Press Preview of Countess Jewelry Collection - Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, New York City
Above: Can't you just picture this and a cute little black dress for New Year's Eve this year?
Above: The Feathers Trend in jewelry tends to come and go, this one has a got a ton of 'texture' and presence.
Above: These are some large simulated pearls! Maybe a bit too 'Pebbles Flinstone' for me! LOL
Above: I appreciated how many of the pieces that look similar, actually had subtle variations
Above: While I probably wouldn't do such a large simulated pearl on my neck, I do like it here. The larger simulated pearl does work on the earrings for me.
Above: Super sophisticated Statement Necklace!
Western Chic - a collection she says works well for both 'Country' and 'City' Living
|Overview of Countess LuAnn de Lessep's Countess Jewelry Collection Western Chic Line - F2NYC|
I am a HUGE admirer of Southwest and Indian inspired Jewelry and while I am a statement necklace lover at heart (which drew me to the necklace on the upper right immediately), the piece that really won me over was actually the bracelet, so I got a good close up of it for you to really see the nuances that you might not see in the photo above.
|Statement Bracelet from the Countess Jewelry Collection - Western Chic Collection|
|Countess LuAnn models my favorite bracelet from the Western Chic Collection of her Countess Jewelry Collection|
|LEFT: Statement Necklace in Silvertone, RIGHT: Statement Necklace in Goldtone|
|Statement Necklace from the Countess Jewelry Collection - Western Chic Collection|
I wear a lot of Turquoise in the Summer, this would be killer with a White Pant Suit or a White T-shirt and Jeans!
Countess Jewelry Collection St. Tropez Line - F2NYC
Above: I love this statement necklace and it's matching earrings from the St. Tropez collection.
Curvy Girl Tip: Want to love your swimwear summer photos a bit more? Wear bold earrings and a statement necklace like this one to take your swimwear photos, it pulls the eye toward them and helps you camoflauge the areas you don't want the eye to zoom in on. I think this set would look perfect with a black swimsuit and a breezy, flowy open cover up!
Hampton's Collection - a collection with a bevy of tortoise
|Countess Jewelry Collection Hamptons Line - F2NYC|
ABOVE: For some reason the single strand version gives me a retro sort of 70's vibe that matches the 70's looks making a resurgence in Fashion for Fall this year, bell-bottom jeans, suede or leather platform boots and these pieces from the Countess Jewelry Hampton's Line pair perfectly together!
|The event was held in the New York City Offices of F2NYC|
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and her mother
|Center: Ramona Singer, Right: Countess LuAnn de Lesseps|
|TV Personalities: Center Left: Ramona Singer, Center Right: Carson Kressley|
ABOVE: I have always been a big fan of Water Walls, I keep saying I should get one so I couldn't resist snapping this photo! I love how you can see through it.
Note: I took way too many photos I will go Watermarking them and you will find these pictures (and a few bonus photos) in my 'Countess Jewelry Collection Press Preview' Board via Pinterest!
I love that the collection is as versatile as it is affordable. With accessories you can easily spruce up your favorite basics, and in many cases swapping your accessories (jewelry, handbag, scarves, accesories) is way cheaper then changing your entire wardrobe over each season.
I was pleasantly surprised by how to down-to-earth Countess LuAnn was, I guess as someone who is familiar with the Real Housewives Franchise you come to associate the 'show' with the 'person' and that sometimes isn't always good.
Somehow Countess LuAnn's lovely Mother ended up at our table it was fun to meet her but also witness how sweet LuAnn is with her Mom!
It was also fun to meet Carson Kressley in person too. And while The Countess was certainly a pleasant surprise I will say Ramona was definitely who I expected her to be. (Take that as you will).
CON: There is only one con. During the event I got into a conversation with Countess LuAnn about Twitter and Twitter Parties, I mentioned to her the "Twitter Takeover" I was invited to host for Oprah Winfrey's OWN Television Network where I tweeted from the @OWNers handle directly for a prime time weekend. SHE LOVED THE IDEA!
I was super stoked at the idea of not only presenting this collection to you all with a blog post, but with a tweet chat/twitter party that would have allowed you all a chance to win a piece to call your own.
While I did reach out to her PR team that same evening to follow up, they never got back to me.
I have worked many a 'sales' type job in my day - classified ad sales, staffing agency - I developed a thick skin and certainly am not afraid of the word 'No'. But I hate being ignored, particularly when the client themselves actually WANTED this to happen BEFORE the line launched on evine.
It would have been a super viral way to promote the line and I do hope they see this and opt to follow up on the idea eventually.
Overall I loved the line and found something from each of the four premiere collections in the line that I would totally rock. With the Western Chic and Gotham collections standing stronger for me in terms of my personal style.
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