Trends We Love: Triangular Earrings!

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It may still be warm out, but we’re so ready for Fall! The crisp air, turning leaves, the scent of fresh pumpkin pie… we really love the season. According to Vogue (French Vogue, no less) one of the biggest trends for Fall accessories will be triangular earrings. We couldn’t agree more! Check out some of our fave triangular earrings- click each image to shop the collection!

For edgy ensembles, pair a ripped pair of jeans, architectural heels and a vintage band t-shirt with the Flare Earrings.

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Shop the Flare Earrings

 

For everyday shine, pair your favorite comfy pieces (or your classic work attire) with the Monica Earrings, which are super lightweight.

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Shop the Monica Earrings

 

Finally, evoke the warrior princess in you with the Artemis Earrings! Dress them up or down with ease.

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Shop the Artemis Earrings

Teen Choice Awards 2014: Looks We Actually Loved

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Shay Mitchell vamps up her surprisingly demure lace set with a dark lip. Noted.

Last night the 2014 Teen Choice Awards aired on Fox and millions of teens and tweens tuned in, excited to see their favorite stars walk the blue carpet. Surfboard shaped awards were doled out between performances but we were only paying attention to the fashion. Because crop tops and metallics are actually much more interesting to us than the Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, et al. But, again, the fashion was fun.

Below we’ve chosen the looks we actually loved and have stored in our mental banks for near-future style inspiration:

Aisha Dee's white dress looks so comfy- perfect for Celine slip ons and brunch.

Aisha Dee’s white dress looks so comfy- perfect for Celine slip ons and brunch.

Another comfy look, Italia Ricci rocks a one piece we'd love to own.

Another comfy look, Italia Ricci rocks a one piece we’d love to own.

Janel Parrish brought in Fall appropriate jewel tones-  we love the dark palette.

Janel Parrish brought in Fall appropriate jewel tones- we love the dark palette (ignore the shoes).

We love Jordin Sparks' high waisted set- perfect for the days we skip the crunches.

We love Jordin Sparks’ high waisted set- perfect for the days we skip the crunches.

For the Teen Choice Awards, Selena Gomez was a snooze but IRL? We'd wear that in a heart beat.

For the Teen Choice Awards, Selena Gomez was a snooze but IRL? We’d wear that in a heart beat.

 

Trends We Love: Mismatched Earrings

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Feeling fashion forward? Head over to ceciliagonzales.com and then call or email to order your very own custom set of Heritage or Eclipse collection earrings!

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F/W 14 Pieces Available Now! [Look Book]

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The newest Heritage and Eclipse pieces are finally here and perfect for the transition from sultry summer through the cooled down fall and into the chilly months of winter. Gypsy-esque details give an air of wanderlust so travel to your heart’s content! Geometrical lines play off of fluid, organic shapes to create a truly magical collection that transcends seasons and remains timeless.

Shop the new pieces here and manifest your perfect wonderland.

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Extra special thanks to our model, Aimee C, and styling from FirstStreetFashion.com!

5 Ways to Wear A White Tee

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Pair a loose fitting, worn tee with baggy denim cuffed at the ankle and chic heels for a rough yet refined look!

The white T-Shirt is quite arguably one of the very best ways to show off layers of necklaces (aside from a seductive bare neck/chest combo!) However, the white T-Shirt can also get a little, for lack of a better word, boring. Enter: this post! We’ve scoured the web (and thought back to our own past outings) to show you how to wear your crisp whites, worn in favorites, and everything in between in fresh new ways!

So, scroll down and don’t forget to load up on necklaces to layer over your newfound fashion sense!

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Pair a basic yet luxe feeling top with sleek leather shorts and pile on the gold chains for the perfect balance of streamlined glamour. Gold accessories up the ante.

Go bold- Wear a bandeau top OVER your tee!

Go bold- Wear a bandeau top OVER your tee!

OK so that last look is a little out there, but hey! It’s summer yet we still have places to go that aren’t the pool or beach, so take that bikini with you. We think this looks calls for an extravagant choker. The jewelry must match your apparent bravado.

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Want something dressier? Throw that basic shirt on with a high waisted, floor length skirt and your highest heels, put hands on hips and feel the drama like never before.

