Gwen Stefani’s Cool Girl Style

18 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy Studs Gwen Stefani Style

Gwen Stefani is the ultimate cool girl & one of Hollywood’s hottest moms. What’s her secret? She gets acupuncture treatments almost every day, and has been doing so since before the birth of her son Apollo. While we like to think we pull off “running errands” effortlessly, Gwen takes casual glam to a new level as she steps out to her appointment. And, we love how affordable her style is! What could easily be mistaken for high-end, she rocked a $78 Aqua black and white mesh sweater, balancing cold-weather comfort with style. She vamped up her casual look with a pair of boyfriend jeans, black and white strappy heels and a metallic silver clutch, both from her own L.A.M.B collection. Gwen finished off her sporty rocker look with our Lauren Joy Medium Studs, in black rhodium & black diamonds – adding just the right amount of edge to any outfit.

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How To Layer Your Necklaces

16 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs How To Layer Your Necklaces

With mixed prints making their mark on the runway, who says you can’t do the same with your jewelry? Unexpected pairings of mixed metals and pendants create a modern, fresh look. Dana has made it her mission to design pieces that can be worn and loved each day – not sitting in a box reserved for a special occasion. While some may be hesitant to wear their bold pieces during the day, we love the mix of a striking piece paired with a delicate chain necklace. A cool & soft combo we have been reaching for lately is our Pink Sapphire Jennifer Ann pendant, layered with a Sylvie Rose Long Bar in rose gold. Just the right amount of sparkle for daytime looks and an easy transition to evening. What are some of your layering secrets?

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NYFW Street Style to Steal

9 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs NYFW Street Style

Let’s face it – the best and most talked about part of NYFW is what everyone attending is wearing to the shows. The city that never sleeps holds true to its title as fashionistas alike swarm the city from show to show. The killer street style off the runway did not disappoint this year and has featured a few prominent trends – our favorite being the return to flat shoes. The juxtaposition of a polished outfit mixed with an athletic shoe or masculine oxford has given this Fashion Week a whole new look & something we thought we’d never see: comfort. Because who really ever survived a full week in 6 inch heels? Another trend leading the pack is menswear. Whether it’s a tuxedo styled blazer in a bright color or paired with a feminine dress, the key to mastering this trend is to keep it minimalistic. We’ve gathered some of our favorite get-up’s from NYFW so far. With a few more days left to go, we can’t wait to see more street style looks we want to steal!

Dana Rebecca Designs NYFW Street Style

Which looks and trends do you have your eye on?

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Join the DRD Team!

4 Sep

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Openings

We’re hiring! Dana Rebecca Designs, a fashion forward luxury jewelry company designed by Dana Gordon, is seeking a Shipping & Logistics Manager and a Controller / Accountant in the Chicago showroom to support the organization through the next phase of its growth.

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Opening Shipping Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: This person will be a critical part of the team working closely with the Founder/CEO and sales team to ensure all wholesale customer orders are fulfilled in a timely and accurate manner and all customer requirements are met. The shipping and logistics manager will have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing all inbound and outbound logistics, including:  managing suppliers, ordering and receiving of product, inventory management, and packing. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with small growing companies and building the accounting and reporting systems needed to support growth.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 5 years of shipping management experience, including some luxury goods or luxury retail experience
  • Ability to manage international suppliers
  • Experience working with large, high-end department stores, including managing the: packaging, labeling, and EDI requirements (specifically GSX – Active Catalog and Vendor Portal)
  • Experience building and maintaining account customer profiles to ensure that all shipping/tagging/payment, etc, directions are understood and followed
  • Ability to work closely with the sales team to establish production schedules and ordering / re-ordering protocol and processes
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with online e-commerce and POS systems is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in the jewelry and/or luxury business is a plus

ADDITIONAL ATTRIBUTES: We’re seeking a self-starter ready to “roll up your sleeves” in an entrepreneurial setting, someone who can solve problems & work with the team independently, is comfortable working in a growing, family-run business, and has strong interpersonal and communication skills.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required; CPA is a plus

Dana Rebecca Designs Job Opening Controller Accountant

DESCRIPTION: This person will be a critical part of the management team working extensively with the founder and CEO. The controller will have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing and controlling all financial related activities of the company, including:  accounting, finance, forecasting, and tax compliance. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with small growing companies and building the accounting and reporting systems needed to support growth.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 5 years of accounting; preferably managing the books of a small business Strong cash management skills, especially inventory management
  • Experience managing banking and third-party accountant relationships
  • Ability to lead the implementation of new accounting systems
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to create forecasts and reports
  • Experience with online ecommerce and POS systems is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with and ability to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Experience with a growing, luxury brand is a plus

ADDITIONAL ATTRIBUTES: We’re seeking a self-starter ready to “roll up your sleeves” in an entrepreneurial setting, someone who can solve problems & work with the team independently, is comfortable working in a growing, family-run business, and has strong interpersonal and communication skills.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required; CPA is a plus

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Info@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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Nikki Reed’s Emmy Look

2 Sep

Nikki Reed Emmys Dana Rebecca Designs

We’re still basking in the Emmy’s fashion fever! Nikki Reed hit the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in LA wearing a teal Versace Fall 2014 dress. The added drama of the plunging neckline, cut-out’s, and side split created a head-turning look. A metallic Jimmy Choo clutch, side swept wavy locks, and our Lauren Joy studs finished off the look. Stacked side to side, Nikki rocked our LJ Large studs in black rhodium paired with Medium studs in white gold. These timeless pave studs will give every look that extra wow factor.

What did you think of Nikki’s red carpet look?

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Karl Lagerfeld in DRD

28 Aug

Karl Lagerfeld in Dana Rebecca Designs

What do you get when Moda Operandi teams up with Vogue.com to reimagine chic faces as their latest fine jewelry trunk show brands? A Karl Lagerfeld Dana Rebecca dream – something we thought we’d never see! Alongside familiar fashion faces such as Diana Vreeland and Grace Coddington, Karl was decked out in DRD bling, with our Carly Michelle black diamond rings & Sylvie Rose bar studs as his signature shades. “We were looking for creative ways to highlight fine jewelry and I wanted to push the parameters of how we could represent the pieces from trunk shoes and take it further,” said Moda’s associate art director, Christopher Reidy. This mix of fine jewelry and florals easily made our day!

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Push Present Gift Ideas

26 Aug

Dana Rebecca Designs Push Present Gift Ideas

There’s something special about a Push Present that is different from other milestone gifts. It should be sentimental, symbolic, and a gift that is worn with love on a daily basis. We’re big believers in custom Push Presents that represent the little one. Whether you plan on having one child or a soccer team of kiddos, the gift should be special for the birth of each child. We’re here to help you find the perfect keepsake!

  • INITIAL CUFF: Wearing your new baby’s initials on your arm will bring you smiles each day.
  • CARLY MICHELLE BRACELET: Pink for a girl or blue for a boy, you can engrave your little one’s initials or just the birth date to remember that very special day.
  • MELISSA LOUISE BANDS: Pink, blue, or even yellow if you plan on waiting to find out the sex. This is the perfect ring to wear on its own or stack with your engagement ring to symbolize your growing family.
  • ANNA BETH STUDS: An everyday adornment, our classic stud or starburst shape are available in an array of colors.
  • MARGO ASHLEY STUDSA sweet & delicate diamond touch to celebrate your new bundle of joy.
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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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