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Platinum and Jewelry The Perfect Combination
Though platinum has been with us for thousands of years, and platinum jewelry has been around for at least a couple hundred, the material has only regained its popularity among consumers in the past decade or two. Thats pretty surprising, especially given how valuable, durable, and appealing platinum jewelry pieces actually are. Whether theyre being used as an investment or an accessory, platinum jewelry pieces are an unquestionable statement of good taste, good fortune, and good investment anywhere in the world.
Platinum Matches Pretty Much Every Outfit
Theres something to be said for a high-end jewelry material which dimly matches every outfit a wearer cant throw at it. Despite golds reputation as being the epitome of class and versatility, the yellowish hue that characterizes traditional gold simply cant be worn with many outfits. No piece of jewelry should have to be left behind because its incompatible with a pair of shoes, a shirt, or even a summer tan. Platinum doesnt have this problem, and its more reflective characteristics will actually help it take on the colors of an outfit all on its own. So, Platinum is highly versatile and adaptable. Thats a great way to get things started when making the choice between a number of precious metals.
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
If youre in La La Land, dolls, consider hitting Top Buttons shopping party on Thursday, April 26, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Tix include getting your mini spa on while sipping cocktails and browsing vendors pimping Primp, Stila at a steal, designer It bags with slashed prices, and your years subscription to Glamour (as if you werent already so for a lifetime).
Your Ks hitting the party partly just hoping to see you there, and solid gone for vendor Angelo Shoes, wholl be there with my Italiano lovers Giuseppe Zanotti and Sergio Rossi.
Freshly single, itll be nice to see my boys at a dolls night out
Especially as Sergio Rossi shoes stacked wooden heel is oft hard and tall and thick.
Sergio Rossi sandals $605, but up to 60% off at Top Buttons LA shopping party.
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Monday, April 23rd, 2007
In times of financial uncertainty
Time to buy a Manhattan shoebox? Or perhaps the cash is better invested in making more money? Or maybe your K just needs another $7 soy latte?
Gold has always been a solid hedge.
Consider investing in this 24K gold Kansas Lanvin bag
All soft shimmers in a basic, Birkin bagish shape thatd vibe right against your LWD
Theres bound to be some doll wholl pay you back retail, plus, when you pimp the Lanvin bag on eBay.
Metallic Kansas Lanvin bag $2,030 via Barneys
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Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
Mamma Earth, your K knows cotton and linen and hemp have endured centuries of being plucked from being warm and cozy sun-soaked fields, of being tormented and twisted into gorgeous garments for others pure pleasure and profit.
So Ill save a plant on your big day, and rock instead this vintage 60s minky mink.
Tailored tight to highlight my hot hourglass, its a classically luxe coat in espresso black thats really a figurative green
Vintage mink is how girls named Kristopher do recycling.
Vintage 60s mink coat $1,405 via Posh Girl Vintage
[Republished from ThisNexts blog.]
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Friday, April 20th, 2007
Dear Kristopher,
I have my prom coming up, and Im desperately trying to find that one perfect dress: not unflattering, not at all typical, and gorgeous, and hopefully, something that fits in with my budget and stands out in a crowd. Im short, with doll-like features and dark hair. I have an ulterior motive: my ex is going to be at that prom and Id prefer not to appear too drab or too run-down. I admit, I would rather look nonchalantly fabulous, and make sure that when we casually bump into each other Im not going to be the one regretting my choice. Any suggestions?
Camille
Your K actually traded her La La Land prom for Puccini the idea of dressing to the nines was tempting, until I realized I could dress to the tens and hit the opera instead.
And while I still have the vintage LBD I rocked, Im wishing Id girled about town in this 24K, 1977 Halston dress.
Pure, iconic S-E-X, though Im afraid you and I both have better things to do with a few Gs.
So invest instead in this brick red, one-shouldered Halston, for few Mr. Benjamins in a timeless cut, the frock will rock right for your big high school night, and grow up with you past prom.
Unlike that silly boy that let you go.

Gold vintage Halston dress (shown) $3,325 via Posh Vintage

Red one-shouldered vintage Halston dress $325 via Vintageous.
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Friday, April 20th, 2007
Bag Snob has lunch with the Prince who woke Valextra, Massimo Suppancig.
Whats behind a fashion logo? Coquette
shows you the design process behind the new Saks brand and Kate Moss for Topshop.
