Carelle Fine Jewelry Trunk Show Recap: Structured and Modern Designs

Carelle Fine Jewelry hosted a trunk show at Saks Fifth Avenue, Birmingham on Friday, September 30, 2017.

The collection featured unique designs; mixing high fashion with a touch of architecture. Due to its simplistic sophistication, Carelle jewelry can be worn daily and not just for special occasions.

Several of the pieces were made from precious gemstones and metals. The Carelle Fine Jewelry Trunk Show displayed structured and stackable accessories that are created for the modern woman.





LA PERLA is pleased to introduce the Corset Jacket, a key suiting concept from the new ready-to-wear collection designed by Julia Haart, Creative Director of LA PERLA. The Corset Jacket makes its worldwide debut in a striking photo of Kendall Jenner. The LA PERLA Corset Jacket represents Julia Haart’s vision to fuse LA PERLA’s unparalleled knowledge of the female form with a unprecedented devotion to how women want to feel: sensual, beautiful and comfortable — an offering only LA PERLA can provide. From boardroom to evening, the Corset Jacket translates seamlessly into every area of a woman’s life. The single layer of structured bi-stretch wool against the skin gently enhances the female form, while never sacrificing total comfort.

The LA PERLA Corset Jacket embodies the feeling and support of lingerie with internal cups, elegant hook fastenings and finely tailored darts. The bi-stretch wool Corset Jacket is sized according to bust for the perfect fit and can be worn as a single layer thanks to the built-in wireless bra. This refined piece, available in store today, offers the luxurious feeling of a single layer of fabric against the skin.

The campaign, photographed by Steven Klein, marks the heritage brand’s transition into a full ready-to-wear offering under the creative direction of Julia Haart, who took reins of the Italian house in August 2016.

The campaign photograph features Jenner streaked in light, emphasizing the curve and precise cut of the Corset Jacket. Behind her, we see an x-rayed image, kindly lent by the Victoria & Albert Museum, featuring a corset and its wearer, outlining the distorted effect corsetry had on a woman’s bones. The image is ingeniously juxtaposed by the comfort and structural support of Haart’s revolutionary creation. The days of women suffering for beauty is a thing of the past.

Jenner’s campaign image debuts only a few weeks following a recent sighting of Gwyneth Paltrow wearing the same Corset Jacket with coordinating suiting pant by LA PERLA, at Paltrow’s holiday opening of goop GIFT.

Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing La Perla

The LA PERLA Corset Jacket retails for $1,870.00, now available in store and on

Founded in 1954 by the talented corsetry maker Ada Masotti, La Perla is the leading Italian lingerie and beachwear maison. Artisanal heritage, knowledge of the female body, blend of innovation and tradition and Italian identity are the founding values of the La Perla universe. In the second half of 2013, the company was acquired by Pacific Global Management, owned by Silvio Scaglia’s family holding and already active in the fashion industry through the world largest model management network, operating under the brands Elite, Women and The Society. La Perla sells its creations through a network of flagship stores, shop-in-shops and corners located in the heart of the most important fashion districts, as well as being present in the best department stores and specialized boutiques worldwide. The company, led by Creative Director Julia Haart, offers collections of ready-to-wear, lingerie, sleepwear, beachwear, loungewear and accessories for women and men who aim at expressing their style with ease and sophistication. ||

Powerhouse Wellness Weekend – Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Why pick a retreat with just one expert when you can have four? The exclusive wellness weekend Sept 22 to 25 at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills brings together Nikki Sharp, Kino MacGregor, Dr. Nigma Talib and Scott Schwenk, along with special guest speakers, for a life-changing transformational weekend.

The retreat is limited in size to allow all participants one-on-one time with each practitioner, and the opportunity to customize the experience to their personal needs. Additionally, the group will be treated to helipad yoga, meditation and breath work, intention and goal setting, and healthy dinners with featured guest speakers.

The iconic Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles, a long-time favorite of A-listers, is the perfect setting for this special retreat. Guests will enjoy luxurious rooms featuring private balconies overlooking Beverly Hills or the Hollywood Hills.

The program includes 4-days/3 night’s accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, shuttle service to and from the airport, all taxes and gratuities, and a daily gift bag. An Early Bird Promotion is available until August 20th for 3,376/double occupancy and $4,006/single occupancy. The retreat does not include airfare, but flights can be booked through Retreats Unlimited.

