Kendra Scott Unveils First-Ever Engagement Ring Collection

Today, Kendra Scott enters a new category with the introduction of The Engagement Collection by Kendra Scott. Building on a successful fine jewelry business in Kendra Scott’s repertoire, entry into engagement was a natural next step for the brand. This launch comes as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary and marks the second new category expansion this year,  following the successful introduction of Watches and Watch Bands in April.

As a brand that places an emphasis on innovation, Kendra Scott made the decision to work with lab grown diamonds. The debut eleven-piece Engagement Collection by Kendra Scott features lab grown diamonds that are F in color (colorless), VS2 in clarity range, and available in carat weight from 0.5 to 2 carats. All rings are custom, made to order, and delivered in approximately three weeks.

Inspired by Kendra Scott’s signature icon pieces, each engagement silhouette bears custom details unique to the brand’s design DNA. Available in Solitaire, Halo, and Signature silhouettes, the rings feature a traditional center stone, including Round, Oval, and Emerald. Customers have the option to customize the ring with their choice of 14k White Gold, Rose Gold, or Yellow Gold. Representing joy, optimism, and the promise of a bright future, a singular Yellow Sapphire was thoughtfully placed at the bridge of each Solitaire setting or burnished at the base of Iconic Halo rings.

Designed to be as beautiful and unique as each love story, Kendra Scott offers a bespoke customer experience complete with a dedicated in-house Diamond Expert, who will guide the couple through their custom ring journey. The customer will select every facet of their ring, from carat weight to pavé additions to metal selections and personalized engraving. The Engagement Collection by Kendra Scott will launch at twelve retail locations across the country as well as online via virtual appointments.

“For twenty years, our customers have invited us to be a part of their wedding journeys. The launch of the Engagement Collection by Kendra Scott will allow us to be the wedding destination from proposal to happily ever after,” said Kendra Scott, Founder, Designer & Executive Chairwoman of the brand. “When creating this collection, we challenged ourselves to consider every detail. Fundamental to our design process, each ring can be customized and curated to match every couple’s unique love story.”

The engagement experience will launch in select Kendra Scott retail stores, including Tampa Hyde Park, Pittsburgh Walnut Street, Savannah Broughton Street, Charleston King Street, Dedham Legacy Place, Nashville Hill Center, Lexington Summit, SoHo New York, South Congress Flagship in Austin, Dallas Preston Center, Las Vegas Summerlin and Houston Heights Mercantile, and online at kendrascott.com/engagement-rings.html  Price points will range between $1,350–$8,150.

 

About Kendra Scott 

Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel, and sense of community of its founder and designer, Kendra Scott. With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott has over 100 standalone stores across the US and is sold in premiere retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and 600 specialty boutiques worldwide and boasts a thriving web business. Kendra Scott is known for its kaleidoscope of beautiful accessories as well as the innovative and customizable Color Bar® experience. As the brand continues to grow, the company remains true to its founding philosophy of “Family, Fashion, Philanthropy” and since 2010, has given back well over $50 million to local, national, and international causes.

