Black Diamond Engagement Rings for the Unique Bride-to-Be

February 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

Diamonds may still be a girl’s best friend but diamond sellers are increasingly aware that the women in question are not all looking for the same diamonds. In response retailers across the globe have gotten into the business of fancy colored diamond rings, offering a selection of diamonds in blue, red, brown, and the most popular option black. These diamonds are every bit as valuable as traditional diamonds. They also offer ring makers an opportunity to create something wholly new and unique.

Black diamond rings in particular have taken off with couples considering marriage. In the past retailers reported that clear diamonds took up nearly one hundred percent of their business. Since 2010 however colored and black diamond rings have exploded taking over between 10 and 20% of sales at some retailers. Many folks credit this explosion in popularity to the use of a black diamond ring in the poorly received but  still widely viewed movie Sex and the City 2. In the film Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw is given a black diamond ring by her husband, Chris Noth as “Mr. Big.” Mr. Big offers the unique choice of jewelry because “she’s not like anyone else in the world.”

Don’t we all want to be like no one else in the world?

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Black diamond engagement rings can now be found on the fingers of fiancés across the country. Diamond ring retailers across the country and on the Web have moved to fill the demand for these rings. For many retailers the selection of options in the black diamond engagement ring market remains surprisingly scant. Meanwhile other companies  now dedicate a huge section of their stock to unique black diamond engagement rings as well as other fancy colored diamond jewelry. Fashion designers have taken notice. During Fashion Week Liori Diamonds,  a New York based retailer of diamond rings, was asked to lend some of its best black diamond rings to a Heather Lawton fashion show.

While the traditional clear diamonds that have been all the rage for hundreds of years remain popular, folks looking to make a unique stylistic stance have taken to the world of black diamond rings. The end result is a market willing to serve all of the very unique needs of all of those Carrie Bradshaws out there, who are not like anyone else in the world.

This post was written by Tim Duffy on behalf of Liori Diamonds black 

Celebrity Copycat: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look for Less!

September 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Now this is my kind of outfit!  It’s casual and comfy but Sarah Jessica Parker makes it chic and sleek with black booties and a fancy necklace.  SJP’s always manages to make anything look glamorous without a hint of effort.  I swear it looks like she rolled out of bed and threw on the first thing she found…love it!  Easy outfit to wear from day to night by swapping out the shoes.

Sweatshirt – $17 at | Rock Star Skinny Jeans – $18 at | Necklace – $30 at | Ankle Booties – $55 at

Celeb Style: Sex & The City Inspired Horseshoe Necklace

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

My main weakness when it comes to fashion has always been jewelry. For the most part I buy tons of bangles and sterling silver rings but  there’s not any particular type of jewelry that I look for when I shop  – I just buy!   To say I have a rather large collection of jewelry is a understatement and my jewelry stands display years of collecting.  While I don’t favor a particular style when accessorizing I do have a tendency to like pieces that have meaning. From a 30’s vintage Bakelite piece that I inherited from my mother in law or spiritual pieces that stem from different religions, to a simple strand of  beads my mood dictates the choice. Often you will find me sporting a celeb inspired piece such as my name necklace like Carrie’s from Sex & The City.   Ironically it wasn’t until I was sent these horseshoe necklaces that I realized that most of my celeb inspired pieces are inspired by the Carrie Bradshaw character that I just adore.

I remember when the second Sex & The City movie came out I searched high and low for celebrity engagement ringslooking for a black diamond just like the one Big gave Carrie.  Although I found a good looking replica let’s just say that the quality wasn’t all that great and it’s not going to make it onto one of my jewelry displays.  These horseshoe necklaces on the other hand are definitely going on display!  I love love love  them!  The palm tree was added after I saw the picture of Alexa Chung sporting a frog and a palm tree on the red carpet and I loved the idea of the lucky horse shoe paired with the palm tree (which represents light ).  The little extra bit of bling just makes them look that much prettier and creates a perfect blend of quirky, trendy and glam.

I love it when quality and affordability are joined together especially with jewelry and emitations (I could not have possibly come up with a better name) does just that and more.  For more info on the necklaces featured visit


Channel Your Inner Manhattan Leading Lady with These Fall 2012 Must-Haves

November 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Movies that combine RomCom and fashion speak to the modern woman. Sex and the City remains a style guide for women who insist on a unique, polished look.

Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte. How does their fashion influence us? It may have been years since we obsessively recorded every episode. However, their unique style continues to motivate our fashion choices today.

By investing in a few key pieces each season you can attain the flawless look they created. No matter what your personal taste, take cues from these iconic career women.

To replicate the look of Hollywood’s most recent leading ladies, check out the fashion archives of Celebrity Copycat styles.

If you are like us though, and still longing for an evening with Carrie and the girls, check out the imprint their styles still have on fashion today.

Carrie: The Trendy Writer
If Carrie is your ideal style maven then over-the-top accessories are for you. Carrie’s clever style, like many modern women, changes over time depending on where her career takes her.

She often epitomized the peak of runway fashion. However, she was also equally suited in a classic pencil skirt as her career took her from coffee shop column-writing to fashion contributor for Vogue.

Punch up a perfect pencil skirt like this one with a brightly colored blouse, stylish statement necklace and patterned pumps.

Adding a motorcycle jacket adds the edge factor and takes the look from day to evening.