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Need a summer suit for work that can easily transition to happy hour? Put an untucked gauzy tee under a cream-colored, wide leg suit with cool asymmetrical details and look fashion forward on the outside yet feel supremely comfortable on the inside. Pair with a sleek layered necklace and a decidedly messy updo.

All in all, with the right amount of confidence, your favorite white tee can become a fashionable staple in a whole new way. The clean lines and neutral color make it the easiest way to dress anything up or down, with the right accessories.

Met Gala 2014: Standout Looks!

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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.

Check out our favorites below. Images via NYT.

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Layer Initial Bangles For Spring With 25% OFF!

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It’s officially Spring! Flowers are blooming, days are longer, and everything is starting fresh. Keeping with the times, we’re rolling out a new design too! Our newest addition to the Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry family are the Initial Bangles! Available in Gold and Black Oxidized brass with earthy gemstones and personalized initial tags, the bracelets are fun, stackable, and add the perfect amount of shine to your Spring and Summer looks. We absolutely love how lightweight and comfy they are, plus when you wear a few they make beautiful music together-literally!

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With Festival Season in full force, we say, stack your arms high with bangles and get ready for lots of fun in the sun. It’s even easier since we’re taking 25% OFF as an introduction to the collection! For just $20 a pop, you can layer and layer to your heart’s desire!

SNAG YOUR INITIAL BANGLES HERE

(Your friends might get jealous- They’ve got a week to catch up!)

The 25% OFF sale is only going on until 3/28

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Track down your favorite music festival (Ultra, Lollapalooza, Coachella, to name a few) and start planning your looks! To us, this is one of the most fun times for personal styling. The weather is about to be absolutely perfect- warm during the day and just a bit cool at night- perfect for layering flowy tops and dresses, denim shorts, fringe pieces, headbands, sunglasses, and of course great jewelry!

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Stack a few of our Initial Bangles in gold and oxidized black brass with thin bracelets, golden chains, and colorful jewels for the ultimate boho-chic style! Effortlessly cool and comfy is the way to go this festival Season!

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New Leather Necklaces + Festival Style Inspiration!

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Ah March is upon us. This means that Spring is right around the corner. And what does Spring bring besides April showers and May flowers? Music Festivals! SXSW in Austin, Coachella in California, Winter Music Conference and Ultra in Miami- there’s so much to see and hear, and so many fashion choices to be made!

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Festival fashion is always such a fun project to plan out. Fringe, tie dye, cut off denim shorts, Native American and South American styles mixing with vintage designer and so much more- it’s a time where people are free to be as stylish as they want (take celebrities wearing high end fashion to their VIP tents) and as laid back as you feel (like plush cartoon inspired onesies.) Either way, jewelry plays a HUGE factor. It’s fun, it’s personal and it, well it’s jewelry! That’s always a good thing.

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Just in time for the budding Festival Season, we’ve introduced our newest addition- Leather Necklaces! The comfortable necklaces are made of super soft deer leather lace in various earth tones, and accented with golden and antique brass tubes. The necklaces are adjustable for longer or shorter length, and can be layered for amazing day to night time style.

Browse our selection of Leather  Necklaces here and find your favorite!

See below for amazing Festival Style inspiration and get ready for some fun in the sun!

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Take 50% OFF Hand Stamped Bar Necklaces This Week Only!

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Our Words To Live By Bar Necklaces are now 50% Off for one week only- This is the only time they will be on sale ALL YEAR, so it’s a pretty special occasion! The delicate and meaningful necklaces are the perfect layering piece with pizazz. Wear one alone or layer them for a truly unique look.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or something special for yourself, these Words To Live By Bar Necklaces are the perfect choice. Made of Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Fill, these gorgeous pieces are stamped by hand with a custom quote, making for a heartfelt and personalized treasure.

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Easily styled up or down, the Words To Live By Necklaces are fun and memorable and add an elegant edge to your everyday style. Try pairing one or two with a couple longer chain necklaces for a boho-chic look!

Sale ends March 5th, 2014 and once it’s over, it’s over! Take advantage of this amazing sale and stock up on these lovely necklaces before it’s too late.

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Get THE Celebrity Approved Necklace by Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry!

