Archive for the ‘ Vintage Inspiration ’ Category

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!

Masculine Monday: NY Antique Jewelry and Watch Show (and Tell)

 

 

Masculine Monday: Give Your Rolex Watch Away

Good Morning Everybody!  Hope that you’ve all rested up over the weekend, and that a case of the ‘Monday’s’ is not setting the mood for your day.  With Monday being reserved for our Masculine Monday Entries, today’s Masculine portion will come to you in a varied delivered way…

Today, Gents, our advice for some serious Girlfriend/Wife/Best Friend bonus points… give the lady your wristwatch.

Preferably, give her your Gents Rolex wristwatch!

Rolex GMT

We touched on this trend just as it was sparked a few months ago, where Jennifer Aniston and her men’s Rolex wristwatch was featured in our entry, ‘Breaking the Mold‘.  As time has passed, more and more gals are wanting a gents wristwatch, as opposed to a ladies model.

Along with the other most prevalent trends being shown by consumers at the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, which we’ll touch on later, many women are looking for Gents Rolex models for themselves. It has become one of the strongest trends withing the watch industry.

“Many women are looking for gents Rolex models for themselves. That is the new trend.” 

This comes straight from the source, the Raymond Lee Jewelers VP, who is currently exhibiting a carefully chosen selection of Raymond Lee Jewelers Antique Jewelry and Luxury Watches at the famous US Antique Show.

Being a true modern gentlemen with style and substance does require the ability to choose the perfect gift for the one you love. When the next Birthday or Anniversary rolls around, consider picking up your gal a Gents Rolex to light up her face with glee.

Better yet, find yourself a new timepiece to liven up the life on your wrist, and give her your current gents wristwatch as a gift. This will be both sweet and sentimental, and you’ll be thanking me in no time.

Julia working with clients at NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Charlie Sheen: Adonis DNA and Patek Philippe Devotion

A Looney Love Story

Image Courtesy of: http://www.watchmatchmaker.com/

Charlie Sheen not only harnessed Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA, but also a potentially dangerous devotion to watchmaker, Patek Philippe. The high-profile fan, and expert of sorts in regard to the various wristwatch models of Patek Philippe, is arguably a bit too attached to these spectacular creations.  Not too long ago, you may remember, Sheen completely dismantled his hotel room at the Plaza. Charlie was a man on a mission, and hunted for his ‘Patek 5970’ even after the hotel room destruction. 

Some may consider his “Crazy Torpedo of Truth” a symbol of a man who’s gone mad. However, Sheen’s high quality taste in regard to timepieces seems to have remained fully intact.  In the picture above, we see Charlie wearing one of his beloved Patek Philippe watches, a 5131, as he carefully balances a cigarette and stuffed tiger in the other hand. 

What a classic capture this image is.  Sporting one of the most exquisite watchmakers in history on one wrist, and two of his classic bad-boy fixations in the other. In a way, it adds to my jovial adoration of Charlie Sheen.  Sure, he may believe that he is ‘above a normal human’, with elements of tiger blood, Adonis DNA and a Warlock status, but the man still knows great watches!  

Charliee Sheen: A Twitpic of his beloved 'Patek Philippe'

This was one of the first ‘tweets’ made by Mr. Charlie Sheen. He titled the infamous ‘twitpic‘, ‘The only watch that keeps Warlock time‘.

There still remains a controversy over exactly what vintage model Patek it is that ‘keeps Warlock time’

Research leaves two possible suspects as to exactly which rare vintage model Patek Philippe is being worn by Sheen in the photograph.

#1: Patek Philippe Reference 2497

patekwatch.blogspot.com

#2: Patek Philippe Reference 2438/1

Patek Philippe 2438/1

The extremely uncommon, 37mm broad wristwatch was produced in small amounts, from 1952 into the early ’60s. Not just may be the fairly watch very uncommon, but it’s really useful. During a Christie’s public sale last year, this model was offered in close range to $707,612. This model possesses the Patek Philippe yearly diary “triple date” design motion, with 30 day indications. The indications have both a moon phase, in addition to the day, beneath them.

