As a certified image consultant and wardrobe stylist, I need to earn a certain number of CEUs (continuing education units) each year to maintain my certification. I love attending conferences where I stay current with the latest teachings in the world of fashion and image. I spent last weekend attending the AICI (Association of Image Consultants, International) conference here in San Francisco. While I was of course taking copious notes, I was also snapping pics of jewelry that caught my eye on fellow attendees.
I noticed a few trends going on. First was layered necklaces. Here are various layers I spied….
Here’s a close-up of the key pendant, by Jennifer Montana’s jewelry line which donates 80% of its proceeds to charity.
Stacked bracelets was another trend that was definitely going strong.
I was having THE most delicious meal at the Tipsy Parson in Chelsea during my NYC trip, and I had to pause as I was taking yet another mouth-watering bite of buttermilk-chive biscuit (with honey butter!!). In walked this young woman, and she simply sparkled, from her personal radiance to the jewels around her neck. At first glance, I couldn’t tell whether she was donning one major statement necklace, or a fabulous bejeweled scarf. Truth be told, the jury is still out. Nonetheless, the effect was stunning, and I don’t think there was a single patron who didn’t acknowledge her entrance. Her friend (who apparently created this stunning accessory) should get busy making more!