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Fashion’s Night Out 2011 – What to Expect

Fashion’s Night Out 2011

GIMMICKERY AND CRAZY

New York, the birthplace of Fashion’s Night Out, will you find the celebrity studded event. But there’s a dizzying 250 cities involved this year!

Fashion's Night Out 2011

Fashion's Night Out 2011

 CITIES TO LOOK AT

DALLAS – Dallas’ Gallerial

Newbury Street in Boston

DC’s Georgetown (look for a FNO branded hot-air balloon to float past shoppers and a SECRET Flash Mob might just appear!

Fashion's Night Out 2011

Fashion's Night Out 2011

~~ WHO TO LOOK FOR ~~

Bergdorf Goodman – Michael Kors plans to make a showing at Fifth Avenue’s Bergdorf windows in celebration of 30 years of being there.

But MK aside, more eyes will probably watch for the designer Dog Show as Alexandra Vidal, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cushnie & Ochs, John Barrett, Joseph Altuzarra, Kimberly McDonald, Laurance Dacade, Lela Rose, Nicholas Varney, Pamella Roland, Reem Acra and Wes Gordon prance the pavement with their puppy partners!

Bloomingdale’s
– Rachel Zoe to celebrate launching new contemporary line.
– Erin Wasson with her capsule collection for Zadig & Voltaire.
– Edun founder Ali Hewson (aka Bono’s wife) will tell shoppers a story and they have decide whether it’s the truth or a lie.

Macy’s 
– Appearances by: Tommy Hilfigger, Coco Rocha (she might help you shop the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s collection!), Sandra Lee, ANTM‘s Miss J, Bobbi Brown, “INC Editor at Large” Anna Dello Russo, Karolina Kurkova, Rachel Roy and Amar’e Stoudemire, and maybe Diddy. 

Saks Fifth Avenue
–  Tilda Swinton will join Pringle of Scotland, Alistair Carr and Central Saint Martins’ Louise Wilson for some “special event,” Ne-Yo will sign hats and perform, and Prabal Gurung.

Bags researched by Miyoshi K., for Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog. Raymond Lee Jewelers is Boca Raton’s premier fashion Jewelry and Handbags Store!

What is the IT color?

What is the IT color?

ALL OF THEM! Every where I look, COLOR, COLOR, and more COLOR! I’m finding color where once color wasn’t! First designer handbags, then watches, what’s next? Socks, tennis shoes, and sunglasses! Maybe in this cold, grey environment with all financial and global turmoil, we need to see sunshine and rainbows when we can’t find our spirit any where else? Well then, good for us!

Rolex, Cartier and even some amazing great colors on David Yurman cocktail rings!  These are fashion forward styles, but found a retailer on EBay that helps all of us everyday people. Check out this site:

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Rolex has COLOR!

http://stores.ebay.com/RLJ-Designer-Jewelry-and-Watches

Color everywhere!  I see color in shoes never seen before! Who knew florescent yellow could be such a great spring color to wear with something as casual as jeans! Almost anything goes!

Even in the luggage business! Something as laptop sleeves and carriers, they are not just black or brown anymore! When we want to make a statement, we don’t want to stop with our clothes or shoes, we take it all the way!!!

In the kitchen, we see color in knives, in our mixing bowls and in our Kitchen Aids.  I hope we never see this trend end, because I feel like my eyes just can’t get enough of COLOR!

Pink: But not just any pink! Honeysuckle pink (a bright, almost reddish hue) was voted the color of the year by Pantone

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Fashion, What is the IT Color? Pink
Orange: Fashion loves orange –  it sprung up in a bushel of juicy hues in the spring…. is it still worth “picking”
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Fashion, What is the IT Color, orange?
White: Yes. of course! Spring, summer… forever.
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Fashion, what is the IT color? White?

Earth Tones: In a sharp contrast to everything else, refreshingly, wearable earth-colored tones ranging from sand to a Santa Fe rusty red is a welcome trend.
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What is the IT color? Earth tones?
Blue: Blue is eternal, but is it the IT color?
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What is the IT color? Blue?

Yellow: Yellow isn’t easy to pull off, but if you can, you can rock your scene and pop in a crowd!
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What is the IT color? Yellow?

So next time you’re talking to your friends and discussing the next big color, let them know that their favorite color is “THE” color! Here’s what the refinery29.com reported about predictions for January… were they right?
Reported by Miyoshi K., for Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog. Raymond Lee Jewelers is Boca Raton’s premier Jewelry and Fashion Handbags Store!

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: Rapid Reporting by Raymond Lee Jewelers

Jewelry Industry Trade Show: Rapid Reporting

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

Raymond Lee Jewelers President and Vice President, Jeff and Lee Josephson have arrived in Hong Kong to exhibit a carefully chosen selection of our most exquisite jewelry at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011. The largest trade show of its kind in Asia will begin tomorrow, June 23rd and continue through June 26th.

Arrival: Confirmed

Our previous coverage of the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show ‘Rapid Reporting’ received such a warm response, that we have decided to do our very best to bring you the most recent insights and inside updates on the Jewelry Industry Trade Show events in which Raymond Lee Jewelers exhibits.