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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.

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See how today’s chicest celebs wear their Bar necklaces for inspiration!

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Shop Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry at O2 @ Outerluxe NY!

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Hey New York! We’re pleased to announce that Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry is now available at the über chic O2 @ Outerluxe in Larchmont! The husband and wife owned retailer of luxurious clothing and gorgeous outerwear is now the newest home of our collections. Stop by the store for our jewelry and then browse through the inviting shop. It may be a bit cold outside, but you’ll be happy you took the trip. You’ll find sumptuous furs juxtaposed with classically design shirts, baby soft cashmere and a great collection of  coats (for the chilly trip home.)

Check out the enormous jewelry case to browse our brand new Eclipse Collection! Our newly designed, delicate pieces are comfortable and classic, while offering an elegant edge that O2 @ Outerluxe is known for.

Follow the boutique on Facebook for updates, sales, events, and much more!

O2 @ Outerluxe

951 Palmer Avenue

Larchmont New York 10538

www.outerluxe.com

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Hey Miami, Stop By Our Revamped Showroom!

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Aside from creating new collections and drawing up even more exciting ideas, we’ve been busy moving things around and really amping up our showroom. Stop by and see our new layout!

We’ve really enhanced the ambiance of our showroom, and want to share that with our local friends and clients. Alternating pieces of natural wood, stone, and interesting accouterment add to the nature meets industrial design of our pieces. Stop by, and find your favorite pieces! Our showroom is bathed in natural light and enchanted by the faint scent of woodsy candles and pretty good music, if we say so ourselves.

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry
3339 Virginia St. #106
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

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Find Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry at Down Under Jewelry, RI !

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Hey North Easterners! Take a trip over to local hot spot Down Under Jewelry in Newport, RI to browse our newest Heritage and Eclipse collections! The charming jewelry store is stocked with gorgeous baubles of all sorts, from demure to all out bling. Stunning window displays draw you in, while the diverse jewels make you stay. We’d suggest you clear a good amount of time to peruse at your leisure, there’s so much to see and try on!

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Our newest designs have intertwined our classics with newly imagined silhouettes. The juxtaposition of nature and industrial aesthetic comes across as something fresh where everyone can find their favorite. Visit Down Under Jewelry and see what tickles your fancy!

Down Under Jewelry
479 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401.849.1078

Click HERE for directions!

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Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Spring 2014 Collections Are Here!

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Our brand new collections are now available!

Our Heritage Collection, comprised of classic pieces and best sellers, are joined by fresh new pieces, adding even more of the Cecilia Gonzales flare to the line. The Eclipse Collection, more delicate and whimsical, is full of magical new additions ready to be loved for a lifetime. We are so proud of the new designs, and are excited to share them with you all.

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Browse the new collections here. Find your favorite piece to love

http://www.ceciliagonzales.com

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Fridah Khalo’s Clothing Now On Display @ The Museo Frida Khalo in Mexico

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The amazingly talented, tormented, and true to self Frida Khalo was and is a beacon for artists and activists alike. Her powerful self portraits and unflinching honesty are what attracts people to her work the most. She was a survivor of Polio and a terrible accident, both of which contributed to her bold fashion choices- large skirts and an “au natural” unibrow that she refused to pluck ( as an indirect result of being bedridden an alone, left to examine and accept her beauty and also hide her disfigurement with skirts). Her art has truly left a large mark on society, and her fashion choices were always a topic for discussion.

Once she died, her husband and later a close friend both kept her clothing locked away, most likely to preserve them. Fortunately for the adoring public, these items are now on display at the Museo Frida Khalo in Mexico for a short time. We would LOVE to be able to browse her collection of floral pieces, Mexican folk dresses and undoubtedly amazing accessories.

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Check out more on the exhibition here

If you’re lucky enough to visit Mexico any time soon, make sure to stop by the temporary exhibit!

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Londres 247,
Del Carmen Coyoacán, 04100
Tel: 5554 5999 / 56583256

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Schiaparelli Spring Couture Show: Our Favorites!

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Oh, happy day. Not only is it MLK Day ( a day of huge importance that in no way is being played down by this post), but it’s also the first day of the Paris Couture shows. Starting today, we can enjoy a glorious 7 days of amazing, hand made pieces stomping the Parisian runways and providing countless hours of inspiration and envy.

