We have edited some of our favourite looks over the past few days from the glittering premiers including Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ in which Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake star and ‘Jimmy P’.
Baz Luhrmann’s remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, opened to a celestial audience of Hollywood’s finest including the film’s stars; Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Joel Edgerton, pictured below with their director.This classic novel has been brought to the big screen almost 90 years since its first publication, documenting the decadence of high society and romance in the Roaring 20′s. One of the things we are most excited about is seeing how the costume department for the film have replicated the extravagant glamour of the age.
Although the French weather dampened the red carpet, that didn’t stop celebrities from looking gorgeous – we’re starting to think that at 47, Cindy Crawford may have made a deal with the devil to look THIS good!
Grab some great summer bargains in Argento’s Hot Summer Sale!
With so much gorgeous new jewellery on its way to Argento we’ve decided to make some space!
Luckily for you that means we are giving you a wonderful start to the summer season with some gorgeous jewellery at great sale prices.
Check out our edit of the hottest picks to be found, but hurry! At these prices they’ll be the hottest thing all summer… and being green with jealousy is SO not a good look this season!
Click on the images to browse the entire sale collection:
Find gorgeous Disco Ball Solo Crystal bracelets that are now better than half price – perfect for your on-trend summer stacks for the festival season! At only £12, they are a must for a cool summer finish and come in a number of bright colours.
Also find a cool range of friendship bracelets that will give any summer look a cool finish.
Or why not get starry-eyed over these gorgeous Stars & Script necklaces, beautifully toned for the perfect accent to your festival looks. And from as little as £3, you can save your money for the festival grounds!Browse our Karma sale and you can find matching jewellery that would make great jewellery gift sets for the end of year, just browse our collection and mix and match co-ordinating pieces while they last!There is a stunning selection of Karma and Dirty Ruby rings on sale, click on the image below to find gorgeous statement rings and crystal encrusted beauties for your summer season events:And why not add a striking pair of earrings to complete your looks – click the image to see the full range of sale earrings:Whether you are a special guest at a beautiful summer wedding or you want to look your very best on a hot summer holiday, these statement necklaces will see you through the summer season in style.Remember to act quickly to avoid disappointment, once these beauties are gone they’re gone!
All eyes were on London on Sunday night when glamorous television stars descended on the red carpet at the Royal Festival Hall to celebrate a successful year in television for the 2013 Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards.
There was Dermot O’Leary, Graham Norton, Miranda Hart, Mary Berry and Sienna Miller to name a few. But it was Olivia Colman who became the woman of the night as she picked up two trophies, winning Best Supporting Actress for the BBC courtroom drama Accused and Best Female in a Comedy Programme for the Olympics satire Twenty-Twelve. Other winners of the night include Sheridan Smith who picked up the award for Leading Actress for her role in the five part series Mrs. Biggs. Alan Carr won his first ever BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for his series Alan Carr Chatty Man, and the host of the night Graham Norton was awarded for Television Entertainment Programme. The award for best soap went to Eastenders, Made In Chelsea took home the Reality and Constructed Factual Award (what does this even mean?) and The Great British Bake Off received the Features Award.
But we were more excited about the red carpet for all the stars dressed in top designer gowns and wearing dazzling jewellery. So, lets find out who stole the show in the fashion stakes – who wore what by who?
Despite the occasional flash of colour, the annual bash produced a display of glittering gowns and fabulous frocks. Starlets were showcasing The Great Gatsby and monochrome trends, alongside more subdued traditional dresses.
Probably the most popular trend that graced the stars of the evening was monochrome, consisting of a simple black and white palette. Helen McCrory and Emma Samms sported the look with a graphic edge, wearing long printed floral and polka dot dresses. Whereas Louise Redknapp, Claudia Winkleman and Jessie Wallace opted for a more feminine approach with their sheer two-tone delicate lace outfits.
Although black and white continued its reign, Corrie’s Natalie Gumede, Laura Pulver, Michelle Collins and Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead proved that colour is the new black. They instantly brought a spring/summer vibe to the evening with their long bright flirty dresses featuring shades of lemon yellow, citrus orange and fuchsia pink.
You can get this look with our selection of bright neon friendship bracelets, stylish wrap bracelets by Antonio Ben Chimol and our exclusive gemstone accessories from our in-house brand Argento:
Many stars referenced a vintage feel of The Great Gatsby with long streamlined and tubular silhouettes which featured delicate lace embellishments and scalloped details. We loved Millie’s black gown with a cut-out paneling on the bodice which featured a gold striped detailing – very art deco! It looks very similar to some of our Nomination charms from the Elegance collection.
