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While most of them lead lives reserved only for the indisputably rich and famous, we tend to turn to celebs for style tips from length of hair to colour of nail polish. It is no doubt then that as the weather warms, it is to these famed figures we turn for seasonal trends.
Black and White
While just the word ‘spring’ might call to mind bright colours of floral prints, an emphasis has been placed on black and white designs. The good news is that these bold colours are appropriate for any time of year and are easy to pull off at any budget.
The short suit
If you have some funds to splurge on one thing this season, make it a short suit. This look is versatile and fun, yet office-appropriate and uber-stylish. Best to let the suit do all the talking so accessorise modestly with a small clutch and a simple pair of sparkling earrings.
The BAFTA’s might be about celebration and recognition of work done in the film and television arts, but it is also a platform for style and sartorial elegance. Even if they don’t walk away with a masked award, the industries finest show up in a grand effort to steal some limelight. There are always those that shine brighter than most and it is to them we look for style secrets and fashion inspiration.
The elegance of black numbers was, in true celebrity fashion, a popular choice on the red-carpet. Jennifer Gardner took command with understated sophistication in a black and white outfit with sculptural peplum detailing. She chose to enhance the trendy outfit with shimmering silvery accessories. Get glamorous like Gardner with platinum pieces like the Tru-Diamonds™ Diamond Cascade Earrings, the Sunset Boulevard Ring and the Command Performance Bracelet.
Amy Adams looked classically stylish in her Elie Saab couture gown complete with lace panel and black train. Her choice of ruby accessories added to the overall dramatic effect. Accessorise like Amy and add vivid jewellery like the Tru-Ruby Teardrop Earrings and the Truly Divine Tru-Ruby Cross for ultimate impact.
While many stuck to a safe monochromatic palette, Jessica Chastain and Marion Cotillard chose to wow with the colour pop trend. Jessica stepped out in an electric satin sapphire gown that got tongues wagging and heads turning for all the right reasons. The sapphire glow shone through in her brilliant blue gemmed accessories. Marion looked like a drop of sunshine in the dismal weather sporting a canary yellow Dior dress. She teamed the colour burst with bright red lipstick and dainty sparkling diamond jewellery. Shine like the sultry French actress with stunners like the Tiffany Style Bracelet, the Glowing Kisses Earrings and the Showstopper Necklace.
Just because the winter chill has set in with the temperature dropping at a rate of knots, doesn’t mean that you have to bundle up to the detriment of the glam factor and let style suffer. The trick is to cosy up to the season and embrace the bulk and layering; to keep warm while still looking cool.
Three simple style tips to follow as you snuggle down:
Faux Fur – a statement piece that will get you noticed, fur has to be the ultimate feel good chill factor feature that will have you wishing for snow and perhaps the odd blizzard or two. Sophisticated echoes of a bygone era made current with stylish accessories and on trend garments. Stack your wrist with Grand Premiere bangles or a very simple and elegant pair of Emerald Cut earrings.
Chic Capes – no Batman and Robin just the perfect snug option when you don’t necessarily feel like the full bundle-up and require rather a stylish piece that wards off the chill. You’ll look hot and confident with an on-trend bohemian vibe this winter. If you wear the cape with a visible neckline then accessorise with necklaces such as the Trilogy Necklace or the Solitaire Pendant. Sparkles will complete your outfit - Princess Eternity Ring or Solitaire Ring.
Scarves, scarves and more scarves – you can’t have enough this winter. In the style stakes opt for checks, stripes and solids and avoid cheesy prints. Paired with a classic coat and a sleek set of boots, you’ll be ready to step out in style. With wonderful styling options such as oversized bags and detailed belts, it wouldn’t be complete without a simple pair of classic Emerald Sparkling Crescent Earrings a Rhapsody Ring or even a pair of Glitterati Hoop Earrings.
Shaken not stirred is as iconic as Miss Money Penny and the runway of beautiful women that casually appeared alongside, poolside and bedside of 007. These timeless, sophisticated, stylish and envied bevvy of beauties epitomised gorgeous glamour over the years.
Today these perfectly manicured goddesses still transcend time and place and are on trend as style revisits perfectly sheathed bodies accessorised with fine pieces. Epitomising the ultimate bond girl Ursula Andress takes top spot - uber-sophisticated, classic and sensual; classy and provocative. Perfectly poised for 2012 – Ms Andress would choose a pair of Posh Bel Aire Earrings, Sparking Pearl or perhaps the classic Emerald Inspiration earrings.
Fresh faced and oh so beautiful Sophie Marceau is another trophy on Bonds arm. Starring as Electra King in the ‘World Is Not Enough’ this French born actress will be remembered as one of the sexiest and most stylish Bond treasures. With her gorgeous long neck and picture perfect face she is one of the ultimate showcases for jewellery and garments. Tru-Diamonds™ Tender Touch and Triple Drop Earrings as well as the superb Emerald Cut ring would complement Sophie’s timeless wardrobe.
Barbara Bach played Major Amasova in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and she started a new revolution of Bond girls. Gone were the timid side-kicks who were arm candy to 007’s Bond. Barbara played a feisty hot headed professional who could hold her own in any situation. This big eyed beauty chose simple statement pieces. Today she may select the Circle Of Life pendant or the Timeless Treasure Pendant.