Ebelle5 Celebrity Auction Alert: Scarlett Johanssons and Sheryl Crows Designer handbags are up for grabs.
I want candy! FASHIONTRIBES
finds some sweet bags, accessories & other fashion treats.
White shirts from top designers hit the Gap today! Girlawhirl cant wait to check out the new designs from Doo.Ri, Rodarte and Thakoon
My Fashion Life interviews the design duo behind label Daydream Nation
Papierblog looks at touching up your makeup after an intense workout
Easy does it. Second City Style says hello to relaxed, lightweight pieces with a laid-back attitude for spring/summer
SheFinds asks, Short Shorts: Hot or Not?
StyleBakery.com wants to know if youre on the best dressed list? Find out which of this seasons hottest dresses flatter your figure.
Celebrity Styleaholics Najwa Moses gives us a sneak peek at Mao Magazines Freak Chic party with Debbie Harry!
Love color jeans but not sure how to wear them? Stylebites
decodes the trend!
The Jewelry Weblog wonders if yellow gold will ever be as popular for wedding bands as it was back in her day.
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007
You blew 101 dollars last weekend at Forty Deuce: the cover to get in despite your lovely lady lumps, the espressotini make that two, one for the boy , and the tucking dollars into the bouncing burlesque babies, egged on by your espressotini and your espressotinied boy.
And while youre hardly hard up, doll, maybe its time to reconsider your outflow of cash.
Espressotinis might be mixed at your flat for p.m. play at home, nights better spent reading, writing, investing in your future, and
Digging the pin-up doll on this Naked Lady Paul Smith iPod case.
Your own private, repeat peep show on sale for $99, introduce one of your Mr. Benjamins to the case so his buddiesll line your pockets longer.
Republished from ThisNext.com
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
Designer duds are nice, dolls.
But nothings more luxe than keeping your vision crystal clean, than being able to see unclouded by anyone elses say-so.
Hold this Lucite bangle bracelet up to your eye before you slip it over your wrist: clear like your sight, light like your happiness, solid like your confidence –
Its priced like your energy, a soy latte.
Lucite bangle bracelet $4.80 via Forever 21.
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Monday, April 16th, 2007
Spring is about lightening up, lovelies.
Spring is about ditching any unnecessary weight: any guys and dolls that dont bring you piles of smiles or dollars are deleted from your Blackberry,
any designer duds that dont highlight your hot little body are trashed, and any fat flat or chunky heel that wont make you watch your walk, poise your posture, and straighten your stance so youre closer to kissing the sky gets lost.
And replaced by a heel like these cut-out Jil Sander shoes. Their lime python is green like the eyes of ladies not following your spring clean example, and last seasons heavy wedge is cut out for an awesome arch disinterested in the gravity holding everyone else down.
Cut-out python Jil Sander shoes $680 via Barneys
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Friday, April 13th, 2007
A very red eye back into La La Land, and your Ks (barely) functioning on her third night of four hours of barely beauty sleep, and third day of three triple soy lattes.
So I slip on a slip of a Miu Miu dress to pad about my pad, to snuggle with my laptop and e-conversate, to force my fingers to fly across my keypad until seven or eight p.m., when Ill slip on skyscraper sandals over tights under my Miu Miu slip to slip out for a date
Ill be sharing soy lattes and toy friend stories with my BFF at Getty.
Miu Miu slip dress $385 via Net-a-Porter
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
Doing?
Im lounging in my second home in New York City
Pick a Starbucks in Manhattan, any Starbucks.
Somehow sitting up straight, fingers flying over my keyboard, building grammatically correct sentences on four hours of sleep, after red eying into JFK and flying two morning meetings in two five-inch platform peeptoes.
Do you ladies being to understand my soy latte fetish?
French kisses,
K
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
After sitting down with your Mr. Numbers to figure how to feed Uncle Sam his yearly four-star dinner on your income
Start with a of stock earnings, topped with a pinch of your interest from CDs, with a main course based around your salary, and dessert could be the cream of your mutual fund you had an itch might have better fit your IRA.
Youre left with some skinny green for spare spending for the next few months, and a reminder to stop using some high-rate plastic money.
So make a meeting with this Juicy Couture silver money clip when youre stripped from that mini filing cabinet of a wallet, youll be carrying only bare bones.
