New Years Resolution #2: stock up on some of the hottest statement jewelry around!
This year its all about Bold Color and Shine!
What do I want? I want Candy! Ippolita’s Rock Candy Collection!
(above: Ippolita Bottlecap ring and Mini Lollipop earring from Rock Candy Collection)
(above: left to right Carrie Underwood, Chloe Sevigny and Krysten Ritter in Ippolita)
Celebrity fav jewelry designer Ippolita- known for her signature bangles and developing her own hue of Gold- sat down with me to discuss her inspiration, style and tips for men and women on selecting the perfect jewelry pieces.
Q: What inspired you to create your own shade of gold?
I: Growing up in Italy, I was always enamored by the color of gold as represented in paintings and antiquaries throughout the ages. It’s a very bright and vibrant gold and as I began developing my collection, I wanted to capture the spirit of what that felt like in my mind.
Q: How should women make the choice between wearing gold or silver?
I: For me, it can be as simple as how I am feeling on a particular day. The wonderful thing about all three of my metals, 18k gold, sterling silver and Ippolita Rose is that they compliment a variety of skin tones- making any choice is the right one.
Q: Your pieces navigate flawlessly between trendy/fashion forward and classic! How do you maintain this balance?
I: I appreciate the grace of simple design and am drawn to, as most people are, sculptural, organic shapes- they are familiar, flattering and comfortable to wear- this is what makes a design timeless. The fashion for me is all about beautiful colors, unique and interesting materials and the unexpected mixing- like, a brilliantly cut stone set in a shiny geometric resin bangle.
Q: If a woman could only have 1 piece of jewelry this season what should it be? What would make the biggest statement?
I: There are so many options- silver and bold color always make a statement- a multi-stone party ring in bright olive from my Wonderland Collection or an eye-catching turquoise and gold drop earring- both are a great way to stand out.
Q: What is the best advice you have for a man on buying jewelry for a woman?
I: Pay attention to those moments when she’s at her most confident- what is she wearing- something bold and colorful or something simple and chic- choose a style that matches this and you can’t go wrong.
You can find Ippolita at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas or at www.ippolita.com
Last weeks lucky winner are: Brian O. for Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Ragen M. for Red Velvet Cafe…Congrats and thanks for reading!