Wrapped Up In Luxury
Need that dramatic finishing touch for a holiday soirée? Cynthia Rose has you covered, artfully so. The New York-based designer offers hand-embroidered silk chiffon stoles inspired by Belle Époque textiles she uncovered treasure-hunting through the flea markets and antique shops of Paris and London. Sheer silks with delicate beading impart a fluid feel both romantic and sexy. The one-of-a-kind creations, in the $2,000 range, are available at L’Armoire in New Canaan or through the designer’s site.
For more, visit cynthiaroseny.com.
QUIRKY, MOD… COOL
Any list of power couples in the world of design would have to include New Yorkers Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan. The creative ambassador for Barneys New York, Doonan is also an author and fashion commentator, while Adler is the noted potter, designer and author. Lucky for us, Adler’s red-hot brand – whimsically retro yet oh-so-modern home goods and gift items – is showcased in namesake boutiques in Greenwich and Westport. We were dazzled when the company shared its Holiday 2014 look book with us. We give you just a glimpse here, with the Malachite Vases ($118 to $148); Giant Lucite Foot ($1,495); Nico Pillow ($178 to $298); and to further our power-couples theme, the Utopia Boy/Girl Bud Vase ($28); the Muse D’Or ornament set ($68); and Mr. and Mrs. Muse salt-and-pepper shakers ($48). Have we sparked plans for a stylish shopping excursion? Thought so.
For more, visit jonathanadler.com.
OH SO FINE
The latest collection of fine jewelry from Lalique has been unveiled, with the Soleil de Gaia selections continuing the crystal company’s exploration of the elements. Earth is fancifully interpreted through imagery of the beetle and the sun. Here, the beetle – a symbol of resurrection and transformation – inspires the design of a one-of-a-kind suite featuring ring, earrings and necklace (from $50,000). Look closely to see how the fanciful designs incorporate hematite, black spinels, blue, green and yellow sapphires, yellow gold, diamonds, opals and engraved white mother-of-pearl lacquer. While these limited-edition pieces travel the world, they can be ordered through the Lalique New York boutique where the rest of the collection debuts this month.
For more, visit lalique.com.
JEWELRY WITH MEANING
Jewelry that looks good and does good – quite a combination. That’s exactly what a new partnership between two Stamford-based companies is all about. A new collection from Carolee has been designed with a portion of the proceeds to benefit AmeriCares, the disaster and global-relief organization. The five-piece AmeriCares collection is part of a major new initiative by Carolee called Word Play, which encourages jewelry fans to wear their personal stories. Bangle bracelets, a pendant necklace and cluster earrings form the collection ($24 to $48). Carolee is donating $5 to AmeriCares for the sale of each of the pieces, which are available through Carolee or in Lord & Taylor in Stamford and Macy’s Herald Square.
For more, visit carolee.com.