🙂 The show literally has, gone on the road...

Raymond Lee Jewelers ‘Rapid Reporting’ from Hong Kong:

The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair features over 3,000 exhibitors spread over 120,000 square meters of exhibitions space in two venues: the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Celebrating it’s 24th Anniversary, let’s check in with UBM‘s June Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011!

June Hong Kong Antique Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: UBM

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
Hong Kong Convention Center
www.Jewellerynetasia.com

Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: Raymond Lee Jewelers, Booth 1M055-57

Raymond Lee Jewelers: 

  • Hall 1ABC

  • 1M055 – 1M057

Scott Rothstein’s World Class Jewelry and Watch Collection to be Sold at Auction

Place Your Bids, South Florida!

One of the most anticipated auctions in South Florida history will take place in Fort Lauderdale this Summer. A world class collection of diamond encrusted jewelry and luxury watches from the estate of high-profile ponzi schemer, Scott Rothstein is scheduled to be auctioned off to registered bidders on July 13th at The Broward County Convention Center.

Florida‘s largest ponzi scam in history yielded over $1.2 Billion for the now dis-barred Fort Lauderdale Attorney, Scott Rothstein. The upcoming July Auction will be the 2nd massive auction of Scott Rothstein’s estate. In 2010, many of the convicted felons big-ticket items were sold at auction, raising a total of $5.8 million to begin repaying his most affected investors.

Of the valuables remaining in Rothstein’s estate are a world-class collection of diamond adorned jewelry and a vast inventory of the most treasured luxury watches in history. Large diamonds, rubies, sapphires and over 200 luxury watches of high-end designers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Franck Muller, Gerald Genta and Richard Mille are all included in the auction block.

These items will all going to be made available to the public on July 13, 2011. The auction of Scott Rothstein’s Estate will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Other pieces will include jeweled accessories that Scott collected for his cherishes cigar collection, two late-model Corvettes and an 09′ Mercedes SL 550 coupe.

In order to avoid a harmful mistake in judgment by venturing for himself what the jewelry belonging to Rothstein’s Estate may be worth, Rick Levin had the Sun Sentinel contact Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton.

The following are initial assessments given by Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers, when presented with the star jewelry pieces that are to be sold at the July 13 auction:

A woman’s platinum diamond bracelet with 41 emerald-cut diamonds weighing a total of nearly 24 carats:
“Gorgeous, high quality, beautifully made. Thirty grand for that.”
A white and yellow gold necklace featuring a 10-carat, heart-shaped diamond:
“Probably worth $85,000.”
A woman’s fancy-yellow, 12-carat diamond ring:
“That is probably a quarter of a million dollars. — Enough money for a couple of Ferrari’s.”

“It is all good stuff,” Jeff Josephson concluded of the pieces. “I think that I want to go to that auction.”

Josephson will, in fact, be attending the auction come July. It is a fair assumption that a large number of attendees from those closely invested or intrigued by the jewelry industry in South Florida will be present at the Broward County Convention Center on July 13, 2011, eager to see for themselves one of the most impressive timepiece collections in history.

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Masculine Monday: Five Fashion Trends for Guys We Strongly Advise Against

Wear At Your Own Risk

Five Fashion Trends for Guys We Strongly Advise Against

Men's Leggings: SOLD OUT

Fashion is different for everybody, and nobody understands that better than a group of Jewelry Enthusiasts who cater to a variety of different tastes and preferences on a daily basis. When the Masculine Monday entries began, we wanted to be sure and ease the minds of men who were overwhelmed with the new demands of accessorizing, and new requirements of brightening your wardrobe that were somewhat forced on the male species throughout the past year.

In an effort to help explain that utilizing one statement piece of otherwise avoided fashion, such as celebrity-inspired shades or a pair of colored trousers, Masculine Monday posts began as an aid to open the minds of men used to monochromatic wardrobes with fear of the unknown… a bit of a boost. We’ve touched on a few awesome pieces of Spring and Summer 2011 fashion to consider, such as the unlined blazer, suede lace-up shoes and renewed henley tee’s for the boys to rock with confidence this Summer. Cuff-links, vintage style wristwatches and classic style (like that of Prince William) are still encouraged as fashionable additions and approaches to men’s appearance.

Skimming through the currently pushed trends through fashion media, I discovered something a bit frightening. We’ve not yet mentioned what to avoid. They say ‘you can’t always believe what you hear.’ Well, the same is true for what you read, of course. Particularly when what you’re reading is the simple comprehensive opinions of fashion professionals. Sometimes there’s a look that can take off, something that was worn down a runway in Milan that enough people embraced that it made fashion headlines. This can often lead to street fashion catastrophe.

Now, believe me, I adore Alexander McQueen. However, I would be prepared for a few cross eyed looks if I hopped in my car to work while sporting a big feathered lavender number with lace embellishments. For these designs, there’s a time and a place. That place is the runway, that time is when you’re a professional model.. or an A-list Actress. Since I have no plans to become either, chances are I probably won’t be frolicking around in some of my favorite McQueen gowns.