Maybe really bare bones
Juicyll take $75 for this clip.
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Monday, April 9th, 2007
Your Ks hosting a shopping party at shoe salon Te Casan in SoHo, on April 11, 7 p.m.-9
p.m.
And Id love for you to come.
Therell be refreshments, spring drinks, and shoe shopping and 20% of the
nights proceeds benefit charity Dress for Success.
Does it get any better than a four-inch-heeled tax write off?
Check the invite and RSVP info after the jump. I crossing my digits you can make
it.
Air kisses,
Your K
(more)
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Friday, April 6th, 2007
Bag Snob picks the best of Jil Sanders Spring 2007 bags!
Coquette highlights the colorful shoes of Poetic License that shouts spring is here!
Designer inspiration or a coincidence. Ebelle5
discovers the similarities between Forever21 and the Mulberry Emmy Handbag.
Whether youre feeling Afro Love, Downtown Doll, Fancy Flirt, Global Chic or Rock Punk The new spring issues of the FASHIONTRIBES magazines are finally live!
Girlawhirl Gift Guide: great gifts for spring holidays.
Papierblog looks at the trending toward black for the Spring season.
Check out Second City Styles interview with celebrity and fashion manicurist, Deborah Lippmann.
SheFinds finds products that help you avoid blisters.
The list is in! StyleBakery.com
lists the hottest emerging designers and independent online boutiques for spring.
Styleaholics
shows you why dirty underwear is the best place to hide your valuables.
Stylebites shares 5 super tips to getting the most from your handbag collection.
The Jewelry Weblog says lets hop onto some cute Easter jewelry as well as a good cause.
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007
Because it didnt take a diamond solitaire for your boy to lock you down.
Just a couple of hard looks, cold blue eyes, and thick integrity.
Because youre not interested in tying your guy down, outside of p.m. play.
You not-so-secretly like playing single and independent more than him.
Gorgeously gift him this cord Gucci ring. Solid sterling, the Gucci ring is pure like his lust for you
Which keeps you as pleasantly knotted up as the Gucci ring.
$365 Cord Gucci ring via Neiman Marcus
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epitome Archives – Platinum Jewelry

Platinum and Jewelry The Perfect Combination
Though platinum has been with us for thousands of years, and platinum jewelry has been around for at least a couple hundred, the material has only regained its popularity among consumers in the past decade or two. Thats pretty surprising, especially given how valuable, durable, and appealing platinum jewelry pieces actually are. Whether theyre being used as an investment or an accessory, platinum jewelry pieces are an unquestionable statement of good taste, good fortune, and good investment anywhere in the world.
Platinum Matches Pretty Much Every Outfit
Theres something to be said for a high-end jewelry material which dimly matches every outfit a wearer cant throw at it. Despite golds reputation as being the epitome of class and versatility, the yellowish hue that characterizes traditional gold simply cant be worn with many outfits. No piece of jewelry should have to be left behind because its incompatible with a pair of shoes, a shirt, or even a summer tan. Platinum doesnt have this problem, and its more reflective characteristics will actually help it take on the colors of an outfit all on its own. So, Platinum is highly versatile and adaptable. Thats a great way to get things started when making the choice between a number of precious metals.
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Platinum and Jewelry The Perfect Combination
Though platinum has been with us for thousands of years, and platinum jewelry has been around for at least a couple hundred, the material has only regained its popularity among consumers in the past decade or two. Thats pretty surprising, especially given how valuable, durable, and appealing platinum jewelry pieces actually are. Whether theyre being used as an investment or an accessory, platinum jewelry pieces are an unquestionable statement of good taste, good fortune, and good investment anywhere in the world.
Platinum Matches Pretty Much Every Outfit
Theres something to be said for a high-end jewelry material which dimly matches every outfit a wearer cant throw at it. Despite golds reputation as being the epitome of class and versatility, the yellowish hue that characterizes traditional gold simply cant be worn with many outfits. No piece of jewelry should have to be left behind because its incompatible with a pair of shoes, a shirt, or even a summer tan. Platinum doesnt have this problem, and its more reflective characteristics will actually help it take on the colors of an outfit all on its own. So, Platinum is highly versatile and adaptable. Thats a great way to get things started when making the choice between a number of precious metals.
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Have you heard of the thread lift?
