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Adam Glassman (31 posts)
I happen to love Charlotte Olympia accessories—the London-based designer’s creations are always witty, feminine and sexy. And her latest capsule collections don’t disappoint: Birthday Shoes features supersoft suede flats embellished with an enamel zodiac symbol and Swarovski crystals, a different design and color scheme for each of the 12 star signs. (Zodiac Pandora is a line of Perspex clutches that match each shoe.) I think they’re so fabulous; in fact, I’m getting a pair of the light gray Aquarius shoes for Oprah. Shoes, $695, bags $995; Charlotteolympia.com
Anyone who knows me knows I love animals, especially dogs. (Don’t believe me? Look at the cuties I cast in a skirt story last October). That's why I’m crazy about the new, expanded Our Cause for Paws collection from London Jewelers. With items like turquoise and yellow gold charm bracelets and sterling silver mini-paw earrings, each piece is not only beautiful—a portion of each sale benefits the Rescue Paw Foundation, a New York-based charity that funds no-kill animal shelters throughout the country. The most woof-worthy part? More than 3,000 dogs have been rescued so far. Prices start at $49; LondonJewelers.com
Filled with gorgeous photography (just try to look at the shot of the ice cream studded with chocolate, cookies and fruit without your mouth watering), accessible recipes and smart articles on everything from a cheese-centric microbiologist to model Karlie Kloss’s burgeoning cookie empire, the new magazine Cherry Bombe is one delicious mix.
I happen to love a good cup of tea and I’m a big fan of Crate & Barrel, which is why I’m crazy about these super-chic teapots designed by 12 contemporary artists to commemorate the store’s 50th anniversary. Each month beginning Dec. 1, Crate and Barrel will feature a new design on limited-edition teapots—I particularly love the whimsical red fish on the September pot by architect Paola Navone and the colorful cityscape on Brooklyn based-illustrator Julia Rothman’s pot for November. Only 200 of each teapot will be produced, making it a great gift for the tea lovers in your life (or yourself!).
The creations are based on the iconic GJ chair designed by the late Danish furniture designer Grete Jalk, and they are stunning. I particularly love Kelly’s chair (which features pink Swarovski crystals), Aerin Lauder’s (she covers the chair with braided jute) and Christopher Coleman’s (he interjects bold colors into a graphic black-and-white pattern).
The best part? Eighty percent of each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, so you can have a unique work of art and support a worthy cause at the same time. The online auction will run Oct. 1–31 on charitybuzz.com.
Chair designers from top to bottom: Kelly Wearstler, Aerin Lauder, Christopher Coleman
Those lips, those eyes, that...purse? I love these accessories inspired by surrealist art, à la René Magritte's Scheherazade, 1948 (above). Don't worry about being too bold—these pieces are meant to be conversation starters.
Proceeds from the sale of each bag provide 15 nutritious meals to hungry children through the UN World Food Programme. So you can indulge and give back at the same time. ($120; available Sept. 17 at deandeluca.com)
This may be the more advanced version of color blocking, but it's easy to pull off: Pair graphic pieces with a solid item that matches the darkest color in the print. You want to ground the look with rich fall shades, not summer brights.
Clockwise from top: Jaclyn Smith, $25, kmart.com. Kate Spade New York, $288, katespade.com. Lafayette 148 New York, $498, lafayette148ny.com.