Tapestry Sessions

Tapestry Sessions is Spring 16’s world traveler trend. This trend addresses an appreciation of world cultures through artisan crafts. The designs are composed of various ethnic references in a sophisticated manner that ultimately conveys luxury.

An all-embracing array of materials and colors complement haute couture creations with exotic skins, jacquards and intricate details and embellishments such as patchwork, embroidery & pom-poms.  Worldly aesthetics, an eclectic bold look and a textural pop are all reworked into this exciting ‘look-at-me’ curated collection of all things wonderful.

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Dolce & Gabbana SS2016

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Tel Aviv haute couture necklace by Dori Csengeri

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Gucci SS2016

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Brian Etwood floral bootie and Christian Louboutin embroidered shoe

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details of Napoli haute couture necklace by Dori Csengeri SS2016

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Real Women

Since Dove’s Real Women campaign there have been numerous examples of body diversity ads making it into the mainstream. Sharon, our USA rep, had fun taking photos of  store buyers, fellow designers and fashion students who happened to visit our booth at the NY Now show.

She asked them to ‘model’ Dori’s new SS2016 collection. What can we say? Non-traditional models are definitely having a moment! Here, we celebrate some of the ‘real women’ who just happened to look fab in our jewelry…. 🙂
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4 Ways to Wear a Statement Necklace

Love statement necklaces and need new inspiration on ways to wear them? We asked Dori to give us her best tips.
photo: Daniel Kaminsky
model: Irina Roshik

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Looking polished doesn’t have to be boring. Wear a button-up blouse and add a statement necklace around the collar. It’s a great way to spice up an outfit while still keeping a professional look.

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Taking An Outfit From Drab To Fab
Wearing statement necklaces can enhance your wardrobe and transform your outfits. Pairing a dark winter jacket with a glitzy statement necklace can do wonders, and easily transition your outfit from day to night.

NonteVerde_V2V6279Dress It Up
Pair the statement necklace with a sleek top, an elegant skirt and little to no jewelry. Your statement necklace should actually have the chance to make a statement… So, let your necklace do the talking by keeping a ‘minimalist chic’ look for the rest of the outfit.

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Or Dress It Down…
If you’re a sweater and jeans kind of gal, go ahead and wear your skinny jeans and oversized sweater –just top your outfit off with a standout necklace.


What To Wear On New Year’s Eve

If there’s one night to flaunt all the sparkles and shine, it’s New Year’s Eve. Whether you’ve planned a big night out or you’re sticking closer to home, embrace the opportunity to dress up. Go forth and steal the spotlight, party girl! 🙂

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NY Now

NY Now is the home and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end brands and independent designers. During the last show in August, we exhibited Dori‘s fall-winter 2015-2016 collection.

We had a successful trip, met with some amazing stores & boutiques from all over the world and even made time for going out and…for some shopping!  After all, a girl can’t have too many shoes…:)

So here is a peek into our NYC adventure and into…Dori’s latest collection!

It all started with hard work and some muscle power
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Then we paid attention to the ‘small details’…
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Voilà: the booth was ready with Dori’s new fall-winter 2015-2016 collection on display.
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Under the influence: last day of the show… 🙂
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We hope that you enjoyed the peek. Stay tuned….more images of Dori’s fall-winter 2015-2016 collection are coming soon to the blog! 🙂

SS2015 bridal trends that will make your heart sing!

Anyone who thinks the defining factor of a wedding dress is that it’s white, has a sweetheart neckline and lace, hasn’t seen the latest bridal trends.

This season, wedding gowns come in many shapes & shades. To help make sense of the new trends, we’ve narrowed down all the lust-worthy looks into the six biggest trends and….we paired them with Dori’s accessories!

Oscar de la Renta mini bridal dress paired with Dori's Dream hair accessory.

Oscar de la Renta mini bridal dress paired with Dori’s Dream hair accessory.

Trend: Mini Dress A stylish, short statement? Or perhaps a super chic mini-dress! Either way, the mini dress is the perfect choice for the bride who doesn’t want to go the traditional dress route…

Vera Wang pink wedding gown paired with Dori's pearly Noces earrings

Vera Wang pink wedding gown paired with Dori’s pearly Noces earrings.

Trend: New Colors Shades of pink, blue, gray, and even green made their way onto the Spring 2015 bridal runways — and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Naeem Khan's cape wedding gown paired with our Gothika earrings.

Naeem Khan’s cape wedding gown paired with our Gothika earrings.

Trend: Capes Whether a bride wants to cover up or create some added drama as she walks down the aisle, a cape is yet another great convertible option for brides-to-be.

We matched Theia cropped top wedding dress with our statement Dream earrings.

We matched Theia cropped top wedding dress with our statement Dream earrings.

Trend: Crop Tops and Cut Ups  Midriff-baring two-piece dresses added some heat to the bridal runway.

We matched Vera Wang tulle wedding dress with our Stardust bridal jewelry.

We matched Vera Wang tulle wedding dress with our Stardust bridal jewelry.

Trend: Cool Tulle Skirts From light-as-air overlays to frothy floral skirts, tulle was the fabric of the season.
Glamradar sleek bridal jumpsuit paired with Dori's Dream earrings.

Glamradar sleek bridal jumpsuit paired with Dori’s Dream earrings.

Trend: Bridal Jumpsuits Jumpsuits, separates and menswear-inspired styles are giving the traditional bridal look a new edge.

Which trend are you lusting after… ?

Venus – Now & Then…

Venus is the Roman mythology counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite. She embodies sex, love, beauty, enticement and seduction. And with such persuasive female charm, no wonder she was and still is a leading muse to artists, thinkers, poets and…dreamers….

Venus of Willendorf, a small statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BCE. Although it pre-dates the mythological Venus by millennia, the figurine earned the nickname “Venus” thanks to her emphasized parts of the body that are associated with fertility and childbearing. Researchers believe that the voluptuous Venus may have portrayed a fertility goddess.

Venus of Willendorf

Venus of Willendorf

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. The de Milo statue is praised by many artists and critics as the epitome of graceful female beauty.

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Venus de Milo on display at the Louvre, Paris

During the Renaissance period in Europe Venus became a popular subject of painting and sculpture. As the goddess of sexuality, a degree of erotic beauty in her presentation was justified, which appealed to many artists and their patrons. Since Venus-Aphrodite was born of sea-foam, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli as well as countless other artworks depict her rising from the sea in a clam.

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Birth of Venus by Botticelli

Dr. No, filmed in 1962 and starring Sean Connery was the first James Bond film. Ean Fleming the author of James Bond series had a specific painting in mind when he wrote the scene of sexy Honey Rider rising from the sea in front of an excited James Bond (hint: check the above Botticelli painting). In what later became an iconic moment in cinematic and fashion history, Ursula Andress rose out of the Caribbean Sea in a white bikini sporting a large diving knife and two seashells.

Ursula Andress, iconic Bond girl

Ursula Andress, iconic Bond girl

In 1986, the British girl group Bananarama remake of the song “Venus” (originally written & sung by the 60’s band Shocking Bluebecame a hit. The music video for “Venus” received heavy airplay on MTV.  It featured the group in various costumes including a devil, a French temptress, a vampire and a Roman goddess.

Venus video by Bananarama

Venus video by Bananarama

For her fall-winter 2014-2015 collection Dori took a classic yet fresh approach to the Venus theme. Basking in golden glow that brings to light feminine fluid shapes and delicate shell-like textures, Dori’s Venus is timeless.. and just like the goddess, positively irresistible…. 🙂

Venus earrings by Dori Csengeri

Venus earrings by Dori Csengeri