I will give Lauren the credit on starting the trend in our family of wearing big necklaces. She started wearing Issy Salomon and DANNIJO necklaces a few years ago and now the trend has gone to the masses.  You know it’s a trend when J.Crew jumps on the bandwagon.

Ahhh J.Crew…. they really know how to do it right. Mickey Drexler is a genius and with his army of mini-geniuses, Jenna Lyons and Marissa Webb, just to name a few, he has done it once again in jewelry.  Megan is her name and she is the jewelry designer for this mega brand. I bought the most amazing bejeweled necklace last week.  The attention to detail and vintage look of the piece allows it to be worn with just about anything from a denim shirt to a black dress. Most pieces are under $200 but they look like they’re worth thousands. A definite must for holiday shopping!


Alexis Bittar

I’ve been obsessed with the jewelry designer and visionary Alexis Bittar ever since my Mom purchased a pair of his earrings from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago http://www.mcachicago.org over ten years ago. His use of lucite catapulted him into jewelry design stardom and his impeccable taste and desire to stay ahead of the curve have earned him a place in high fashion and street wear alike.

In the past few year Alexis Bittar has chosen accomplished, eccentric, beautiful and aging women(yes aging!) to represent and be the ‘faces’ of his jewelry line. These amazing ads have been splashed across the pages of ELLE and Vogue alike.  The most recent ad campaign features two of my favorite comedians, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the women from Absolutely Fabulous! Thanks to Alex New York Magazine The Cut’s Alex Rees for breaking the story http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/01/ab-fabs-edina-patsy-front-bittars-new-ads.html. As I was flipping the pages of the October Bazaar, I came across this two page spread and just about screamed out loud!

Green comes from the chlorophyll of plants; is the color symbol of sociology; green is the widest spectrum visible to the human eye; associated with relaxation and soothing; internationally it is the color for safety; in Japan, green is the color symbolizing eternal life; Dark green is associated with tradition; trustworthy and well balanced, like the color of our money; light green is associated with trendy, whimsical and lively.

Going “GREEN” has so many different meanings and dimensions to the term, although we always associate the phrase with consuming less, recycling more and finding solutions for the sustainability of the planet.

Here, we’ve featured some things that are green inspiring to us.

What are some of the things that inspire you?