MISSION: BE SPONTANEOUS
The gold hoop earring is a jewelry classic.
Miguel Ases turns it on its side and gives it a
fringe of cat’s eye beads and freshwater pearls for
kinetic movement and a colorful glow.
Reminiscent of the
Indian summer sky, the warm palette of autumn colors is
a natural blend with Earth tone fall fashions. Khaki,
brown, olive, burgundy and gold will all look right at
home when accessorized with these swinging earrings.
Spanish born designer, Miguel Ases launched his
career in jewelry design after retiring from the
National Ballet of Spain. It's easy to imagine his
inspiration for such intricate and feminine grace.
warm cascade of fall colors is suspended from a
gold-filled hoop motif, giving these earrings an
appearance similar to 14K gold without the 14K price
tag. Gold-filled jewelry is an affordable option
compared to its karat-gold counterparts and is more
valuable than gold plated jewelry, which has an
extremely thin layer of gold applied to a less
expensive metal. By contrast, gold filled jewelry has a much
thicker layer of gold, making the jewelry item about 5%
The short list of celebs that have been
spotted in Miguel's designs include Oprah, Kelly Ripa,
Heather Graham and SJP. So even while expressing your
own style, you'll still be in excellent company.
Treat yourself: Miguel Ases,
—Judy Ann Olsen
Fabulous finds under $50
Faceted quartz of a ruddy
pink hue sparkles alongside freshwater pearls
of deep gold in these dangling silver hoop
earrings by Marlyn Schiff. The swinging fringe
adds movement and the unique color
combination gives fall a rosy glow and a silver
Treat yourself: Cherry
Quartz and Champagne Pearl Hoop Earrings,
BlueLuxe.com, (888) 591-6172
For the past 13 years, Judy Ann Olsen has been a fixture
in the NYC jewelry industry, working for internationally
recognized jewelry design houses. A graduate of the Gemological
Institute of America and specializing in diamonds and
couture, she's an accomplished metalsmith whose work has
been recognized by the Platinum Guild International.
Judy Ann currently offers jewelry consultation for
MISSION: BE IMPULSIVE
little-known fact: pumpkin and maple are not only
delicious, they can help you look younger and more
refreshed, too! That's because they're a rich source of
anti-aging antioxidants and gentle, natural enzymes that
mimic alpha hydroxy acids, which are used in many
popular skin-saving remedies.
Here are our
favorite pumpkin- and maple-infused skincare and
haircare products that will get you glowing today:
Jacobs’ Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque is an
intensive therapy face and body mask that delicately
digests and exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities
while simultaneously moisturizing to make your skin
Treat yourself: Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque,
$76 for 5 ounces,
JUNE JACOBS (586-3522)
Brown combined pink grapefruit and lime extract as well
as moisturizing yeast extract with pumpkin
enzymes to create its Skinbalance Toning Lotion.
Apply this gentle, alcohol-free toner to your face and neck
to exfoliate, rebalance, brighten and fortify your
Skinbalance Toning Lotion, $29,
its rich delicious scent, it will be hard to
remember that this one’s for washing, not for eating.
Garden Botanika’s Pumpkin Ginger Body Cleanser
combines the skin protection and renewal of pumpkin with
the circulation and stimulation of ginger to make these
suds super sweet. The added oomph of carrot oil sends
you out not just clean, but moisturized, too.
Pumpkin Ginger Body Cleanser,
for 8 ounces,
Sexy Hair brings you an entire hair care line
brimming with the power of pumpkin. Start with Pumpkin
Detoxifying Shampoo to cleanse and purify or Pumpkin Rehydrating Shampoo for maximum moisture and sheen. The
Pumpkin Potion Leave-In Conditioner plays
angel to limp, frizzy and over-processed hair, and the
Pumpkin Puree Treatment Masque works overtime
with aloe, panthenol, soy and wheat proteins. For
protection and styling, spray on Pumpkin
Enzyme Therapy Mist, a leave-in conditioner for thermal
protection and lift, or Pumpkin Whipped
Soufflé Styling Crème for finish, style and shine.
All let you enjoy the heavenly scent of pumpkin pie
without adding inches to your pumpkin thigh.
Sexy Hair, from $13.09 to $21.89,
Leave the trees and tap B. Kamins Chemist for the
most skin softening maple around. Their Maple Sugar Body Scrub
pairs maple extract with
minerals, and alpha hydroxyl acids
to exfoliate and illuminate
dry, dull skin. The
Maple Lotion combines B. Kamins'
trademark Bio-Maple compound with honey and soy as well
as shea butter to make your skin so soft and sweet it’s
practically edible. Don’t forget the Maple Treatment
Cream (SPF 20). Trade in aging, sun spots and scales
for smooth supple skin that will make you want to hold your own hand.
Maple Sugar Body Scrub, $42 for 8 ounces, Maple
Lotion, $32 for 8.5 ounces, Maple Treatment Cream, $30 for 3.5 ounces.
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Pumpkin Enzyme Therapy Mist, Pumpkin Rehydrating
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