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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spotted on GOSSIP GIRL

Blair wearing Bounkit

Have you been tuning into Gossip Girl this season? The storyline is a little all over the place, but our favourite girls are looking as fabulous as always. Blair has adjusted her already impeccable style and added a royal twist to it, like fascinators (almost like headbands, right?) and pretty ladylike jewellery.

BOUNKIT Faceted Moonstone Earrings

We are, of course, in love with her Bounkit moonstone earrings, surrounded by tiny little faceted stones. So pretty, kind of Grace Kelly-like (it's only fitting).

Serena wearing Bounkit

We love Serena's style even though it's really the opposite of Blair's. She likes sexier silhouettes at night, and more boho flowy ones during the day.

BOUNKIT Multi Strand Turquoise Necklace

At the beginning of the season, Serena epitomised California chic, with this gorgeous turquoise necklace by Bounkit.

It's good that the girls have a solid friendship this season. It's only fitting that Serena should be Blair's maid of honour and we can't wait to see what they choose to wear on the wedding day. The only thing is: the Prince has got to go! We're pulling for Chuck.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sophie's Closet in the Press

Harper's Bazaar Arabia (November 2011)

Our jewels have been making so many magazine appearances, we're starting to blush a little over the attention. From fashion glossies like Harper's Bazaar, U Magazine, and Flare, to the ultimate lifestyle guide, Time Out, to a celebrity must-read OK! magazine, to countless online features, everyone is talking about Sophie's Closet.

Our Joomi Lim spike bangle and our CC Skye 'Can't Buy Me Love' ring were featured in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia, with one and only Janet Jackson on the cover.

OK! Middle East (October 13-19 2011)

And we got lots of love in OK! Middle East, with a two-page feature of Sophie's Closet, so wonderfully titled the "Treasure Trove."

OK! highlighted some of the glamorous pieces featured on Gossip Girl (a personal favourite of ours) like the Amrita Singh crystal drop earrings (as seen on Serena) and Siman Tu's stunning butterfly necklace (as seen on Blair), as well as his turquoise chandelier earrings (as seen on Lily). They also couldn't resists our rarities, such as the vintage Trifari bracelet (as seen on Olivia Palermo), and beautiful picks from Chanel and Sherman.

They didn't stop there! OK! also highlighted young and hip designs like Melinda Maria's python ring, CC Skye's spiked bracelet, House of Harlow's tribal turquoise earrings, Erickson Beamon's bright 'Color Me Crazy' earrings, Fallon's serpent earrings (as seen on ever-so-controversial Kim Kardashian), and Lulu Frost's precious chandeliers (as seen on Whitney Port).

Phew! There is more! Visit Sophie's Closet on Facebook to view all our press hits.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Introducing CAROLE TANENBAUM Vintage

Carole Tanenbaum, The Coveteur

We have big, big news! Sophie's Closet is now carrying beautiful vintage pieces from the Carole Tanenbaum Collection. For those of you just tuning into the world of vintage, Toronto-based Carole Tanenbaum is the reigning queen of vintage costume jewellery. Having collected exquisite trinkets for almost three decades, Carole Tanenbaum's collection has accumulated to over 20,000 pieces, about $3,000 which she keeps in her personal collection.

Carole Tanenbaum, The Coveteur

She provides jewellery for countless editorials for magazine like Vogue and Elle, for stylish TV shows like Sex and the City and Mad Men, and for red carpet celebrity appearances, from Sarah Jessica Parker (who owns over 400 pieces from the Carole Tanenbaum Collection), to Natalie Portman, and Michelle Obama.

Carole Tanenbaum, The Coveteur

One of our favourite websites, The Coveteur, recently did a profile on Carole's jewellery closet, and it's wow -- just wow! So much so, that on her recent trip to Toronto, Sophie couldn't resist picking up a few things.

Vintage TRIFARI Bracelet

First of which was this vintage Trifari bracelet, spotted on Olivia Palermo. Trifari, as you know, is one of our favourites for its art deco inspired designs.

Olivia Palermo

Vintage DIOR Earrings

And, she also handpicked some gorgeous earrings from Carole's extensive selection: Dior, Kenneth Jay Lane, Hattie Carnegie, Gripoix, and Larry Vrba.


Of course, Dior and Kenneth Jay Lane need no introduction. These two pieces are the both beautiful examples of the brands' workmanship.

Vintage HATTIE CARNEGIE Earrings

And, being a big Hattie Carnegie fan, Sophie also selected these incredible red and blue cabochon earrings from 1960. So elegant!

Vintage GRIPOIX Earrings

These colourful green chandelier earrings are by Gripoix, the legendary jewellery house that started way back in 1869. Famous for its poured glass (pate de verre), over the decades Gripoix has created jewellery for Chanel, Balenciaga, Balmain, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent... you name it!

Vintage LARRY VRBA Earrings

Lastly, these sparkling darlings are by Larry Vrba, whose pieces are just exquisite. He began his career as a head designer for Miriam Haskell in the 70s, and in the 80s started his own line. Along with creating intricate baubles for his glamorous costumers, Vrba also creates custom pieces for the Broadway stage -- jewels so striking that they stand out even from the back row.

Exciting, right? Check out our entire vintage collection, including more pieces from Carole Tanenbaum, at sophiescloset.com.