Jennifer Garner’s DRD Press Tour

17 Apr

Jennifer Garner Dana Rebecca Designs Melissa Louise Bangle

Promoting her new film Draft Day, Jennifer Garner has been spotted on a whirlwind press junket wearing our Melissa Louise diamond encrusted bangle. From the Draft Day to premiere, to appearances on The Daily Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Live With Kelly and Michael, diamond bracelets adorned her wrist. Keeping her outfits mostly simple, opting for black and white ensembles, she added our luxuriously opulent bangle to make the ultimate statement. Simple but striking, the lustrous style is easily a go-to piece for an added dose of sparkle.

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Coachella Inspired

16 Apr

What to wear to a music festival

There are only two rules for choosing your Coachella outfit: Dress comfortable and colorful.

NECKLACE: Leave your diamonds at home and opt for a more playful pendant like the blue sapphire and black rhodium Lauren Joy mini.

EARRINGS: Fun yet minimal Sylvie Rose studs in blue sapphire will add an unexpected pop of color to your usual jewelry game.

DRESS: A bright, tribal inspired mini dress is the ideal uniform for endless hours of dancing in the desert.

SANDALS: Boldly hued, flat sandals with plenty of ankle support.

PURSE: A fuss-free cross-body bag gives you freedom to be in the moment and not have to worry about your cellphone and lipgloss getting left behind.

SUNNIES: Clear sunglasses are the ultimate eyewear trend of the season.

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Dana’s Design Dish

10 Apr

tourmaline drop earring

On my last design trip, a giant bucket of gemstones was placed in front of me and the treasure hunt began. As I sifted through endless shapes and colors of semi-precious stones, it was my mission to arrange the perfect grouping of loose, circular pieces of watermelon tourmaline. I love the unique, soft pink gradient of each tourmaline stone individually, especially the subtle combination of rose to blue in the second tier stones. The exquisite arrangements of the stones inspired strategic diamond placement. I sketched alternating half-moons of diamonds around each tier to help capture the ethereal nature of the jewels and set the stones in 14k rose gold to keep the look soft and romantic. The watermelon tourmaline comes to just under 22 carats to create an unforgettable drop earring that is still neutral in nature.

xx,
Dana
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How To: Ear Cuff Trend

3 Apr

Multiple Earring Stack

Left to right: Lauren Joy Pave Disc Earring| Sylvie Rose Bar Earring | Julianne Himiko Star Earring

Ear cuffs, bold earrings, and eye-catching designs have placed a major spotlight on the ear this season. We love the idea of mixing and matching and we’re seeing a lot of people taking more risks with their earrings. Want to try the ear cuff trend without breaking the bank? Stack mini studs in multiple earring holes to create a makeshift cuff - classic staples that can play off the current trends. Double (or triple) up on Lauren Joy Discs, Sylvie Rose Bar, or Julianne Himiko Stars and don’t be afraid to mix metals and designs!

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Get the Look: Emma Roberts

1 Apr

Reese Brooklyn Studs

Emma Roberts looked effortlessly chic in blue as she hosted the Nicholas Kirkwood dinner alongside Jake Shears at the Hotel Bel-Air on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Joined at the party by Jaime King, Joe Jonas, Rachel Zoe, and British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood himself, Emma’s look was nothing short of perfection. The 23-year-old actress dressed for the occasion in a strapless white-accented denim Barbara Bui dress that hugged her curves, complimented by a white Nancy Gonzalez clutch, nude Nicholas Kirkwood sandals completed her look, and our Reese Brooklyn studs. The edgy and bold geometric stud sparkles with black diamonds set in white gold. Wear them vertically or horizontally and pair with anything from casual T-shirts to cocktail dresses – a fashion-lovers perfect everyday earring.

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The Statement Ring

27 Mar

Rings left to right: Mikaela Estelle | Carly Michelle | Nana Bernice | Alexis Robin | Nikki Joy Evil Eye | Katie Z | Lisa Michelle

Whether casual or dressy, a statement ring is an easy way to take your look to the next level! DRD’s classic aesthetic mixed with a modern edge makes our rings simple but striking. Worn alone or paired with other designs, these lustrous diamond ring styles will be your go-to pieces for an added dose of sparkle. Which is your favorite style?

