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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Love LUX? Love the Robb Report? There's An App For That!


New iPad App  - Slide Shows, Video Footage Showcases Apparel, Watches, Jewelry, and Pens

The international luxury world’s most exceptional new fashions and jewelry pieces come to life, as Robb Report( magazine today unveiled an iPad application to coincide with the debut of its signature “Best of the Best” June issue.

Available in the iTunes App Store and offered for free to existing print subscribers, Robb Report’s new monthly iPad app will deliver unique content including interactive features, hotspots, slide shows, and videos featuring the international luxury world’s most extraordinary new products and services.

The new APP is accessible at:

Produced with stunning visuals utilizing the latest technological advances, Robb Report’s app content will be presented in an innovative and intuitive manner that engages the user and enhances the experience for luxury enthusiasts.

The new Robb Report iPad app will provide access to all of the print magazine’s content when viewed in “portrait” (vertical) format, and unlock a wide range of interactive enhancements when operating in “landscape” (horizontal) mode. 

The culmination of a year’s search for the most remarkable new products and services, the “Best of the Best” issue features premium-quality automobiles, yachts, jewelry, hotels, wines, fashion, and other singular items and services. 

Offering comprehensive reviews by Robb Report’s editorial staff and a team of seasoned contributing writers, the “Best of the Best” coverage spans 36 categories within six primary departments: Wheels, Journeys, Style, Leisure, Home, and Wings & Water.

Within the issue’s Style section, “Best of the Best” editorial selections include:
·         Tailored Clothing: Ralph Lauren
·         Sportswear: Brioni
·         Footwear: Berluti
·         Men’s Watches: Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Super Sport
·         Women’s Watches: Breguet Reine de Naples Sonnerie au passage
·         Jewelry Designers: Lorenz Bรคumer
·         Jewelry Collections: Chanel Fine Jewelry
·         Diamonds: Graff
·         Pens: Montegrappa Icons Tribute to Muhammad Ali Knockout Edition

Now in its 35th year, Robb Report is the international authority on the luxury lifestyle. The brand, in its digital and print forms, reports on exceptional products and services for the affluent connoisseur. Coverage includes automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, art, dining, jewelry, watches, fashion, travel, homes, wines, spirits, and cigars. For more information, visit the magazine’s website at

Friday, May 27, 2011

DEADLINE June 6th! ...for the 6th Annual Halstead Grant

Just got a great Reminder note from Hilary Scott at Halstead:

"Just a reminder that the submission deadline for The Halstead Grant is June 6th! This long weekend is the perfect time for new jewelry designers to wrap up their submission packets. Eligibility criteria and application details are at The winning entrant will receive a $5,000 small business cash grant, $1,000 in supplies and industry recognition. Good luck to all this year’s candidates"

Competition Deadline: June 6, 2011

Halstead Bead Inc is inviting jewelry designers to enter its 6th annual grant competition for new entrepreneurs in the industry. The winner of the 2011 business development grant will receive $6,000 in cash and merchandise as well as other benefits. The award was previously known as The Jewelry Design Business Development Grant; however, it has been renamed in 2011. The award is sponsored by Halstead Bead Inc., a supplier of wholesale jewelry supplies.
Designers utilizing jewelry making techniques such as metalsmithing, lampworking, metal clay, wirework, beading, or casting are eligible to enter the competition. Candidates must be US citizens who began their businesses after January 1, 2008. Their design companies must focus on “bridge jewelry” which is the segment between costume jewelry and fine jewelry. Bridge designs are primarily crafted from sterling silver with semi-precious stones, crystal, glass, pearls and other materials. This segment is also known as “craft jewelry” or “art jewelry.”

Complete application details can be found at Candidates are required to submit a design portfolio, resume and answers to several business planning questions. Applications must be received between April 15 and June 6, 2011. The grant website includes several helpful articles on launching a national jewelry business as well as information on past winners and finalists. Previous grant winners include Cowboy’s Sweetheart Jewelry, VOSTENAKstudios, Bridgland Studios, Belle Brooke Designs, and Ananda Khalsa Jewelry.

