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July 26 2014

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3 posts tagged "Forevermark"

Golden Girls: Stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris Take Us Inside the Glamorous Globes

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Olivia, Amy, and Zooey

As we’re sure you’re aware, last night, Hollywood’s elite walked the red carpet for the Golden Globes. But it wasn’t just a big evening for the actors and directors who took home gilded statuettes—it’s an important affair for fashion folk, too. Mega stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris were not just on the scene, but also behind the scenes dressing co-host Amy Poehler (who looked svelte in Stella McCartney), Elisabeth Moss (who took home a best actress award while wearing J. Mendel), Olivia Wilde (who was radiant in Gucci Première), Zooey Deschanel (who opted for an elegant Oscar de la Renta gown), Robin Wright (who shimmered in Reem Acra while accepting her best actress honor), Hailee Steinfeld (who partied in Andrew Gn), and more. Here, Welch shares the pair’s Golden Globes diary and gives Style.com a firsthand account of what it’s like to dress leading ladies for one of Hollywood’s most glam-packed events.

Zooey Deschanel's Oscar de la Renta look

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at Zooey Deschanel’s Oscar de la Renta look for the Globes.

Amy's Clutch

This is a custom cuff I designed for Jacob & Co. with the Rauwolf clutch that Amy Poehler carried.

Stella Night

Amy Poehler had a Stella night.

Stella

The beginning! Sketches and swatches from the Stella team.

amy jewels

For Amy’s opening look, we went for Neil Lane vintage gold. Our mantra was, “What would Carol Burnett do?” Sometimes, more is more and it’s always better to have fun! Continue Reading “Golden Girls: Stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris Take Us Inside the Glamorous Globes” »

Cases of Diamonds and a Pas de Deux

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Laura Morera and Bennet Gartside“I don’t think anyone says no to diamonds,” offered Liam Scarlett, the Royal Ballet’s 26-year-old choreographer-cum-wunderkind-in-residence, when asked how he came to create a unique pas de deux for Forevermark Diamonds. Last night at the National Arts Club, two of the Royal Ballet’s principal dancers, Laura Morera and Bennet Gartside, took the stage to debut the piece, which told a tale of love, passion, and promise. “I think love is easy to communicate,” said Scarlett. “But what I really wanted to do was keep the story ambiguous enough so that everyone can relate to it.”

The dance captured an intense romance and was, in fact, surprisingly relatable—not to mention poignant, and moving. Members of the audience were transfixed by Morera and Gartside as they leapt across the floor, embracing each other, then pushing away, only to embrace again. Of course, the performance can’t take all the credit: The onstage lovers were dripping in a hypnotic array of Forevermark’s ultra-rare, near-perfect stones. “They wanted to give me a really big diamond ring, but dancing is rigorous, and we were worried that it would cut Ben’s face, so we had to tone it down a bit,” said Morera post-show (her replacement rock, however, still looked like it could do some damage). “On the other hand, [this jewelry] transforms you,” she added, touching the gems wrapped around her neck. Meanwhile, Gartside, who wore a simple gold and diamond band while lifting and spinning his costar, admitted that his favorite piece was the heart-shaped stone on display in the parlor.

After the ballet, guests sipped champagne and perused cases filled with the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection. Waris Ahluwalia was among those inspecting the jewels—perhaps in search of inspiration. Having collaborated with Forevermark on one large pendant last year (“It’s about a million and a half dollars—it’s just a casual piece,” he said, laughing), Ahluwalia has once again joined forces with the brand to design a full collection, which will be unveiled this fall. “I went to Africa to see the mines and the whole operation,” he said. “I like to know where things come from. I’m kind of a brat.”

Photo:Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix

Patience Is a Virtue, But So Are Diamonds

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Valentine’s Day is next week, and some of you are no doubt angling for a diamond, not a box of chocolate. We’re here to counsel patience. Patience because you won’t be able to get your hands on Hoorsenbuhs’ just-launched Forevermark Bridal Collection until April 1, and Hoorsenbuhs’ Robert Keith has designed the most jaw-dropping engagement ring we’ve seen maybe ever. “Everybody was making the same ring over and over,” Keith says, rattling off a list of the most famous jewelry houses on earth. (His business partner, Kether Parker, is brand ambassador.) “And the basic feeling of the designs of those rings—it’s the same category, the same theme, and I can see all of them [for a lot less] in the Jewelry Mart downtown in L.A.” What sets apart this ring is the responsibly sourced 12.10-carat Asscher-cut rock that earns its Forevermark Exceptional appellation, and then some. But each Hoorsenbuhs for Forevermark engagement ring bears some of the 7-year-old brand’s design signatures. And they won’t set your significant other back $850,000 like this one will, either. Opening price points are less than $20,000 for a one-carat ring; a sampling of the line, which also includes diamond studs, is now available at Barneys.