Fashion & Beauty

Fashion Friday: The Jewelry Edition—Cuff Love

As a piece of jewelry there’s probably nothing more classic and timeless than The Cuff. It can serve in many ways to complement a woman’s multidimensional style—as a bold statement, a minimalist layer, a work of art, an architectural marvel.

Although the fashion blogs might tell us that cuff bracelets are the hottest trend for the fall season, the fact is, they have never gone out of style. Fashion legends Diana Vreeland and Coco Chanel, for example, always considered the cuff a staple because it can easily transition through the seasons and it adds an unmistakable elegance and class to an outfit. Case in point, our own Women’s Voices for Change board member Colleen Caslin’s beautiful handling of a Verdura cuff (featured below) as she was recently profiled and photographed in 1010ParkPlace.

As we wind down the summer and transition into a new season, here are the five pieces, carefully vetted (hard work for us!) from the designers’ brand-new fall/winter 2014 collection, for which we’re feeling some serious cuff love. Be forewarned, however: these pieces function as works of wearable art.

 

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Gold Liquid Metal Edged Cuff

Designer: Alexis Bittar

Details: Hand-carved and hand-painted Lucite cuff with an edge of liquid gold tone metalwork.

 

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Melted Geometric Cuff

Designer: Anndra Neen

Details: Polished gold-tone bangle with textured accents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maltese Cross Hinged Stone Cuffs

Designer: Verdura

Details: Amethyst, peridot, diamond, pearl, mammoth ivory, and gold (left).  Ruby, sapphire, diamond, pearl, black jade, and gold (right).

 

 

 

 

 

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Wings of Desire Cuff

Designer: Michele Lerner

Details: Silver crafted in the image of enveloping wings that are stitched onto black leather.

 

 

 

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Green Jeweled Cuff Bracelet

Designer: Oscar de la Renta

Details: A sculptural, leafy cuff with 24-karat gold plated brass and faceted crystals.

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