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Breakfast with Boca Chamber and Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show Highlights

Today is shaping up to be quite eventful!  This morning Richard Resnik and myself attended our first Boca Chamber Breakfast, sponsored by JM Lexus at the Country Club at Boca Raton.  We spent a few hours networking, and I received a free super-charged Twitter tutorial by Social Media Guru Staci Garcia. Thanks again, doll face!

Armed with a general understand of hash-tagging and mentions, tweet-reach algorithms and a strong determination, I can now finally proclaim that I understand Twitter. That actually is an accomplishment worthy of notation, as I was always intimidated by that little blue bird.

The Key Speakers from JM Lexus discussed the importance of Social Media for Business, informing the attending Members of how much value and positive impact can be obtained through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and other Social Media Services. To steal a phrase from their presentation, Social Media in Business is “the fad that will never fade.” I spoke with a lovely gal who was photographing the Member Breakfast, also a writer, currently working in the Communications Department at the Boca Chamber, and we met with many other friendly local professionals.

It was a wonderful morning!

Boca Raton Beach


Thank You, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce …and to my Boss for the ticket  🙂

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The whole wireless n to wireless g switch has me just a bit befuddled, and it is therefore time to take a quick little break from technology.

Let’s discuss the fantastic boots and couture designs that were revealed on the Milan Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show runways!

From Alexander McQueen‘s feathered ivory boots to Dolce & Gabbana‘s consistent pairing of tall socks with flat shoes, there were certainly some fashion surprises that I can’t imagine anyone was expecting.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

This lavender fashion fairy tale was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and is in my all-time top five favorite catwalk creations list. The monochromatic ensembles of Dolce & Gabbana were certainly star spangled, with a repeating theme of tall socks worn with shiny textured flat shoes. To the naked ear, it may sound as if the whole socks with shoes attempt would ultimately fail at being appealing, despite how talented the designer may be. I may have thought the same, had I not seen this image… (Which, by the way, was taken as David Bowie‘s ‘Modern Love‘ provided the musical score! LOVE David Bowie!)

Dolce & Gabbana

The motorcycle jacket. This item has been at the very top of my wishlist since Fashion Week in New York 2010, where I fell head over heels for the Chanel motorcycle boots and black leather jacket. If I close my eyes, I can see those two toned boots paired with the slim fitting biker-chic jacket ever so clearly. While I adore Chanel, and who wouldn’t… my wallet isn’t exactly a fan. This is why the following release via the Vogue Blog made my day extra delightful!

The biker jacket is a classic, and at the Karen Millen press day today we found the perfect one for autumn. A great shape in hard-wearing leather (affordable too), it will hit the stores in September.12 May, 2011

Paris Fashion Week – Chanel Fall Winter 2011 

Chanel Fall Winter 2011

This Fashion Re-Cap wouldn’t be complete if the fantastic creations of Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011 clothing and accessory designs were not mentioned. Quickly becoming my favorite Designer, Plein had exclusively designed furniture prior to 2004, when he embarked on his first street-fashion venture.

Fun Fact? In 2009, Mattel worked with Philipp Plein to design a special limited-edition Barbie doll to commemorate  50 years of the Barbie enterprise.  Philipp Plein-Barbie was presented to the public on February 4, 2009 at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.


Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011

Philipp Plain BIKER JACKET "MOULIN ROUGE"

Philipp Plein NECKLACE "ENCHANTED"

There are so many strong and opposing perspectives when viewing the world of fashion, almost as if personal opinions are heightened in particularity and detailed attention. I’m sure it has something to do with how personal many fashion enthusiasts consider their relationships with clothing to be. That sounds absurd, perhaps, but it actually is a rational and logical observation.

Everyone makes a decision when presented with 31 flavors of ice cream, out of which they must choose only one. Right? Some of us like cookie dough in our ice cream, peanut butter (righteous!), chocolate chips, even cherries and marshmallows show up in the most popular flavors. However, no matter how similar two people may be to one another, they will most often choose different flavors of ice cream.

I’m always the girl that gets vanilla ice cream, and while sometimes the sweet surprises in other flavors look scrumdidly-umptious, I always remain content with my classic choice. Am I right for always choosing vanilla? Can someone be held at fault for a personal preference? Is that a trick question?

