Stay Ahead in the Fashion Week Style War with Statement-Making Accessories

by Amelia Old
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Stand out amongst the uber-stylish crowd without looking like you're trying too hard

It's hard to believe it but it's that time of year again: New York Fashion Week. Love it or hate it, over the next few days the city will be swarming with designers, editors, models, bloggers, photographers and fashionistas, all eager to look their best and really stand out amongst the hoards. It¹s not easy to stand out from the crowd when that crowd is some of the world's most fashionable people but thankfully it is possible to make a statement without resorting to extreme measures or desperate attention grabbing tactics.

The key to giving your look a quick Fashion Week update without buying a whole new wardrobe is striking accessories. The real style setters know it's all about looking effortless and like you just happened to look as stylish and right ahead of trends as you do. Think subtle yet strong – looking like you're trying hard is like soo last season!

We came up with a few suggestions for the perfect statement pieces, perfectly appropriate for that coveted front row spot.


Think Controversial Couture with a Young&ng Yarmulke

Couture headpiece and jewelry line Young&ng is definitely a name to watch so stay well ahead in the style stakes and take statement jewelry to a whole new level with an intricate couture Yarmulke.

Antique Gold Yarumulke with Swarovski Crystals $1,495.00 available from


Embrace Fashion;s Dark Side with a Julia deVille Ring

New Zealand based taxidermist and jewelry designer (yes, such a combination does exist) Julia deVille has just introduced her edgy jewelry line to the US so Fashion Week is the perfect excuse to be one of the first to be seen wearing her work. A striking collection not for the faint at heart, it's a simple way to add a touch of the dark side to your Fashion Week ensembles. 

Black Claw Ring $195.00, available from Coco de Mere here in New York or see for a full list of stockists.



Frame Your Look with a Marie-Lise LaChapelle Necklace

Stylist to the stars turned jewelry designer Marie-Lise Lachapelle already has a strong celebrity following with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Donna Karan, Britney Spears, Jaime Pressly and AnnaLynne McCord all being fans of her work. Her new Frame Collection is delicate and beautiful yet bold enough to make a statement. This baroque inspired frame necklace, which doubles as a brooch, is perfectly chic teamed with black, the Fashion Week fail-safe, or layered with a few of Marie-Lise Lachapelle's smaller frame pieces for a quirky vintage-inspired look.

Goldite Addison Frame $540.00, also available in sterling silver or solid 18kt solid gold, available from



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