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Masculine Monday: It’s About Time (Pieces)

Time Pieces Today

Today it’s all about men’s time pieces. Refinery 29 features Nic Screws, Esquire‘s Fashion Market Editor dishing her picks for Fall’s hottest watches for women and men. The top watch picks for gents this fall range from the fashion forward Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 16′ Auto Chronograph to the forever classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date.

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Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 16' Auto Chronograph, $3,550, available at Aol Shopping.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 34mm Steel

GQ has also been bitten by the Rolex bug, as Ted Stafford names the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Watch of the Week at GQ.com’s Style headquarters. His take:

“What do I love about this watch most (aside from the fact that Mark Sanchez makes it look so damn good on our September cover)? Its precision-brushed steel bracelet with that edgy green bezel. It’s straight up sophisticated luxury. Jets fan or not I say go for the green, folks.”

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, Price upon request

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A similar style, the Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Green Bezel 16610 in the Raymond Lee Jewelers Ebay store for $US $6,995.00

Esquire, meanwhile, is all about black ceramic this season, featuring luxury watch brands carried by Raymond Lee Jewelers like Longines, Bell & Ross, Ralph Lauren, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Hublot, and – of course – Rolex.

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GMT Master II ($7,900) by Rolex


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The Rolex GMT Master II, $7,495.00 at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Whichever of fall’s trends you choose to indulge in, you can rest assured that Raymond Lee Jewelers remains South Florida’s number one source for luxury watches both classic and contemporary. And gents, we’re curious – would you prefer to don a watch with a rich, colored face, try the ceramic trend, or stay the classic course with a Rolex? Discuss in the comments below.

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!

ALL ABOUT THE IWJG AND THEIR UPCOMING SHOW IN L.A., CA

ALL ABOUT THE IWJG AND THEIR UPCOMING SHOW IN L.A., CA

So on August 22nd and 23rd, the world greatest and best watch and jewelry membership guild for buying, selling and exchanging collectibles and antiques all over the world.  

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BURLEY BULLOCK

They were founded in 1988 by Burley Bullock who is the corner stone  for one of the successful watch exchange in the U.S.A.  Now a family affair, exhibits and shows are held year round in major cities across the states.  These shows are not open to the public, only serious collectors and re-sellers are allowed, so the members are guaranteed to get a captured audience with serious buyers.

IWJG

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The main attractions will be held at the Hilton in Universal City and within walking distance to the famous Hollywood! It doesn’t get anymore glamorous than this!  For protection for the exhibitors and attendees, security is on hand to ensure a safe and happy time for all.  Members will also receive several newsletters informing them of the latest prices and trends so they can keep updated in one easy and convenient source.

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Raymond Lee Jewelers will be on hand of course to look for the unique and true “works of art” to bring back and showcase in their Boca Raton, FL location.  We have developed the reputation of being the best, are not going to let anyone down this time either.

By MK, writer for Raymond Lee Jewelers, Boca Raton’s premier Jewelry Store and Luxury Watch Store!

Treasure Hunt Makes Boca Raton Family $5000 Richer

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Raymond Lee Jewelers gave families the opportunity to win a $5,000 dollar necklace on Saturday through the “Diamond in the City” scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt took families to five different locations throughout the beautiful Boca Raton, each location representing a treasure of the city.

Families were led to the locations where, once they arrived, they were given another clue leading them on until finally they would arrive at the end of the hunt! There were prizes along the hunt for everyone who played but there was one lucky family who at the end of the day would possess a one carat princess cut diamond solitaire necklace, courtesy of Raymond Lee Jewelers. And it was no small deal, the prize was valued at 5000-thousand dollars.

WHO WON IT?

It was Sara Strebnik of Coral Springs and her family who ultimately found the one carat diamond. They discovered it in a fish bowl at the Dubliner Pub. “Oh, how I wanted that diamond,” said Sara Srebnik.

Sara fished the diamond right out of the Bio Bubble and into her life and she can thank her husbands familiarity with the town and social websites like Facebook, that originally led her to the event in the first place!

There was no lack of media coverage for this event. Television coverage organized by the International PR firm, Transmedia Group (in cooperation with the city of Boca Raton) opened the flood gates of attention and plenty of excited treasure hunters were loosed on the city. “Fun with a little adventure thrown in is probably the greatest economic stimulus,” said TransMedia President Glen Calder.

The event really came to life with the help of the Boca Raton Police Dept, the Historical Society, the Children’s Museum, Rock Hard Taco and the Dubliner at Mizner Park. What a great infusion of attention to Boca Raton’s historical elements and local businesses this was.

There was something for everyone in the hunt and we hope to see more like it in the future! Fun for the family, the town and the local businesses. Raymond Lee Jewelers, way to go!

By MK, writer for Raymond Lee Jewelers, Boca Raton’s premier Jewelry Store!

Masculine Monday: A Vintage Village Guide to Men’s Fashion

Ruby Lane: Vintage Village

SWANK Vintage 1960s Mother of Pearl Cuff Links

Masculine Monday: What has Vintage Done For Men Lately? A whole lot of greatness! With 1930’s style vests, unlined blazers, throwback retro baseball caps and a Converse dedication to preserving vintage presentation, Men’s Fashion 2012 will be garnished with many more valiantly vintage garments and accessories.

