Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco

Erickson Beamon Necklace $225USD

Club Monaco has just launched their most recent collaboration: a 3-piece set of jewellery by design team Erickson Beamon.  The line features large stones, sparkling crystals and classy neutral shades of champagne, gold and beige.  A signature ring, chandelier drop earrings and statement necklace make up the beautiful collection available now!

Erickson Beamon Earrings $149.50 USD

Rumour has it the 3-piece collection (available in stores and online now) is the first in three phases of a full collaboration.  The remaining two lines continue with the vintage feel and oversized jewels that define the Erickson Beamon signature.  Each 3-piece set has its own unique look and colour palette but the same class and luxury.

A sneak peek at the rumoured second collection!

Rumoured third collection!

Club Monaco was founded in Toronto, Canada 17 years ago.  Since then, its become a global force for affordable timeless clothing with modern stylings.  Club Monaco is well-known for its collaborations, having worked with Tommy Ton and Jane Mayle on handbag lines in the recent past.  As the brainchild of heavy-weight designers Joseph Mimran (of Joe Fresh) and Alfred Sung, Club Monaco had success written all over it right from the beginning.  Since Polo Ralph Lauren took over ownership in 1999, it’s safe to say any collaboration with Club Monaco is sure to fly off the shelves.

Erickson Beamon Ring $129.50 USD

Erickson Beamon began as a trio of jewellers in Detroit in the early 1980s.  In the last 30 years, Erickson Beamon has grown to include numerous accessory and home-ware lines, a full staff of jewellers and artisans (including the founders’ daughters) and is being sold in over 600 stores in 75 countries around the world.  With design studios in New York and London, credit for introducing the chandelier earring and the honour of styling First Lady Michelle Obama and pop icon Lady Gaga, Erickson Beamon truly is a global phenomenon in accessories; the perfect match for Club Monaco.

Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco is available in stores and online.  The pieces retail for $129.50 – $225 USD.


The Emmys: who wore what?

The hottest of the hottest television and movie stars roamed Hollywood on Sunday 23rd, as the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre.

Never mind who won what and who went with who, the real question is, who were the best dressed ladies on the red carpet?

Mad Men actress, January Jones, looked fierce in a gorgeous Zac Posen black gown, with black peep-toe heels and a black clutch. Now that is how to rock the goth look on the red-carpet, without looking too scary.

Zac Posen dresses were also worn by several others. For example Kiernan Shipka, the 12 year old actress from Mad Men, who wore a shimmering, below the knee length dress, which was perfect for her age as she didn’t look too old. Whereas reality star, turned fashion designer, actress and singer, Kelly Osbourne, also went for the goth look like January Jones, in a slim-fit gown, teamed with a black clutch.

Zooey Deschanel and Heidi Klum were both wearing the same shade dress, but completely different styles. Deschanel wore a sweetheart neckline and tiered tulle gown, custom made for her by Reem Acra. Whereas Klum wore a thigh-high slit dress, with a low neckline. Even though I never usually like these cut dresses, I must admit, Klum looked stunning!

There was only one Louis Vuitton dress on the red carpet, and it was worn by Downtown Abbey actress and Emmy nominee,  Michelle Dockery. The cobalt gown looked flawless on the British actress.

Pregnant Claire Danes walked the red carpet and later collected her award for her role in Homeland, in a yellow Lanvin gown, worn with gold bangles and Barbara Bui sandals.

Who do you think should have been added to this list of best dressed? Tweet me your favourites @katyiakoumi .

By Katerina Yiakoumi

Images courtesy of ELLEUK and People magazine

From Flip Flops to Wellies

Matthew Williamson at the 2008 BFAs

Matthew Williamson, famed British designer, has teamed up with flip flop gurus, Havaiana, for a limited edition collaboration.  The catch? They’re not collaborating on summertime sandals.  Williamson is creating Havaiana’s first line of rain boots.  How appropriate considering his UK background!

Matthew Williamson has been an iconic British designer for years.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of his fashion house.  He’s well-known for his celebrity clientèle, bright colours and interesting cuts.  He’s worked for Ladies Fashion Brands Emilio Pucci, Monsoon and Accessorize.  Williamson has won numerous design awards (including a BFA!), opened flagship stores in London, New York and Dubai, and is no stranger to collaborations.

In 2009 Williamson launched an exclusive line with H&M that featured his first foray into menswear.  And in 2011 he created an affordable capsule collection for Macy’s that featured bright prints, cocktail dresses and revamped denim classics.

Matthew Williamson for Havaianas

This time, Williamson has brought his signature bold prints to footwear.  He’s designed two rain boots for footwear company, Havaianas.  Both pairs are bright, loud and adorable.  “I’m drawn to the way Havaianas capture playfulness and light-heartedness in their products – there is clearly an element of fun,” Williamson explained about his collaboration.

Will these designer rain boots help you through a dreary rainy season? With prints as bright as these it’ll be hard not to go jumping through puddles whenever you get the chance.