’Tis the season to bring bold back. Glamorous, gold adornments make great gifts to give or receive.
Dior statement necklace from Dior, Ala Moana Center.
Dior "Diorart" necklace in gilded metal, Swarovski crystal and cabochons (price upon request) from Dior, Ala Moana Center, 943-6900, www.dior.com
Push The Envelope
Modern textures put a fresh spin on winter’s classically rich tones.
Stuart Weitzman patent leopard envelope clutch from Stuart Weitzman, Ala Moana Center. Alliway long gold necklace from Alliway, Ward Warehouse. Simon Sebbag Designs bangles in gold and silver from INTO. Fendi bordeaux suede and patent shoe from Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center.
Alliway long gold necklace with coral accents ($179) from Alliway, Ward Warehouse, 589-1141, www.alliway.com. Simon Sebbag wavey bangles in either gold or silver ($165 each) from INTO, 40 N. Hotel St., 536-2211, www.intohonolulu.com. Fendi bordeaux suede and patent platform shoe ($655) from Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, 951-8887, www.neimanmarcus.com
Movement lends life to this season’s sculptural pieces.
Roberto Cavalli white leather fringe bag and teal Stuart Weitzman heel, both from Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center.
Stuart Weitzman blue chevron nappa “zoom” heels ($285) and Roberto Cavalli white leather fringe “unica” bag with bracelet handle ($1,560), both from Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, 941-4371, www.nordstrom.com
Cut It Out
Metallic accents add a hint of sparkle to your step.
Dior cutout wedge platform from Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center. Ralph Lauren gold python cocktail clutch from Polo Ralph Lauren, Ala Moana Center. Large rhinestone bracelet from Bamboo Sky.
Purple Dior cutout wedge platform ($925) from Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, 951-8887. Gold python cocktail clutch with chain ($1,895) from Polo Ralph Lauren, Ala Moana Center, 947-7656, www.ralphlauren.com.
Large purple rhinestone bracelet ($24) from Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St., 591-8003.
Prolong the Life of Your Jewelry
Alli Kim-Czerniak, owner of Alliway at Ward Warehouse, knows just how perfumes, lotions and the humidity in Hawaii can affect the look of your jewelry. Here she offers her tips for avoiding the dreaded tarnish.
“Tarnish is typically caused by things we do or wear,” Kim-Czerniak says. If you use lotion and perfume, wait for it to soak into your skin thoroughly before putting on your jewelry. Hairspray is another one that should be applied before you begin accessorizing.
At the end of the day, store jewelry in a cool, dark place. Any airtight container, such as a plastic zip lock bag, cloth bag or jewelry box will do as long as the jewelry isn’t allowed to be exposed to air or light. Bonus points for taking a second to gently wipe off the metals with a soft cloth before putting them away.
Know Before You Go
Kim-Czerniak recommends asking yourself a few questions about the person for whom you’re buying for before choosing gifts. Knowing the person’s personal preferences will help you (and the sales person) match a gift to her style.
- Does the person typically wear more silver or gold metals?
- What are her favorite colors, or colors she wears often?
- Does she prefer a classic or trendy style?
- What are her proportions? Is she a tall or petite woman?