“The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute. It also serves as an opening celebration for the institute’s annual fashion exhibit. The event is regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights of the city with a reported nine million dollars raised in 2013. The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion and entertainment, has been held at the Met since 1971 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event.” via Wikepedia
Designer Vera Wang and Model Joan Smalls
Pop Star Rihanna
Photo Credit: George Chinsee via WWD
As a kick-off to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I attended a jewelry launch in the West Village. The Pop-Up style launch was hosted by Capwell + Co to introduce its partnership with founder of Simply Stylist, Sarah Boyd. Among the attendees were approximately 150-200 top tier fashion and accessories editors, bloggers and social guests.
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The launch event showcased collections from both Capwell + Co and the trendy five piece capsule collection from Sarah Boyd. Each item in Sarah’s collection are what I consider to be “statement” pieces – and we all know that I love a good statement piece! See below:
Sarah Boyd for Capwell Collection
Image Courtesy of Capwell + Co
I had my eye on this ring all night so I had to make the purchase:
My new favorite ring
About Capwell + Co: Capwell + Co. has been designing, crafting, and manufacturing jewelry for more than three decades. Our designers, inspired just as much by cutting-edge trends as timeless style, channel both sophistication and playfulness into collections that celebrate our customer’s individuality and spontaneous style.
About Sarah Boyd: Sarah Boyd is the founder and ‘dot connector’ of Simply Stylist, a multi-service firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Sarah grew the company from a boutique fashion-centric conference to nationwide events and marketing firm that aids in the growth and development of trendsetters and industry experts. It brings the spotlight to beauty, fashion, travel, health and lifestyle to help define these industries and the people who make them important. Sarah has been featured in Marie Claire, HauteLook and Entrepreneur Magazine. She has been a guest expert for Fox, E!, KTLA, PopSugar, Disney and Nike. In 2013, Forbes touted her as a ‘Female Founder to Watch’.