Charlotte: The Polished Art Curator
Charlotte’s classic style was the perfect picture of the modern woman, demure and sleek. Fall 2012 is all about pops of color and mixing textures. But make no mistake, a trusted little black dress is always a key fashion asset.

Look for one with interesting details to put a modern spin on a classic style. This little number from New York & Company tops our list of wear-to-work dresses. The faux leather panel adds interest while the vertical lines provide a powerful slimming effect.

Pair with a bright belt and matching cardigan for a seamless look that can transition from day to evening.

 Miranda: The Empowered AttorneyAre you a no-nonsense power dresser like Miranda? Buttoned-up career style does not have to translate to tired pantsuits day after day.

Miranda showed us how to make the most of a clean, professional approach with her timeless take on the modern woman’s suit. Try balancing out perfectly cut, wide leg pants with a bright, jewel-toned blazer such as the green one seen here.

Add a coordinating scarf and forgo the briefcase for a textured bag like this houndstooth laptop bag to magnify your style.

Samantha: The Stunning Publicist
Samantha turned heads wherever she went, all while managing to keep her scorching style.

Take a fashion lesson from this Sex & the City siren and pair fall’s must-have modern faux leather pants with a functional blazer, bold statement necklace and heels with attitude – we love the snakeskin print accent on these pumps!

Lose the blazer after work and go effortlessly from the office to drinks with the girls.

Whether you are off to the coffee shop or the art gallery, the courthouse or the board room, the modern woman needs an individual style that can go all day (and night).

Add your own clever spin on these modern, quality pieces. By doing so, you can create a fall wardrobe worthy of the big screen.


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Celebrity Copycat: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look for Less!

August 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Sarah Jessica Parker looking fabulous as usual.  It’s the perfect “day to night” outfit: Not too dressy and not too casual.  Get Jessica’s look for less!

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Fab Empire Knit Dress – $10.50 at

Oversized Sunglasses – $5 at

Fergalicious Women’s Rocco – $49.99 at

Patent Quilted Bag – $80 at

Jimmy Choo Comes to H&M!

June 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

 Celebrity fave Jimmy Choo is coming to H&M, which is incredibly good news for wallet-starved fashionistas! The collection will hit 200 H&M stores on Nov. 14 and feature shoes, bags and a women’s clothing line (there will also be a men’s line of shoes, bags and accessories). The footwear will run from $99 to $129 for boots, with high-end models topping $299. The clothing line will offer $69.95 sequins tank tops and $249 suede one-shoulder dresses. Handbags will be priced from $59.95 to $299.  

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 “We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion savvy, street smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too.  Jimmy Choo will bring to H&M a sophisticated, fashion forward, accessible and glamorous collection – the perfect party pieces to buy now and then wear out that night!” Tamara Mellon, Founder and President, Jimmy Choo.

We adore Jimmy Choo’s shoes and bags. They are glamorous and sexy, and they add instant style to the simplest of outfits. I like the way we have worked with clothes to accessorize the shoes and bags rather than the other way around. This collaboration is particularly exciting because it’s our first shoe designer collection. It’s a joy to be able to offer top end designer shoes and bags of excellent quality to our customers.” Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor, H&M.

Hot Celeb Links

May 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Found & Loved

Peter Andre and Katie Price Split (Accidental Sexiness)

Celebfest at the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner (CelebGawking)

Lindsay Lohan Pregnancy Rumors Have Begun (Daily Stab)

Jennifer Lopez and Bonescito Out on the Town (Hissip)

Weekend Celebrations (I Need My Fix)

Susan Boyle’s Journey to Oprah (LUXAHOLICS)

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex and the City Fashion Flashback (Style Bakery)

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Are Expecting Twins!

April 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Found & Loved


picture-27Sarah Jessica Parker, 44, and Matthew Broderick, 47, are expecting twin girls via a surrogate. In a statement, their reps announced, “Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate. The entire family is overjoyed.”

Celebrity Copycat Deluxe: Get Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look and Three Additional Outfits for Under $200!

April 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

This outfit screams, “It’s Spring!” Love the way the gray plays off the blue tank and yellow cardigan. I decided to copycat her look, break it down even further and provide three other optional outfits using the same pieces. Get Sarah’s look (and three additional outfits) for under $200!


Yellow Cardigan – $22.50 at
Skinny Gray Jeans – $24.50 at
Full Tilt Women’s Tank – $7.99 at
Sungalsses – $15.50 (or 2 for $20) at
Brown Clutch – $14.99 at
Lizbeth Flip Flops – $9.99 at
Hollow Snake Chain – $8.80 at


Yellow Cardigan – $22.50 at
Woven Dress – $22.90 at
Lizbeth Flip Flops – $9.99 at


Eyelet Skirt – $39.50 at
Full Tilt Women’s Tank – $7.99 at
Lizbeth Flip Flops – $9.99 at


Woven Tunic – $27.80 at
Skinny Gray Jeans – $24.50 at
Lizbeth Flip Flops – $9.99 at

Friday Hot Links!

April 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Found & Loved

Check out what’s hot today!

Celebs Out and About (I Need A Fix)

A Date To Remember: May 28 2010 (Luxaholics)

You Don’t Go To Buckingham Palace In A Sweater (Pink Rock Candy)

As Seen On: Steal Sarah Jessica PArker’s On Set Style (Stylebakery)

Stylin Chick Of The Week (The Style Child)

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