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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BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: Eva Daiberl

24 Jun

Miss Renaissance Eva Daiberl Dana Rebecca Designs Chicago Blogger Spotlight

Once a month we highlight one of our favorite bloggers! Meet Eva Daiberl, the creative mind behind Miss Renaissance. A German-born, Chicago-based photographer, pastry chef, and self proclaimed style & design addict, she is always on the hunt for new inspiration. On her blog, you’ll find well-curated outfits, impeccable interior design advice, DIY tricks, and mouth-watering recipes. Get to know Eva as she shares her must-have summer trends, beauty secrets, and birthday splurge with us. 

TOP 3 STAPLE PIECES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN: A great leather jacket! It’s always a timeless and cool way to pull together an outfit. A perfectly fitted pair of dark denim. And a beautiful statement handbag!

MUST-HAVE SUMMER TREND: I really dig anything maxi. Maxi dresses that flow are so easy to throw on and travel with, and I also love long, wide-leg rompers for the warmer months! I’m sort of a romper addict these days.

Miss Renaissance Eva Daiberl Dana Rebecca Designs Chicago Blogger Spotlight

MUST-OWN JEWELRY: I love vintage costume jewelry, such as Chanel clip on earrings or large statement cocktail rings. But, I also love layering dainty gold and diamond stacking rings or mini necklaces. DRD has amazing pieces for that! I also love my yellow gold Lauren Joy studs. They’re versatile and elegant – I wear them almost every day.

BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET: I swear this works: brush your teeth with toothpaste & a little bit of baking soda at night. It takes care of any coffee/wine stains that may show up over time, and it’s easier (and cheaper) than using those annoying bleaching strips.

CAN’T GET THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT: Nutella. My addiction is real! I have a massive sweet tooth, and the combination of hazelnuts and chocolate is my absolute favorite. I usually have Nutella on toast with my morning coffee, but sometimes I’ll just eat it by the spoon-full directly out of the jar.

CURRENTLY OBSESSING OVER: This beautiful, vintage inspired Etagere by Dwell Studio

Miss Renaissance Eva Daiberl Dana Rebecca Designs Chicago Blogger Spotlight

RECENT SPLURGE: I recently treated myself to a vintage Chanel bag from Luxury Garage Sale. It’s my birthday gift to myself!

FAVORITE HANGOUTS IN THE CITY: I love going to restaurants with friends, and I always have a running list of new places I want to try. Some of my current favorites (new and old) are Avec, La Sirena Cladestina, Parson’s, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Hot Chocolate, Maude’s, Big Star, RM, and Slurping Turtle.

BEST ADVICE FOR ASPIRING BLOGGERS: I know it sounds so basic, but truly being yourself and showcasing your personality and style is key! Don’t try to be anything or wear anything for the sake of “trends” or wanting to impress people. Being genuine and comfortable in your skin shines much brighter than fitting any specific “blogger” mold.

Miss Renaissance Eva Daiberl Dana Rebecca Designs Chicago Blogger Spotlight

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Hiring an Office Manager

20 Jun

dana rebecca designs hiring office assistant

We’re hiring! Dana Rebecca Designs, a fashion forward luxury jewelry company designed by Dana Gordon, is seeking a full time office manager for our Chicago showroom.

DESCRIPTION: This is an opportunity for a driven, 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 looking for someone that is passionate about the fashion industry, eager to learn, and truly wants to be involved in a growing company. This is a full time position, Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The office manager will be responsible for facilitating the efficient day-to-day running of the office via a range of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties include (but are not limited to) managing shipping supplies, product inventory, answering phones, coordinating product shipments, and more. 

REQUIREMENTS: Previous office-based clerical, secretarial, or managerial work experience is required. Flexibility, independent problem solving abilities and excellent communication skills will be key characteristics of a successful candidate.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you! Send your cover letter and resume to merisa@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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Katy Perry: Then & Now

18 Jun

Katy Perry Dana Rebecca Designs Then and Now

Fun fact: Katy Perry was the first celebrity to wear DRD! Naturally, our heart skips a beat every time she is spotted on the red carpet in a Dana Rebecca piece. We couldn’t stop ourselves from doing a “Then & Now” feature on our first starlet. The chart topping pop princess stopped by the MOTOROKR Lounge at The Underground Chicago in 2008. Aside from her energy-filled performance, guests raved about her signature vintage style, complete with our Samantha Lynn blue topaz drop earring and Jaclyn Leigh amethyst ring. Most recently, she launched the Make Roar Happen campaign in LA, wearing our go-to Lauren Joy cuff. Just like our jewelry collection has evolved over the years, it’s always fun to see the celebrity style transformations along with it.

What do you think of Katy’s style then & now?

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Hiring a Graphic Designer

16 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Internship Opportunity

We’re hiring! Dana Rebecca Designs, a fashion forward luxury jewelry company designed by Dana Gordon, is seeking a part-time Graphic Designer for our Chicago showroom.

DESCRIPTION: This is an opportunity for a driven, 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 looking for someone that is passionate about the fashion industry, eager to learn, and truly wants to be involved in a growing company.

RESPONSIBILITIES include (but are not limited to): designing/editing graphics for social media, look book, press book, homepage slides, celebrity pop-ups on website, and updating line sheets with new products.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be available 2-3 full days a week (9AM-5PM). Must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you! Send your cover letter and resume to merisa@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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Who Wore It Better?

12 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Melissa Louise Bangle Chanel Iman Jennifer Garner Who Wore it Better

Who doesn’t love a good face-off? We’re launching a new series on our Facebook page called ‘Who Wore It Better’  featuring 2 ways a DRD piece has been worn. Leave your votes in the comments on our page & keep an eye out for our weekly face-off’s!

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Morgan & Marie’s Summer Picks

10 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Morgan Marie Beauty Summer Picks

Hot Pink Lipstick | Dana Rebecca Lindsay Allison EarringsTom Ford Nail Polish | Chanel Perfume |  | YSL Clutch

If you’re Chicago-based, chances are you’ve seen faces perfectly made up by Morgan Marie Beauty around the city. The luxury beauty brand, with eDrop-Off founder Corri McFadden as the spokesperson, was founded by duo Morgan Byrne and Marie Neri. With numerous luxury beauty giants under their belt including Dior, NARS, Lancome, LaMer, and Chanel, they are making quite the splash! We got the scoop from Morgan & Marie on a few of their top picks, including go-to makeup for that Summer glow!

HOT PINK LIPSTICK: Our lipstick in Charlotte is a bull bodied, watermelon hot pink. The perfect summer lip color to add a pop to any outfit!

LINDSAY ALLISON EARRINGS: These might be the most glamorous earring you’ll ever find! They also come in 7 gorgeous colors that will make a statement and you’ll be able to wear forever.

TOM FORD NAIL POLISH: Mink Brule is the perfect neutral nail color for summer! It’s a super shiny nude polish with blush tones that will go with everything. It also looks great with a tan!

CHANEL PERFUME: Coco Mademoiselle is our favorite fragrance! Some of it’s key notes are jasmine, patchouli, rose, white musks & vanilla. It’s light enough to wear year round & is a fragrance that everyone will ask you about.

BRIGHT CLUTCH: We love the color blue of the YSL “Cassandre” leather clutch. Big enough to hold all of your basic necessities.

 

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