For me, the leading ladies in the style department were Mary Berry and Sienna Miller. Opting for classic cuts with an edge, they definitely know how to dress for the occasion! Sienna wears a powder blue embroidered dress by Matthew Williamson. However, After going punk at Met Gala 2013, it looks like she forgot to change her shoes, though, I think she pulls them off. Mary Berry’s outfit had a classic Hollywood feel finished with a stunning string of pearls.
Channel Mary’s timeless look with our stunning range of pearl necklaces:
This year, the Met Ball 2013 had an unusual but exciting theme celebrating their Costume Institute Exhibition – Punk: Chaos to Couture.
The red carpet was alight with A-list celebrities sporting thoroughly punk inspired looks while others opted for the couture end of punk for the evening. The highlight of the night was Sarah Jessica Parker’s mohawk headdress by Irish milliner to the stars Philip Treacy.
Co-chair of the event Riccardo Tisci designed several couture gowns under the Givenchy label for the event and the likes of Katy Perry, Amber Heard and Elle Fanning donned stunning couture gowns with subtle nods to punk style.
While these beauties undoubtedly looked incredible, it was the true punk styles of the night that brought excitement to the event:Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne both wore punked out spiked Burberry dresses while Madonna and model Anja Rubik stole the show in the most genuine punk looks of the night.
If anyone managed to nail the theme of both punk and couture, it was SJP in her anarchic print Giles Deacon couture gown styled with thigh high checked boots and that crazy Philip Treacy mowhawk.
Beauty was in the detail with these gorgeous punk styles, we have picked out our favourites below:We loved Rita Ora’s gold rings and blinged up nail art and we couldn’t help but lust over Elle Fannings intricate gold ear cuff – it has punk style but remains totally feminine. Our gold Pilgrim version is a must for any fashion forward festival goer!
The flawless model Karen Elson wore a fake nose ring piercing to add to her rebel punk look – we’ve picked out some gorgeous Bjorg pieces to match her style. Bjorg’s jewellery has an effortlessly cool look with roughly crafted pieces set in silver with a more alternative aesthetic.
British beauties Kate Beckinsale and Sienna Miller opted for the punk staple of spikes and studs – Kate’s earrings are a dead ringer for our Dirty Ruby Geometric pieces while Sienna’s look goes perfectly with our spike jewellery range and Crystal Edge pieces.
images courtesy of www.whowhatwear.com
Some of the most influential and revered people in British fashion gathered this week at the Southbank Centre for the 2013 Vogue Festival in association with Vertu.
The festival involved fashion discussion and seminars from some of the most notable people in the fashion industry from Vogue editors to photographers and models.
Discussion ranged from diverse subjects such as body image to creating that perfect cover shot which graces the cover of Vogue. Drawing in fashion heavyweights such as Donatella Versace, Anna Dello Russo, David Bailey and Victoria Beckham, the Vogue Festival 2013 was a celebration of British and international fashion.
Cara Delevingne, dubbed ‘the new Kate Moss’, was a hot topic at the festival and arrived for her panel discussion about being the cover model for Vogue’s March 2013 cover in true-to-form uber-cool style wearing hi tops and all black.
Cara must have delved into her jewellery box and wanted to wear every single piece of her favourite jewellery as she layered and stacked everything from short pendant chains to her rings and statement bracelets.
We absolutely LOVED her look, see how she played with the length of necklaces to create a full on layered look – not only did she beautifully layer her short gold necklaces, but she draped long silver necklaces and gold chains to draw the eye down her body and take in all the extravagance of her layered look.
We spotted her gorgeous Monica Vinader friendship bracelets and couldn’t help thinking, we can easily get this look with our Karma friendship bracelets that are almost identical.
From what we can see she had some kind of beautiful ring on every finger, the statement gold ring and large silver ring on either hand create a great focal point to then add finer stackable rings to the other fingers.
And oh! That oversize gold watch! Definitely on our wish list…
As delicate as a dessert, the My Bon Bons Collection from Nomination fuses sweet shapes with delicious designs and they are a feast for the eyes and a special treat to suit all tastes.
Be tempted by the range of delectable necklaces, studs, rings and bracelets, each customisable with your choice of letter, symbol or zodiac sign. Crafted from polished stainless steel, 18 carat gold and an array of indulgent candy coloured leathers.
