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Van Cleef & Arpels releases six new Perlée designs in Middle East ahead of global launch

Filed by Lucire staff/April 3, 2021/10.41


Van Cleef & Arpels has released six Perlée creations, exclusively for the Middle East first, coinciding with the holy season of Ramadan. They are available now in the region, two months ahead of their official global release.
   The new Perlée additions comprise three bracelets and three rings in gold hues. These feature the sweet clover motif, which are Van Cleef & Arpels’ symbol of luck. They also feature a border of gold beads, characteristic of other jewellery in the Perlée range.
   As the jewellery can be mixed and matched, they can suit a wearer’s every mood.
   The Perlée collection débuted in 2008 and draws on the maison’s history. Accented stones and motifs appeared in the 1920s, and it was also during this decade that Van Cleef & Arpels used the round bead setting in the collection. Golden beads became more ample in 1948. From 1963, in the Twist collection, golden beads appeared in more permutations, accentuating ornamental stones such as lapis lazuli and carnelian, and pearls. Bordering golden beads also appeared in Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra collection in 1968. The designs have a direct link to these earlier collections.






 


Jewellery trends for 2021

Filed by Lucire staff/March 18, 2021/0.45

If you’re one of those fashion-forward girls who love to keep up with the latest trends no matter what—welcome to the club, you aren’t the only one! Here are the four hottest jewellery trends you need to know about in 2021, so keep on reading, check them out, and enjoy!

Mismatched earrings are all the rage
Mismatched earrings are the first jewellery trend that will be all the rage in 2021. These were a big part of this year’s fashion weeks, as many prominent designers and well known brands had them in their latest collections. The good news is that these come in so many sizes, shapes, and amazing styles. For example, you can opt for a simple stud earring in one ear and a stunning drop earring in the other. If you prefer hoops, you should definitely match two earrings of different sizes. Possibilities are truly infinite, but you know what? Their biggest advantage is that you don’t have to buy a brand new pair of mismatched earrings. All you need to do is to combine earrings from two different pairs, and voilà—you’re rocking one of the biggest jewellery trends in 2021!

Colourful beads are making a huge comeback …

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If you’re a fan of flamboyant jewellery, you’ll be thrilled to hear that gorgeous colourful beads are making a huge comeback this year! That’s right, so don’t wait any longer and add a pop of colour to your everyday combos. For example, a simple choker made from vibrantly coloured beads is a perfect choice for all the ladies who want to add a twist to their outfits, but without going overboard with it. However, if you want to make your choker more summer-friendly, just add several shell pendants to it. These will certainly do the trick! On the other hand, if you love your arm candy more than anything, be sure to layer a dozen bracelets made from colourful beads. These are beyond perfect for hot summer days, so give them a try and you won’t make a mistake!

… As well as beautiful vintage pieces
Truth be told, vintage jewellery will never go out of style. Those pieces are here to stay, and guess what? They will be a huge part of this year’s fashion trends, too! So, if you have unique pieces of jewellery your Mom or Grandma used to wear, make sure to look for these and incorporate them into your looks ASAP! However, if you don’t have such pieces at your disposal, you should definitely buy at least one of them this year. For example, a lovely diamond locket is all you could ask for when it comes to beautiful vintage jewellery. What’s particularly special about this locket is that it can hold two tiny photos. You can wear this piece either on a short necklace or on a long one. We highly recommend wearing it on a longer necklace for a much better visual effect!

Everyone loves statement chain necklaces

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On the other hand, if you love bold pieces of jewellery that can catch everyone’s attention, you shouldn’t skip statement chain necklaces this year! These have been gaining a lot of popularity over the last few months, which is why you should pay extra attention to them. What’s so interesting about them is the fact that they are quite simple when it comes to design. However, they are very edgy and eye-catching, too, which is exactly what makes them so wanted—both in haute couture and in street fashion. Apart from chain chokers, there are also chain necklaces of different lengths and sizes you can choose from. Of course, the most popular colour this year is gold, so be sure to get a chunky chain necklace in this bold shade. Trust us when we say that you won’t make a mistake with it!
   As you can tell, there are so many fabulous jewellery trends you can keep up with this year. These four are just some of them, so bear them in mind and stick to a trend that’s the closest to your personal style and preferences. One thing is certain—you won’t go wrong whichever trend you choose to for. It’s a promise!—Peter Minkoff

Peter Minkoff is a fashion and lifestyle editor at Trend Privé magazine. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

 


Nomos Glashütte shows classic timepieces for Valentine’s Day

Filed by Lucire staff/February 4, 2021/10.57



Nomos Glashütte, the largest manufacturer of mechanical watches in Germany, has a Valentine’s Day collection, spanning a variety of models, both self-winding and automatic, offered as single watches or in pairs. The reverse sides of the watches are big enough for a personal message to be engraved.
   Nomos also develops its own movements, and a great deal of the watches’ components are handmade. Only when the most demanding of precision is required—say a thousandth of a millimetre—does the company opt for machinery.
   The duo Nomos Glashütte has in mind is the Minimatik and Minimatik Champagne, powered by an ultra-thin automatic calibre. Individual watches include the Orio 33 in rose, the Orion 38 (top), and the classic Tangente, all of which have the brand’s quality stainless steel assembly. Finally, there is the Nomos sundial ring. Find out more at nomos-glashuette.com.