Carolyn Murphy – Sound Bath for Buick Envision

Health and wellbeing are top of mind for more and more Americans today, and for Buick as well. The first ever Buick Envision five passenger compact luxury SUV feature’s signature Quiet Tuning, advanced driver assist technologies, and soft-touch materials, designed to contribute to a more relaxing, calm and happy driving experience.

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Today, Buick is proud to release a new piece of video content inspired by the Buick Envision featuring Carolyn Murphy entitled Buick Envision Quiet Tuning.”

Buick’s signature Quiet Tuning is a process designed to reduce, block and absorb noise to develop a quiet, inviting, and distraction-free cabin. Elements including acoustic laminated glass, triple door seals and active noise cancellation make the Buick Envision one of the quietest SUVs on the market.

Influenced by a sense of wellbeing, calm and comfort, the Buick video explores the vehicle’s connection to the world outside the car. The Buick Envision Quiet Tuning video explores the importance of sound in influencing a sense of wellbeing and focus for the driver and passengers. The video also gives a taster of a special downloadable sound bath created specifically for Buick Envision. Sound specialists Jarrod Mayer and Melody Balczon designed a sound bath with Carolyn Murphy to help alleviate stressful driving situations that can be part of a daily commute.

Download the Buick Envision Quiet Tuning Sound Bath Track. This custom track can be downloaded for use on your next drive. The track supports calming and enhances focus of the mind.

“This sound bath was curated with the intention of creating a calm and focused mind to alleviate the stresses of noisy commutes that cause tension in the body,” said Jarrod Mayer. “Sound waves are absorbed by the body and have the power to aversely or positively affect the mind and body, making sound baths and the Buick Envision’s exceptionally quiet cabin so impactful.”

“I’m on the road a lot and am very sensitive to noise. Stressful sounds from roadwork to horns and the general hustle and bustle of city life take a toll on your well-being,” explained Murphy. “I’ve enjoyed working with the Buick Envision. We all spend so much time in our cars so anything that can help bring comfort to that is a joy.”


Inkaterra, Peru’s leader in luxury sustainable tourism, is celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary with a brand-new ‘Ruby Package,’ a nine-day adventure-packed trip that takes guests to four of Inkaterra’s properties across Peru.
The adventure includes 40 activities – such as guided excursions, gourmet meals and indigenous spa treatments – and takes travelers to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the cloud forest of Machu Picchu, the heart of Cusco, and the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas:
Inkaterra La Casona
  • The journey begins at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, an eco-lodge comprised of 35 wooden cabanas located deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest of southern Peru. Travelers will explore one of the world’s most remote and bio-diverse rainforests, with activities such as a treetop adventure on the property’s Canopy Walkway – located 95 feet above the jungle floor – and a boat ride to Lake Sandoval to spot giant river otters, howler monkeys and side-neck turtles.
  • The adventure continues at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, where highlights include discovering the world’s largest collection of native orchids – some 372 species – in their natural habitat (a world record according to the AOS), star gazing at the RocotalObservatory, a purification session in the property’s Andean Sauna, and, of course, visiting
  • Machu Picchu, one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • Travelers then head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a two-night stay at the recently opened and already award-winning Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba.On-site, guests can pick their own produce from the property’s ecological farm, relax in their luxury rooms with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and sample the property’s activities such as bird watching and a twilight walk.  Guests will also visit various historical sites off-site such as Chinchero (Inca-Colonial village), Maras (Inca pink salt mine) and Moray (Inca circular terraces).
  • The last stop is Inkaterra La Casona, an 11-suite 16th-century colonial manor located in the heart of Cusco, where the city’s markets and attractions are steps away.  Travelers can explore the historic city by foot and unwind back at the hotel with a gourmet dinner and an Andean Hot Stone Massage.
Inkaterra’s 40th-anniversary ‘Ruby Package’ starts from $5,200 per person, based on double occupancy. The price is based on full board (excluding arrival and departure date) and excluding flights. Package price includes all forty excursions and spa treatments.

