DRD BRIDE: Allison Firestone

20 Aug

Dana Rebecca Bride Allison Firestone Bridal Earrings

THE COUPLE: Drew and I met in college in Austin and while I thought he was cute, it was not love at first sight. Drew used to wear Kobe Bryant jerseys and had huge diamond earrings (not even DRD), so clearly we were just friends. After months of hanging out and spending every free moment together, we decided that the jig was up and fell in love. 7-ish years later, we were married. I couldnt be happier! (Oh, and the jerseys are long gone).

THE PARTY: Our wedding was insane! The drinking and dancing did not stop until 2AM! That is exactly what we wanted. Our wedding was black tie in Los Angeles and the ceremony was on the rooftop of The London overlooking all of Los Angeles and the sunset strip. We were so happy all our friends from Texas, Chicago, New York and even Hong Kong made the trip. At the end of the night, we had the In-N- Out burger truck whipping up hamburgers to take care of our late night cravings.

Dana Rebecca Bride Allison Firestone Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Bride Allison Firestone

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I wore a white Vera Wang ball gown. Now that was love at first sight! My shoes were Jimmy Choo and the jewels were DRD, of course. I wore the Rochelle Jo earrings in white gold and Karly Beth and Melissa Louise bracelets. The interesting part about my earrings, is that I actually had the idea of them in all diamonds and told Dana they would be a fabulous addition to her collection. And she did it! Love her.

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?

I knew I wanted a showstopper without taking away from my gown. I love a button earring, so the Rochelle Jo’s were a no brainer. The bracelets were the final touch & the very necessary extra sparkle factor. I also gave my bridesmaids the Julianne Himiko necklace in rose gold – huge hit!

WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

Dana always told me even with her statement pieces, they can be worn with jeans and t-shirt’s – which is exactly what I do. I love looking at my wedding jewelry and thinking of what it all meant. #DRDlifer

Dana Rebecca Bride Allison Firestone Bridal Jewelry

Photos by Erin Hearts Court

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A Toast to 2 Years!

18 Aug

Dana Rebecca Anniversary

We can’t believe it’s already been two years! Happy anniversary to Dana and Jonathan, who just welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Poppy Rae Gordon, to the world. Here’s a look back at the big day – filled with fun, laughter & an unforgettable Call Me Maybe reenactment. Wishing you continued happiness for years to come!

Video by Ben Mahoney

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Street Style Masters

12 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs Street Style Masters

Our love for street style is no secret – and it has become just as important, if not more, than the runway shows themselves. From models to bloggers, we love to see the women who have one-of-a-kind personal style mastered. The ability to mix prints and textures, and make them work with the latest trends, is quite the feat. Perhaps our most popular Pinterest board, these street style masters are ones to keep your eye on and take note!

Dana Rebecca Designs Street Style Masters

Inspiring our office right now is the juxtaposition of everyday casual with dressier pieces. Basics paired with pops of color, leather, or heels create the perfect effortlessly cool look. Throw a little sparkle in the mix and you’ve got yourself a polished ensemble.

1. Lauren Joy Medium Studs 2. Allison Joy Necklace 3. Sophia Ryan Rings

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She said YES!

5 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs Round Engagement Ring Proposal

There’s nothing we love more than a good engagement story – especially when it’s a complete surprise for the bride-to-be & includes a beautiful Pacific Palisades backdrop. We had the pleasure of working with Alex on a truly classic round solitaire engagement ring for his fiancé, Haley, and couldn’t wait to hear the details!

“On my sister Danielle’s 21st birthday, we decided to snap a few shots of the family, as everyone was dressed nicely for dinner and my 94-year-old grandmother was in attendance — a rare opportunity. I asked our photographer, my sister’s boyfriend Henry, to take a photo of Alex and I. Immediately before, Alex said, “This is our last photo as boyfriend and girlfriend.” I was so invested in celebrating Danielle’s birthday that a proposal was the last thing on my mind. I brushed off the comment and took the picture. Before I knew it, Alex was on one knee asking me to marry him with a stunning DRD ring in his hands. I could not have been more surprised. It was a beautiful day and my entire family was there to witness the momentous occasion. I also haven’t been able to stop staring at my ring since the proposal. Alex worked with the DRD team and together they created exactly what I had always dreamed of: something that was delicate, classy, and timeless.”

