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Jimmy Crystal New York: An Evening Of Fashion & Swarovski Elements


As previously discussed, I had the privilege of attending the Jimmy Crystal & Swarovski event at the Jimmy Crystal New York showroom on August 27th.  The event celebrated the launch of new jewelry collections by Cassi Lin, Wendy Chen, Arielle Mason and Lene Lin.  Founded in 1991, Jimmy Crystal is renown for its work in creating stunning and unique Swarovski Crystal items, including eyewear, jewelry, handbags, watches and home decor items. 

The event showcased the work of several of Jimmy Crystal’s designers.  Top Senior Designer Cassi Lin, who has been with Jimmy Crystal for eight years, developed the colorful Firefly, the elegant Ice Cube, and the French-inspired Bonjour Collections. Arielle Mason, a designer with the company for almost two years, created the glamorous Monaco and the cosmic Nebula Collections.  Wendy Chen debuted her first crystal collection for the brand in 2006 and also contributes to the Marketing and Public Relations effort.  Her latest creations are the bold Tribeca and the adventurous Metropolis Collections. Lene Lin, who came to the company in 2011, designed the mysterious Blue Night Out and the luminous Miracle Collections.  Photographs of each designer and their collections can be viewed HERE

For additional information regarding Jimmy Crylsta, please visit http://www.jimmycrystal.com/.  

Images courtesy of Style1Media.com

Jimmy Crystal New York and Swarovski Crystal Elements.

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Jimmy Crystal New York and Swarovski Crystal Elements event at the Jimmy Crystal showroom to get a firsthand glimpse of my friend, Wendy Chen’s, new jewelry collection.  Her pieces are absolutely beautiful and a true reflection of the extent of her talent.  Take a look at the pieces from her Tribeca and Metropolis collections.  Jimmy Crystal, as you can see from some of the other photographs also has other amazing pieces.  For more information regarding Wendy’s pieces and Jimmy Crystal in general, check out their website HERE.

ABOUT:  Tribeca and Metropolis collections designed by Wendy Chen of Jimmy Crystal New York / Photographs by Me.


I dug up this brightly-colored silk dress from my closet that I’ve had since the beginning of my post-grad studies.  Kind of loving the hot pink/lime-green color combination right now…

ABOUT:  Banana Republic Collection dress, Diane Von Furstenburg shoes, Kate Spade & street vendor bracelet and necklace purchased in Germany / Photographs by J. Bealer.

Pom Pom.

I commemorated New York City’s first snowfall of 2012 with the resurrection of my infamous pom pom hat that I’ve had since my early college years. In addition to being incredibly warm, the hat is well-known for the absurdly large pom pom prominently affixed on top. The cream hat was the perfect complement to my sherbet/ice cream colored ensemble courtesy of Chanel and Theory.

ABOUT: Chanel chiffon tank and jacket, Theory skirt, vintage Coach purse, Zara suede wedges, J.Crew necklace, David Yurman bracelet (gifted from M.R.) and ring and A&F pom pom hat / Photographs by M.R.

Color Blocking with AX Paris.

M.R. and I spent early Sunday morning sipping lattes at Ground Support in SoHo.  Before heading over, I threw on this color-blocked knit top courtesy of AX Paris over a pair of fitted grey jeans.  The sweater was soft and incredibly comfortable and I love the unique asymmetric pattern.  Coincidentally, the colors matched perfectly with these vintage suede platforms I bought during a trip to Europe this past May.

Much thanks to AX Paris for sponsoring this blog and for the gorgeous sweater.  You can purchase your own here.

ABOUT:  AX Paris sweater, Rag & Bone hat, no brand jeans, vintage Coach purse, vintage platforms purchased in Belgium, Kate Spade and vintage gold bracelets, necklace purchased in Germany and David Yurman ring / Photographs by M.R.

Blue Diamonds.

"Genie-like with wedge heels and a fancy carpet-y print" is probably the most accurate description for these shoes that I found at Anthropologie.  I spotted them on a clearance shelf and was immediately smitten with the unique pattern and shape of the shoes.  Working off their various colors, I usually pair them with different pieces that either highlight or complement certain hues.

ABOUT:  Vintage blouse and purse, rag & bone jeans, Hermes belt and Anthropologie shoes / Photographs by M.R. 

Photo Diary:  Empire State of Mind.

I once commented about how I still hadn’t made it to the top of the Empire State Building despite having been in NYC for as long as I’ve been.  Apparently M.R. was listening because for Christmas this year, he got me tickets to do just that.  We took advantage of the unseasonably warm New Year’s Eve weather to visit and took some shots of the city.

LOCATION:  Top of the Empire State Building / Photographs by M.R. and Me. 

The High Line.

M.R. and I made the hike over to Meatpacking to see the newly extended portion of the High Line, one of my favorite places in the city. Despite the crowds, we managed to sneak in a few shots.

Also, what an honor to have been included in this week’s “Street Style” feature for the New York Times’ Fashion and Style section.  Check it out here.

ABOUT: Moda leather jacket, Alexander Wang slip dress, LF shirt, Ralph Lauren tights, vintage platforms purchased in Belgium, Barbour wide-brimmed fedora and Louis Vuitton Speedy bag / Photographs by M.R.