A friend of mine, in her fifties, had a thread lift last year. I saw her about a week after the procedure, and I noticed some swelling to her cheeks. I honestly thought that maybe she had just had her wisdom teeth pulled, and thought not much more of it. Then a month or so later when we got together, she had two dimples on each of her upper cheeks, on each side, so four in total. I then had to ask her what she did. She explained that she had a countour thread lift, and wondered if I thought it was too tight. Her doctor wanted her to wait out a full three months before making any adjustments, but she ultimately decided on getting the threads loosened, just about two months after the initial procedure. Once loosened, she had a bit of swelling again, but within about a week, her face looked back to normal – just a bit more refreshed.
She was pleased with the procedure, saying that it caused little discomfort. She was given a valium when she went in for the procedure, and then was only given local anesthesia. She didnt like that it was too tight in the beginning, but realized that it was a risk she took. From what her doctor explained, she may need a bit of tweaking as the threads naturally loosen over time, and that this time really depended on each individual patient. She spent about $3500 in total.
If you are wondering exactly what a thread lift is, I found some great information for you from a plastic surgery guide:
The thread lift uses sutures that lift sagging eyes, deep nasiofolds, or an aging neck. Using a thin needle, a surgeon inserts tiny threads under the tissues of the face. The barbs on one end of the thread grab and lift the sagging skin, and the teeth on the other end anchor the skin to the rest of the facial tissues. No incisions or stitches are required, and no scars are produced.
There are two types of threads used for thread lifts: Contour Thread and the Aptos Thread. Its estimated as many as 9,000 thread lifts have been performed nationwide with Contour Threads, which were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in September 2004 with current indications for elevation and fixation of mid-face, brow, and neck. The Aptos Thread, which was developed overseas, received its premarket approval from the FDA in March 2005.
The main difference between the two is design. Contour Threads are bi-directional, fixed in the area of initial incision, while Aptos Threads are one-directional within the skin after the needle is removed.
The Contour Thread material, clear polypropylene, has been used in other medical applications for many years. It has barbs along the thread that act as cogs that allow the surgeon to grasp, lift, and suspend a relaxed facial area. The barbs open in an umbrella-like fashion to form a support structure that lifts the sagging tissue. The Aptos thread has barbs on the entire length that are inserted under the skin to fill out and lift the cheeks and sagging skin.
In doing a bit more research, I have found that thread lifts are quite commonly performed within facelifts and other facial rejuvenation procedures.
If I ever had one, I would have the thread lift on my sagging jawline. When I look at my older female family members, I see how my jaw line will look in the future, and I am thinking about possibly preventing it form happening in the first place.
How about the thread lift. Would you consider it? Have you or any one you know had one?
I would love some input!
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jewelry pieces Archives – Platinum Jewelry

Theres Something to be Said for Rare Metals
Gold seems to have all of the marketing power behind the terms rare and precious metal, but platinum is more than twice as rare as gold. That explains the difference in price, but it also explains why Platinum is considered so valuable as an investment and in jewelry pieces. Owning something made of platinum is extra special, a sign that someone was being extra thoughtful when they bought a jewelry piece. The rarity of platinum is the type of thing that will elicit the knowing smile from discerning onlookers who can tell a platinum ring from a white gold counterpart.
No Allergic Reactions to Platinum Jewelry
Gold, silver, and nickel, are not hypoallergenic metals. That means each of these materials can actually cause rashes when someone with sensitive skin puts them on. Its especially true for the hands and, since thats where most jewelry is worn, its an important point to know as a jewelry shopper. Platinum, unlike the previous three metals, is hypoallergenic. That means no ring marks, no rashes, and no discomfort, when wearing a beloved accessory for a night on the town.
Low Maintenance is a Great perk
Anyone with silver or gold pieces can attest to the fact that theyll need some polishing after a few years of wearing. Its not necessarily a negative thing, and theyre easy to clean up and restore to their former glory. But why bother with that kind of maintenance when platinum offers a relatively maintenance-free solution? Unlike silver and gold, there is no danger of platinum tarnishing and losing that sparkle from the first day its taken out of the jewelry box. That bodes well for people who dont typically pencil in a trip to the jewelry on a regular basis simply for a routine jewelry polishing.
