Van Cleef & Arpels at The Cooper-Hewitt Museum

posted on: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is presently showing a marvelous exhibition of Van Cleef & Arpels. Its timeless pieces have been worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. This event has been highly successful with thousands of visitors a day!
Copper-Hewitt and Carole Tanenbaum Vintage collection are collaborating on a trunk show of the vintage costume jewelry designers that were influenced by Van Cleef & Arpels ,including Trifari, Boucher, Reja and Pennino.

Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection can now be found in the museum shop until June. Please visit this extraordinary exhibit.

Stay Fabulous,

Remembering An Icon

posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Legendary actress, beauty and jewelry maven Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at the age of 79. In 2002, her coffee table book My Love Affair With Jewelry showcased her vast collection of beautiful gems.

In 2007 Taylor said "the important thing to know about jewelry is that you never really own it; you’re simply a custodian of beautiful things. Jewelry is something that strikes a chord in you, or it doesn’t. But that chord can set you all a-quiver.”
We couldn't agree more. Ms. Taylor, we'll always remember your legacy!

Remembering The Fabulous,


posted on: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just returned home from London and discovered a wonderful department store, Fenwick on Bond Street.

Although it's been around for decades, we don't hear of it much in North America. They have completely modernized the store, with an array of young British designers and upscale European designers who do not yet have great exposure "across the pond". And... They have the best sock department ever (a weakness of mine)! The interior reminds me of Barney's NY. When you are next in London , and you want to truly see what's going on in the European and British Fashion World, make Fenwick a destination!

Stay Fabulous,

Bamboo Magazine: Recycled

posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We were thrilled to have our pieces featured in this issue of Bamboo magazine as part of an eco-friendly way to still be style conscious! Buying vintage is environmentally friendly and is unique and creative! Look at the wonderful looks Bamboo has created from vintage clothing and accessories here!

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Everyday Icon

posted on: Monday, March 7, 2011

Check out Everyday Icon by Kate Betts! An apt title for somebody we have a lot of respect for, Michelle Obama. We are very appreciative to Betts for featuring beautiful photos of CTVC jewelry on many of the pages!

Take a look at our Schreiner pieces, which are promininently displayed on the first page of this book!

Stay Fabulous,


March SeleCT

posted on: Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy six month anniversary, SeleCT!

We are thrilled at the success we are having with our new brand, SeleCT. We would like to give back to our SeleCT clients to show our appreciation. So, we will be drawing a name from our list of all past SeleCT buyers on Friday, March 11th. You may be the winner of a beautiful 1950s brooch. We will include all purchasers up until March 10th!

Stay Fabulous,

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