For more information about Inkaterra, visit:

Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization that celebrates 40 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving and rescuing Peru’s geography, nature, customs and cultures and sharing them with the world. Since 2011 Inkaterra holds the Rainforest Alliance Verification in Sustainable Tourism, the Relais & Châteaux 2013 Environment Trophy, the 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Conservation, the and the 2012 Green Choice Sustainable Tourism Award. The company currently operates Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica & Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion in the Amazon of Southern Peru, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in the cloud forest of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Inkaterra La Casona in Cusco, and El MaPi in Machu Picchu Pueblo under the more affordable brand ‘byInkaterra.’ Inkaterra has an alliance with the NGO Inkaterra Asociación (ITA), through which the company’s profits are invested in research, conservation, educational and social development programs. For more information, visit

Saks Fifth Avenue – 2016 Fall Preview Catalog

Fashion industry professionals are prepping for the upcoming fall season. Designers and retailers actively work behind the scenes; creating new visual displays to showcase merchandise and entice customers.

Saks Fifth Avenue is no exception.  The company provides an online 2016 Fall Preview catalog for shoppers to start planning their purchases.  A few of the trends shown include suede jackets, saddle bags, and motif designed clothing. There’s also hints of block heel pumps and plaid wrap midi skirts.

Shopping for the next season can be fun with the right store, merchandise, or price!

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013: We’ve Fallen In Love

Burberry has revamped their orignal print to a fun array of hearts galor!  The brand that was once known for it’s sophisticated plaid print has made us “fall in love” with their Prorsum Fall 2013 Heart Collection.

From handbags to blouses, this print looks great with everything and compliments everyone.  Personally, I like to see stylistas mix the print for a more daring look.  With the use of miniature hearts, this was the perfect way to refresh one of America’s favorite brands.





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Tiffany & Co. New Website: Redesigned Site Showcases The Jewelers Renowned Heritage and Legendary Collections

New York, NY (October 21, 2013)—Tiffany & Co. announces the redesign of, a dynamic portal to the jeweler’s legendary collections, with interactive pathways to explore its celebrated heritage and prominence in the worlds of design, glamour and true love.

The new (#TiffanyNewSite and @TiffanyandCo) is designed as a personal invitation to visit Tiffany & Co. for a quick shopping trip or to explore the site’s many stories on the company’s milestones and masterpieces, as well as the beauty and excellence of Tiffany today. Stunning high-resolution visuals create a vivid environment, where users may customize searches by category, designer, price, materials and gemstones, with enhanced zoom capability and myriad views of jewelry on models and in videos.

The site’s new sections focus on Tiffany & Co. as founder of American luxury and its evolution as one of the world’s preeminent jewelers. Blue Book, the company’s collection of spectacular couture jewels, is showcased as never before. These rarest of creations, the pinnacle of the jeweler’s art, are illuminated with breathtaking imagery, including scenes from the Tiffany Workshop above the Fifth Avenue flagship store, where these extraordinary jewels are brought to life.


As the jeweler synonymous with diamonds and love, Tiffany expands the Engagement section with a wealth of information that leads users to the perfect ring. Services include a gemologist’s video and review of Tiffany’s quality standards that exceed the 4Cs, with clear distinctions as to cut, color, clarity and carat weight. The site also allows users to choose a ring, specify carat size and skin tone and view it on a model’s hand; or download Tiffany’s Engagement Ring Finder app (for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™), where they can select and share rings.

Diamonds are a key topic of Sustainability that highlights Tiffany’s standing as the industry leader in sourcing gemstones and precious metals only from mines who share the company’s core beliefs—protection of the environment, respect for human rights and support for the communities in which it does business.


The World of Tiffany looks at fashion and glamour from specific points of view: Tiffany Style has the inside story on the newest jewelry designs, sharing space with Tiffany designers (the ravishing jewels of Jean Schlumberger, the revolutionary creations of Elsa Peretti) and videos. The Latest goes global, covering celebrity culture, Tiffany diamonds on the red carpet and the excitement of opening Tiffany stores from Hong Kong to Paris.

In addition, the World of Tiffany covers The Tiffany Story, a timeline of the company’s history from its founding in 1837 in New York City, as well as What Makes Love True, with stories of real-life couples who recall—on film and in photographs—the thrill of it all.

This big-picture view of Tiffany & Co. also includes the pleasures of dining and entertaining at home. Through beautifully styled scenarios—a formal dinner, afternoon tea, holiday feast, wedding brunch—users may discover the world of Tiffany china, crystal, sterling silver flatware and accessories that define the art of living well.

Tiffany & Co. operates jewelry stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe and the United Arab Emirates and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit

TIFFANY & CO., TIFFANY, T&CO. and TIFFANY & CO. SCHLUMBERGER are trademarks of Tiffany and Company.