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HOW TO: Dress Up a White T-Shirt

25 Mar

How to Layer Necklaces

With warmer days on the horizon, we can all agree there is nothing more satisfying than throwing on your favorite denim + a crisp white tee. It’s versatile and can be dressed up in an unlimited number of ways.  Whether you’re partial to crew necks or v-necks, there is a certain art to dressing up a basic tee & mastering the layering look. Put together the right jacket, standout heels, and bold accessories and you’ve got yourself an effortless outfit for day or night. We’re all about mixing & matching so naturally, with our jewelry, we are no different. Our 36″ Sylvie by the Yard necklace is the perfect layering piece and can be doubled or worn with other necklaces to create an unexpected twist. Our geometric Alexa Jordyn pendants are easily paired with our sleek & modern double bar necklaces, Lauren Joy disc, or add any of our other dainty pieces.

What’s your favorite way to dress up a basic tee?

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Shannon’s Spring Picks

21 Mar

Sylvie Rose Necklace

Maybelline Color Whisper | Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish | NARS Multiple | Bubble Skirt | Eclat D’Arpege Perfume | Sylvie Rose Necklace | Leopard Sneakers

If you’re Chicago-based, chances are you’ve seen Shannon O’Brien around town in an outfit or two you’d love to steal! A make-up artist specializing in print, television, bridal, and runway make-up, she goes above and beyond. We got the scoop from Shannon on a few of her Spring picks, including her go-to lightweight make-up for the warmer days.

ELCAT D’ARPEGE PERFUME BY LANVIN: This is my favorite fragrance to break out at the first signs of spring. It’s light, bright and feminine without being overpowering.

DEBORAH LIPPMANN NAIL POLISHWhite nails are anything but basic.  They are bright, clean, and add an edge to any look.  Plus, they go with everything!

MAYBELLINE COLOR WHISPER: These lip colors are the perfect thing to just toss in your purse for an easy sweep of color. I am in love with the Oh La Lilac color!

SYLVIE ROSE NECKLACE: As much as I love making bold statements with my accessories, I always love to have a delicate piece that I never take off. This necklace is perfect when you’re getting dressed up, but also adds a little something when you’re in jeans and T-shirt.

BUBBLE SKIRT: So prim! I can picture it with beautiful strappy heels and a blouse or with a T-shirt and sneakers walking to Sunday brunch.

NARS MATTE MULTIPLES: Obsessed with these! Perfect for that fresh flush that we all crave. I like to apply the blush first then layer my BB Cream or foundation on top of them so that the flush looks like it’s coming from within.

LEOPARD SNEAKERS: I bought these slip-ons for my honeymoon and have not stopped wearing them. They are also a great shoe to slip into your bag for all of our downtown commuter babes who need to lose the heels before their walk to the train.

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Blogger Spotlight: Lindsi Lane

18 Mar

Blogger Spotlight fashion blogger

Recognized for her keen eye for style and unparalleled experience, stylist Lindsi Lane has already begun to impact the market. The youngest personal shopper in Barneys New York history, first ‘By Appointment’ stylist signed by Ford Artists NYC and creator of fashion & lifestyle blog Lindsi in the Fast Lane, she shares her must-haves for Spring, beauty tips, & styling advice with us.

TOP 3 STAPLE PIECES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN: A crisp white collared shirt to wear alone or as a great underpinning, nude pumps to elongate your legs, and a great pair of boyfriend jeans to take you from day to night. And look, I just created an outfit!

MUST-HAVE SPRING TREND: Head-to-toe pastel and contrasting trend. Fashion is fun again and women are now encouraged to mix and match with unexpected styles + prints and play within their closets.

MUST-OWN JEWELRY: A pair of hoops: they work from day to night and beach to streets, a no brainer and game changer in the style department. Diamond studs: at every price point you can find this fancy classic that instantly adds femininity.

