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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...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jewellery Inspiration: JAK & JIL

We are big fans of street style. Okay, maybe not your average street but the streets of New York, Milan and Paris during fashion weeks when all the editors and fashion insiders come out decked out in the latest and perfectly accessorised. And they always take risks, mixing different styles together. It's the same when it comes to jewellery.

KENNETH JAY LANE Double Lion Head Bracelet;
VITA FEDE Vero Snakeskin Bracelet

Our favourite is Jak & Jil, a blog run by a fashion photographer Tommy Ton, precisely because he shoots a lot of accessories. The images are absolutely stunning and style inspiring. It always prompts us to push the envelope a bit and pull out some of the pieces we haven't worn in a while.

KENNETH JAY LANE Snake Bracelet;
VITA FEDE Chain Snakeskin Bracelet

RACHEL LEIGH Gumball Ring;
VITA FEDE Como Hex Bracelet

JOOMI LIM Spike Bracelets;
CC SKYE Pave Stud Bracelet

CHAN LUU Wrap Bracelets;
VITA FEDE Como Hex Bracelet

The styling provides us with endless combinations: things we would never pair up before now make so much sense. We think of it as the runway outside the runway. And New York Fashion Week is just around the corner!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jewellery Inspiration: BLAKE LIVELY's Layered Bracelets

Once again we are coveting Blake Lively's style (check our post on her earrings). It helps that she is always wearing gorgeous Chanel gowns and perpetually looks perfect. Here she is at The Green Lantern premiere accessorized to the nines with multiple layers of silver and gold bracelets by Lorraine Schwartz.

ERICKSON BEAMON Pomp and Circumstance Bracelet;
KENNETH JAY LANE Art Deco Bracelet;
ZIRCONMANIA Pave Link Bracelet in Gold;
NOIR Mini Full Pave Pyramid Double Wrap Bracelet
ZIRCONMANIA Pave Link Bracelet in Gunmetal;
KENNETH JAY LANE Double Lion Head Bracelet;
NOIR Mini Full Pave Pyramid Single Bracelet;
CC SKYE Pave Stud Bracelets

To get Blake's look, we've selected some similar pieces from Sophie's Closet. When it comes to layering, it's best to stock up on basics like Noir's and CC Skye's pave pyramid bracelets or Zirconmania's links. They are great as they go with everything. Then, add a couple of statement pieces like Erickson Beamon's intricate creations or extravagant pieces by Kenneth Jay Lane. Voilà! Just like Blake.

PS. We can't wait for Gossip Girl to start!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FALL/WINTER BLUES... from runways to Sophie's Closet


Blue is one of the predominant colours for the F/W season. Particularly the bright royal (or Klein) blue as seen on runways of DVF, Fendi, Jason Wu and Thakoon. It looks especially striking when paired with gold: one of our favourite colour combinations.

LEIVANKASH Feather Bracelet

We are excited to be carrying more pieces from LEIVANKASH. This feather bracelet is a perfect companion to the 'Olivia' ring and a perfect little pop of blue for fall.

KENNETH JAY LANE Double Lion Head Bracelet

Okay, so we realize that we've been featuring this lion bracelet a lot! But, it's just so irresistable with the little blue accent on top.

DIOR Vintage Clip-on Earrings

These vintage Dior earrings are absolute classics -- such a beautiful bright blue.

GUCCI F/W 2011

Then there is teal, a way to bring the tropics into fall. Seen on the ruways of Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Alberta Ferretti, teal is one of the most glamorous colours this season showing up in luxe accessories like fur stoles.

CHANEL Vintage Drop Earrings

Glamour always needs some Chanel and you already know we are so in love with these earrings. Okay -- there are turqoise but close enough!

KENNETH JAY LANE Blue Zircon Jonquil Centre Earrings

These gorgous yellow/blue combo earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane are Old Hollywood glamour. They would look amazing with that Gucci gown.

DEEPA GURNANI Skinny Metallic Leaf

A bit of teal for the hair comes in form of a pretty leaf headband. Daytime, nighttime -- it's just lovely.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


This summer has been a season of some pretty epic weddings. We have seen two young women become princesses and one fashion princess become rock royalty.

It's also been a refreshing time for wedding gowns, moving away from the strapless princess gown and towards a different silhouette: a one with sleeves and shoulder details. And we, of course, loved their accessories. Unfortunately we can't all be princesses and supermodels, but we have some ideas on how to get the look of one.

KENNETH JAY LANE Pearl Drop Earrings

First was Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Wales, in an Alexander McQueen lace gown which was an absolute perfection: very conservative, but very modern and romantic at the same time. Her Cartier "Halo" tiara from 1936 that she "borrowed" from the Queen kind of left us speechless. Okay okay, the little drop earrings were pretty too!

SIMAN TU Pearl Flower Comb
Vintage Flower Comb

Then there was Charlene Wittstock who married Prince of Monaco last week. Her Armani Prive gown was so chic, so simple and so modern. She opted not to wear a tiara, and instead wore several floral pins or combs that were nesting on her chignon.

JENNIFER BEHR 'Bella' Flower Comb
Lisa Freede Bracelet

Kate Moss also got married last week! We have to say that her wedding looked a lot more fun than then the royal ones. Everyone seemed so happy, relaxed and casual. Kate wore a romantic bohemian Galliano gown. Her hair was down in the regular Kate style and adorned with a veil with two small flowers on each side. Her earrings were simple little pendants and she wore a sole thin diamond bracelet. She really is always so effortlessly chic, never overdone.

Anyone happy soon-to-be brides out there?