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Eye On Design: Tina Turner Iconic Mini Dress By CD Greene

Tina Turner Dress Close Up
All Photos By Gail

Bergdorf Goodman was an early supporter of CD Greene and first featured his designs in its store windows in June 1990.

Tina Turner in CD Greene Dress
Tina Turner Wearing CD Greene’s Design On Stage

In 1996, Greene was commissioned to create Tina Turner’s wardrobe for her Wildest Dreams tour. For this mini dress, he selected a sheer white net and Swarovski crystals to contrast with Turner’s skin, so that she she would stand out onstage

Tina Turner Dress Detail

Photographed at the Black Fashion Designers Exhibit at the Museum at FIT in Manhattan. This Exhibit is Free to the Public and Runs Through May 16th, 2017.

Installation View
Installation View

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Iosselliani Debuts 2013 Holiday Jewelry Collection at NYC Flagship Boutique

Iosselliani Designers Logo
All Jewelry and Store Display Photos By Gail

Italian jewelry brand Iosselliani celebrated the launch of its Holiday 2013 Capsule Collection, which is exclusive to its New York Flagship Boutique, with a fun and festive reception and showcase this past Friday evening. Designers Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci, the power duo behind the brand, were on hand at the event to mingle and answer questions about their uniquely gorgeous designs.

But First, let’s talk about the 800 Pound Gorilla in the room.

Giant White Gorilla Display

This ceiling-high Giant White Gorilla (Associates in the store told us it was an art piece purchased in Chicago) sits at the rear of the  sleek, intimate showroom and adds a cool, fun vibe to the store. It has nothing to do with the jewelry, but we could not resist photographing it for this story. Because, Giant White Gorilla.

Deco Collar Necklace

Giacomelli and Paolucci founded Iosselliani as a way to express their creative vision while grounding it in the aesthetic of traditional Italian jewelry. In 2005 Iosselliani opened their first flagship store R-01-IOS, which is located in Rome and the second shop, T-02-IOS, opened up in the Harajuku district in Tokyo on October 24th, 2008. The NYC Boutique, located on West 29th Street adjacent to the Fashion Accessory Wholesale District, is the first Flagship store in the US.

Diamond Spike Collar Necklace

We really loved this collection’s bold emphasis on Deco-inspired Designs.

Red White and Blue Jewel Necklace and Earrings

Also, do you love Skulls? We sure do. There are several gorgeous Cameo Skull pieces in the collection, as seen below.

Skull Necklace
Cameo Skull and Crystal Necklace

Skull Cameo Earrings
Cameo Skull Crystal Earrings

Skull Cameo Cuff
Cameo Skull and Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Jewel Tone Skull Earrings

The series of Skull post earrings above feature gold skulls paired with various colored crystal baguettes. So gorgeous.

Iosselliani‘s seasonal but enduring fashion accessories are carefully handcrafted by professional manufacturers, blending various materials with a sparkle of Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones. The signature pieces of reworked parts of vintage jewelry turn out to bold necklaces and bracelets along with sets of stack rings.

Chain and Jewels Link Cuff

An Associates was kind enough to model a few signature designs for our camera, such as this multi-strand chain and crystal bracelet.

Multi Ring Set

These stack rings, which are sold as a set, are another iconic Iosselliani design.

Green Bridal Collar Necklace
Green Bridal Collar Necklace

Front Window Bauble Display
Christmas Bauble Window Display

Jewel Chain Collar on Glitter Display

Prices on the Iosselliani 2013 Holiday Jewelry Collection start at under $200 and go up to $1,000 plus, so there’s something for every budget. All of the store employees are super nice and can help you choose the perfect holiday gift for your jewelry loving friends and family.

Multi Strand Necklace

IOSSELLIANI NY-04-IOS is located at 4 West 29th Street (Between Broadway and 5th Avenues) New York, NY 10001, Store Hours are Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM. Visit them online at This Link.

Who Killed Bambi?

The Folly of St. Hubertus (2010) by Elizabeth McGrath
Sculpture Stands 23″ H x 15″ W x 24″ L
Mixed Media with Gold Leaf and Swarovski Crystals
Price: $22,000
On Exhibit at Sloan Fine Art (Corner of Norfolk and Rivington, NYC) through April 30, 2011