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BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET: I will give you two! One: when you pop a blemish, have Visine handy. A chemical inside reduces redness in the blemish, making it easier to cover up. Then cover it with a concealer with salicylic acid in it, like Murad’s acne treatment concealer. Two: the perfect red shade of lipstick can change your entire look and increase your confidence level.

FAVORITE DRD PIECE:  The Lindsay Allison earring. This is earring is so me, I think it should be the ‘Lindsi’ Allison earring!

CAN’T GET THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT: My beauty “must” – mascara! I love YSL BabyDoll. It is creamy and you don’t even have to curl your lashes before. Next would be checking emails constantly, my site’s analytics, and uploading to my Instagram. My world is social media!

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CURRENTLY OBSESSING OVER: My new blonde locks and Buxom Full-On Lip Polish. If you looked in my bag right now, you would find 8 different lip products.

RECENT SPLURGE: I recently purchased a lizard, baby pink Chanel bag that can be worn 3 ways; messenger, clutch, and shoulder. If you are going to invest or splurge on an item, always calculate the cost per wear and make sure you have items in your closet to go with your new piece.

BEST STYLING ADVICE YOU GIVE YOUR CLIENTS: Step out of your comfort zone and try new things! I can not tell you how liberating it is to find new, stylish things you may like. It could change your whole persona and wardrobe.

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Bridal Gift Guide

13 Mar

BRIDE: Monogram Clutch | Balenciaga Perfume | Anna Beth Earrings  BRIDESMAID: Robe | Lauren Joy Necklace MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Tote Bag | Samantha Lynn Necklace MAID OF HONOR: Jewelry Box | Personalized Hanger | Sylvie Rose Studs

Whether you’re the bride, the M.O.H. or the M.O.B, we’ve found the perfect gifts for all the girls in your party for the wedding day & beyond!

BRIDE: Find a scent as beautiful as the bride or add a personal touch with a monogrammed clutch with her new initials. The pink quartz Anna Beth’s are the perfect earring for her wedding day, as well as an elegant stud she can wear throughout her life.

BRIDESMAID: A bright and fun silk kimono for all the girls will make getting ready on the special day that much more exciting & fashionable. The white gold Lauren Joy necklace is a simple, yet beautiful diamond necklace that will only enhance the bridesmaids’ look.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: A special bag with her proud title will help keep the M.O.B. organized and collected. The teardrop Samantha Lynn necklace is an feminine and unique piece that will always remind her of her daughter’s important day.

MAID OF HONOR: An engraved and personalized gift is a usable keepsake she will have forever. Sweet and simple Sylvie Rose studs are a minimal, cool option that she will wear everyday and think of her special place in the bride’s heart.

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DRD BRIDE: Jodi Pulman Rubenstein

11 Mar

bridal jewelry

THE COUPLE: Michael and I met in college at the University of Texas. We had a lot of mutual friends but never really connected until I moved to Chicago in May 2010. Just a few weeks later we both were at Noah Levy’s birthday party, and that was that. We moved to Houston about a year and a half later and then Michael proposed on Mother’s Day in 2012. He orchestrated it perfectly with all of our family and some best friends there to celebrate. I was totally surprised. It was the best day of my life (up until that point).

THE PARTYThe wedding was almost a year ago on February 9th.  A special day, as it’s the birthday of my Grandma Minnie who passed away 9 years ago. The ceremony and reception were both at Hotel Zaza in Houston, the ultimate reflection of modern, chic yet classic elegance. Our rabbi was one of my best friends, Rabbi Sadie Reuben. Best friends since camp, it was so personal and the most special experience I could have ever asked for. I chose all black linens and chairs with bright white flowers by Houston florist David Brown. I wanted the reception to last all night – the band, Blind Date Austin, kept it lively. The dance floor was packed all night.

bridal jewelry

bridal jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS:  The shoes came first – I knew I wanted the black bow Valentino’s. Then the dress, which was a lace Anne Barge from Ivory Bridal in Houston. I wore an ivory sash during the ceremony and switched to a black for the reception. DRD’s Samantha Lynn earrings in pink quartz sparkled. On my wrist were my Grandma Minnie’s pearls – a necklace she wore that we made into a bracelet. It all came together seamlessly.

