The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual charity gala came and went like a whirlwind, and the stars really brought their A-game! Designers showed comradery by supporting their peers (i.e. Marc Jacobs wearing Saint Laurent.) Actors and musicians wowed in custom creations, some walking the carpet with the designers. However, the Victoria’s Secret models seemed to prove who does it best, wearing surprisingly stunning Top Shop and classic silhouettes (like Karlie Kloss in De La Renta, opera gloves and all.)
Being that this is THE fashion event of the year for Manhattan and, really, the fashion world, we appreciate over-the-top glamour. We loved seeing new silhouettes and color pairings, separates, and lots of volume. The Olsen Twins donned vintage Chanel, which was an unexpected twist that still offered lots of drama. Speaking of drama, we couldn’t keep our eyes off of Zac Posen’s room-filling gowns. Are favorites are Dita Von Teese’s neoprene nude and red fishtail gown and Liu Wen’s ocean waves.
In this day and age of fast fashion and faster media coverage, there’s always some new “trend” or “it- accessory.” It’s reassuring to see that in the midst of crazy fads and crazier celerities, one classic piece will always remain a chic choice for the fashionable set.
“The look of the moment? A delicate bar necklace that can be worn with any outfit, for any occasion. ” – WhoWhatWear
Enter: the Bar necklace. Loved for it’s simplicity and grace, this delicate design is easily layered, yet looks fabulous on it’s own. A delicate chain and perhaps something to set it apart (like custom engraving) add just the right amount of flare.
Below are our coveted bar necklaces. Choose from hand stamped pieces or more demure styles: Click each photo for more info and to purchase online.
Uplifting Quotes Gold Necklace
Tilda Gold Bar Necklace
See how today’s chicest celebs wear their Bar necklaces for inspiration!
Awards for deserving movies, like 12 Years A Slave, winning Best Drama are great. But give us the Red Carpet!
It’s safe to say that we here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry are fashion lovers. When we aren’t creating new pieces, we’re obsessively browsing fashion magazines and blogs because, well, why not? Fashion is fun and expressive, and when personal style is a factor, it totally can project someone’s feelings and personalities to the world. And that’s a great thing. What’s even better is when you throw in amazing couturiers, jewelers, and shoe designers. Oh, and teams of hair and makeup professionals.
Enter: The Golden Globes.
The 71st annual awards show was full of actors, musicians and writers, and lots of great Red Carpet moments. Below we’ve chosen a few of our favorites. We love the bursts of color and texture. Also, young designers like Charlotte Olympia and Proenza Schouler had their pieces on quite a few starlets, which is always great to see.
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Amy Adams- Valentino Haute Couture silk chiffon gown with a ruby bodice and deep décolleté from the Shanghai collection; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Brian Atwood heels.
Cate Blanchett- Armani Prive black lace and tulle gown; Chopard marquise-cut earrings with white diamonds and 18-K Fairmined white gold and white diamond line bracelet set in platinum; Jimmy Choo, Esam pumps.
Jennifer Lawrence- Dior Haute Couture dress; Neil Lane jewelry; Roger Vivier clutch and shoes.
Kate Beckinsale- Zuhair Murad dress; Chopard jewelry; Edie Parker clutch; Jimmy Choo heels.
Kate Mara- J Mendel dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry; Smythson clutch; Charlotte Olympia heels.
A Pregnant Kerry Washington- custom Balenciaga dress; Fred Leighton 1920’s diamond pendant earrings in platinum, Art Deco rock crystal and diamond brooch, and 1920’s diamond and onyx ring; Movado watch; Balenciaga clutch; Casadei white leather cage sandals.
Lizzy Caplan- Emilio Pucci black silk cady gown from the S/S 14 collection.
Lupita Nyong’o- Ralph Lauren dress; Fred Leighton diamond studs, diamond and 18K gold ring, and cushion cut diamond ring; Rich Kosann clutch; Paul Andrew heels.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler- On Tina: custom Carolina Herrera black and fuchsia floral jacquard strapless gown; Fred Leighton rose-cut diamond pendant earrings, and rose-cut diamond and enamel ring. On Amy: custom Stella McCartney black cady gown with symmetric bodice and black belt; Charlotte Olympia heels.
Summer is finally here and all over the country people are taking off their thick layers and replacing them with teeny bikinis and flowy dresses. So why should your jewelry be any different? The gorgeous stone necklaces by Cecilia Gonzales are the perfect way to add some POP to your summer routine without weighing you down. The dainty chain necklaces come in three lengths ( 15″, 17″ and 19″) and a multitude of stones, all for just $24. Choose your birthstone, your child’s birthstone, your favorite color– or all three!
Try layering a few necklaces over an asymmetrical white tee and skinny jeans for a chic daytime look. Feeling fancy? Let a long single necklace accentuate a plunging neckline.
Wearing these beauties is a breeze. The chains come in gold and black and custom orders are readily made in your perfect combination. Choose from Black Onyx, Turquoise, Pink Crystal, Green Agate, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Tourmaline Quartz, Orange Carnelian, and White Opal. The simplicity of this design makes this one of the most wearable pieces of the season!