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Choupette’s Favorite Places & Spaces: Salon Ruggeri


Together for almost 20 years and collaborators in business for 10, Gregorio Ruggeri & Craig Longhurst moved to New York 5 years ago. Perfecting the fine art of aesthetics has always been something that has, and still is, a constant mantra for them both. And it sure shows in the design and attention to detail in every corner of Salon Ruggeri.

UNO de 50 Goes for the Gold

unode50 gold collection

Maybe it’s because I’m traveling through Europe but I’m having a real moment for Spanish brands and their craftsmanship. Last week I spotlighted Pikolonis shoes and today I’m all about Uno de 50. If you’ve ever seen the handcrafted jewels from Uno de 50, you know they have some seriously special pieces. Spanning rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, and accessories, (they have a men’s section to!) everything is designed and made in Spain. The costume jewelry and accessories brand has a true artistry feel with strong craftsmanship. They are one of the few brands that can do chunky for me without it feeling heavy. They also have several great layering and statement pieces and I love the way they style their campaigns. Their pieces can take an outfit from day to night and everything is very wearable everyday and from the beach to a rock concert that you can really style them creatively.

Their renegade spirit and flair for coloring outside the line is evident in their latest campaign video (seen above). I always seem to gravitate towards buying necklaces and rings although with Uno de 50 they have women earrings with a unique style that I’m especially attracted to.

Michael Hill and the Art of Stacking Rings

mark hill stacking rings

Confessions of a jewelry addict: I love stacking rings! As you’ve probably noticed I like to bring a strong ring game to the table (it’s kind of my thing). I recently discovered Michael Hill, or rather got to know the brand better and acquired some jewelry pieces. They offers the perfect assortment of high end, special occasion jewelry pieces (they have engagement rings people!) to more affordable sterling silver pieces including a variety of stacking rings from $25-$45 (with diamond and gold bands starting at $200). Literally something for everyone and perfect for someone like me that likes to mix their high end with more moderately priced jewelry and get creative.

Head to Chelsea Market to Get in on The Fun with Benefit and Baublebar!


As we previously announced, Benefit Cosmetics and BaubleBar unveiled three unique gift sets on January 27th. To celebrate, this week we got to meet Benefit beauty genie, Simone and celebrity psychic, Stacey Wolf for an evening of flawless fortunes.  After cocktails, makeup touch-ups, and love life predictions, our future is even brighter (especially thanks to our new beauty must-have, their Roller Lash mascara).

We See Benefit & Baubles in Your Future…


What woman doesn’t want beauty and baubles all in one pretty package? And with Valentine’s around the corner, BaubleBar x Benefit has unveil three unique gift sets including: Sparkle, Shine & All Things FineReal Romance & A Rosy Future and Love, Luck & Long Lashes— each including one fabulous BaubleBar accessory and one to two cult-classic Benefit products.

LAGOS Launches First National Campaign: MY LAGOS MY Way

Lagos campaign MY LAGOS MY Way

Congratulations to my friends at LAGOS for launching their first National Campaign this week, MY LAGOS MY WAY (above). Featuring their Signature Caviar collection (which I happen to be a big fan off — love the stacked bracelets!), the campaign was shot by fashion photographer, Sharif Hamza.

Top Costume Jewelry Designer – Lele Sadoughi Launches Eponymous Collection

If you don’t know Lisa Sadoughi by name yet I’m sure you have see her influence.  Lisa (Lele) Sadoughi has earned industry-wide credibility as a top costume jewelry designer.  In 2006, Lele conceptualized and ran J.Crew’s jewelry division as their Design Director under Jenna Lyons.  The line launched with great success (amazingly beautiful vintage inspired pieces) and followed strong to became J.Crew’s most successful category by the time she left. Sadoughi then moved to become the Jewelry Design Director at Tory Burch, and in 2012 she decided it was time to start her own eponymous collection!

Lele Fall
Lele Spring 2013 collection (now available!)

Launching in Spring 2013 she was inspired by egyptian revival and symbolism, art deco, and the 1920’s.  The collection includes bold statements of falcons and tassels on necklaces, bracelets,  earrings and even some home decor.  Simpler pieces include the slider bracelets that come with crystals or genuine stones hand set in frames secured with

Stella & Dot Fall Collection

Earlier this week, I peaked the new fall collection for Stella & Dot and it’s totally glam! SO many fun statement pieces and a perfect mix of delicate everyday necklaces and big, bold, compliment-worthy items.

First off, here are my favorites: layering necklaces (especially the thin arrow “On The Mark” one, which previously was only available in gold and now comes in silver), the large woven “Tempest Necklace” that combines a steel chain, brass cupchain, distressed black acrylic stones and silk ribbon! The complementary bracelets in similar form (although I wouldn’t wear the two together — it’s a little too matchy matchy unless you’re wearing a very simple, preferably strapless dress). And the the rock-glam “Lillith Fringe” dangly earrings are high on my list!

{Complete Stella and Dot Fall 2012 collection}