With fashion,our personal preferences are ignited with a creative passion that far exceeds ice cream. We become protective of our perceptions, our preferences, as if there is one right answer, when there truly is no correct or incorrect where opinions are concerned. While I may rave about the incredible fashions of Philipp Plein, being nothing less than impressed by every ensemble showcased, I’m sure that a plethora of completely opposing opinions wouldn’t be hard to find.

That said, allow me to finally make the disclaimer I’ve been building up to…

The thoughts and opinions expressed within the Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog come from a personal point of view, and do not represent Raymond Lee Jewelers or any of the Jewelry and Fashion Designers mentioned.

It’s Tuesday in Palm Beach County… Treat Yourself to Twelve Cupcakes, 50% Off!

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One Dozen Cupcakes

Palm Beaches – Everybody has weaknesses. Yours just so happens to be the pleasure you take in sneaking a few spoonfuls of cake icing at least once a week. But you secretly know what would quell that midday sugar fix: a perfectly-portioned cupcake. Today’s deal at Passion for Pastry will satisfy your sweet tooth without having to put on your oven mitts. Box up a dozen cupcakes for $17 (a $35 value) from a Boca Raton bakery that can relate to your saccharine cravings. Stock up on favorites like carrot cake, Fun Fetti, or decadent red velvet. The only ingredient you’ll need for this cupcake recipe is a glass of milk with which to wash it all down.

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Cartier Love Bangle: A Feature Friday Encore!

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Feature Friday

The Cartier Love Bracelet, first created in the early ’70s, has evolved into one of the most desired and sought after pieces of jewelry. With its provocative design and tiny screwdriver opening device, the Cartier LOVE bangle has become a cult classic among modern day collectors and jewelry enthusiasts.

Cartier Love Bangle


The Cartier Love Bangle has been one of the most popular items we’ve carried at Raymond Lee Jewelers. It is our pleasure to present on today’s feature… a Brand New 18kt White Gold Cartier Love Bracelet with original papers!

Cartier Love Bangle

Cartier Love Bangle

Cartier 18kt White Gold Love Bangle Size 17

You are Viewing this Cartier 18kt White Gold  Love Bangle Size 17.

Company Cartier
Model Love Bangle
Metal 18kt White Gold
Size 17
Weight 34.7g (22.4dwt)
Width 6 mm


This your chance to own this Cartier 18kt White Gold  Love Bangle Size 17 at an amazing price of $3,495 plus shipping Buy it Now or Best Offer.

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event: Raymond Lee Jewelers on Apr 27 2011

Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event

Raymond Lee Jewelers  –  April 27, 2011

Cara Rosenthal, Casey and Timolin Cole

Cara Rosenthal from The Amazing Race on CBS, Casey and Timolin Cole of the NKC Generation Hope Foundation and Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event was held last Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton. The elegant evening was a successful celebration of hope and benevolence!

The Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton showroom filled with famous faces, as shimmering jewels provided the elegant entrance for guests as the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event commenced.

Walter Shaw and the Cole Sisters

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Lovely Ladies! Erin, Julia and Dana.

Lovely Ladies:  Dana, Julia and Erin

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Cole Twins, Kesi Case and other famous faces


Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

The entertaining evening included an impressive musical performance for guests, as they browsed the beautiful pieces of jewelry on display and chatted with Casey and Timolin Cole, and several other attending celebrities. Proceeds from the successful event will benefit Nat King Cole Generation Hope, an organization dedicated to keeping music in the classrooms of our  community.

For more on NKC Generation of Hope, please visit http://www.natkingcolefoundation.org

We feel the time is right to launch Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. with the goal of inspiring our youth while enriching their lives, through the power of music. Musical instruments, instruction, seminars, state-of-the-art recording equipment and funding will be provided to students with the greatest need and fewest resources in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.’

Casey and Timolin Cole

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Generation Hope Pendent Unveiling at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Established with the strong desire to keep music in the classroom, the Nat King Cole Generation of Hope event was perfectly according in celebration. The talented Italian Singer, Franco Corso (http://www.francocorso.com/) provided beautiful musically driven entertainment.

Musical Entertainment

Celebrity sitings included Cara Rosenthal from CBSAmazing Race, Fashion Designer Kesi Case (http://www.kesicase.com/), Award Winning Color Expert Sherry Ratay (http://www.salonratay.com/) and…

Walter Shaw, Notorious Jewel Thief and Author of A License to Steal !

