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Trend Finder: Jewel Tones

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Jewel tones add a regal touch of elegance to fashion this season. For accessories, look into soft hats and scarves, leather goods such as wallets, and even jewelry like bangles and statement necklaces Where to Find Jewel Tones (Sponsored): Janessa Leone Expertly handcrafted from soft wool felt, this rich burgundy …

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Trend Finder: Sea Life Accessories

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Designers are looking to oceans and sea life for accessory inspiration. In jewelry, precious metals are molded in the form of shells and fish. Some accessories can be literal, with fish- and shell-shaped bags made with metallic leather, while less dramatic aquatic-inspired designs are translated on prints and scarves. Where …

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Trend Finders: Natural Materials

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Natural materials such as wood, horn and bone create inspiration for jewelry and eyewear designs.  With architectural silhouettes being key, unique cuts and raw shapes are new and unexpected.  Look to mixing the earth-like materials with clean metals and stones for a modern design. Where to Find Natural Materials (Sponsored): …

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Item of the Day: Cameo Nouveau

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The folks at Cameo Nouveau like to boast about their “hand-picked selection of key pieces for home and wardrobe, always with an eye towards artisans and global fair trade thoughtful vendors.” We’re thinking along the same lines…one of those selections: this Five and Two Braxton quartz bangle. Made in the …

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Trend Finder: Nautical, Americana

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Accessories are paying homage to the American flag and nautical style prints and patterns for Spring/Summer 2016. Re-worked for the season, look to handbags, jewelry and summer scarves in traditional colors such as red, white and blue but updated with offbeat pattern designs, hardware and mixed media’s such as rope, …

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Trend Finder: Pavé Jewelry

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Jewelry is bringing the bling back for Pre-Fall. Pavé accents lend an extra glam factor to chain link necklaces, drop-down earrings and fun cocktail rings. Tiny stones look classic and timeless with unique and simple placement, but add an extra dose of sparkle when used as an all-over appliqué.   …

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Trend Finder: Exotic Skins

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Snakeskin, crocodile and ostrich! Exotic skins are emerging as key materials for Pre-Fall Accessories.  With the ultimate luxurious appeal; neutrals, cognac as well as metallic exotic skins are perfectly suited for handbags and jewelry.  Look to new silhouettes such as backpacks and statement necklaces using this textural and lavish skin. …

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Trend Finder: Velvet

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Velvet makes its way onto the runway this season as designers look to add pops of touchable texture to accessories. This smooth fabric is seen on items from jewelry to shoes to handbags giving accessories a richer hue. Look for burnout or solids with contrasting embellishments for added interest. Where …

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Trend Finder: Zodiac Symbols

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Designers find another purpose in the meaning of astrological signs as zodiacs make an appearance on the runway this season. Zodiacs add personalization to the wearer’s accessories and can be structurally dimensional for a standout piece, or seen on pendants for a simpler look. Where to Find Zodiac Symbols (Sponsored): …

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Item of the Day: Carolee

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Every person has a story, what’s yours? Introducing the Word Play: Double Take Bangle Collection from Carolee, which features reversible image/word phrase bangles. After all, the perfect piece of jewelry is one that helps a woman express just who she is and what she’s feeling at that moment (even if …

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Trend Finder: Tri-Colored Metal

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Why wear one color metal when you can wear three? Tri-colored metals alleviate the choice; now silver, rose gold, gold, or hematite can be worn in interesting combos, seen in metal fringe, chunky chains, mesh and more. Where to Find Tri-Colored Metals (Sponsored): Nineteen Pieces Zahera Shark Tri-Colored Necklace Style Number: NP-S14-24 …

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Trend Finder: Snakeskin

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Sleek and elegant, snakeskin adds a touch of exoticness to accessories. Although the snake is not the most liked reptile, we sure do like to wear it! Snakeskin can make any accessory luxurious. Where to Find Snakeskin (Sponsored): Jill Haber Minaudieré in python w/ wood gussets Style Name: Ethan in Tropical …

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Trend Finder: Wood & Natural Materials

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Not a typical material used for accessories, wood and other natural materials are making their mark, from cork to hardwood. Where to Find Wood & Natural Materials (Sponsored):     August Accessories Cork baseball cap Style Name/Number: Baseball Cap/15893 SRP: $32 212-967-8065 lisam@augustacc.com www.augustaccessories.com Danielle Stevens Wood faceted bangle Style Number: jb43 …

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Trend Finder: Hammered Metals

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Utilizing ancient technique, hammering adds unique texture to metals. No matter the color, hammered metals have that little something extra.  Where to Find Hammered Metals (Sponsored):   Wimberly Inc. Two-inch thick hammered cuff in gold Style Name: Brushed Gold Hammered Cuff SRP: $42 512-338-9200 www.wimberlyinc.com Nashelle Textured copper bracelet Style Name: Enzo ‘Nash’ Bracelet …