Monday, February 25, 2013

The Oscar Suite Life

BeansTalk On The Suite Life

StyleLab’s 2013 Oscar Jewelry Trends  

by Alessandra Incandela
BeansTalk Contributor 

BeansTalk contributor, Columbia College School of Journalism student and article writer Alessandra Incandela consults with StyleLab's Michael O'Connor. (Photo by Samantha Saiyavongsa)

Celebrity style expert Michael O’Connor hosted StyleLab’s exclusive jewelry preview for Oscar nominees, presenters and stylists at a secret location in Beverly Hills.

“It’s very red carpet and very Academy Awards to coordinate with red jewels,” O’Connor says. Designer Farah Khan’s pear shaped earrings range between $75,000-$80,000  (Photo by A. Incandela)
This year's popular looks on the red carpet, says O'Connor, include colored gemstones, statement necklaces, and earrings.

“When celebrities are getting ready for award shows they choose colors that work with the dress or colors that create a monochromatic look,” O’Connor says.

Jewelry Designer Takat’s Zambian Emerald and diamond necklace worth $250,000  (Photo by A. Incandela) 
The pantone color of the year is emerald green. World-renowned jewelry designers, such as, Takat and Farah Khan have one-of-a kind pieces with carats of Zambian emeralds ranging in price from $25,00 to $ 250,000.

O’Connor says necklaces and bracelets are very popular, but when styling a celebrity he tries to concentrate on earrings. “Face shape is really important because the last thing you want to do is mirror your face shape in your earrings.”

For example, for a narrow face, wear rounder earrings, and for a wider face, wear narrow earrings.

And of course, if you just so happen to be at the Oscars next year and can’t decide what earrings to wear go for the pear shaped style since it’s the most common shape to your face.