As written for I Heart Heels
Brimming with some of the hottest jewelry and handbag designers from Badgley Mischka to Lulu Guinness, the HSN Hollywood Glam Accessories Event held last month in New York City brought in a swarm of accessories-obsessed fashion editors and bloggers all ready to take in the latest the leading interactive shopping network has to offer.
Beautiful, vintage-inspired pieces often stop me in my tracks, and the one-of-a-kind, ultra-romantic cameos designed by Amedeo did not disappoint. Badgley Mischka’s HSN-exclusive line, “American Glamour,” was equally gorgeous, showcasing luxurious, yet affordable scarves, watches and hats, all perfectly aligned with the collection’s motto, “Live everyday glamorously.”
One line that I found particularly interesting benefits a demographic that often gets overlooked — female war veterans. DKNYC has designed an exclusive watch featuring traditional military imagery with a feminine twist, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Fatigues to Fabulous. A new program established to honor and support our women soldiers, F2F raises awareness of the unique challenges they face when transitioning home after serving our country abroad. The stylish watches will be available for purchase exclusively on HSN.com this summer.
Another line going above and beyond for women worldwide is Bajalia, a collection of jewelry committed to alleviating poverty, focusing on female-owned businesses in developing countries. (I picked up this gorgeous Bajalia tribal link necklace in the press suite — a perfect neutral-hued statement necklace for spring.)
Brazilian designer Chi by Carlos Falchi is another standout for spring/summer 2011, with his unusual patterns and vivid colors on an array of handbags, belts and scarves. I scored this Western-inspired metallic wrap, ideal for transitioning between this unpredictable weather we’ve had as of late! Find a few more of my favorite HSN pieces below, and be sure to check ’em out on HSN.com.