Tuesday, 17 April 2012

House of Blombos

My friend Carolina Bittencourt and I are very happy to launch our jewelry line House of Blombos and to be able to work with what has long been a passion for both of us.

We aim to create pieces that are fun and young while adding interest and color to a look. We design using a mix of materials while always making sure that everything is high quality and durable. We are proud to only use natural stones like turquoise, onyx, malachite and ruby.

Also, is nice to remember that 15% of all our sales are donated to LakayPam, an organization that does a beautiful job at helping over 500 kids is Haiti.

The prices range from $38 to $160 and our pieces can be bought at our House of Blombos shop on Etsy

 We love what we have been creating and hope that you guys love it too!

Please like our page on Facebook and spread the word!
Below, a sneaky peak into what we have been doing!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Mad for her

Maybe I just miss London. Or maybe it's Alexa's fault. I want to be transported to East London so I can see more of this quirky English people I dearly miss. I love this girl Alexa, love that she is kind of weird, in the best possible way. I love everything she wears and even though I think she would look good in a bin bag, she sure can put an outfit together.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Nail it.

Just because you can never have enough bling, throw in a nail ring.




Monday, 20 February 2012

Rose Gold/Maison Martin Margiela

Set of four rose gold-plated knuckleduster rings by Maison Martin Margiela.
Pure awesomeness.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Taylor Tomasi Hill

If you live in this fashion world you know who Taylor Tomasi Hill is. Marie Claire's style and accessories director is also the owner of the wardrobe of my dreams and today I pay respect to her jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets...nothing short of extraordinary.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Ridiculously genius Isabel Marant continues to outrage me which such beauty. I was having an uneventful day and while flicking through the pages of Vogue I spotted this jacket. I mean, seriously.

Friday, 3 February 2012

CB Luxe

Today and tomorrow are the 2 days that need to be put on your calendar as the days to go and treat yourself to a piece of jewelry.
CB Luxe is having their end of season sale. Costume and Fine Jewelry will have their prices drastically reduced. And just so you know, this information here is some kind of insider info you don't want to ignore.
What else is there to say?! That if you live in NYC, this is the time to call the girlfriends and go!
Here are some of the pieces you may find:

The 14kt rubber and pearl bracelets below, along with other pieces, we're designed by the founder of CB Luxe, Callae Brownstein.

The sale will be held at:

151 East 58th Street
February,3 - From 12pm to 5pm
February,4 - From 3pm to 7pm

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The gift of friendship.

Little bracelets like these are a great gift idea. They add a touch of sparkle and also work as friendship bracelets, which at this time of the year when we have so many gifts to give, is like killing two birds (or more) with one stone. They are lovely, simple and mostly affordable gifts to those ones that are always there for you.
This one is from my favourite local shop, Honey & Hazel, here in Williamsburg. Their packaging is very organic and friendly to the environment.

Monday, 14 November 2011


Natalia Beber stunned me with this ring. The articulated ring was made in Lebanon by a friend and given to her as a gift. What a gift!


Thursday, 3 November 2011

The bracelet of the moment.

I often choose a piece and wear it everyday until I can no longer bear the look of it. Somehow, I doubt that this will happen with my favorite piece of the moment. I'm probably getting repetitive, but I'm still in love with J. Crew and this bracelet is GORGEOUS.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Crazy in love with J.Crew

Completely obsessed that I am with J.Crew Jewelry, I am utterly in love with the new collection  J.Crew by Lulu Frost.

The art-deco inspired pieces combined with bright bold colors make a modern and elegant statement. Love J.Crew. Can't stop loving J.Crew.

Did I tell you how much I love J.Crew?!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Maria del Mar

Stunning Puerto Rican model Maria del Mar wears her favorite piece of jewelry. The beautiful necklace was given to her by her mother and is something sacred for Maria. Made of white gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl, the necklace is precious.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sabrina Jales

 Beautiful Brazilian model Sabrina Jales shows us her favorite piece, a stunning white gold and diamond ring by Garrard.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

EthiCool Jewellery by Caipora

Caipora is a British independent online boutique brand that celebrates unique and ethical designer jewellery creation. Their pieces explore the well balanced relationship between humans, beauty and nature, both in material and form.

Their new collection called "EthiCool" features the luxe of natural pearls and the wear ability of gold plated recycled silver. The embossed sustainable messages and charms create truly unique designs.
 This collection is the result of a collaboration between Caipora and talented sisters Mercia Stela e Paula Santos.

Caipora is also this year's winner of Innovation Award - Ethical Fashion Forum Accessories Award.
Their eco-friendly jewellery combined with beautiful designs and ethical working practice make Caipora what it is today, a modern, fashionable and responsible brand.
It feels good to look great and to know that what you're wearing hasn't affected the environment or the people that work hard to make such gorgeous pieces.

All the pieces are made in Brazil and for that, I'm even more proud of Caipora.
Pre-order from August, 20th and get 15% discount if you "like" their facebook page.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Rodrigo's Art

Art is everywhere. Art is a point of view, a perspective. Rodrigo Calazans's art is photography and today I share with you some of his beautiful images. In the pictures below, his muse and girlfriend, gorgeous Brazilian model Guisela Rhein.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Nilma Black

 Puerto Rican model and jewelry designer Nilmarie Black is launching her new jewelry line. The line called Attabeira is a bohemian spirited collection inspired by the Taino of the Caribbean and the energy of healing stones. Each of Nilma's creation is unique. For more information about her jewelry and where to buy it, email Nilmarie at: nilmablack@gmail.com .

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Miss Brazil 2011

Last night, a new Miss Brazil was crowned. Representing the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the 25 years old Priscila Machado, received from the hands of Miss Brazil 2010 the crown representing the title. The jewel is a stunning piece designed and made by Miss Brazil 1995 Renata Bessa. Renata is now a respected jewelry designer.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Beg, Borrow or Steal - quite literally

Wearing expensive jewelry is not for everyone. Very lucky are the women that can afford it, but the women that can't shouldn't be left out. The website http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/welcome is a way out! They have been around for a while but when I saw this Alex Woo ring I though it was worth sharing it with you my dear readers. The retail price of the beauty is $2.145, but you can have it for a week at the small price of $67!! Is a great choice for when you have that big party or just want to feel beautiful. You borrow it (for up to 3 months) and then ship it back. Simple as that!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Alexis Bittar

One of the most talented jewelry designers I can think of is Alexis Bittar. His eclectic style and ideas are brilliantly executed and the results are always powerful and interesting pieces. When I'm on fashion shoots I always check the jewelry that is being used by the stylists, which is also a great way of discovering new designers ( stylists know everything!).  For the Crystal Jin Swimwear shoot I got to wear this gorgeous faceted hydro quartz stone ring. This ring does a really good job at making a statement. This piece is on sale at the moment, so rush to http://www.alexisbittar.com/home.php

Picture by Ken Pao

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Olivia Redmond

Beautiful Olivia Redmond is wearing her favorite pieces here. The small blue ring is a lapis lazuli and turquoise ring from Egypt, the big blue ring is from Portobello Road in London and is also lapis lazuli. The red ring is made of coral and silver, Olivia got it in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.