It Feels as Luxurious as it Looks
One notable thing about platinum is that it cannot be misconstrued as a lightweight metal. Indeed, when compared to a ring made of 18kt gold, a platinum ring often weighs as much as 60 percent more. That contributes to a sturdier feeling both in and on the hand, and it will be pretty hard to forget that the ring is there before getting into the shower or doing the dishes. Think of it as both a testament to the rings quality, and a guarantee that it wont take a ride through the trash disposal and drainage system at home.
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Platinum and Jewelry The Perfect Combination
Though platinum has been with us for thousands of years, and platinum jewelry has been around for at least a couple hundred, the material has only regained its popularity among consumers in the past decade or two. Thats pretty surprising, especially given how valuable, durable, and appealing platinum jewelry pieces actually are. Whether theyre being used as an investment or an accessory, platinum jewelry pieces are an unquestionable statement of good taste, good fortune, and good investment anywhere in the world.
Platinum Matches Pretty Much Every Outfit
Theres something to be said for a high-end jewelry material which dimly matches every outfit a wearer cant throw at it. Despite golds reputation as being the epitome of class and versatility, the yellowish hue that characterizes traditional gold simply cant be worn with many outfits. No piece of jewelry should have to be left behind because its incompatible with a pair of shoes, a shirt, or even a summer tan. Platinum doesnt have this problem, and its more reflective characteristics will actually help it take on the colors of an outfit all on its own. So, Platinum is highly versatile and adaptable. Thats a great way to get things started when making the choice between a number of precious metals.
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Platinum and Jewelry The Perfect Combination
Though platinum has been with us for thousands of years, and platinum jewelry has been around for at least a couple hundred, the material has only regained its popularity among consumers in the past decade or two. Thats pretty surprising, especially given how valuable, durable, and appealing platinum jewelry pieces actually are. Whether theyre being used as an investment or an accessory, platinum jewelry pieces are an unquestionable statement of good taste, good fortune, and good investment anywhere in the world.
Platinum Matches Pretty Much Every Outfit
Theres something to be said for a high-end jewelry material which dimly matches every outfit a wearer cant throw at it. Despite golds reputation as being the epitome of class and versatility, the yellowish hue that characterizes traditional gold simply cant be worn with many outfits. No piece of jewelry should have to be left behind because its incompatible with a pair of shoes, a shirt, or even a summer tan. Platinum doesnt have this problem, and its more reflective characteristics will actually help it take on the colors of an outfit all on its own. So, Platinum is highly versatile and adaptable. Thats a great way to get things started when making the choice between a number of precious metals.
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Platinum Jewelry

Theres Something to be Said for Rare Metals
Gold seems to have all of the marketing power behind the terms rare and precious metal, but platinum is more than twice as rare as gold. That explains the difference in price, but it also explains why Platinum is considered so valuable as an investment and in jewelry pieces. Owning something made of platinum is extra special, a sign that someone was being extra thoughtful when they bought a jewelry piece. The rarity of platinum is the type of thing that will elicit the knowing smile from discerning onlookers who can tell a platinum ring from a white gold counterpart.
No Allergic Reactions to Platinum Jewelry
Gold, silver, and nickel, are not hypoallergenic metals. That means each of these materials can actually cause rashes when someone with sensitive skin puts them on. Its especially true for the hands and, since thats where most jewelry is worn, its an important point to know as a jewelry shopper. Platinum, unlike the previous three metals, is hypoallergenic. That means no ring marks, no rashes, and no discomfort, when wearing a beloved accessory for a night on the town.
Low Maintenance is a Great perk
Anyone with silver or gold pieces can attest to the fact that theyll need some polishing after a few years of wearing. Its not necessarily a negative thing, and theyre easy to clean up and restore to their former glory. But why bother with that kind of maintenance when platinum offers a relatively maintenance-free solution? Unlike silver and gold, there is no danger of platinum tarnishing and losing that sparkle from the first day its taken out of the jewelry box. That bodes well for people who dont typically pencil in a trip to the jewelry on a regular basis simply for a routine jewelry polishing.
It Feels as Luxurious as it Looks
One notable thing about platinum is that it cannot be misconstrued as a lightweight metal. Indeed, when compared to a ring made of 18kt gold, a platinum ring often weighs as much as 60 percent more. That contributes to a sturdier feeling both in and on the hand, and it will be pretty hard to forget that the ring is there before getting into the shower or doing the dishes. Think of it as both a testament to the rings quality, and a guarantee that it wont take a ride through the trash disposal and drainage system at home.
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