Dana Rebecca Designs Round Engagement Ring Proposal

Dana Rebecca Designs Round Engagement Ring Proposal

Dana Rebecca Designs Round Engagement Ring Proposal

Photos by Henry Ehrenberg

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Dana’s Summer Picks

31 Jul

Dana's Summer Picks Lisa Michelle Necklace Discount

Fun fact about Dana: She wears 17 pieces of jewelry every single day – and summer is no exception! Dainty pieces layered with a pretty pop of color create a light & fun summer look. For a limited time only, we are offering a special offer on our Lisa Michelle square necklaces. Choose from white, yellow, or rose gold and use code SUMMER20BLOG to receive 20% off. Snag this summer favorite and layer with your favorite pieces. Offer valid through midnight CST 8/7. 

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Enjoy The Summer Jams

29 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Festival Outfit Ideas Fashion LollapaloozaGypsy Queen Romper | Julianne Himiko Earrings | Reese Brooklyn Necklace | Alexander Wang Backpack | Woven Fedora | Sam Edelman Booties | Sylvie Rose Double Bar Ring

Festival looks are the new first-day-of-school outfit. The perfect concert garb has to accomplish a lot of things. It must be comfortable, fashionable, original, and FUN. Jewelry is also your best accessory and can easily take your look to the next level of cool. This is the time to bring out your playful pieces and take risks. Mix your metals, opt for stones like black onyx to give your outfit an edge, and don’t wear anything fussy. Simplicity and an effortless appearance will ensure you’ll make the pages of The Sartorialist!

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Bold Earring Trend

24 Jul

Harpers Bazaar Zoe Kravitz Bold Earring Trend Dana Rebecca

Move over arm party & meet the latest trend: the ear party. It’s safe to say the ear is definitely having a moment and is happily being embraced by the beautiful women of Hollywood on the red carpet. From cuffs and luxe drop earrings to stacked studs, eye-catching earrings are the perfect accessory this season. Making the case for more is better, Zoe Kravitz stacked our Rima Naya studs with other complimentary designs, placing major emphasis on the ear against a simple LBD. As seen in Harper’s Bazaar The List, vibrant and bold earrings are making the look! Dressed up or down, mix and match our dainty or statement designs to emulate the starlet trend. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks but there are plenty of more options to browse on www.danarebeccadesigns.com.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bold Earring Trend

1. Rima Naya Studs 2. One-of-a-Kind Drop Earring 3. Lindsay Allison Gemstone Earring 4. Julianne Himiko Star Studs

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Baby Bump Watch: Mila Kunis

22 Jul

Mila Kunis Dana Rebecca Sylvie Rose Bar Necklace

Between Dana’s pregnancy & Mila Kunis’ – we have serious baby fever! Mila’s love for her Sylvie Rose Black Diamond Bar Necklace has not gone unnoticed, as she is rarely seen without it. She purchased the delicate diamond necklace for her closest girlfriends, as well, to share the love. We could not be more flattered that she is still choosing to accessorize her baby bump with DRD! Seen at the Dodgers game with Ashton Kutcher, she looked radiant while getting into the spirit of the sport. Which DRD piece do you think should be on Ashton’s push present radar?

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January Jones Sets the Bar

17 Jul

January Jones Bar Necklace Dana Rebecca Designs

Our Sylvie Rose Long Bar Necklace has been a staple in January Jones’ wardrobe! Whether layered with other pieces or standing strong on its own, she has been spotted around town in DRD sparkle on various occasions. Seen shopping in Calabasas to rocking a professional baseball uniform for the MLB Legends & Celebrity Softball game in Minneapolis, the Mad Men beauty is not without her rose gold necklaceFrom mini to long, this dainty collection completes any look.

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Dana Rebecca Internship

15 Jul

Dana Rebecca Internship

Join our team! We are always looking for driven and passionate interns to participate in our internship program. The program is specifically designed to introduce students and recent graduates to showroom operations, in the area of fashion and lifestyle. We are now accepting applications for fine jewelry interns for our Chicago and New York showrooms.

DESCRIPTION: This is an opportunity for a charismatic and detail-oriented person to receive hands on experience. Our small staff allows you to see all aspects of the company: sales, marketing, e-commerce, and private clients. We are seeking someone that is passionate about the fashion industry, eager to learn, and truly wants to be involved in a growing company.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a student or recent college graduate. This is an unpaid internship but interns may receive credit if an agreement is made between Dana Rebecca Designs and the college or university. Interns are expected to work a minimum of three days a week from the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM during the three month internship program.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter.

Chicago: Annie at annie@danarebeccadesigns.com
New York: Allison at allison@danarebeccadesigns.com

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DRD’s New Addition: Coming Soon!