Elsa Schiaparelli, aka the surrealist designer, Salvador Dali collaborator, and creator of “Shocking Pink” was known for creating awe inspiring, crazy pieces with bright colors and even a suggestively placed lobster. Now, after 60 years out of the Couture show circuit, designer Marco Zanini showed his (gasp, first ever) haute couture show to a crowd of who’s who, like Jean Paul Gaultier, and the response was resoundingly positive.

We are ALL ABOUT hand made goodness, so the Couture Shows are like our candy store of sorts. Every single piece that walked the runway was made by hand (no machines at all!) in the ‘Place Vendôme premises, the same spot where Schiaparelli held her crazy and dramatic “Circus” show in 1938.’ (NYT) Not to mention the amazing and weirdly wearable hats by milliner Stephen Jones and jewelry by the french designer Gripoix. Everything worked perfectly. Check out some of our favorite looks!

View the entire show HERE

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Menswear Trends We’re Loving!

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Canali’s luxe layers of velvet and fur

We here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry really do love a good suit. There’s something about a well dressed man that makes us a little happy inside. With all the baggy clothes and crazy fads (some of which are cool and deserve their own shine), it’s refreshing when Men’s Fashion Week rolls around and puts a nice polish on things. We also are quite partial to men’s jewelry. Seeing the new shows always breathes new life into our men’s and unisex designs. This year is no exception.

A few details have been standing out to us- Fur, Velvet, and the updated Slim Suit silhouette. Considering it’s the Spring Shows, pretty much everywhere except for Miami is still expecting cold months. So, lush layers of soft velvet and warm fur are welcomed. The Slim Suit will never go away, which is good, so it’s cool to see new takes on the style, such as Fendi’s galaxy-eque print and Marni’s slouchy fit. See our favorites so far below.

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Canali’s sea of blues with a pretty lapel pin

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Canali’s classic double breasted suit with cravat-esque scarf

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Fendi’s graphic fur vest

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Fendi’s tiny galaxy print suit (and fur rug!)

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Long fur, short pants at Marni

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Marni’s slim and slouchy fit suit

Chicago Gift Market, Here We Come! Jan 18-21st

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We’re so happy to be going back to The Windy City! We’ll be showing our newest collections as well as our tried and true best sellers at this month’s Chicago Gift Market. Held in the Merchandise Mart, this is THE gift show to attend. We’ll be in the Libby Walter Accessories showroom, so say Hi !

This is one of our favorite shows and for good reason. It’s the nation’s longest running Gift Show!

We might have just returned to warm, sunny Miami from NYC days ago, but we’ll be back in the bitter cold soon. Wish us luck!

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At the Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

The Golden Globes: Our Favorite Looks Of The Night!

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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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Mario Testino Displays His Photos of Beautiful Native Peruvian Clothing

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Famed photographer Mario Testino took a different turn with his highly acclaimed work to capture the breathtakingly colorful clothing of Native Peruvians of the mountainous region of Cusco. His exhibit is called “Alta Moda” or High Fashion in Spanish. The fabulous photos will be on display at the Queen Sophia Spanish Institute in New York until March 29th, 2014. The images are vivid and truly inspirational. The color and texture, along with musical and cultural elements really set these photos apart from lots of mainstream fashion photography.

Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, under the chairmanship of Oscar de la Renta, is the first American venue to present ALTA MODA, a series of photographic portraits by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino. Known primarily for his work in fashion magazines, Testino makes a bold departure with this series. Alta Moda—literally “high fashion” in Spanish—documents Peruvians in their vibrantly colored and ornately adorned traditional and festive dress from Cusco, one of the highest mountainous regions of Peru. ALTA MODA by Mario Testino is accompanied by a series of related public programs that will additionally serve to reinforce the Institute’s mission of promoting greater awareness and understanding of the culture of Spain in the United States through a steadfast dedication to advancing scholarship in the humanities and the arts. Please check the website www.qssi.org for a schedule of events.

So, if you happen to be in the city during the next 4 months, take a day to mosey on over to the exhibit. For now, check out some of the photos below!

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