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.


to mom…♥

The story of my ‘Joie de Vivre’ collection begins like any fairy tale with ‘once upon a time’… Years ago, when I was a kid, I loved visiting my Mom at her work place. She was a dress maker, so the studio was filled with treasures like glittering sequins & rhinestones, delicate lace trims and beautiful buttons. During one of my visits, I gazed with fascination at the rich colors and textures of some left-over fabrics.  Patiently, I started rolling delicate flowers from each and every color.  Mom joined in and lovingly hand-stitched them with me.  She then continued sewing the various delightful and amazingly life-like flowers into colorful necklaces that immediately became my very favorites.
Image With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I felt that it was the right time to pay homage to my Mom’s floral necklaces. While updating the designs with sparkling Swarovski crystals and silky textiles for splashes of color, I was careful to preserve the ever optimistic spirit , the Joy of Life and the love that my Mom ‘infused’ into my childhood necklaces.
ImageHere’s to celebrating the wonderful women who have always had our best interests at heart…  ♥♥♥ Happy Mother’s Day !!!