The variations between the 2497 model Patek and the 2438/1 are incredibly minor, leaving both as strong possible matches. 

If anyone can tell me precisely which model Sheen is wearing in his ‘twitpic’…

I’ll give you 10% off any Patek Philippe timepiece purchase!

—> Browse Patek Philippe models at RaymondLeeWatches.com <—

Have a Good One!

Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Around the World and Back Again: Raymond Lee Jewelers Events

‘Rapid Reporting’ of Jewelry Industry Trade Shows Continues !

New York, Hong Kong and Chicago

Remember to visit the Raymond Lee Jewelers exhibitor area during the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show from July 22-25 in NY, New York. The 2011 New York antique jewelry & watch show will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011.

Date and Time Trade Show Specs: 

Friday, July 22

1 pm to 7 pm

Saturday-Sunday, July 23 – 24

11 am to 7 pm

Monday, July 25

11 am to 4 pm

The show, which runs from July 22-25, will be celebrating five successful years and a sold out show.  “Our location, in the jewelry capital of the world, makes this show extremely popular amongst dealers,” stated Andrea Canady, Fair Director. “This show provides an intimate setting for dealers and buyers to converge and conduct business. The show sees heavy public traffic as they enjoy this rare opportunity to shop where the dealers buy.”

For more information about the show, or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show.

(Exciting Announcement: We are a Featured Exhibitor of the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show 2011, and will be interviewing with Forbes magazine while the event is taking place!  Next year we will be exhibiting at the very first Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, from April 20 – 22, 2012!)

—————————————->>>

Then, back to Hong Kong!

This September, Raymond Lee Jewelers will be exhibiting at the world famous ‘September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair‘ from September 21-25, 2011.

If you’re in the Asian area, come see our premium selection of antique jewellery and watches!

You will find us at:

HKCEC

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!

Cartier Panther Collier with Emerald Eyes and a Black Onyx Nose: Feature Friday, Here We Go!

Cartier Panther Collier:

A Golden Feature Friday

Cartier Panther Collier

I once was wondering through a metallic forest, plagued with exhaustion and without a compass, when rapidly to my rescue ran…

A majestic golden panther that lit up the land.

Through a bewildered haze, I did hear him say, “Hello, my dear. I am Cartier”.  He said to rest, said that everything would be just fine. I awoke in my home, with no forest in sight. All I remember of the panther who saved me are his black onyx nose and the way it seemed to glow, with enchanting emerald eyes glowing as he delivered me to safety.

“I am Cartier”

Cartier Panther Collier

A premonition this dream must have been because…

Cartier has come back again!

This time, in the form of an incredible Panther Cartier Collier necklace, still watching the world through those bright emerald eyes and wearing a boldly vibrant black onyx nose. In 18k Yellow Gold, a 16″ Panther Cartier Collier Necklace exquisitely holds the regal Panther. With emerald eyes and black onyx facial accents, this Cartier piece weighs in total 65.7 dwt.

This Authentic Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Panther Collier Necklace comes BRAND NEW w/ Papers! 

Collier: noun
A wide necklace encircling the neck from throat to chin

Panther Cartier Collier Necklace: Brand New w/ Papers

Curating Pearltrees: Vintage Jewelry Clustering!

Just click… and the cluster is yours!

Vintage Jewelry & Fashion Blogging Galore!//

Vintage Jewelry & Fashion Blogging Galore

Why Don’t You Have These Headphones?!

These awesomely authentic Aerial7 Royale Headphones are made with genuine full-grain genuine leather, customized cushy ear cups and re-inforced aluminum outer ear housing.  Royale in every way, the isolated design blocks outside noise completely and speakers are equipped with superb 50mm drivers deliver the crystal-clear lows, mids, and highs. With precision sound quality, these radically retro looking headphones invite you to listen to music just the way it was intended! 