We like to live life on the edge. and hosting an extravagant evening without an infamous jewel thief wandering about?

What fun would that be?!

The turnout was fantastic, and attendees had a wonderful time, while supporting a great cause. Honored guests sipped champagne while browsing an eclectic collection of exquisite estate jewelry, vivid gemstones, pave set pendants and diamond-by-the-yard jewelry pieces, shopping side by side with the Cole Sisters.

As the evening progressed, Raymond Lee Jewelers took a moment to unveil the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Signature Pendant, designed for the NKC Generation Hope Foundation. The Diamond Horn Signature Pendant was greatly appreciated and adored by the Cole Twins, in addition to many of the evening’s guests.

This inspiring design pays a great deal of honor and homage to the talented, musical legend of the great Nat King Cole. The diamond embedded sculpted classic horn pendant was designed by Richard Resnik, our Professional Custom Jewelry Designer at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Richard Resnik and Cara Rosenthal, The Amazing Race

The signature pendant has been an tremendous hit with guests of the Generation of Hope Event. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Signature Generation Hope Pendants will soon be available for purchase in both sterling silver and diamond designs!

I promise to keep you updated on when they do become available, and if you should have and inquiries, please feel free to email me directly at alex@webuybigdiamonds.com.

The evening was a sparkling success. We would like to formally thank Casey and Timolin Cole, Transmedia Group, Sherry Ratay, Walter Shaw, Cara Rosenthal and all guests who attended the 2011 Generation of Hope Event at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Thank you for a meaningful and musical evening!

           -Raymond Lee Jewelers

Mariana – Generation Hope Event

Igor Polotsky, Watchmaker at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Jayne and Jeff and Jewelry

Jayne. Jeff. Jewelry.

Donna at Generation Hope Event

NKC Generation Hope - Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

NKC Generation Hope – Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

-Alexandra, and the entire staff at Raymond Lee Jewelers

TrendLuxury Interviews Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson: The Final Word on Fashion

 The Final Word on Fashion from Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson

TrendLuxury is an award-winning publication, as well as leading social media outlet and interactive influence on luxury, glamor and fashion trends. With an International fan-base, fashion experts and industry leaders, TrendLuxury has been coined ‘ the international online trend.’

This successfully savvy company prides itself on keeping consumers both well-informed and entertained with coverage on fashion trends, tips, product reviews, event coverage and interviews with today’s luxury style influences and fashion industry leaders.’

It would therefore come as no surprise to those who know him, and have seen his keen eye and spot-on style related observations in both jewelry and fashion, that Jeff Josephson was approached for an interview with the International fashion news outlet.

Trendluxury conducted an interview with Raymond Lee Jewelers President Jeff Josephson, which includes a fun variety of fashion-related inquiries, in addition to how Raymond Lee Jewelers came to be and why we have remained a trusted, innovative and evolving industry leader.

Read the full interview here for in-depth analysis of the strong comeback of sophisticated ’70s glamor, yellow gold jewelry pieces and accessories, colors and designs that Jeff suspects we will be seeing this Summer.

As a gal that has embraced yellow gold jewelry for the first time in her life, and has both seen and sported the style inspirations which Jeff Josephson discusses here with TrendLuxury, I promise that you will enjoy these professional jewelry, accessory and fashion insights!

… Read Full Interview Here

Sneak Peak:

Jeff Josephson: This has been a year of two extremes, neither one is overpowering the other just yet but I suspect as the year progresses and as fashion continues through the 70’s style evolution we can expect larger, bolder pieces to begin to overshadow more delicate designs.

Feature Friday: Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition

Feature Friday

Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Chronograph

Michael Schumacher has been an Omega Ambassador since 1995. This Feature Friday Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Chronograph watch was unveiled in July of 1996 by Michael Schumacher at his go-kart track in Kerpen, Germany. A yellow version of the Omega Speedmaster Schumacher addition was also available new from 1996 through 1999.

The casing is intricate and truly impressive, with racing wheels & tires which can be pushed together to conceal the watch, and pulled apart to reveal it. To stop the tire from rolling, there is a small stand. The left tire is marked “OMEGA Speedmaster,” & the right tire has Michaels displayed on it.

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Authentic Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Dial Chronograph.