Modern Picnic Launches on Saks Fifth Avenue E-Commerce

Modern Picnic knows that the working woman does not compromise style for function and all products are specifically designed with that in mind. With an insulated interior and a sleek vegan leather exterior, Modern Picnic is encouraging women to ditch the paper or plastic bags typically used to carry food, and instead opt for beautiful, functional, reusable alternatives. Available in six styles – The SnackerThe MiniThe LuncherThe Large LuncherThe Backpack, and The Tote – each product has a classic design to effortlessly fit into most women’s wardrobe. The innovative bags include design details with intention such as an outside pocket, interior slots for silverware, a removeable cross body strap, signature gold hardware, magnetic closure, and The Backpack also includes a laptop sleeve. “Modern Picnic understands the importance of developing quality products that people love and we’re excited for this partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue to expand our audience and further engage and connect with our consumers.” says Founder + CEO Ali Kaminetsky.
Today, the brand has roots in charity, women’s empowerment, and is committed to creating innovative, multifunctional products. Modern Picnic has garnered the support of advisors and investors including Alexandra Wilson (Co-Founder Gilt and Glamsquad), Michelle Grant (Founder, Lively), Monica Royer (Founder, Monica + Andy), Adam Schoenberg (Co-Founder, Hook & Albert), Michael Cline (Founder, Fandango), and NJ Falk (Manager Partner, APL). The brand is also backed by strategic brand partners such as American Express, S’well and Hungryroot.
In an effort to provide working women with a faster, cheaper, and healthier way to carry lunch, Modern Picnic is committed to impacting the community and creating products for women, made by women. Modern Picnic is now available to on www.saksfifthavenue.com and direct-to-consumer on www.modernpicnic.com.

4 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Jazz Up Your Outfit

If you are real life fashionista and like to take care of your appearance, then this article could be of great use to you. Everyone likes to look their best as the clothes that you wear and the way that you present yourself can tell the world a lot about you. So, it is important to project a positive image out there for all to see. Continue to read on in order to learn some simple, yet effective ways that you can jazz up your outfit.

  1. Jewelry

A simple yet effective way to make any outfit pop is to add some sparkle and character in the form on jewelry. If you are unsure of how to choose the right jewelry for your outfit then don’t worry as some tips are listed below:

  • Focus on the necklines – for example, if you are wearing a V-neck then you may want a shorter necklace. Alternatively, if you have a boat neck, then you want a necklace that is longer. A turtleneck is great for earrings and bracelets, and pearls would go well with a sweetheart neck.
  • Do not go overboard – adding one or two pieces of jewelry is often more than enough. This is especially true for formal events when you want to look elegant. Choosing a few high-quality pieces such as crystal silver rings is highly recommended.
  • Choose a focal piece – if you have lots of loud and bold jewelry, it is advised that you do not wear them altogether. Instead, choose one bold piece out of your collection to be the focus.
  1. Shoes

Never underestimate the power of shoes! While you may not realize it, your shoes are one of the first things people look at when they see your outfit. So, be sure that your shoes match well and compliment your outfit. It is important to remember to clean your shoes too. Do not neglect this as leaving the house with muddy or dirty shoes is not a great look. Be sure to read the care instructions so that you can take care of the fabric of the shoe properly.

  1. Have the right bag

Another important consideration is the bag. Of course, not all outfits require a bag. However, if you plan on taking some essential items with you, taking a bag with you is recommended. A bag is a great way to add some color into your outfit if color is what you are lacking. So, if you are feeling an all-black look then you could pair this with a colorful bag to break up all the black shades.

  1. Makeup

Makeup for many is a great way to jazz up your outfit. You could go for a natural look if you please or you can find a way to match your makeup look with your outfit. For example, if you are wearing an orange shirt as part of your look, then why not compliment this with some orange eye make-up.

5 Spring 2022 Accessory Trends That Will Elevate your Style

Accessories can make or break an outfit, and no-one understands that better than Jenn Loyd, Fashion Stylist for NBC & CBS, a Personal Fashion Stylist, Lifestyle Expert, and founder of Lobe Love, a bespoke accessory company.

Over the years, Jenn has styled hundreds of women, and is passionate about helping women look and feel their best, and uncover their own unique, personal style. When it comes styling a look, Jenn pays attention to details with accessories.

“When I’m not helping women win their freedom from Outfit Overwhelm into Clothing Confident, you’ll find me creating and celebrating a life that is functional AND fun”, says Jenn.

Jenn was interviewed on Spring 2022 accessory trends, and we’d love to share her insight with you:

1. What colorways are you seeing for Spring?

There are going to be so many dreamy colors: Periwinkle, soft lilac, soft tan, and my personal favorite – hot pink.  A gorgeous infusion of color!

