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has had the good fortune to receive a bit more free press, so pardon us for pointing it out,but it is not every day we make it in a Hollywood production.
Feeling a little statement-jewelry fatigue? Big, bold baubles are fab, but there’s something so warm and intimate-feeling about small, delicate metal pieces you have to be up-close to someone to really inspect.
Which is why I’m loving L.A. designer Gabriela Artigas’ 14-karat gold Knot ring. The graceful hand-crafted design is so thin, it’s like wearing a piece of solid-gold twine wrapped ever-so-elegantly around your finger.
The $90 ring (bargain!) also comes in 14-karat rose and black gold
Thankfully, the menswear designers of the evening made up for what lacked in the women’s. Upstairs, newcomer Kyle Ing’s line Farm Tactics was neatly presented among taxidermied llamas and other barn-like accoutrement. The 26-year-old Bay Area native’s collection of pants, vests, button-down shirts and moccasins is a strong nod to American heritage labels. “I am such a fan of old style,” said Ing, who manufactures everything in downtown L.A. and sources vintage fabrics to make one-of-a-kind backpacks and messenger-style bags that look like a cross between an army rucksack and a horse saddle.
Any fan of Woolrich Woolen Mills and the vintage Pendleton in stores like Opening Ceremony would be a fan of Farm Tactics, which retails from $37 (for a T-shirt) to $140 (for pants).
Drew Barrymore wearing Gabriela Artigas for Covergirl
We don’t ever comment on who wears the pieces, but since this is an advertising campaign,
we found the free press worth mentioning. Thank you Covergirl.
The piece is from the Hannibal collection, hand woven aluminum and steel scales,
it was produced in 2009 as one of five.