In the same sense, sometimes things should just never be worn. By anybody. No offense is intended for the designers of these pieces. Obviously many people enjoy them, and to each their own. This is all opinion, after all… So never take our advice, nor anybody else’s too seriously. If something feels right to you, wear it. Rock it. If you feel like you’re in costume before leaving the house, chances are you will feel that way throughout the evening.

That said, thank you for allowing us to share with you five specific men’s fashions that we simply cannot get on board with this Summer. Let us know what you think…

#1. Men’s Leggings

There’s been a surge in media support for jersey material fitted leggings. Not just for women, but for men as well. While I can get on board with a pair of 3/4 length leggings to work out or walk my dog in, for the life of me (and according to trusted opinion sources from both men and women) there seems to exist no possible event or situation where these fitted jersey leggings should be worn on men.

#1. Men's Leggings

Over the past few years, menswear has gotten consistently slimmer: skinny ties, then suits, then jeans. Now designers like Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier are applying the final squeeze, as men’s leggings (meggings, perhaps?) show up in their fall lines. Some feature stirrups, some are paired with gladiator-style tunics. All are shamelessly tight.Fashion Masochist: Men’s Leggings ‘For guys, “slim fit” has taken on a whole new meaning’ 

By Jason Feifer

#2. Overdone Retro Footwear

We love the surge of Converse vintage themed comeback kicks, like the old-fashioned high tops with an Americana twist. The DC collection of basketball homage is also worth a 2nd and 3rd viewing, as the sneakers look great in person. The new collections of Converse, DC’s and Doc Martens all share one common element, though. They aren’t forcing anything grandiose into their designs. They’re focusing on details that ultimately matter most when the finished product is worn, and this is probably why so many people are overjoyed by being able to wear their favorite footwear with a renewed appearance. The same cannot be said for the few pieces of extremely futuristic, Back to the Future based, bulky footwear that ironically titles itself as ‘retro.’

It’s a walking contradiction… Literally.

#2. Overdone 'Retro' Footwear

#3. The Chambray Scarf

This is certainly a battle that won’t be easy to win. These scarves first started popping up a good while ago, and they just keep multiplying, now popping out of pockets, worn under sweaters, inspiring the fabrics for tee’s and shorts, etc. Maybe this is just a personal thing, but I have to disagree with the statement of UrbanGent.com that the ‘chambray is an essential.’

No. It’s not an essential. Scarves are feminine. They just are, and no matter how you twist it or present it, they will always appear feminine…

…At least according to the majority of women that have been asked the opinion of.  *Just an FYI*

#3. The Chambray Scarf

#4. The Deep V-Neck

Never a supporter of the original V-Neck, I would proudly protest against the wearing of these designs by men in any Country, at any time. The result of the exaggerated low neckline makes it look like not only are you trying to reveal cleavage, but exposing your chest hair in the process. The shirt, itself, looks confused, even before it’s placed on a male body. Let’s be clear. No man’s body is made for this cut of a shirt. It’s just a bad idea…

#4: The Deep V-Neck

#5. The Man Purse

Actually, there are a few bags that are entirely men’s messenger bags. They have no feminine attributes, and look great with the right outfit to carry your notebook, ipod or other necessities in without feeling like you’re wearing a purse. For instance, this design is ready to fit a laptop, pens, a cellphone and plenty others without a hint of girly. The colors are workable with nearly any ensemble, and it’s… well, manly.

A Few Details:

These are few and far between. With so many man purses fluttering about, it’s easy to be reeled in by a bag that looks like a patent leather accessory. The only thing that could add to the misfortune of an emasculating man purse is dual disaster of something like a man purse/ bright trouser combo. Too much. Too bright. It’s just not right.

#5. The Man Purse

If anyone would like to offer up some feedback, some refute even, it is more than encouraged! I like to be proven wrong, and I’m truly interested as to how other girls/guys feel about these fashion fads. Thanks!

-Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show: Booth #1455 in Action

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Booth 1455

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Raymond Lee Jewelers in Trade Show Action

Vintage Omega Constellation

Vintage Omega Ladies

Vintage Rolex

Visit Raymond Lee Jewelers at Booth #1455: The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Now through June 5th, 2011 Raymond Lee Jewelers can be found at Booth #1455 of The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, exhibiting an impressive collection of vintage watch and jewelry inventory!

Stop by and visit the largest Trade Show of its kind in the USA. For more information on US Antique Shows, please visit http://www.usantiqueshows.com/.

Thus far, all reports show that the 2011 Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is an abundant success. With many visitors to the famous trade show, and the recent partnership with Polygon, Exhibitors and Attendees to this year’s Trade Show are being offered extended areas of service this season.

The Raymond Lee Jewelers Booth (#1455) was set up yesterday, and I was able to obtain this photograph.. (Pre-Setup) 🙂

Stay Tuned for Rapid Reporting Updates on the 2011 Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show!

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Booth #1455

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