Cuff Challenge Winner: Christian Rodriguez
Congratulations to Christian Rodriguez, who won our Cuff Challenge with her stunning “Reina” design! We had a little chat with Christian to get to know her a little better. Check it out! Crowd Jewel: Tell us about yourself and how you started designing jewelry. Christian Rodriguez: I am a mama, jewelry designer, and smile master :) I used to have a difficult time walking into a...
Pardon Our Dust...
First of all, to everyone who has supported us and taken the time to given us feedback: thank you! The Crowd Jewel you see today is the result of about a year’s worth of research, thousands in airfare, innumerable meetings, at least 3 major pivots, 1 resuscitation, and improvements from your suggestions. Over these past few months beginning in January this year, we’ve been amazed and...
Oscars Best Dressed: Gwyneth Paltrow
Hands down the best dressed of the night was Gwyneth Paltrow who looked F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S in her Tom Ford gown (Love that cape! The cut and drape of the dress… Amazing!). Loved loved LOVED the simple and elegant styling from the hair and makeup to the Jimmy Choo shoes and how the cuff and ring by Anna Hu perfectly complimented the dress. When it’s so easy to pile on the glitz, I love...
Chandelier Challenge Winner: Payal Shah
Congratulations to Payal Shah, the winner of the Crowd Jewel Chandelier Challenge! We had a little interview with her to get to know her a little better, her designs and her inspirations. Check out our chat below! Crowd Jewel: Please give us a little background about yourself and how you started designing jewelry. Payal Shah: I have indirectly been around the Jewelry industry for a while. My...
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Next Contest Theme = ?
What should our next competition theme be? Leave a comment on our wall and we’ll put the top 3 to a vote on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/xAWrS1
Ready... Steady... Go!
Our Chandelier Challenge is now LIVE! Enter your design, share with your friends, and vote! The contest runs until 12 noon PST on Monday, February 27, 2012, but submissions close 24 hours before the end of the contest! So submit early to maximize your time to gather votes, and your chance at a $50 Visa gift card!
Do It Yourself: Eyelet Collar →
Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs’ direction has been transformed into hands down one of the most fabulous fashion houses in the world, even though it’s not really known for apparel so much as its accessories. Alas I digress. We love this DIY project because it takes one of THE HOTTEST collections for Spring and makes it a little more (OK a LOT more, have you seen those price tags?!)...
Next Contest Theme: Chandelier Earrings
Voting has closed on our next contest theme poll and Chandelier Earrings will be our next design competition theme. Start getting your designs ready, and stay tuned for when to submit! We’re looking forward to your biggest and baddest chandeliers! Something that would make Beyonce’s lobes jealous. OK these Givenchy earrings are a bit extreme, but you get the idea! Go wild!
A Crowd Jewel Valentine's Day
Our CEO, Courtney McColgan, is unstoppable—still full of energy at the end of the day! We had a blast at Women 2.0 yesterday meeting and speaking to all different women-founded startups and other entrepreneurs, VCs, and designers. From sharing our vision and hearing other companies pitch, to the cupcakes and wine, the entire day just flew by so fast! Today we’re resting our feet a...
Grammys 2012: Best in Black
Color always photographs better than black when it comes to fashion and especially the red carpet, so it may just be me or perhaps the sudden death of Whitney Houston that made it seem as if this year’s Grammy Awards red carpet turned out an above-average number of black looks. From the stunning to the strange, check out the black beauties below. To the Fashion Police out there:...