- Your ultra convenient link to Hollywood Glamour -

w w w . s o p h i e s c l o s e t . c o m
In a faraway land, there is a magical place called Sophie’s Closet. In this land, accessories roam free and there is plenty for everyone. Its founder Sophie is an ambassador for all sparkly things that women all over the world dream of...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Introducing BELLE NOEL by Kim Kardashian

Honey Hexagon Necklace

Kim wearing her Honey Hexagon Necklace

She may have started her career on some rocky terms but, year by year, Kim Kardashian has proven herself to be quite a stylish figure and a great businesswoman. Kim recently introduced her jewelry line, Belle Noel, in collaboration with Pascal Mouawad, and we took notice.

Inspired by Old Hollywood stars like Vivien Leigh and Sophia Loren, as well as 1970s fashion icons like Julie Christie and Lauren Hutton, Kim's jewelery is very powerful and bold (just like her). The line is extremely wearable and can easily be dressed up or down. “I wanted to create a line where you could go from day jeans to a cocktail party effortlessly without ever having to change your jewelry,” says Kim.

All the pieces are gold plated and are quite striking, especially on Kim against her long beautiful black hair.

Stud Necklace

Kim wearing her Stud Necklace

One of the most striking, and innovative, pieces is the hair chain that one can wear over a long ponytail, or even dangling under a chignon. It reminds us of something Cleopatra would have worn.

Honey Hair Chain

Kim wearing her Honey Hair Chain

Another really amazing piece is the intricately woven 'Dagger' bracelet with crystal spikes. As Kim intended, this one would make for a perfect companion to a pair of jeans and a blouse as it would to an evening gown.

Dagger Glam Bracelet

Belle Noel earrings range from small gold and crystal studs to big (and we mean BIG) drop earrings. We especially love the 'Nugget' earrings. They are so glamorous and have a vintage 1930s feel. And the way Kim styled them with a black cape and her hair pulled in a chignon is just perfection. Very Old Hollywood.

Stud Earrings

Kim wearing her Stud Earrings

Nugget Earrings

Kim wearing Ivory Nugget Earrings

Ivory Nugget Earrings

We have to say that we are quite impressed!

Belle Noel is available for pre-order. Prices range from $20-180 US. If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces, please contact Sophie.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ON THE RED CARPET: The Golden Globes

Scarlett Johansson wearing VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Private Collection;
From Sophie's Closet: JENNIFER BEHR Wing Pin Silver with Crystal (AED 420)

Aren't award shows the best? It's always so much fun seeing the runway looks translated onto "real" people. This year, the Golden Globes red carpet was a great success: not too many disasters (OK, hello Helena Bonham Carter and Chrstina Aguilera!), many Old Hollywood glamorous looks (Catherine Zeta Jones, January Jones, Angelina Jolie) and many hip and modern young beauties (Emma Stone and Leighton Meester). But, at Sophie's Closet, what we really look for is the jewels! And at these types of occasions, celebrities go all out! We are talking million dollar baubles. Well, we made them a bit easier to obtain by finding affordable alternatives from Sophie's Closet.

Scarlett Johansson wearing VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Private Collection;
From Sophie's Closet: CC SKYE
Million Dollar Pave Bracelet (AED 1350)

Hollywood bombshell Scarlet Johansson looked amazing in her Elie Saab dress topped with sparkling diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. One can achieve a similar look with our Jennifer Behr hair pin and sparkling CC Skye bracelet.

Nicole Kidman wearing: FRED LEIGHTON;
From Sophie's Closet: SIMAN TU Smoky Quartz Chandelier Earrings (AED 1430)

Nicole Kidman opted for long black chandelier earrings by Fred Leighton that are very similar to our Siman Tu's.

Catherine Zeta Jones wearing VAN CLEEF & ARPELS;
From Sophie's Closet: SHERMAN Vintage Chandelier Earrings (AED 1900)

Catherine Zeta Jones channelled Old Hollywood glamour a la Elizabeth Taylor in her emerald green Monique Lhullier gown. Her beautiful dark brown hair down contrasted by diamond chandelier Van Cleef & Arpels earrings. Our vintage ones from Sherman are almost identical!

Jennifer Lopez wearing HARRY WINSTON;
From Sophie's Closet: KENNETH JAY LANE Pearl Centre Flower Earrings (AED 690)

Oh, Jennifer Lopez: she always has the sparkliest diamonds! Her Harry Winston flower earrings gave her a bit of a cuter look than her usual spicy Latina style. We like cute and that's why we love our Kenneth Jay Lane floral pearl earrings. Jennifer would approve.

Lea Michelle wearing LORRAINE SCHWARTZ;
From Sophie's Closet: KENNETH JAY LANE Crystal White Pearl Earrings (AED 550)

Glee's Lea Michelle was a diva in pink Oscar de la Renta gown complete with a giant bow. She didn't need much jewelry because it was such a big dress. Her little knotted Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings are definitely on the same page as our Kenneth Jay Lane crystal and pearl buds.

Vanessa Williams wearing unknown earrings;
From Sophie's Closet: MELINDA MARIA "Gwyneth" Pave Chandelier Earrings (AED 1700)

We are not quite sure what jewelry designer Vanessa Williams was wearing but we are in love! Notice how similar they look to Melinda Maria's "Gwyneth" earrings?

Julia Stiles wearing H. STERN;
From Sophie's Closet: BOUNKIT Sunburst flower Citrine (AED 1650)

Julia Stiles is cute and so were her H.Stern yellow and white diamond earrings. Almost identical to Bounkit's.