Powerful and plushy sound puppies, these headphones are seriously stocked with additional premiums for the snobbiest of music snobs. Included with purchase are a heavy duty, extendable coiled DJ cable, a lightweight cable with a mic for using with a cell phone, a 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/4-inch) adapter, and a carry bag. For the amount of engineering and technical authority the Aerial7 Royale Headphones offer, the price of $399.99 is justified. (not Justin Timberlake ‘cry me a rive’ justified) Just… justified.

I personally wouldn’t be able to allow myself that kind of wallet leverage, as while I’m a music enthusiast, I do still rock my diskman and Sony walkman from the later 90’s.  My requirements for music quality are a little less… sophisticated. 🙂

For those of you that may feel the way I do, that these are simply totally rocking old school style headphones that I adore (and that my ears would love!), you’ve not been forgotten. WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy, WeSC is at our rescue with retro unisex headphones fitting for vintage fashion and music enthusiasts with the Maraca seasonal headphones (picture below). Available for only $71!

Other awesome designs in accessories can be found in the recent collaboration collection of Bing Bang and WeSC (more at Refinery29.com)

Maraca seasonal: WESC

Alright, one more… These Aerial7 Tank Headphones in ‘Blizzard‘ are available on DogFunk.com for $79.95!

Aerial7 Tank Headphones

Why Don’t You Have These Headphones?!

Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair Rapid Reporting

‘Rapid Reporting’

 Raymond Lee Jewelers

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

We have received word from the Raymond Lee Jewelers crew currently across the world, exhibiting at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011, the largest jewelry trade show in Asia.  Thanks to a few great bosses who took the time to keep us up in the loop checked in with us back here in The States with notations of observation on the unfolding trade show action, I have my hands on some very interesting  information and illustrious images of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011.

On this 23rd day of June, I am pleased to present you with with the following installment of jewelry industry trade show. . .

Rapid Reporting‘  .  by  .  Raymond Lee Jewelers 

There has been a buzz making its way through the jewelry industry in regard to an increased demand for antique jewelry. The proof of that surge was exposed on the first day of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011, as the antique jewelry section of the exhibition venue has doubled in size since last year.

I was informed that UBM had to split exhibitors of antique jewelry into two floors, in order to provide sufficient display and browsing room for both exhibitors and attendees of the show with a fixed focus on antique jewelry.

As reported by the Diamond News Center in Israel:

‘Hong Kong June Expo Sees Record Number of Visitors on Opening Day’

23.06.11, 13:46 

“The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair opened Thursday to record numbers of both visitors and exhibitors. Registration lines were longer than expected because of the high demand.”

“The exhibition’s organizers are pleased with this year’s show and say that it is hosting over 1,500 exhibitors from 37 countries, a 20% increase over last year.”

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

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

More  Rapid Reporting  to  follow  !

Stay  Tuned .

– Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, organized by UBM, has over 19.000 professional buyers from 100 countries. Although the June fair is smaller than the one in September, its strengths lie in the fact that the September Fair sales already start in June. In 2010 AWDC set up a group pavilion of over 500 m² and 41 exhibitors.

  – Published By: AWDC

Summer Coral and Turquoise Sale at Raymond Lee Jewelers!

Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

We have been covering these two hot summer colors for months, highlighting their increasing presence and popularity in fashion trends. The eternal optimism of both coral and turquoise seem to embody the freedom embracing, sunshine drenched months of Summer in colored excitement!

As a matter of fact, I was so in product love with Essie’s turquoise & caicos polish this weekend, that my fingers and toes are both now celebrating the terrific turquoise & caicos color with glee!

Essie... You had me at hello.

Here are a few quick links to past CORAL and TURQUOISE summer fashion entries:

   – Coral Inspiration for Summer Fashion

   – Totally Turquoise Summer Style

    – Featured Jewelry Items of Coral and Turquoise

Coral Crop Fringe Top: modcloth.com

Dress by Motel

Cool Coral Dress by NasyGal.com

Marc Jacobs Agrees... at least w/ the TURQUOISE!