Bridal jewelry

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

The earrings were a gift from Michael’s mom. They were perfect – gorgeous enough to complement my lace gown. The Melissa Louise blue sapphire ring was my something blue, but it also has a meaningful significance. My Grandma Bea passed away a few months before my wedding and her birthstone was sapphire, so wearing the blue gems on my day kept her with me. I gifted my bridesmaids the Sylvie Rose necklace in varying metals and diamonds. What better way to show appreciation and love than with diamonds! (And I ended up ordering one for myself too!)

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

I wear all of it quite often – and love it more each day. My Melissa Louise sapphire band looks incredible sandwiched in between my engagement ring and wedding band. The Samantha Lynn earrings have been worn at a few other friends’ weddings. They’re so versatile and look great with everything! And the Sylive Rose necklace (rose gold with black diamonds) is my everyday staple. Thanks to Dana for giving my wedding that added touch of elegance and shine!

bridal jewelry

Photos by Morgan Lynn Photography

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Gala Guide: What to Wear

6 Mar

What to wear to a gala

Stella McCartney Dress | Taylor Beth Earrings | Styra Reese Cuff | Bottega Veneta Clutch | YSL Lipstick | Louboutin Sandal

Gala season is upon on us and it’s time to step out of your winter boots and into a pair of strappy Louboutin sandals. There are only a few occasions in a woman’s life when it is acceptable to have a princess-moment in a floor length gown wearing diamonds galore, so go all out! Opt for a simple, brightly hued gown in a luxurious fabric and go bold with your jewelry. Our Taylor Beth diamond earring is a classic, must-have drop that can take any look to the next level of luxury. Paired with a simple cuff, let your earrings be the star of the show. A sexy red lip and playful clutch will top of your look, ensuring you’re red carpet ready!

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Lupita Nyong’o Obsessed

4 Mar

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Oscars

It’s safe to say we have a case of #LupitaFever! Actress Lupita Nyong’o made her debut in “12 Years a Slave” and has quickly become fashion’s it girl. Recent Oscar winner and most highly-watched star, she always makes our best dressed list. With a moving acceptance speech at the Oscars, we’re sure her memorable line “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid” will resonate with everyone for years to come. Needless to say, proud is an understatement when seeing her in DRD. Weeks leading up to the Oscars, Lupita was spotted wearing everything from our mini to large Lauren Joy studs, to our pink and yellow sapphire Mikaela Estelle studs.

Our favorite Lupita + DRD moments below! Which made your best dressed list?

Lupita in Dana Rebecca Earrings

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Our Top Weekend Getaways

27 Feb

Nashville

The dreadful winter months always lead to daydreaming of far away escapes, but what about taking a weekend getaway to one of these four destinations. You don’t have to travel to the Maldives for a worthwhile vacation.

[NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE] Music: Every night of the week, you can hear live music vibrating through the streets of Nashville. But if you’re looking for an epic outdoor festival in the heart of the city, get tickets for CMA Music Festival, June 5-8th.

Edgartown--Martha's-Vineyard

[MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS] Stay: The Harbor View Hotel is located in the heart of Edgartown, Massachusetts. Be sure to book a room with oceanfront views and enjoy a dinner at the hotel restaurant,  Water St., for distinctive Vineyard cuisine.

Charleston

[CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA] Shop: Located on Charleston’s famous King Street, Hampden is one of the top boutiques in the country with the perfect mix of charm and edge. Be sure to stop in and take a look at their collection of Dana Rebecca Designs! Eat: A dinner at McCrady’s is not to be missed. The creative genius behind this foodie-heaven is Chef Sean Brock. Chef manages the restaurant’s own farm, giving a new meaning to the words “eat local”.

Vineyard--Santa-Barbara

[SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA] Drink: Famous for it’s wines, there is not a shortage to do or to drink in Santa Barbara. For a day of sunshine, mountains and wine tasting, visit Sanford Winery & Vineyards.

Need tips on how to travel with your jewelry? Head over to our how-to guide!

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