2. Do you foresee all-white ensembles featuring? What does this mean for accessories?

I  love all white ensembles because you can pair them with any color statement. An all-white ensemble will instantly pop with colorful accessories or you can keep your statement pieces all white for a clean, sophisticated look.

3. With the abundance of crochet predicted, what accessories do you have in mind to 

complement this look? 

I would love to pair crochet looks with jewels… we have some coming in spring that will work exceptionally well with crochet. The juxtaposition of organic wool with glittering stones works well.

4. Any gingham accessories for Spring? If so, what colorways?

Gingham will be a fun pattern this season and I would wear it in the colors for spring. I’m gravitating towards soft lilac and hot pink for earrings and headbands in particular.

5.  With sexy bra tops making a return, what earrings will best compliment this look?

Depending on the detailing of the bra, I would pair them with some fringe earrings or jewel with fringe earrings. The minimalist bra look allows for a ‘wow’ earring to fill up the space.

6. Your top embellishments for Spring earrings?

I am big on jewels this Spring in soft tan, purple and blues. Chains and pearls will be making a statement as well and adorn your ears perfectly.

WORKDAY TO WEEKEND LOOKS WITH NATURALIZER: TikTok Outfit

Although sweats and loungewear have become our new favorite these past couple of years, nothing beats a midweek pick-me-up. Whether you’re going into the office or planning a Thursday night out, you can’t lose with having shoes for dressing up, then down for the weekend. Naturalizer has a wide selection to fit every need and is excited to share a couple of my favorites for kicking it up a notch during the week, and keeping it casual over the weekend.
 
If you have to go to a small gathering or office, the Starla Dress Sandal takes any basic look and adds a little bit of fancy. With just a small heel these comfy casual dress shoes will make any outing where you have to stand or walk a long period, still bearable. 
 
When you’re ready to jump into your Saturday walk or afternoon brunch, the Astrara Sneaker has your back. Matching everything in your closet, these are great for throwing on at last minute on your way out the door.
 
Kalina Tall Boot steps up your average winter look with class. Best paired with jeans or a skirt, these are guaranteed to keep you warm while still looking stylish.  
 
If you’re going wine tasting or to a casual dinner, the Jac Bootie is comfortable and cute. Perfect for daytime or an early outing, this bootie will keep you having everyone asking where you got your shoes.
 
 

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Fashion Influencer Aaliyah Jay (2 million +) talks new fashion line, success & more on Blavity TV

In a new article and video by Black culture platform Blavity, fashion and beauty content creator and influencer Aaliyah Jay is highlighted. In the clip, Aaliyah discuses the upcoming relaunch of her clothing line Twisted Saints out Q1 2022 as well as her rise as an influencer and the implications that result from her success.

Over the past 5+ years, Aaliyah has cultivated a following of over 4 million across her social media platforms. Aaliyah creates fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle content that she hopes will inspire others to be their authentic selves.

Now in LA and originally from Boston and New York, she is now venturing into the next step of her career, one as a fashion designer and correspondent. In addition to fashion commentary and vlogging, she will be relaunching her clothing line Twisted Saints at the beginning of 2022 in addition to growing her already large platforms and expanding her media profile.

SOCIAL REACH

4.4M TOTAL REACH

Instagram: 2.0M FOLLOWERS

Twitter: 296K FOLLOWERS

YouTube: 1.5M SUBSCRIBERS

Tik Tok: 303K FANS

First Lady Jill Biden was Spotted Wearing Designer Heather B. Moore’s Jewelry

On several occasions, First Lady Jill Biden was spotted wearing designer Heather B. Moore’s personalized jewelry. Moore’s approachable designs have helped wearers personalize and memorialize important people, places, and events in their lives. Her designs have won industry awards for more than a decade.

“Our approach is to find out what’s most important to the customer,” says Moore. “It might be a drawing made by one of their children, the date or place they were married, or a note from one of their grandparents. Those define who you are, and we turn them into jewelry so that they are always with you. You might start out with one memory, like the day your child was born, then add to that over the years, one piece at a time.”