Halle Berry wearing HARRY WINSTON;
From Sophie's Closet: LISA FREEDE Swarovski Wrap Bracelets (AED 570 each)

Halle Berry was super sexy in her black sheer Nina Ricci dress. All eyes were on her gorgeous skin which is probably why she opted not to wear much else. Sparkly bracelets was all she needed.

Claire Danes wearing FRED LEIGHTON;
From Sophie's Closet: LISA FREEDE Stackable Eternity Rings (AED 170)

Claire Danes is a minimalist and we loved her simple Fred Leighton eternity ring. For the same minimal, but much cheaper look, we suggest Lisa Freede. Her Swarovski crystals could almost pass for diamonds!

Christina Aguilera wearing LORRAINE SCHWARTZ;
From Sophie's Closet: JOOMI LIM Large Pretty Bijoux Ring (AED 490)

We hated Christina's dress, but once we saw a close-up of her hands, we were (almost) ready to forgive her. But, we actually think that our Joomi Lim is prettier.

Sofía Vergara wearing DAVID WEBB;
From Sophie's Closet: RACHEL LEIGH "Gumball" Ring (AED 390)

Hot Latina bombshell, Sophia Vergara, paired her bright red Vera Wang dress with a giant turquoise cocktail ring by David Webb. Clearly, this is a woman that loves colour! She would also look fab in our Rachel Leigh "Gumball" ring.

How fun was that? See you at the Oscars!

To purchase these pieces, simply click on the images or email Sophie.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Introducing NOIR

Jeniffer Lopez wearing NOIR in her "Fresh Out The Oven" video

Just as we thought things couldn't get more exciting, we received our first order of NOIR. This hip and edgy jewelry line is becoming a celebrity favourite for major style leaders such as Madonna, Beyonce, Olivia Palermo, and has made appearances on Gossip Girl. NOIR is also coveted by fashion insiders like Marc Jacobs, DKNY and Moschino, who have all collaborated with the label for their own fashion shows and events.

Known for its sophisticated punk rock style, NOIR is prefect for women that don't like to play it safe. Because, sometimes, pretty comes in form of spikes.

Smooth Pyramid Bracelet (AED 350, $95 CAD)

Alternate Pave Pyramid Bracelet (AED 950, $259 CAD)

Olivia wearing NOIR pyramid bracelet

Olivia Palermo seems to agree. She has been photographed on numerous occasions wearing her pyramid bracelets. We just love Olivia. And we love how she paired her ladylike Giambattista Valli ensemble with pink heels but then spiced it up with NOIR.

Long Mace Ball Earrings (AED 485)

Of course, if we were Olivia, we would have added these ball earrings too, small enough to blend in with the hair, but just large enough to dazzle through.

Cone Pyramid Ring (AED 390)

Lady Gaga wearing pyramid rings

One can say that Lady Gaga sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from Olivia Palermo and Jennifer Lopez. Sure, she is out there, but she is also incredibly fun style-wise. She is a risk-taker, and in this case, it works thanks to the mix of feminine elements with punk-ish NOIR rings.

Twisted Pyramid Ring (AED 35o)

Pave Braided Bangle (AED 890, $278 CAD)

Of course, if one is not so much into spikes, don't fret: NOIR has pretty non-spikey options like the twisted ring and the braided bangle. Both are very classically elegant and glamorous. This line is truly magnificent! We look forward to receiving more NOIR in the future.

To purchase these pieces, head to www.shopatsophiescloset.com or email Sophie.

Next week, we will be looking at the Golden Globes' red carpet! We are cheering for one of our favourites, Natalie Portman.

Friday, January 7, 2011


New year brings new and exciting things to Sophie's Closet. Over the next couple of months, we'll be looking at S/S 2011 trends, magazine editorials, vintage style, the red carpet and, of course, Gossip Girl. But, for now, we wanted to introduce you to all the things we are super excited about.


FALLON Multicolor Crystal Brass V Necklace (AED 1365, $425 CAD)

FALLON "Off Ramp" Jet Multi Bow Bracelet (AED 890, $278 CAD)

Fallon is fairly new to Sophie's Closet and we are excited to be carrying this outstanding line. Since its creation, Fallon has been editors' favourite appearing on the pages on Elle, Vogue and V.


RACHEL LEIGH "Stella" Crystal Ring (AED 300, $94 CAD)

RACHEL LEIGH "Fitz" Hyacinth Necklace (AED 1350, $421 CAD)

We can't get enough of Rachel Leigh and the new pieces move from the usual enamel to sparkling crystals. The combination of sculptural metals and brightly coloured crystals has us swooning.


JENNIFER BEHR Chunky Triple Row Crystal (AED 1720, $352 CAD)

JENNIFER BEHR Crystal Anchor Pin (AED 450, $140 CAD)

Jennifer Behr needs no introduction to Sophie's Closet costumers and we are excited to be stocking the new spring line as well as restocking some of our favourite past pieces. Anyone heading on an exciting cruise or a tropical vacation? We think the Anchor Pin is a must!


Vintage CHANEL Tassle Earrings (AED 2350, $732 CAD)

XL Vintage CHANEL 5 Charm Necklace (AED 3900, $1,215 CAD)

Our vintage Chanel pieces are so hot, they are flying off our shelves! So we are bringing more and more. Along with the signature CC clip-ons, we are getting some stunning chandelier earrings and charm bracelets.


Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Royal Blue Oval Marbled Earrings (AED 750)

Vintage CINER Green Jade Cabochon Earrings (AED 1100, $343 CAD)

We will be stocking up on more and more collectible vintage. It's become a bit of an obsession. We are just so inspired by the amazing craftsmanship and design. Plus, every serious style icon collects vintage (have you read our post on Olivia Palermo?). We are concentrating of bringing more Christian Dior, Ciner, Sherman as well as other well-known designers.

Happy New Year!