 


Freya Rose shows jewellery edit for Valentine’s Day

Filed by Lucire staff/February 2, 2021/20.58





In our pages, Freya Rose is known more for shoes than for jewellery, although she grew up in the jewellery industry—her mother is Barbara Tipple, the four-time de Beers award-winning jewellery designer, whose work is exhibited at the V&A.
   For Valentine’s Day, she has a jewellery collection of occasion and bridal items at the ready, and in true Freya Rose fashion the collection is sustainable with luxurious materials, including pearl and precious metals, with prices around the £75–135 mark. These are handmade in Bali, Indonesia. ‘We’re proud to being keeping these ancient Balinese crafts alive, supporting the talented artists who help bring our designs to life,’ they write.
   Going up the price range are items with a hand-crafted bee motif: the Kate bag, at £245, and a pair of bee shoe clips at just £95. Going well with those clips is Freya Rose’s Soraya Ivory shoes at £695 a pair.


 


Venezia kicks off festival with Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Ester Expósito, Élodie Yung, Taylor Hill

Filed by Lucire staff/September 3, 2020/0.18




Mihail Iosip

With COVID-19 still infecting people around the world, there was no Festival de Cannes to report on in May, but Venezia has managed to kick off a restricted version of the 77th Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica, or the Venice Film Festival, for 2020.
   September 1 saw the start of the Corradi Cinema Lounge at the Ausonia Hungaria hotel, which hosted the cast of Daniele Luchetti’s Lacci, this year’s opening film at the Mostra. The Lounge also hosted directors Andrea Segre (Molecole) and Carlo Hintermann (The Book of Vision).
   September 2, the day of the opening ceremony, saw the Lounge host director Christos Nikou and actress Sofia Georgovassili from Apples, Giona A. Nazzaro, and Jacopo Chessa. Sky Cinema 1 also filmed an episode there for broadcast on September 4 for its 100 × 100 Cinema programme with host Piera Detassis.
   On the red carpet for the opening were president of the jury Cate Blanchett, Adriano Giannini and Gaia Trussardi, Anna Foglietta, Daniele Luchetti, Diodato, Elena Bouryka, Élodie Yung, Ester Expósito, Giulia Rosmarini and Alberto Barbera, Giulia Valentina, Laura Morante, Linda Caridi, Luigi Lo Cascio, Marracash, Paola Turani, and Taylor Hill.
   Tilda Swinton was awarded the Golden Lion award and wore a Chanel white cotton blouse with smocking motifs and a long black crêpe layered skirt from the spring–summer 2020 haute couture collection, accompanied by the Chanel haute joaillerie Tweed frangé earrings in 18 ct white gold and diamonds, and the Plume de Chanel ring in 18 ct white and yellow gold and diamonds. Chanel also created her make-up.
   The Lounge showcases the exterior designs from Corradi, and is now in its sixth year at the festival. It has partnered with Hotcorn.com, a cinema website.























Mihail Iosip

 


Fashion round-up: Malo’s autumn–winter 2020–1; earrings for masks; Sanuk and Airstream partner

Filed by Lucire staff/July 31, 2020/12.02




Malo Cashmere has released its autumn–winter 2020–1 collections for men and women, dubbed Heritage & Future. The Italian label likens its textures, patterns and geometric designs to the architecture of Firenze, which inspired the collection. The theme is based around mesh and weaves, reinterpreting its Florentine heritage in a contemporary way. Colours are natural, reflecting the land, planets and minerals. As befitting the label, the yarns are of the highest quality, and wearers can be assured of comfort.


Sterling Forever has the answer to one of 2020’s questions: what earrings go with my face mask? Given that most masks—with the exception of translucent and transparent ones—obscure the face, the ears do have it, being one way we might be able to identify someone. Sterling Forever has a comprehensive earring sets’ page, with plenty of designs.

We never thought we’d see Airstream’s brand extended to footwear, but Sanuk, a division of Deckers Brands, has done such that with its capsule-collection collaboration with the manufacturer of trailers and coaches.
   The jandals don’t look like Airstream trailers, but some of the footwear has some stylistic connections, such as the men’s Vagabond design, which has a modernist simplicity to its lines. Sanuk points out there are embroidered trailer patches, pink lawn flamingo prints and green turf soles—perhaps the connection is in the idea of travel and relaxation?
   That aside, the shoes do look comfortable, and the prices are a very reasonable US$35 to US$55. More at www.sanuk.com.


 


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