Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars 2011!

Hi Fragments Fans!
How are you all doing? Happy Monday! I am excited to share with you my Oscar 2011 fashion feedback. It is my favorite show of the year; I watched for 6 hours because I look forward to seeing the stars and their visual interpretations of beautiful jewelry and fashion.
This year I noticed a major story happening on the red carpet. There is a strong movement towards pairing clean, simple jewelry with ornate fashion and the opposite -- designed and decorative statement jewelry with architectural, clean-lined fashion. Halle Berry "wowed" with a glamorous Marchesa gown featuring intricate detail, crystals and ruffles and paired it with eye popping and dazzling Neil Lane diamond solitaire drop earrings. She is a goddess.

Then there was Gwyneth Paltrow in fluid Calvin Klein Collection - it was simple, incredibly chic and a beautiful compliment to her colorful highly-designed Louis Vuitton statement jewelry (earrings, ring and brooch.)
I also loved Mila Kunis in lavender Elie Saab - this was my favorite gown of the evening. I loved it because it was feminine, flowing, sexy and my favorite color. She, like Halle, paired it with simple but stunning diamonds.
Anne Hathaway's first look of the night (red Valentino) is another example of major color, silhouette and intricate detail (floral applique) juxtaposed with classic diamond pieces by Tiffany.
The red carpet is a great place for us to pull inspiration and translate it into our everyday and evening looks. Last night's red carpet was a perfect representation of what's currently going on in fashion - bold color, simple minimalistic silhouettes, architectural influences as well as the soft femininity of lace and chiffon.

We will show you our offerings this season so you can dress like a star! Fragments has the perfect combination of bold statement jewelry as well as smaller, more personal pieces and we're all about mixing both into your wardrobe. For your more classic and clean fashion silhouettes, I recommend Anton Heunis for his intricate, interesting and colorful statement jewelry like this cuff or this ring. I also love Millianna for larger-scale, bold jewelry. These earrings would be the perfect compliment to a modern, clean look and the price is right. Their cuffs dress up the simplest of outfits. Miguel Ases is another talented designer who understands color, detail and silhouette; his jewelry is perfect to add "wow factor" to tee shirt dressing or black tie moments.

For your more dramatic fashion choices, I recommend Suzanne Kalan jewelry. It's modern, romantic and the perfect final touch without being too overwhelming. These earrings serve the same purpose as Halle Berry's 20 karat sparklers (and under $1,000,) but can easily be worn day to night - so check them out! Other great designers to achieve this look are Phillips Frankel, Deanna Hamro & Sethi Couture. Pieces from these collections are exquisite and forever - but they will let your fashion do the talking!

All of these pieces and more are available now on

I would love to hear your thoughts on last night's Oscars - who was your favorite and why? What would you wear for your red carpet moment?
I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts and found it helpful as you build your treasured jewelry collection. Have fun and thanks for following Fragments! I'll be back soon...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Anton Heunis, JA New York & The Oscars!

Dear Fragments Followers,

How are you all doing?
Everything at Fragments has been fantastic - we have been busy in market and have had a very successful few weeks. Anton Heunis' new collection is here (he showed at D&A) and it's exquisite! With inspiration from Barbarella, Casino Royale and Charlies can expect to see a lot of mixed metal graphite, spikes juxtaposed with feminie crystals, that "retro futuristic" feel, luxurious color, intricate detail, gemstones and more. Everyone is loving it!
We are also looking forward to the upcoming JA New York Winter Show (February 27 through March 1st) where two of our designers, Katie Decker & Suzanne Kalan will be showing. We're hearing registration is up and so we're very excited for a successful and interesting show...and of course, beautiful & new designs.

Fragments is also gearing up for Fall 2011! Although it seems so far ahead of us, in the fashion and jewelry world - it's right around the corner. We're hearing alot of buzz about color blocking, RED in particular (in all shades like plum, cranberry, magenta and more) graphic black and white, sophistication/lady chic, heavy metal, lace touches and more. We can barely contain our excitement while we prepare for the upcoming's always so much fun to watch our designers evolve and create.

Last, but certainly not least...we cannot wait for the OSCARS on Sunday! It is our favorite award show of the season not only because we love and appreciate the film business...but the FASHION! We can't wait to see our red carpet favorites like Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow...who will sparkle the most, what jewels they will wear, what colors will be important, who will take a high will the shoes be? One of our favorite things to do is "predict a gown" on - check it out, it's addicting and so much fun!
We'll be back on Monday with a full blown Oscar recap and we can't wait to hear all of your thoughts on the big show. Goodbye for now and have a great, glamorous weekend!