10 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Baby Gordon

A few weeks ago, the wonderful team behind Monica & Andy stopped by the DRD showroom to chat with Dana about her pregnancy and upcoming addition to the family. M&A aspires to create thoughtful and livable products for children – not to mention their cute and eco-friendly designs. (Keep an eye out on their blog for Dana’s feature coming soon!) We just couldn’t help ourselves and had to share a sneak peek of her shoot. We’re so excited for Baby Gordon’s arrival come August. Not only are we looking forward to meeting the baby, but we are itching to find out the next (and best) DRD namesake!

Dana Rebecca Designs Baby GordonPhotos by Simply by Suzy

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DRD Bride: Doniele Goldman Turok

8 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Doniele Goldman Bridal Jewelry

Founder of Baby’s First 12 and proud aunt of 4 nieces and 1 nephew, Doniele’s Chicago wedding mixed traditional and modern, with a big dash of fun!

THE COUPLE: My husband Davey is my brother-in-law’s best childhood friend. My sister met him years before me and told both of us we’d eventually end up together. She finally found the opportunity for us to meet when she asked Davey to fly in town for her husband’s surprise birthday party. He came, we met and we’ve been together ever since. Needless to say, we spend a lot of time with my sister and her husband!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Doniele Goldman Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Doniele Goldman Bridal Jewelry

THE PARTY: We had a traditional Black Tie wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. We were fortunate to celebrate with friends and family who flew in from around the world, including South Africa, where my husband is from. The highlight of the night was a flip book station where we took the photo booth concept to a whole new level!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I wore a white Monique Lhuillier ball gown, Valentino blush bow shoes, DRD Lauren Joy earrings and a custom initial cuff, with my new initials that my sisters surprised me with that morning!

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Doniele Goldman Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Doniele Goldman Bridal Jewelry

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?

I wanted jewelry that would make a statement without taking away from my dress. I don‘t wear a lot of jewelry normally so the earrings were the perfect statement piece, allowing me to still feel like myself by not being over the top. The bracelet was incredibly meaningful because it was from my sisters and because it had my new initials.

WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

My sister gave me the smaller version of my wedding earrings as a shower gift. I wear them every day and wear my wedding earrings when I’m dressing up for a special event. I also wear my cuff every day and eventually want to add more DRD cuffs to my arm. (I’m hoping for a full arm party one day. I think my husband should get me a new one for every anniversary. Hope he reads this!)

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Doniele Goldman Bridal Jewelry

Photos by Ron Antonelli

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What to Wear: 4th of July

1 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Star Studded 4th of July Outfit

Missoni Headband | Miguelina Crochet Dress | Julianne Himiko Star Studs | Sophia Ryan Wavy Ring | Valentino Rockstud Sandal | Nappa Beach Tote

The midsummer holiday we’ve all been waiting for! Whether you’re heading to the beach, the country, or even just making use of a local rooftop pool, you can bet DRD has the patriotic and festive designs to outfit any ensemble this Fourth. 

HEADBAND & BEACH BAG: These are 2 warm weather accessories you won’t want to miss. This Calypso St. Barths straw bag is great to tote to a barbecue or to the beach. Similarly, this red, white and blue Missoni headband brings a bit of luxury and practicality to summer days.

DRESS: Crochet has proved to be one of the hottest summer trends. Its impeccable details and simple silhouette will take you from day to night; whether you plan on wearing it as a cover-up to the beach or a dress for a BBQ or nighttime cocktails. 

EARRINGS: Show your patriotism and sport our new Julianne Himiko lapis lazuli earrings that give a fresh twist on the classic star style. Opt for a messy braid or a topknot to showcase these DRD stunners.

RING: Our new Sophia Ryan ring is an essential everyday ring that is modern, unique, and easily paired with any other piece of jewelry. We recommend mixing metals for a simplistic statement! 

SANDALS: Valentino’s newest rockstud style is edgy, bright, and the perfect statement sandal for summer months. Paired with a fresh red pedicure, these ankle wrap thong sandals are guaranteed to complete any get-up!

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DRD at The Rachel Zoe Office

26 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Bar Ring Rachel Zoe Team

Imagine heading into work and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is your boss. (As if getting dressed for work in the morning isn’t a hard feat already?) So what exactly is the fashion-forward Zoe team wearing to the office? Lucky for us – Racked got a sneak peek into their polished Melrose office. With a black and white design palette, complete with dark floors and plush accessories, the office surroundings serve as the perfect backdrop to the equally stylish team. There is one staple that remains consistent across the effortlessly cool team & we’re proud to see it’s our Sylvie Rose bar ring! Layered with other dainty rings, this team sure knows how to rock the stacking trend. Read the full article to get the scoop on what it’s like working for Rachel Zoe + favorite trends & splurges.

Dana Rebecca Designs bar ring Rachel Zoe Team

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