- NEW REDS IN BRILLIANT HUE
Kenneth Jay Lane loves a lady in red, and he searched the world for the most flattering shade. Make the most of his “pigeon blood” ruby bead necklace and bracelet by showing them off against rich purple-reds and magentas. The gold tones of Kenneth Jay Lane’s cuff bracelet and dome ring heighten the ruby warmth and add bright punctuation to your ensemble. Some luggage-colored leather, in this case maryjane platform shoes, grounds all the tones of your palette while keeping the focus on your jewelry. For a luxurious final touch, a versatile black stole collar with tie-able tails lets you dramatically wrap up your study in reds.
- HOW TO BE A SILVER SCREEN STAR
The mirror gleam of silver jewelry and the iridescence of indigo fox fur make for stunning silver alchemy. Enhance its effect on a canvas of pale dove-gray tones and basic black. Mix and layer various silver bracelets and chains – their reflective surfaces combine almost seamlessly so that they don’t look too busy. A softly draping, open cardigan over a chiffon tank-top with intricate detailing help accentuate the luxurious texture of fox earmuffs and handbag. Wide-legged black pants, a staple since Coco Chanel, add a base layer of depth, popping up the rich subtleties of granulated, hammered, meshed and spun silver.
- ACID YELLOWS & WINTER BLUES
Genuine or simulated, eye-catching pieces of turquoise, emerald, peridot, aqua and lemon quartz jewelry are best shown off against yellow and chartreuse. Our “Anatomy of a Diamond Ring” scarf with SusanB. logo and blueprint design has just the right tones for these gem colors. We’ve paired a genuine emerald tennis bracelet with the glittering blues and greens of Kenneth Jay Lane’s exotic snake bracelet, and culminate with lemon quartz ring dramatically poised on the third finger. Molly Sims crystal dangle earrings pick up on all the blue-green iridescence and gold. Or make your focal point a blue-crystal medallion pendant from Rodrigo Otazu.
- FOR THE NEW PEARL GIRLS
For the woman who love pearls, but wants to take their appeal in a whole new direction, chocolate is the way. The rich, sensual color and luster of chocolate freshwater pearls sets a sumptuous tone, and SusanB. offers them in several lengths (18”-60”), so you can layer them opulently. To play up their color, honey browns and tans are ideal – with some printed pattern to mix it all up. For fire, some brigh rings and earrings in gold with amber and honey-colored stones Kenneth Jay Lane’s ever-perfect gold cuff heightens the brightness, while gold-accented chocolate brown shoes reiterate it all. Throw the entire palette into sharp relief with a navy scarf, or Miguel Ases’ blue crystal dangle-earrings.
- NOCTURNE IN BLUE AND GOLD
Rich-hued blue stones such as sapphires are fantastic to spotlight against a background of deep black and dark silver. Here Kenneth Jay Lane’s gold-link station necklace of simulated sapphires and faceted crystals is featured on a charcoal sateen jacket-blouse together with a long rope of black pearls to amp up the shimmer. Mongolian black fur scarf and handbag give the look playful luxury, while the strap’s gold chain echoes the station necklace. Reprieve the theme with bold gold-tone rings featuring rough-cut sapphire or blue agate, and a twin Shambala ring from SusanB. The finale: black diamond or black pearl earrings.
- ELEMENTAL BEAUTY
For a bold, beautiful statement, mix several different blue-hued gemstones, highlighting their celestial radiance against a muted, but rich tone, such as this doe-colored suede dress. A pair of turquoise tights reinstates your gemstone colors and dramatizes the dynamic of earth and sky tones. This is not only perfect color blocking for the season, but an exciting new play on large-stoned pieces. Add a fluffy, cloud-like handbag of white Mongolian fur and you will have beautifully mastered all the elements.
- DEEP, RICH, BEAUTIFUL BROWNS
Gold pieces with turquoise, coral and other colored stones come to full flower when set against the earthy warmth and sensual appeal of browns. As with blacks, you can combine browns in various tones to heighten their depth and textures. Setting the textural tone here: sumptuous brown fox over a cocoa suede dress. The golden tones of the fur are mutually highlighted by those of stacked bangles worn over luggage leather gloves, while an English tan color wrap bracelet serves as harmonious focal point. Brown tights and patchwork suede shoes reiterate the whole delicious palette.
- GETTING AN EDGE ON GLAMOUR
Not only can different shades of brown be mixed to great effect; elements of different styles can as well. A piece of statement jewelry such as Kenneth Jay Lane’s gold-studded, pyramid cuff bracelet makes a perfect mixer for haute style and rock n’ roll edge. Tailored leather pants in darkest brown, topped with a trim luggage-color leather belt give biker chic an elegant spin, and are made sexier by a smartly cropped knit. A big, reflective gold shoulder bag adds bright contrast and plays up goldtone earrings, bangles and rings. Finish with your favorite pair of lace-up boots to add a casual edge to your high-end jewelry look.
- WORK THOSE WINTER BLUES
Icy blues beautifully set the stage for silver and gold, turquoise, diamonds, colored pearls and beads, black stones and anything nacreous. They also provide rich contrast for some dramatic two-tone fur pieces, used here to break up the different shades of blue, while adding depth, texture and of course winter warmth. A neutral-color quilted bag with pearlescent finish and gold chain, and shoes with metallic detail play up the blues, and especially highlight the featured jewelry, in this case a Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise and sapphire feather pendant and Miguel Ases black onyx earrings.
- ALL THINGS BLACK & SPARKLING
Multiple layers of black can prove essential in winter, but take on new significance as backdrop to jewelry with crystalline sparkle. A dramatically scaled pair of glittering earrings normally relegated to evening wear are boldly featured here without regard to the hour, lending glamour to a short quilted jacket, and aristocratic flair to a fur-trimmed and nylon trapper hat. We’ve balanced the stellar earrings with an opulent mix of silver bangles and rings with crystals, black pearl and onyx. A trim double-belt in brown leather breaks up the black on black, as does the strap and brass hardware of a compact utilitarian shoulder bag.
- DAZZLING WINTER BRIGHTNESS
Classic winter whites are given an unexpectedly exotic turn when paired with the glimmer of gold and sheen of satin. First, a multi-tiered, hammered gold-coin necklace, and a pair of gold and crystal earrings pop dramatically against the soft textures of cream-colored knit capelet and buff mink earmuffs. For more bright contrast and tonal depth a long dress in taupe satin with a peek-a-boo marigold lining highlights the goldtone bracelets and rings. Crystals and even peach pearls all help transport those winter whites to warmer latitudes.
- THE NOCTURNAL SHIMMER OF PEARLS
For anyone who thinks pearls are too classic or sedate to give an evening look significant “wow”, a stunning rebuttal. The trick is more and larger pearls, and in different colors – doesn’t matter if they’re genuine or simulated. Strands of oversized baroque pearls in black and white, and pearl drop earrings shimmer magnificently atop a vertically sectioned black dress of various textures and transparencies, including a sequined segment that recapitulates the pearly glimmer. The vertical play is amplified by mixing pearl bracelets together with gemstone and crystal ones, and is punctuated by a big pearl ring.