Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS -Feminine Edge For Cool Moms


Spiritual moms will appreciate a gift of jewelry that comes with a lot of thought and "powers hidden within..." Lucky us, we met a true 'Discoverer" - Carole Shashona-who held a preview of her Galaxy Collection of rings, necklaces and bracelets -at Barney's NY...that is just that.

Inspired by travels to Asia and Africa-fused with symbolic elements that have spiritual aspects -  the galaxies-open skies, stars, planets...these very wearable pieces...are made from semi-precious (i.e. turquoise), precious stones (like sparkling blue and black diamonds), metals (18k gold and sterling silver), handmade beads-plus beautifully rendered amulets..AND are all part of the creator's  "Meditation On The Go" items that help wearers de-stress...

Added Plus: Eye catching--- very very pretty and interesting.
FYI; Carole Shashona is an (and "the only") Asian trained American Grand Master of Feng Shui and also co-established the Center of Living In NY. She gave attendees a tip-to put an urn (can be practical- to hold umbrellas)-and a turtle figure...to the right of the front door. And also-mentioned the importance of de-cluttering one's life-including stuff. AGREE!!!
Select pieces currently available online at BARNEYS NEW YORK---pictured above-bracelets with bright and black pavé diamonds,  and beads made in Ghana by Ashanti and Krobo tribes...collection ranges $3000-$12, 400

this knockout --- Stunning! Cameo, diamonds, sapphires...
For Mothers Who Are Really Sophisticated Punk Rockers:

We are ginormous fans of Slight Jewelry...by designer Amanda Campbell.

rose gold---with silver metal...we bought this ring and wear it as much as possible---in the winter---the tail came through our knit mittens-cute. Available starting mid-May at SHOP UNTITLED
cuff-split personalities of textures---fun and statement making
There is something so sensually earthy in the Brooklyn Heavy Metal jewelry pieces we saw at a showroom preview recently...

handmade in Gowanus, Brooklyn Heavy Metal by Vermont bred Abbi Stern is inspired by the grittiness of NYC back in the days when we grew up here (okay maybe a slightly more romanticized version of..) with edgy and timeless results. Pictured a Gold plated brass---hefty weight Caviar Band $290...has a matching Caviar Bracelet too.
Playful pieces-by Venessa Arizaga...load em' up-for an arm party.

statement pieces-start at $55...more charmed out ones have themed names-like Parks and Recreation, Stargazer...

necklaces too---with simply charm -or load up...
GELAREH MIZRAHI---in addition to a lower priced line with e-commerce destination NASTY GIRL..the designer uses high end materials for handbags with a luxe sense of humor--and a just big enough to hold the essentials...like this lara stoned python bag $875
AMEN--- a European label with out of this world ornate and finely crafted leather pieces worthy of any rockstar mom.

officially obsessed-saw these stunners at the Jim Villa Showroom---AMEN is an Italian line featuring uniquely hand embellished pieces-luxurious and sensual...designer prices accordingly
FOR Curvy Moms ---or better-a self gift if the size fits---this beautiful print-hand wrought by Curvy Couture's Dora Lau- comes to wearable life in the Monet inspired Mystique pink- floral embroidered-Love Affair.
Curvy Couture™s lingerie separates are made better and more supportive than a lot of fitness wear pieces we review. So well made---this balconette style-featuring signature micro-lined pad for natural shaping and support, adjustable comfort straps---that can be worn multiple ways...stunning... $69.