The stainless steel necklaces, rings and bracelets are precious little delights, which come ready to wear and the leathers come an array of colours and can be mixed and matched with a choice of letters, symbols or zodiac charms. To wear, simply wrap around the wrist, knot and trim to size (perfect for that layered look, which we all adore.)
Leather is the luxury utility fashion constant
Supple or structured, leather offers attitude or elegance depending on how you incorporate it into you look. This versatility keeps it the must-have material in everyone’s wardrobe
Move over double-denim, layered leather is the key trend for Spring, with major fashion heavyweights such as Celine, Lanvin & Givenchy each putting their own spin on the look.
If a full leather ensemble leaves you feeling like a superhero or dominatrix, leather jewellery is perfect for testing the trend. It’s better to dip your toe than drown!
Braided, fringed, studded or wrapped, leather bracelets are a crucial stack component, contrasting perfectly with metals, fabric or beading. Clashing materials & textures mean your look is fashion-forward and versatile, easily changed with the season or your own style.
Choose from our exclusive Argento leather collection for great value stackable pieces, Nakamol; combining leather and natural handcrafts, Hely Designs which offsets supple leather with dazzling Swarovski elements or the design-led Argento-favourite, Antonio Ben Chimol. Antonio’s luxurious calf-leather creations come in a rainbow of vibrant colours and varying textures – we can’t get enough of them around the office with several of the girls sporting a stacked wrist-full!
Check out our Editor’s Picks below
Psst – don’t limit yourself to leather wristwear. Our latest Dirty Ruby collection is inspired by geometric patterns and is inlaid with black leather.
These playful charms by Karma Vintage have just landed at Argento HQ and they are stylish, quirky and trendy as ever! Think of rummaging through your grandmother’s jewellery box and stowing away rare antiques and fascinating treasures. Each charm in this Karma Vintage collection is one of a kind and acts like a relic; concealing natural wonders and stories from the past.
I love the range of ideas and gathered images which include antique photos, prints and postcards. Karma’s personal approach and obvious affection applied to create each individual charm makes for a collection filled with wonder and whimsy.
Each piece is meticulously handcrafted using photo reconstruction skills, graphic design and bricolage techniques to create small works of wearable art.
So, if you’re looking to breathe new life into your jewellery wardrobe and to be inspired by the latest vintage style trends offered from Argento, you have arrived at the right place – these charms are set to make it onto every jeweller’s must-have wish list! I for one believe that this is definitely a jewellery collection worth following.
Here’s some of our favorite Charms available online.
For the intrepid explorer and globe trotter, Karma’s travelling theme charms have been designed to highlight and mark your life-changing adventures across the globe. They’re an influential reminder of your travels and how they have enlightened your life.
With the Coachella festival ending last weekend, the international festival season has officially begun.
We want you to look your best during the upcoming Summer gigs & events, so have a look through our edit of favourite styles from last week’s Coachella festival.
California’s Coachella Festival is a combination of music, art and performances and is unusual in the fact this year, it straddled 2 weekends, giving attending revellers a breather. It is the US festival to be seen at, with the likes of Katy Perry, Robert Pattison, Jessica Alba and girl-of-the-moment Poppy Delevigne strolling around the venue.
Poppy Delevigne proves again that she can do no wrong in the style stakes, but we aren’t 100% sure the Native American headress will catch-on this summer… For literal style, go for feather accessories, either actual or patterned
Jessica Alba’s natural, effortless look embraces the entire festival ethos = have fun. Layer long necklaces over a simple vest or tee for easy attitude.
Alessandria Ambrosio rocks the festival bracelet stack trend with major aplomb. Stack it high & stack it loud with mixed colours & textures – incorporate your wristbands for added effect.
Neon, tie-dye, flower power and acid colours are all festival favourites, but in moderation. Paris Hilton, never one to shy away from a trend, makes a statement for all the wrong reasons.
Alexa Chung shows the Americans how the Brits do festivals. Comfortable yet chic; shorts, Raybans and the right shoes* will get you through the toughest of events. For a perpetual cool look that will last beyond the festival season, go for an elegant leather wrap bracelet from Antonio Ben Chimol . *In the UK, the right shoes for festivals invariably means wellies
With Glastonbury sold out, and the Leeds, Reading, Bestival, Vital, Oxegen and Electric Picnic festivals still to come this year, we will keep you updated with the must have accessories!