Ah, Fall. Crisp wind in our hair, layers of cozy threads and gearing up for the holidays ahead! Such a fashion-forward season indubitably ushers in an array of covet-worthy style solutions and, lucky for you, I’ve found five fine ones among them. From new wardrobe staples to smart accessories and a great way to amp up that soirée, these will help get you through the season in fab form.
William Henry ‘Zurich’ Design Money Clips
First are the stunningly gorgeous money clips from William Henry, a luxury jewelry and accessory brand. The company’s Zurich design money clips are stellar for the style-minded. The Zurich ‘Talon’ money clip features a hand-carved sterling silver frame, inlaid with Kingman turquoise and a white topaz gemstone. This exquisite piece is another limited edition with just 250 available. Known for its meticulous use of classic natural materials, precious metals, gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys, William Henry is a benchmark luxury brand that has an upper echelon following world-wide. Just visit the “Proud Owners” section of its web site to see what entertainment power players like Harrison Ford, Nick Jonas, Jared Leto, Laurence Fishburne, John Varvatos, Luke Bryan, Pierce Brosnan, and Adrien Brody own from the company’s collections. Evan A-list ladies like Cameron Diaz have bought this brand’s baubles. williamhenry.com.
Metalicious Silver Shark Tooth Necklace
Thanks to the Metalicious line of luxury jewelry made from recycled metals, ocean-lovers can tell people they’re wearing the tooth of a maneater! The company’s Small Silver Shark Tooth Necklace is cast in sterling silver from an original shark tooth, then oxidized to bring out the details and give it a soft finish. Available with choice of a 17”, 20” or 22” sterling curb chain to ensure it falls in that perfect spot on your necklace, the shark tooth pendant itself is 1” long x 3/4” wide. I like this piece because it can be edgy and sophisticated, but sweet and subtle also. It looks like a work of modern art! You can wear this every day, mixing and matching it with various looks. Also charity-minded, the company donates a portion of its profits to cityharvest.org, a non-profit organization that provides meals to over 1.4 million New Yorkers a year. metalicious.com.
Ekster 3.0 Parliament Smart Wallet
After reportedly raising over $1,000,000 in their previous crowd-funding campaign, Ekster, the world’s largest smart wallet brand, has launched their latest edition perfect for discerning men: the Ekster 3.0. This time they have engineered both the slimmest and the first voice-activated smart wallet to date. Owners can now call their wallet, find it on a map or even make use of the widespread Chipolo community to help locate their missing belongings easier than ever before. Battery issues are also no longer a problem due to Ekster’s patented solar-powered tracking solution, which on a full charge can last up to two whole months. These identity theft, RFID- blocking wallets also look extremely handsome. They’re held together by handcrafted premium leather for a luxury look and feel, while the design provides instant card access whenever necessary. ekster.com.
Dining Elevated Utensil ‘Uplifts’
Create a more stylish table setting and eat smarter at your soirées this season and beyond with the help of Dining Elevated Uplifts. These offer a cleaner, more sophisticated dining experiences by elegantly raising all flatware and cutlery above a table’s surface. Similar to a chopstick rest, Uplifts elevate western-style utensils to establish an improved aesthetic and hygienic standard. Uplifts look, feel and function better than the traditional table setups. Supported by research from the University of Arkansas and showcased by the National Environmental Health Association, Dining Elevated brings the highest level of food safety to hospitality. Featured on Top Chef and reportedly showcased in some of the finest hotels and restaurants, Uplifts are a game-changing addition to place setting design that the world never realized it always needed. Of course, there are a myriad to styled, materials and designs available to suit your desired aesthetic and complement your tableware. diningelevated.com.
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