I was soooo lucky to be invited to Lia Sophia's gifting suite at Alice + Olivia's Bryant Park boutique today, but unfortch I wasn't in town to cover. So...my friend from way back (we interned together at Seventeen back in the day and were in the same sorority - different colleges!). Thanks, T., for stopping by the suite (and a few other shows at the Tents!), and everyone check out her site here! Here's her review, and look for her reviews on Monique Lhuillier and Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation soon!
The latest installment of Lia Sophia’s Red Carpet Collection launched late last month, and I’ve been dying to check it out. Luckily, I had an hour to kill in between shows, so I stopped into the nearby Alice + Olivia boutique where the Lia Sophia gifting suite was set up. Aptly called the Lanaya Collection, their newest line of luxe, high-end jewelry is inspired by the natural beauty and exotic elements of Thailand. Celebrity followers of the collection include Paris Hilton, Stephanie Pratt and Tinsley Mortimer (shown here). Comprised of matte metals and multitudes of chains, unconventionally paired with geometric jewels and colored pearls, these chunky pieces are major standouts. I couldn’t resist picking up this ultra-long Fringe Chain Necklace ($700, liasophia.com), complete with violet-colored pearls! It was love at first sight.
I also picked up this stunning Studded Pyramid Stretch Bracelet ($400, liasophia.com) for J. The coolest thing about these cuff bracelets? The edges have ridges, so you can stack a couple of them for the ultimate statement accessory.
Hope you love it, Jules! The bottom line? This collection commands attention, so it is advisable to keep the rest of your look fairly simple. I can definitely see rocking these bold baubles with a deep-v tee and destroyed jeans for a chic, casual look. Or for something a little dressier, pair a piece or two with a sleek, monochromatic dress.
P.S. Ok, T., I'm dying over this cuff and will be checking my mail daily!!! - xoxo
[Photo Credits: Lia Sophia/Tina Smithers]