Dr. Biden has been spotted wearing several different combinations of her pieces (including at least one with her children’s names), something that the Heather B. Moore collection makes it easy to do.

“We help you pick the right pieces to express your style,” says Heather. “That way, you have a fresh look for each occasion. All of our pieces are handmade in the US, too, and designed right here in Cleveland, Ohio.”

Heather B. Moore was the original designer who brought personalization to fine jewelry. In addition to making her work available through dozens of fine jewelry stores across the country, Moore also offers online design services at heatherbmoore.com for those who don’t have a local source.

“I started this company to help people cherish who they are. Knowing that the FLOTUS is a fan is a dream come true!”

eBay Sneaker Drop w/La La Anthony, DJ Skee, and Jacques Slade Launches

Last week, eBay announced “The Sleigh Drop,” a new sneaker sales event that offers exclusive access to some of the world’s coolest collections. Throughout the holiday season, three renowned sneakerheads – La La Anthony, DJ Skee and Jacques Slade – will bring their impressive collections of rare kicks to eBay, where a sneaker is bought every 4 seconds. 

This series of drops kicks off with sneaker seller SoleStage listing 700+ pairs of highly-coveted kicks from DJ Skee’s closet, like the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White and the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG Pure Platinum. New items from Skee’s collection will be released every Friday during the month of November. 

“This holiday looks really different, and these drops give sneakerheads access to highly coveted pairs that you can’t get anywhere else,” said Garry Thaniel, General Manager of Sneakers at eBay. “Supply chain challenges have reshaped the season, and shoppers are craving the rare, the unique and the hard-to-find, especially when it comes to enthusiast categories like sneakers.”  

eBay will continue to give the gift of grails throughout the month of December, dropping the personal collections of Jacques Slade on December 3 and La La Anthony on December 17. eBay shoppers can visit eBay.com/TheSleighDrop to browse the collections. 

eBay Sneakers  

Across the entire sneaker category, eBay has made buying and selling easier and more trustworthy for buyers – and charges no seller fees for listings over $100. The recent launch and expansion of its Authenticity Guarantee service ensures all new and pre-owned sneakers sold for over $100 in the U.S. are fully vetted and verified by an independent team of industry experts

Follow @eBay and @eBaySneakers on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.

 
By the Numbers

  • eBay’s sneakers category continues to grow at double-digit rates
  • A pair of sneakers is bought every 4 seconds on eBay 
  • Pre-owned sneakers are selling 15% faster, month over month, on eBay   
  • The women’s sneaker category grew more than 80% on eBay over the past year 

Source: Numbers based on eBay North America (U.S. and Canada) Jan-Jun 2021 sales data.

About eBay
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY)  is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2020, eBay enabled over $85 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

Forever 21 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Forever 21 is proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and hopes to rally its shoppers to help build on last year’s success.

From 10/1/2021 – 10/31/2021, for every specially marked SU2C Collection item sold, Forever 21 will donate $1 to SU2C, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $5,000. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to support the organization by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar at checkout at Forever 21 retail locations nationwide.

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (behind skin cancer) among American women. In the U.S., about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has dedicated over $54 million in funding to breast cancer research and Forever 21 is proud to continue to support this organization in 2021.

 

The O List’s Fortune & Frame Collection Comes To Alabama

Fortune & Frame is giving Alabama residents a new way to bring together fashion and self-expression, with lockets that open to reveal messages they’ve personalized with a meaningful quote or saying for those who mean the most to them. 

The original idea for her message-holding jewelry came about when founder Gretel Going got a fortune she wanted to hold onto but had nowhere to keep it. What started as a handful of fortune-holding lockets has since taken on a life of its own. Just this month, Oprah described Fortune & Frame’s lockets as holding “Words of Wisdom” in The O List. 

Fortune & Frame’s pieces are now carried by a number of stores across Mobile, Saint Louis, Oxford and others.