As many of you know, as an Accessories Expert, you'll find me in a number of projects whether it's styling people during Essence Music Festival on behalf of Crest earlier this month, being in a Palladium Jewelry campaign in Cosmopolitan Magazine or being on HSN on behalf of Sebago (I'm back on again Aug 16th at 7am and 3pm) talking footwear style and showcasing my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 collection. I love operating within the world of accessories whether I'm a spokesperson, working with lines or educating people. It has taken me around the world and it's a continual process in understanding the vitality of the industry!
I am very excited to be the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Shoe Week which is a shoe focused series of events that will take place during NYFW SS2013 (Sept 6th - Sept 13th). Attendees will enjoy watching a variety of runway shows, presentations, exhibitions, media lounge, Handbag and Shoe Lounge, cocktail events, parties and more that focus on luxury shoes and related accessories as a means to place this category and its designers front and center. Although our events will be throughout the week and at a number of venues, I love that one of our locations will be at the Glass Houses on Sept 9th as we have a number of venues within our schedule. In conjunction with my Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Farkas we were pleased to see this week's Huffington Post Style article and have enjoyed interacting within the industry to put on an amazing experience during Fashion Week as well as to continue with our ongoing mission!
Of course, my Kittens will be looped in so each Saturday leading up to these events, you'll get to know a little more about Shoe Week and our phenomenal partners! I am so thrilled to have Q by Pasquale as one of our participants. Pasquale comes from a shoemaking heritage where his family's craftsmanship with "made to measure" shoes could be seen on Carey Grant, Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. Today Pasquale continues this heritage with placing his skills on such stars as Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron. Having them included within our Shoe Runway show as one of a number premium heels is a great way to extend the vision of Shoe Week!
Next week, find out more about Shoe Week and my Co-Founder, Paul Farkas.
As you know, I was apart of the Get Palladium Pretty campaign which focused on being over heavy metal and yet still having phenomenal gorgeous pieces that are luxurious, light weight and is cost effective due to the use of this material versus others. Interestingly enough as soon as it was placed within the October issue of Cosmo, I started noticing that Palladium Jewelry is everywhere with Kelly Osbourne being one of the spokespeople for the brands as well, she wore it on the Emmy Red Carpet show along with a number of other stunning women. In addition, when Sarah Jessica Parker launched her movie "I Don't Know How She Does It" Palladium Jewelry was apart of the premiere. With that said, It has become something that I definitely love wearing and seeing a number of designers using it! When you're buying jewelry whether it's for everyday, a gift or for a wedding (which we will be covering Bridal Week during this month) I'm excited to introduce you to today's sponsor!
Novell Design Studio which makes it precious metal pieces in NJ, presents a new line of hand-crafted bracelets created with one of the Earth’s great precious metals – palladium. Naturally white, palladium currently costs less than platinum or gold, has some of the finer qualities of platinum and will handle the trials and tribulations of every day wear very well. Palladium’s purity and preciousness make it an extremely attractive value for precious metal jewelry. Should your palladium bracelet become scratched over time (as all precious metal jewelry will), it can be refinished and restored to look new. Novell’s palladium bracelets also incorporate pink gold accents for a perfect hint of color.
Novell’s success has been in that they began as a family company (started by two guys who had a dream and worked with a small room on 47th street) with a small group of workers handcrafting sterling silver bracelets and jewelry. They grew organically from selling locally, the East Coast and then across the country. Their skill allowed them to be within a number of famed jewelry stores which allowed them to fill a niche and present their designs. Palladium bracelets can be purchased through an authorized Novell retailer. Visit their site to find a store that's in your area. Within this collection, depending on design characteristics, these phenom Palladium bracelets start at $1,000. What a great way to start invest within your accessories and ultimately to create heritage pieces which are essential to any wardrobe.
If you're like me, you're tuning into E's Red Carpet to see what the stars are wearing. It's my favorite portion of the Emmy's to see what everyone is going to be wearing. For those that are tuning in at 5pm EST, you'll find that the first hour is dedicated to predictions and Fashion Police! Moments before Kelly Osbourne went on, she tweeted out this phenom J Mendel dress which looks amazing on her. I love the Kelly has definitely stepped up her fashion game over the past few years and has become someone to watch! In addition, I love her shoot for Palladium Jewelry which you can see in a number of magazines (and yes I did shoot a Get Palladium Pretty campaign which is in Cosmo's October issue as well as a fun video).
Of course I would have paired the following accessories with this look as I love a bit of that aged look with my jewelry. Due to the dress having such a statement effect, I love that you can choose these fun whimsical elements that can add to the entire look! Stay tuned for more looks that I'm loving by checking out my She's Kimmie Tumblr page to see other quick snaps of some of my fave looks (Kelly Osbourne, Christina Hendricks and Padma Lakshmi)!
UPDATE: Kelly did confirm that she is wearing Palladium which you can find out more about this light weight, luxe jewelry and of course find out how you can win a piece of your very own by visiting - Get Palladium Pretty.
It's been a busy Fashion Week season. Although we're viewing looks for next spring, on newsstands now is the October issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine! This summer I shot a campaign for Palladium Jewelry (if you have yet to see ads, you must check out Rose McGowan, Kelly Osbourne and Pamela Anderson) which was amazing and then did a fun video doing what I do best, talking about Fashion and Style! As many of you know, I am apart of the Beauty, Brains and Blogs network which was created by the publishers of Cosmo Magazine which was announced in September's issue. In this month's issue, you can find out how you can win an amazing piece from their massive collection by visiting and learning about how you can Get Palladium Pretty! Below you can see the video I shot!
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.