   

Omega Model:

Speedmaster Schumacher Edition

Manufactured:

Between 1996-1999

Case Metal:

Stainless Steel

Case Measurement:

36mm

Bracelet:

Red Leather with Tang Style Buckle

Dial:

Red

Bezel:

Stainless Steel

Crystal:

Plastic

Movement:

Automatic

Features:

Chronograph, Hours, Minutes, and Seconds

Other Features:

Comes with Unique Wheel Design Case

Additional Details:

Band shows signs of wear, crystal is noticeably scratched

This your chance to own this Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Dial Chronograph at an amazing price of $2,495 plus shipping Buy it Now or Best Offer.

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Elisha Cuthbert Premiering Tonight in new ABC Series, and Rocks a Red Vawk Dress at 2011 Heart Truth Fashion Show

Elisha Cuthbert: Premiers as Comedic Lead on Tonight’s Premier of ABC’s ‘Happy Endings

You may remember this Canadian Beauty as Kim Bauer, the daughter of Jack Bauer in the infamous FOX Series, 24.  If you weren’t into real-time counter-terrorism plots, perhaps you’ll remember her as the sultry ‘Girl Next Door‘ in 2004. The lovable Miss Elisha Cuthbert also played the role of a soon to be replaced lead singer in the 2005 music video for ‘Perfect Situation‘ by Weezer.

On tonight’s premier episode Elisha will be appearing as Alex, the leading female role in ABC’s new comedic-romance series, Happy Endings. The pilot is rumored to kick off with Alex, the 22 year-old character played by Cuthbert, running from the alter on the day she is to marry long-time boyfriend Dave. Zachary Knighton will be playing the role of Dave on the Wednesday night premier of ABC’s Happy Endings. The six-person ensemble cast will also include the strong acting skills of Eliza CoupeDamon Wayans Jr., Adam Pally and Casey Wilson.

 

ABC's Ensemble Cast: Happy Endings

While admittedly against their own initial hesitance for another Friends carbon copy sitcom, critics are reviewing that the ensemble cast is stronger than those we’ve seen within the last few years.  The premier of Happy Endings will air tonight on ABC at 9:30/8:30C, after Modern Family. Elisha Cuthbert has announced that her upcoming role as Alex in Happy Endings is the edgy, comedic new  role that she’s been waiting for.

Last month, Canadian-born Actress Elisha Cuthbert wore a one of a kind mini-dress by Vawk on March 24th for the fourth annual Heart Truth Fashion Show in Toronto. The Carlu in Toronto was the venue providing the catwalk on which Cuthbert strutted the daring red mini by Vawk, amongst several other celebrities taking part in the Heart Truth Campaign.

 

Elisha Cuthbert Dazzles at 2011 Heart Truth Fashion Show

Famous faces at the Toronto Fashion Show for Heart Health Awareness included Suzanne Somers, Eve, Dania Ramirez, Denise Richards, Audrina Patridge and Camila Alves, girlfriend of the encouraging Matthew McConaughey. Not all styles were as dangerously draped as Elisha’s deep red mini by Vawk, as a demure Denise Richards was sporting a ’70s socialite look in an empire waist dress by Matthew Williamson.

Celebrities were styled in a wide array of red designs, fabrics and cuts in a deliberate effort to draw National attention to Heart Truth. Each gowns, dress and mini worn in the Fashion Show were of the same constancy in color, derived from deeply embedded red hues and sweeping saturation.

In our own virtual way, we would like to contribute with the same fluidly ruby consistency to the National awareness of Heart Health. Here are a few select pieces of incredible jewelry in which we would have chosen to be part of the fashion event in Toronto… If time travel and a DeLorean were readily available, that is.

Chopard Watch with Rubies

Chopard Your Hour Watch with Rubies

 

Diamond and Ruby Crested Wave Ring

Invisibly Set Ruby and Diamond Earrings

Solid rich ruby color is all you see in these beautiful drop earrings. These earrings are simple, but dramatic with just the right punch of color. They are sure to please any woman who wears them. The color is rich like the ripest raspberry.

 

In other news… We would like to send our very best wishes to new Bride, Reese Witherspoon and Husband Jim Toth. The happy couple were married in a 20 minute ceremony and exchanged wedding rings designed by jeweller William Goldberg.

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