The Halstead Grant differs from other jewelry industry competitions because of its emphasis on small business skills. Jewelry entrepreneurs applying for the grant must demonstrate not only extraordinary design, but also a strong business strategy. The application experience promotes the small business planning required to make a jewelry brand commercially viable at the national level.

The grant sponsor, Halstead Bead, Inc., is one of North America’s leading jewelry supply wholesalers. The firm was established 38 years ago and now supplies thousands of jewelry designers and manufacturers around the globe. Halstead Bead, Inc. is wholesale only and specializes in jewelry findings, chain, wire & beads for the bridge jewelry segment.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kim K announces Engagement!

The gorgeous Kim Kardashian announced her Engagement through a People Magazine exclusive!

I just had to give you a shot of the RING!!!

Kim's Fiancee, Kris Humphries turned to long time friend and designer for Kim, Lorraine Schwartz who talked to InStyle:

"The $2 million Lorraine Schwartz ring features a 16.5 carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two 2-carat trapezoids. “We make the metal so fine that the light shines through. Some people don’t believe it’s real,” Lorraine Schwartz told InStyle of her ethereal pieces. "

Monday, May 23, 2011

Celebrity Jewel: Zoe Saldana in Neil Lane...

One of the stand outs at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was Zoe Saldana at the premiere of the Award Winning "Tree of Life"

Zoe wore a Giorgio Armani gown and Nicholas Kirkwood heels with the most amazing, chunky faceted Citrine & Gold Bow Cuff Bracelet and Citrine Earrings from Neil Lane!

About the Neil Lane collectionThe Neil Lane collection features world-renowned, beautiful works of art that are a direct reflection of Neil Lane, both as a celebrated designer, and respected curator of important, period jewels. From trend-setting rough-cut diamond sautoirs that sparkle on the red carpet to the most elegant engagement and bridal rings, every piece of jewelry designed by Neil Lane is a stunning fashion statement. The Neil Lane collection also includes some of the finest period jewels and designs from all over the world. Unique historical pieces have been hand-selected from the magnificent houses of Cartier, Boucheron, Mauboussin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and other manufacturers and exclusive sources worldwide. All of the glamorous one-of-a-kind Neil Lane designs, as well as the antique and estate jewels, are rare and rich with heritage.

Celebrity Jewel: Cannes Film, Fashion & Jewels

This weekend marked the end of the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival in the south of France, with the prestigious Golden Palm Award going to: Tree of Life - starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.

At the premiere of "Tree of Life" - Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt...

Jude Law, Uma Thurman, Nansun Shi, Jury President Robert De NiroLinn Ullmann, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Martina Gusman, Olivier Assayas, and Johnnie To made up the Jury which bestowed awards which included the following:

Best Director:  Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
Best Actor:      Jean Dujardin  (The Artist)
Best Actress:   Kirsten Dunst  (Melancholia)
...with Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life  receiving the Palme d’Or.

...and you know that along with movie premieres come Red Carpets and Red Carpet Jewels!

Kirsten Dunst won Cannes’ Best Actress for her role in Melancholia, in a green wool and black dotted lace and tulle gown with Swarovskicrystals from Rodarte’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection with stunning Bulgari jewelry...

more views at JustJared:

Jewelry Insider noticed the abundance of Green early - it carried through all of the events during Cannes.

Here Irina Shayk attends the AmFAR Gala...

One of my favorites was the neckpiece that Rosaria Dawson wore to the AmFAR Gala!

Jewelry Hounds can catch up with the over the top glamour
at the Jewelry Insider's blog!

The Red Carpet looks are interspersed with shots from photo calls, casual days as celebs turn up to watch the films being presented and with the obligatory bathing suit and yacht photos - after all this is the French Riviera!

Special Events Held During Cannes:

Designer Roberto Cavalli Opened a Boutique During Cannes:

2011 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala:

Chopard's "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" Party:

Fashion and Celebrity Blogs:

If you are all about the fashion - Red Carpet Fashion Awards posts her favorite looks of each day - you can start with Day 1 here:

Just Jared



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