditional pair of shoes. There cheap tiffany pendants only a few millimeters of rubber between the soles of his feet and the pavement. They've made a major change in my running altogether," Blotter said of the two pairs of Vibram shoes he owns.
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NEW YORK-His new book title is "Manolo's New Shoes," but top footwear designer Manolo Blahnik has old-school styles on his mind. He'd like to see more women wearing elegant heels, adorable flats or even classic American saddle shoes instead of the "clunky" platforms, his word, that have been so very popular in recent seasons. "I'm suspicious of platforms. They're the wrong shape for the leg," he says. Blahnik is the man at the heart of the pop-culture shoe craze thanks largely to regular mentions in "Sex and the City".The trend in fine jewelry continues to be bigger is better. Clothing for the upcoming seasons is simple in shape and monochromatic in palette. Jewelry takes center stage. The Jewelry Information Center provides a peak at the styles worthy of investing in this season:
Chandelier earrings should be a staple in women's jewelry wardrobes. This season, there is a plethora of over-sized earrings that break out from the traditional shapes and styles. One of which is hoop earrings with embellishments such as tassels, fringe and tribal cut-outs that give instant drama to otherwise traditional cheap tiffany rings. If you don't think you can wear oversized earrings, opt for long, slim and slightly more understated matchstick earrings such as Bold Necklaces.
Tiny, personal pendants still have their place this season; however, the attention goes to necklaces that take up serious neck real estate. Bib-like necklaces lay nicely on the neck, and Y-shaped necklaces with tassels and fringe have an elegant movement about them and even with smaller sizes, they can be attentiongrabbing. Gemstones necklaces have Victorian details like draping chains connecting clusters of richly lined gemstone flowers.
Nature has inspired jewelry in remarkable ways. All things inspired by the ocean are becoming increasingly popular. Shell necklaces, earrings and rings that are mixed with precious metals instantly transport the mind away from life's chaos. Gemstones that appear to be tumbled, in a rough state, or not perfectly polished are great jewelry designs for getting attention. Géodes and minerals are hand-crafted with precious metals, creating a "plucked from the earth" look that suits the season. And perfect pearls, round in shape and creamy-white in color, now make room for less impeccable ones like oddly shaped yet beautiful baroque pearls as well as those that are mocha colored.
As with all fine jewelry trends, these trends can be found in a wide range of discount tiffany that meet the demanding needs of the economy today.