Star Magazine – Shop Va-Va Valentine

Star Febuary 2005In this Valentine’s Day issue of Star magazine, the cover say’s it all – “Brad’s Secretly Meeting with Gwyneth While…Jen Fights to Get Brad Back!”

In the StarShop section, called “Va-Va Valentine,” Star asks readers to “Seal it with a kiss on Valentine’s Day, along with sexy lingerie, luxe jewels and sweet nothings.” Alex Woo’s silver Sienna necklace was chosen as Star’s Picks to Set Hearts Racing!

Lee Ann Womack – “Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago”

Lee Ann Womack 2005Country superstar Lee Ann Womack, affirms that no matter how many loves you’ve lost, you will recognize your own life somewhere between the first stanza and the last. With songs as intimate and plain-spoken as diary entries, the Queen of the Country Music Awards proves to everyone “You can’t be married twice, have two kids and go through all I’ve gone through in the last few years without learning a few things, you know? I think I even sound a little wiser sometimes.”

The song, is for everyone who’s ever loved, lost, and learned hard-earned lessons and lived to tell about it, including the singer herself. Co-written with veteran country writers Dean Dillon and Dale Dodson, the song’s opening line – “Lookin’ in the bathroom mirror, putting my makeup on. Maybelline can’t hide the lines of time that’s gone” – reveals honest insight that any woman can relate to. Womack herself said. “I wanted a song or two that was classic and classy female country. Tammy and Dolly would sing in those sequined dresses, almost an evening gown kind of thing. And they’d sing songs of heartbreak. You don’t see females doing that anymore, but I knew I’d have fun doing it, and that was what I wanted to do with this record – just have fun and make music that I love.”

And it definitely shows. In the video, Womack strikes the right balance between nostalgia and classic, mixing fashion sensibilities and style you could sense she had fun wearing. Included in the iconic fashion styling is also Alex Woo’s bold ring. Prominently seen in the video, the large custom ring from an earlier design added an element that perfectly matched the video’s “Valley of the Dolls” inspiration. Strikingly colorful, it pops from the screen and makes a strong statement.

SHOP Etc. – Fashion + Home + Beauty

Shop Etc. Febuary 2005Clean house in style!

Let the maid, gardener, window cleaner, baby sitter, pool boy, whoever take the month off.  You may even enjoy vacuuming in this lust-worthy spring BCBG Max Azria embroidered cotton and rayon coat, accompanied with a stunning citrine Dolce ring by Alex Woo.

Gotham – Wedding Apparent

Gotham Febuary 2005The flame haired star of Will & Grace, Debra Messing, returns to the big screen in the perfect for Valentine’s Day flick, The Wedding Date, and graces the cover of this month’s glossy Gotham. In the exclusive article with outstanding photos, Messing confesses “Being away from NY is something I have never recovered from. I survive in LA, but NY has such energy, a vitality….I feel alive.”

In the guilty pleasures “Wedding Apparent” feature, Gotham states “when asked what gift people appreciate most, something extremely thoughtful usually takes the (wedding) cake” and highlighted Alex Woo’s collection of jewelry.

Groom with a View - Hey grooms Perhaps the sweetest gift to give your bride on the wedding day is one that has meaning for both of you. Give her Alex Woo’s Little Numbers Collection with the date of your wedding on the chain, and she will see your for the romantic you really are. Available at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, 212-247-1100; alexwoo.com

Ocean Drive – Daniela Urzi

OceanDrive-2005FebSupermodel Daniela Urzi graces the cover of this month’s Ocean Drive. Inside the exclusive interview and fashion shoot, she wears several of Alex Woo stylish rings including the Lucia, Lindsay, Aspen, and Dakota.

Argentine supermodel Daniela Urzi’s life is good. From jet-setting from Buenos Aires to Paris to New York, she speaks four languages and is considered one of the hardest-working models in the business. But if you think she lives a frenzied nightlife of a hard-partying supermodel, she’d admits she prefers a night at home with her two miniature Maltese dogs, Picoletta and Picoletto (“tiny” in Italian).

With a love for travel, her hectic schedule sparked an interesting habit. “One of the first things I do when I wake up each morning is open my datebook and under that day’s entry, write down the city I’m in… at the end of the year, I’ll tally up the number of days I spent in each city.”

If only all of us could be so lucky…