Continuing our Celebration of Coral and Turquoise Summer Fashion Trends…

———————————————–

Raymond Lee Jewelers

announces...

The Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

Now, save 10% or more off of our incredible vintage jewelry pieces of coral and turquoise! A few items that went on sale just this afternoon include such unique pieces, including an 18k yellow gold and turquoise sea urchin ring, an incredible 18K Yellow Gold, Sapphire and Turquoise Freeform Brooch, and an 18K Yellow Gold and Angelskin Coral Floral Filigree Ring.. just to name a few!

Here’s a visual sampling of our coral and turquoise jewelry ON SALE NOW!

Check out the Raymond Lee Jewelers ebay Store for the entire collection of sale items!

Kate Middleton Keeps Shining at 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner in a Jenny Packham Gown

Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Royal Style's Staying Power!

Kate Middleton glimmered in a soft glow, illuminated by her Jenny Packham gown at Kensington Palace during the 10th Annual 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner. The Duchess exhibited ‘exquisite grace’ and a flawless style at the event, keeping fashionista enthusiasts excited about Kate!

The Royal beauty stepped a bit outside the very traditional, conservative garment box she’s been safely sticking to since the Royal Wedding. This glittering gown was a style smash, a great one, leaving an impressed response from all those who had a sneak peak of Kate at the Gala Dinner. 

Photo: Samir Hussein, WireImage

Prince William and Catherine

When we first reported on Kate’s ‘Something Borrowed‘ and the controversial tiara that we were so pleased to see her wear, I believe the world had barely a clue what an impressive little fashionista they had in their hands… A ROYAL fashionista!  They say men tend to look for certain qualities in their future wives that they embraced from their Mother. In this case, I believe a young Prince William recognized the creative fashion and jewelry designs created by his Mother, Princess Diana, as he’s married a stylish, spirited woman with grace and genuine charm. The likeability factor is undeniable. She’s a perfect addition to the Royal Family.

Let’s not forget about the gorgeous younger sister…

Pippa Middleton!

Pippa Middleton: Fashionista Sister

Pippa Middleton

Dots Press had the following to say about Pippa, who just completed in the Highland Cross Challenge, a 50-mile duathlon.

When it comes to fashion, Pippa Middleton is a true professional. She knows how to match and perfectly accessorize her outfits. Sometimes using the same handbags, over and over again.

For Middleton sisters, money was never a problem. But they choose not to spend a fortune on clothes and accessories, as other children from reach families.

Moreover, Pippa was seen in public lately wearing the same three handbags: one cream, one gray, and one brown. Bristol’s Modalu, the British maker of the handbags, renamed them after her and then created a purse to make the set complete.

Pippa, the Royal Sister, looks to be another Fashionista on the Royal rise, as rumors of romance between herself and Prince Harry begin to build a momentous buzz.

A Totally Tubular Tuesday Begins With a Few Fantastic Photo Finds!

Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo Find #1

A carousel vintage capture of culture in photography.
Tumblr and Flickr image promotion and integration, I am digging your abilities more and more with each passing week.

Isn’t this a great photo?

This photo was taken yesterday.

—————————————————————————–

(Follow These Words With A Click For More Vintage Images!)

—————————————————————————–

Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo find #2

Aline Zanella

Photo by Fabio Bartlelt

Criativa Magazine May 2011
Discovered on Trendland.net

—————————————————————————–

Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo Find #3

The Trifecta

Status: Compete

“Awesome swimwear line (along with some dresses & leggings) by an Australian design team We Are Handsome, who has a love for the beautiful things in life. I’m wanting to visit Australia more and more these days…”

-via Rumors Boutique: Blog Entry, ‘Memoirs’

*Thanks Again, Flickr and Tumblr!*

Your Photo Finds Have Brought Smiles to Minds and Eyes!

Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

%d bloggers like this: