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Valentine’s Day: Tiffany & Co. Pink Diamonds

I’m pleased to share that Moi Contre La Vie has teamed up with Tiffany & Co. to put together some beautiful, festive jewelry looks for Valentine’s Day. We’ve got looks to suit anyone’s style, and pocketbook – From classic diamonds to colorful stones with a modern twist to sweet, feminine pieces you’ll adore.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect, memorable gift for a special person in your life, want to treat yourself to a divine new piece, or are hoping to give someone a hint – You’ll find just what you’re looking for!

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Before going through all the beautiful rings that Tiffany & Co. has at the ready we sat down to discuss their process for acquiring stones, Tiffany’s stringent ethical standards, and look through different cuts, settings, and gemstones.

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I knew that I’d learn a great deal about diamonds, jewelry, and Tiffany & Co., but I wasn’t prepared for the wonderful history lesson that I received.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

A fun fact you may not know about Tiffany & Co. – The beautiful pink gemstone Morganite was named by Tiffany & Co. for one of their top clients – J.P. Morgan!

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In the image above Miss Karen Elson wears a 175-carat morganite necklace. 175 carats!

And while I’m not what I’d call a “pink girl” even I have to admit just how striking this ring was. The pink stone is such a fun, bold color – It’s even more eye-catching in person if you can believe it – While still being utterly timeless.

For those of you in the market for a stunner like this one, it’s called The Soleste and the central stone is Spinel.

Would YOU wear pink diamonds?

Can’t wait to find the perfect Tiffany & Co. ring for yourself? Check out the Tiffany Ring App or What Makes Love True.

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Gift Giving Guide With Tiffany & Co.

After sharing the beautiful Atlas Collection from Tiffany & Co. with you a few weeks ago – Holiday Fashion With Tiffany & Co. – I wanted to do a second post to share my own personal Tiffany story.

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As the oldest child I was the guinea pig for a handful of “firsts” in the family. I was the practice baby for my dad’s favorite playtime activity of how-high-can-you-throw-the-kid-in-the-air. If you look at pictures I’m tucked into an aerodynamic baby ball making sure I get as much air as possible. A vastly different response than the uncontrollable screaming of my little brother.

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One of my favorite family traditions to be a part of? Tiffany & Co. jewelry! Growing up all the major accomplishments were marked with treasures from Tiffany & Co. On my eighteenth birthday I received an engraved silver charm bracelet which I still have and still wear.  Graduations, birthdays, holidays… All these fun achievements and milestones are celebrated with beautiful pieces handpicked with love from Tiffany & Co.

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And it’s a tradition that I’ve been more than happy to carry on. My cousins received silver earrings for their 21st birthdays. Mother’s Day was marked with delicate pendants for all the mother figures in my life – My mom, my aunt & my grandmother. My sister-in-law officially joined our family when she received her initiation necklace. And over the years my girlfriends have received more baubles than I can count to celebrate holidays, birthdays, engagements, and the like.

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As I’m sure you’ve figured out, one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is spoiling the ones I love. I adore picking out gifts, choosing fun paper, ribbons & bows, and most of all I love watching someone’s face when they open their presents.

And after getting a chance to wear these gorgeous, classic pieces from the Atlas Collection I’m reminded just how perfect a gift from Tiffany & Co. is – There’s something for everyone no matter the occasion.

My Gift Giving Guide includes a timeless money clip, tie or cuff links for the stylish man in your life, a chic printed scarf for your BFF in Tiffany blue, a sweet pendant to remind your mom just how much you love her, and all sorts of other goodies for the people who make you smile – Sunglasseschange banksbooks, and more! So go forth and spoil your friends and family!

Do YOU have a first jewelry memory? What’s YOUR favorite jewelry brand?

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Holiday Fashion With Tiffany & Co.

A little black dress is the perfect style choice for many occasions – From cocktails to holiday parties to date night. And while the Little Black Dress may have been invented by Queen Coco herself in the 1920’s, my first exposure to it was the Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Since that day I’ve loved Audrey Hepburn, Little Black Dresses, and Tiffany & Co.

