Stay At Home Mom

A great idea for Mother's Day that's sure to make her feel appreciated and pampered? Why a goody bag filled with fabulous skincare essentials from MALIN+GOETZ of course! There's also a wonderful selection of scents from their perfumery, for some aromatherapy, and cool items in the apothecary, so go ahead and put together a first-class at-home spa day package for mom. Bonus points for the cool graphic design!

Image courtesy of MALIN+GOETZ.


Weekend At Buffy's

Set sail for summer in these preppy inspired classics from Steven Alan, with a fresh twist of uber modern styling! Loving the overall slouchiness, plus the cool oxfords and rope tied belt.

Images courtesy of Steven Alan.


Set Yourself APART

Save the date for a very special pre-summer NYC shopping event with the Hamptons in mind! Come hang out with us on May 13th from 6 - 9pm at the Splashion Soiree, hosted by APART fashion showroom and Kitten Lounge. Check out the fabulous APART Summer Collection, sip Figenza vodka and Skinny Water, and browse a colorful selection of Hamptons ready Cynthia Rybakoff jewels! Come meet the APART team and get style tips from Kimmie Smith of Kitten Lounge. I'll be there as well, so stop by and say hello!

RSVP to Rose@apartstyle.com and get ready to think summer!


Wisteria Lane

There's a real Wisteria Lane located in a forgotten alley in Greenwich Village, and it was the perfect location to shoot my Spring 2010 Collection look book!

The Washington Mews originally housed stables but was converted to housing in the 1930's. We choose the loveliest home for the shoot, with shell pink doors and fragrant bunches of wisteria climbing the facade on woody vines. The flowers happened to be in full bloom, which only lasts a few weeks each year... Dinah, the cat who lives there, came out to say hello to the visitors.

This particular house has a unique story. It was once the home of Gertrude Vanderbuilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney museum which was originally located just around the corner on 8th Street!

It also had a cozy bedroom for her niece Gloria Vanderbilt, who would stay with her aunt during school breaks. Gloria painted this wonderful picture from memory of her aunt's home, for New York Magazine, when they published an article about this converted carriage house!

Cynthia Rybakoff Spring 2010 Collection available at CynthiaRybakoff.

Images courtesy of Matt Shapoff and
New York Magazine.


How To Travel In Style

There are so many wonderful films about Americans traveling in Italy, but my favorite is Sir David Lean's Summertime, starring a gorgeous middle aged Katherine Hepburn. A story of unrequited love and a hopelessly romantic secretary named Jane Hudson who falls for Renato, a married antiques dealer and Lothario, the film celebrates the city of Venice like no other.

Here's Jane showing us how it's done at any age, with amazing style and grace. I never get tired of her prim wasp waisted 1950's dresses, sensible white sandals for meandering the streets of Venice with her movie camera and perfect costume jewels...

Read more about the film here and do watch this wonderful clip of Renato admiring Jane in the Piazza San Marco. My guess is you will rent this movie or make travel plans to Venice pronto!

Travel in summertime style with distressed sterling silver stacking rings from my Estate Collection, featuring miniature hand painted enamel vintage travel charms. Popular tourist trinkets that date back from the 1940's to the 1970's, I'm sure Jane picked up one in Venice for her fabulous charm bracelet!

Cynthia Rybakoff Estate Collection Venezia Travel Rings, $275.00 exclusively at CynthiaRybakoff.com. See them at NOTCOUTURE.

Film stills courtesy of ALoverOfVenice.


The Royal Treatment

WHAT designers is a curated website that promotes the work of bold, modern, independent designers. Be sure to check out their Spring 2010 Independent Design Guide called The Royal Treatment in which indie designers put their spin on brilliant blue-hued designs. I've featured highlights here, including my Blue Is Peace Pendant. You're also invited to vote for your favorite design! The designer with the most votes will get a feature in the Summer 2010 design guide.

Cynthia Rybakoff sterling silver and blue quartz Blue Is Peace Pendant, $105.00 at Supermarket, Shopflick and CynthiaRybakoff.

Images courtesy of WHATdesigners.


Lady Treats

Do I have your attention yet? Good. It's no secret, I'm addicted to sweet things, and my favorite treat is rainbow cookies. These tri-colored confections look particularly yummy, gracing the cover of Edible East End magazine, and they're vegan! Made in Montauk by Gurney's Beach Bakery, the line of healthy baked goods is available at local IGA's and Schmidt's in Southampton.

This spring I've also got a sweet tooth for candy colored stones, which seem just right for the prevailing fashionable mood of soft pastels and tinted neutrals. Case in point, my Sweet Spiked Collar from the Sticky Sweet collection. Made from kunzite, a rare semi-precious stone, its delicate and tender hues of lemon, rose and lilac are both feminine and seductive.

Cookie image courtesy of Edible East End. Cynthia Rybakoff Collection jewelry available at cynthiarybakoff.com.
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