THE GILDED AGE
In its first collaboration with a fashion designer, the Italian jewelry and accessories house Bulgari recently unveiled a collection of handbags by Britain’s Matthew Williamson. The Matthew Williamson medium clutch is made of gold, hexagon-printed water buffalo with antique gold-plated hardware. $1,950. us.bulgari.com
GO FOR THE GOLD
Tadashi Shoji’s Gold Woven Dress is a modern expression of glam; it features studs and beaded embellishments around the neckline and shoulders. Also available in Natural color. $328. bloomingdales.com
WHEN IN ROME
Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti channels the Roman Empire with his sexy new Embellished High-Heel Sandal. It's T-strap is encrusted with multi-cut coral stones while golden beads and tan crystal insets adorn the ankle strap. $1,150; neimanmarcus.com
Diane von Furstenberg has collaborated with H.Stern on the Sutras collection of gold bracelets, pendants, earrings and rings. Rock crystals set in each piece have been cut using a new technique that produces a mirror-like effect. On the pendant’s back, mantras by the designer such as “Freedom” and “Harmony” are engraved in her handwriting with a darkened finish. $12,500 at H.Stern Boutiques and Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria. hstern.net
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