To this, we celebrate!

These white Mother of Pearl cuff links are offered on Ruby Lane, Vanity Flair Vintage 

via Vintage Village!

Available at the Vintage Village Page of Callooh Callay

This sweet vintage travel alarm clock, made in Occupied Germany U.S. Zone by Welby, works wonderfully and folds up into a leather case that looks like a suitcase.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77926703/vintage-1940s-occupied-germany-welby

One last modern man’s vintage must have….

The Skinny Tie.

Fleur-De-Lis Skinny Tie Circa 1940s

"A great vintage man's tie circa late 1940's. The design has a great pattern with a bit of funk. The background is a dark red, the fleur-de-lis design is ivory, gray and black. The material has an interesting texture and pattern of diamonds in the weave as well as a slight sheen. The photos were taken both with a flash and natural light-the tie appears more red with the flash,  the darker photos best show the overall color and the flash ones show the weave & texture. Condition is excellent, very clean and without wear, damage or stains. Measures 50" long and 3.25" at the widest. A wonderful vintage tie in amazing near mint condition."

Vintage Fashion is here to stay, gentlemen. And it's looking better now than even the first time around. Have some fun with these vintage accents in 
2012!

Culture Comes to Couture by way of Jewelry Designers

Breaking the Mold:  Cartier, Chanel & Stephen Webster

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty/ Photo credit: Vincent Lappartient

 

Jewelry trends are appearing in creative clusters of world culture and artisan craftsmanship in recently exhibited collections, foreshadowing a shift in jewelry design for 2012.  Jewelry designers around the globe are finding innovative methods of implementing global, planetary and metaphysical elements into their pieces.

Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director and Designer for Chanel, brought Chanel’s cultural exposure to new found heights with the 2011/2012 Cruise Collection and the accompanying Short Film, ‘The Tale of a Fairy’. Lagerfeld’s jewelry designs continue to bring a broader sense of global influence to his pieces, as seen at the Chanel Parisian Metiers d’Art show.

A dazzling necklace was on display, with delicate filigree and decadent pearls, reminiscent of Roman and Oriental jewelry design influences. The daring Chanel piece was explained by Lagerfeld as a tribute to the fifth-century Byzantine empress, Theodora, with dense ornaments and intricate metal weaving.

Karl Lagerfeld

Photo Courtesy of: Chanel

Cartier shows a glimmering appreciation for their relationship with the maharajahs of India, which propelled success for the jeweler through exceptionally colored jewels in the early 20th century. Cartier released a one-kilogram gold coin, bearing a spectacular image of Taj Mahal last month. The extraordinary coins were placed in customized luxury cases for the French mint La Monnaie de Paris.

Pete Doherty, a popular American musician, will be releasing a jewelry design in Europe in collaboration with British jeweler, Hannah Martin. In the designs of the first collection are fluent attributions to history and evolution. With an obvious adoration of elephants and antiques, the line which will be exclusively sold in Brittain exhibits innovative use of matter rarely found in jewelry designs, such as fossilized mammoth bones. 

Courtesy of Pete Doherty

Photo Courtesy of: Pete Doherty

The unique designs of London-based jewelry designer, Stephen Webster are available in the U.S. for the first time, with the opening of his first American store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The London jeweler has been a favorite on the Red Carpet and among celebrities, with bold designs that are striking, sexual and controversial, including symbolic re-creations that embody ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’.

Stephan Webster Jewelry Designs

Photograph Courtesy of: Stephen Webster Designs

With a whole wide world out there, it’s inspiring to see that jewelry designers have found a way to bring culture into couture. Be on the look-out for these global tributes and metaphysical mentions in jewelry trends this summer, and the jewelry design evolution as we enter 2012.

Ever so Awesome Emma Stone Rocks August Cover of Vanity Fair

It’s the next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways..
It’s still rock & roll to me.

Billy Joel performing It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me. (C) 1980

And in closing for today…

Vanity Fair Cover: Emma Stone August 2011

Emma Stone, one of the most hilarious and just plain cool broads ever know to mankind… Will be sizzling on the July cover of Vanity Fair.

The Actress known for her roles in films like ‘Easy A‘, ‘Zombieland‘, ‘House Bunny‘ and a few more instant classics like ‘Superbad‘ tries to play down just how hot she is.

It’s obviously not working, Emma..

But your humility makes you even more adorable! 🙂

Stone’s in not one, but three flicks this summer: ‘The Help,’ ‘Friends With Benefits’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’

“Talking about this stuff is pretty new,” she said when asked about her love life.

Stone, who recently broke up with actor Kieran Culkin, is rumored to be dating her ‘Spider-Man’ co-star Andrew Garfield, but the pair have remained mum on the subject.

Stone, like a true Hollywood pro, reveals that “the only solution I’ve come to when it comes to things like that — the health of my family or dating, really personal things — is not to talk about it.” – From: ‘Emma Stone’s Bad Habits: Sugar, Wine and Heroin‘ By Kelly Fisher

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