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{Little Black Dress Credit: A special thank you goes out to my dear friend Cole who MADE this dress. Can you imagine anything more stunning? Modern day couture!}

In fact, after my first viewing of the movie I proceeded to wrap myself in a satin curtain and swish around the house in kitten heels “smoking” a bendy straw. And while these days I prefer to buy my LBDs, my love of these three things hasn’t faltered one bit.

So when I was invited to stop by Tiffany & Co. for an evening shoot featuring their gorgeous new Atlas Collection I knew that nothing could be more perfect than a chic cocktail frock to serve as the backdrop for some beautiful jewelry.

Diamonds and rosettes – Holiday fashion at it’s finest!

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What really struck me about the Atlas Collection is how it perfectly embodies the classic elegance of Tiffany, while also embracing a bold, modern style that makes the pieces perfect for everyday wear.

And while I’m usually a golden girl in terms of jewelry I couldn’t wait to experiment with mixing metals. This rose gold is the perfect tone to wear with any jewelry you already have since it looks equally striking with both silver and traditional gold.

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Not only is the Atlas Collection the ultimate in holiday fashion, it’s also filled with pieces that would make the perfect gift for a loved one. A gift they’ll never forget in fact.

This versatile collection includes necklaces, charms, earrings, watches, rings & bracelets – My dream piece is the Atlas Pierced Ring in Rose Gold.

Swoon.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

Want to learn more about the history behind this amazing collection? About Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection will answer all your questions!

What’s YOUR dream piece from this collection?

Be sure to stay tuned for more amazing jewelry and a little story about my personal history with Tiffany & Co.!

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2012 CFDA Awards

 

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The CFDA Awards were held Monday night and there were all sorts of highlights – from gorgeous red carpet dresses to fun announcements to an after party that just wouldn’t quit.

I swear, there was nothing else on my Twitter feed for HOURS.

Breathtaking. Sleek and sexy evening wear at its finest. I love that she didn’t wear a necklace and let the dress’ neckline take center stage. I also adored her strappy heels and cocktail rings. Perfection!

His tuxedo is classic and dapper, while she’s a vision in her eye-catching Eastern inspired dress.

Designer Olivier Theyskens and his gorgeous date Constance looked great together despite their height difference. Her dress is gorgeous, I love embellished 60’s style shift dresses and this one is gorgeous!

This Lela Rose gown is unique and eye-catching. I love that she wore something different and interesting. It suited her really well and she looked beautiful!

Fun, funky & totally unique. Just what I love about Taylor Tomasi Hill. And apparently she picked everything & got ready at the last-minute. How cool is that?

And if you’re a lover of prints and patterns on the red carpet, there were a handful of ladies who impressed and really brought the drama in that department Monday.

What did you think of Dakota’s Eastern-inspired Proenza Schouler dress? I bet it looked like a work of art in person, the attention to detail is pretty astonishing.

Definitely eye-catching! I love high-necks on dresses, I think it adds a sense of drama that a plunging neckline simply cannot.

I love women who dare to wear cocktail-length frocks on a red carpet filled with gowns, I think it’s a great way to make sure everyone is really taking a look at your dress choice. This look is busy busy busy with mixed patterns, an embellished neckline, and two-toned strappy heels, but she makes it work.

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Clearly a  good time was had by all!

I love to see the serious and intense fashion insiders letting loose and really enjoying themselves at events like this one. It’s a great reminder of how much fun fashion is and what an amazing opportunity these kinds of celebrations can be.

My blogger crush The Man Repeller (left) with designer Rebecca Minkoff and model Hilary Rhoda. Blues are definitely in!

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P.S. You should definitely check out The Man Repeller, Rebecca Minkoff, and Hilary Rhoda’s hysterical “Call Me Maybe” music video that they made while getting ready for this event.

So. Funny.

Beautiful designers in their beautiful designs!

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Fashion is frequently about the past meeting the present, and here’s the personification of that concept – Fashion icon Lauren Hutton with new designers and CFDA winners Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen.

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Can’t forget our boys! From traditional suits to tuxedos with a twist to white linen, they definitely clean up nice!

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Want to check out the list of nominees and winners from this event? Harper’s Bazaar has you covered here.

Or you can see my choice for the best dressed individual of the night in lacy black Marc Jacobs…

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