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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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Initiatives in Art and Culture Announces Annual Gold Conference

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New York–Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC) announced the agenda for its Fifth Annual Gold Conference, entitled “Gold: Transparency, Trends and Techniques,” taking place April 9-10, 2015. The conference explores the underpinnings of gold’s abiding emotional power, allure, and enduring value, with a focus on jewelry. An industry update on …

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2nd Annual ICE Awards Announces Jewelry Design Finalists

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New York—Accessories magazine’s second annual student ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards competition, sponsored by Preciosa and FIT, has narrowed down the contestants to five finalists who will get to turn their concepts into actual samples. Contestants viewed Accessories magazine’s Fall/Winter 2015/16 trend webinar and made jewelry sketches based on one trend. …

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Fall 2015 Runway Wrap-Up: Preen, Christopher Kane, Ashley Williams

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Preen Preen by Thornton Bregazzi takes bold plaid to a whole new level. Layered over jacquards, printed onto sheer layers, embroidered with folkloric florals or accented with lace-up stitching, it’s a new take on colorblocking.   Christopher Kane Christopher Kane’s sheer layered ruffles, elegantly draped velvet, utility buckles on belts, …

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NYFW Fall 2015 Breaking Trends: Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Zac Posen, M. Missoni

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The latest updates to New York Fashion Week, with an eye on accessories. Tommy Hilfiger It was a vintage varsity moment at Tommy Hilfiger, with a football-esque runway,  striped scarves, number and helmet appliques, and incredible lace-up booties…all done up in retro navy, burgundy, tan and mustards. Tory Burch ToryBurch …