J.Crew does it again with their affordable costume-like jewelry. This time, they created the Flower Crystal Wings ensemble complete with adorable earrings. It won’t break the bank either with a bid starting at $10 from an eBay seller. Get in the auction here.
Mad Respect: Mia Moretti
Music is what makes the world go ‘round for DJ Mia Moretti. In the sea of “boys club” DJs, New York-based Mia holds her own and brings the skills to the tables. Sought after for spinning international high-fashion parties (think Lanvin to Versace), she’s equally in demand for front row seating at Fashion Week. You can also see her lending sage advice to newbies on VH1’s Master of the Mix.
Amid all the globe-trotting, Mia’s true passion project lies within the basements of her recording studio, with a new album just released with fellow music mate, Margot (aka Caitlin Moe). Summer is wonderfully hectic for Miss Moretti, yet she kindly took a few moments to share some inspiration with The Inside Source.
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By Jenny Bahn
Save for the “1%ers” of the world, most of us can’t afford diamond necklaces… and that’s why costume jewelry exists. The intention is still there (to look a little bit gauche and a whole lot fabulous), but the price tag has a few zeros shaved off the end. eBay has a ton — and I mean a ton — of costume jewelry. If you’re looking for quantity, you can buy it in lots and sift through your winnings. For those just looking for one special piece, however, the process can sometimes be overwhelming. Here’s a solution: Type in “heirloom.” It’s one of the best filters for vintage jewelry you can use. “Heirloom” assumes that the piece has been passed down a few generations and has been worth keeping up until now. Their loss is certainly your gain in this instance. So head on over to eBay and check out my search for vintage heirloom costume jewelry, and if you’re lucky, you’ll score this gorgeous necklace from the ’50s for $80.
(Image: Courtesy of Juicy Couture)