Our personal favourite at Tru-Diamonds™ has to be Tiffany Case who starred in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. She was devious and devilish in the 1971 blockbuster and we all admired her quick wit, quirky behaviour and flirty persona. Naturally any diamond pieces could adorn this pixie-like creature. The divine Beverley Hills Ring, Boldy Beautiful Earrings or Cincature Pendant would no doubt do the trick for the gorgeous Ms Case.
It really is the season to be jolly and genuine good tidings we bring particularly of the stylish kind. While it can get quite manic at this time of year one can still multi task and look incredible at the same time. After all the Christmas tree cannot be the only centre stage sensation.
You cannot go wrong with a little black dress or a sexy tux but what about glamming things up this season and opting for a different focus. So take this moment to not worry about the table setting or glazing the gammon or how many presents you still have to wrap. This is all about you …
Happening Hair – soft and sexy curls that are oh so feminine are the rage this season; nothing over the top – easy, fuss-free styling to perfectly showcase beautiful pieces of jewellery. From simple to ornate anything goes. Poised to shine are the Glowing Wings Earrings, Sweetheart Earrings, Trilogy Pearl Earrings and Shining Splendour Earrings.
This is your season to enter centre stage, elegantly and gracefully; and who can resist a chance to dress up despite the nip in the air. Splash out on an elegant evening dress for a Christmas dinner party in either a muted tone such as champagne or even white, or be bold and choose greens and reds and really stand out. The trick is to not over accessorize; clean and simple lines win. Try a pair of hand crafted gorgeous Bel-Aire Drop Earrings and a sophisticated Tiffany Style Bracelet.
While glammed up appeals to anyone’s sensibilities, make no mistake that doesn’t have to mean ball gowns and intricate story boards. Sometimes casual glam fits the bill – this year’s leggings look is spot on – both comfortable and when combined with a pair of trendy heels, a fitted cardigan or tailored jacket, funky glam comes to town. Add selected jewellery to lift the entire look and un-fussed glam is yours. Complimented by a pair of Glitterati Hoop Earrings or the Monark Watch; perhaps the Hearts Ablaze Pendant or for a multi-layered statement several Tru-Diamonds Bangles.
A celebrity notorious for her girl-next-door appeal and understated style, Jennifer Aniston recently made headlines for reasons other than her ties to smouldering ex, Brad Pitt. Her long and much publicised haven’t-found-the-right-one-yet search is now over after roughly 18 months with fellow thespian, Justin Theroux.
THE PROPOSAL: Jennifer gave Justin the best 41st birthday present this August when she affirmatively accepted his wedding proposal. After the tempestuous high-profile personal life coverage of Ms Aniston, news of the impending wedding topped the tabloids. Just then, Jen stepped out of her abode in Santa Fe giving paparazzi – and possibly those in the troposphere – the first glimpse of the rock that symbolised their commitment.
THE RING: The glittering gem is said to be a whopping eight carats of shimmering diamond. That does not cost the same as eight one carat rocks. As the size increases, so does the price tag, as each carat added makes the jewel that much rarer. Without confirmed knowledge of the designer, speculation is being made from the less than few photographs making the rounds. The setting appears to be yellow or possibly rose gold. Some say the stone is an emerald-cut diamond, which requires superior clarity because of the sizeable flat surface at the top of the stone that will show flaws more than most other cuts. Others state it is a cushion-shaped rose cut, featuring a flat base and a domed and faceted top. Either way, the sparkler is affluently humungous.
THE AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE: While most cannot afford the grandeur of a genuine gem of such magnitude, it does not mean they cannot acquire a simulated stone of opulence and splendour. Veiled amidst the extraordinary Tru-Diamonds™ collection lie extravagant pieces like the Emerald Cut Antique Ring, the Some Like it Hot Cushion Cut Ring and the simple yet sophisticated Emerald Cut Solitaire Ring.
While others are hazarding guesses of the actual cut and cost of Ms Aniston’s ring, get ahead of the glam pack with one of these refined and stylish pieces.
No longer is it called plain 'pink' anymore. Salmon, rosé, magenta and even strawberries and cream paint a more vivid picture of the alluring colour that has made a rather welcome resurgence. From neon and electric shocking pinks to subtle shades of sorbet spotted at Stella McCartney and Chanel, there is a shade to suit every skin tone and provides an easier to wear option than its audacious cousin red.
If this cotton-candy colour is a new shade for you, follow these simple rules on how to get the best from it.
As always the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival drew the who’s-who of A-list celebrities to the red carpet. They came out shining with enough colourful signature jewellery pieces and diamonds to make any girls heart go aflutter.
While the Tru-Diamonds™ jewellers are hard at work designing collections to capture that same glamour, we want to provide you with a few tips on how to create celebrity style right in your own home:
1. GO BRIGHT:
While diamonds are the red carpet jewels of choice, coloured gems were seemingly on trend at The Cannes Film Festival this year. Model Irina Shayk shows off her pair of cascading emerald earrings against her muted nude dress, the perfect backdrop for these colourful jewels. Achieve this look yourself by dabbling in emerald greens, fiery reds and bold blues and sport this bold look with our Boldly Beautiful Tru-Emerald Earrings.
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