Victoria’s Secret – Swim Summer 2009

Victoria Secret 2009One of the top trends for 2009, brilliance comes full circle in this very sexy glamourous gold ring bandeau top bikini.

Alessandra Ambrosio, looking very much like one of the beautiful and prophetic Nereids that inspired Alex Woo’s Narissa collection, she sports the Narissa Cuff.  A dramatic touch for sand and sea.

Girls’ Generation – Power of 9 anyone?

Shop Girl Diaries Girls' Generation July 2009Girls’ Generation (also known as So Nyuh Shi Dae or SoShi) is currently one of the hottest South Korean girl groups today. With an attractive nine-member team formed in 2007, the members (in order of official announcement) include Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader), Jessica, and Sunny. Hand picked from a pool of 15,000 Korean and Japanese candidates, the all-round girl group promises to turn the music world upside down with their new generation of sweet melodious vocals.

As the holder of the longest running #1 record on the music portal M.NET for their hit song “Gee” they succeeded in winning the hearts of K-pop fans with an unique confection appeal with feel-good pop rhythm that stays in your head and doesn’t bring you down. As hint of the cross-over appeal, “Gee” was even featured by celebrity blogger and personality Perez Hilton on his gossip website.

However, what keeps the group going are its hardcore fans and Girls’ Generation is no exception. In fact, the girls that run Soshified, the largest international fanbase for the group, went ahead and purchased Alex Woo’s Little Number 9 as special gifts for each singer within the group while they were in Los Angeles performing at the 2009 Korean Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. With each of their names personally engraved on the back, not only did they appreciate the gift from their fans, but some of the singers have been wearing the accessory non-stop. Power of 9 anyone?

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – Global Style

Destination Weddings July 2009TEX APPEAL – Accents for a way-out-West affair

What are the essentials for a successful Western Wedding?  The Global Guide suggests that all you need are a pair of ”Made for Walking” Durango cowboy boots, some Llano Fine Wine, Hanky Panky underwear and of course Alex Woo’s Little Luck horseshoe necklace with diamonds.

Susan Moynihan, the Editor in Chief of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, is even photographed in the Summer edition of the magazine wearing Alex Woo’s large Narissa necklace in yellow gold.

Designs for Giving

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Alex Woo's Designs for Giving

It’s time to give back! This issue of Town & Country is all about philanthropy. On the cover is Julia Koch (pronounced coke), a woman of manners and generosity originally from Arkansas. As Patrick McCarthy, who oversees the lives of the rich and fabulous in W and Women’s Wear Daily stated, ”Julia’s one of those people who occur in New York every few years… She’s beautiful, she loves fashion, she knows how to entertain, she’s married to an extraordinarily rich man. (David Koch)”

Julia Koch’s Personal style: “Simple during the day, but I love to get dressed up when I go out at night with my husband.”

Juila Koch’s Style icons: Betsy Kaiser and Babe Paley.

In the issue, Alex Woo’s Sweni Horn Bangle is featured as part of the designs for giving. Adorn yourself – and support your favorite charity. In this case the African Wildlife Foundation. Additionally, Alex Woo’s Vida Cuff is also worn on the town by Jessica Moment, co-founder of San Francisco’s Philanthropist boutique – the city’s first confluence of sophisticated shopping and old-fashioned altruism.

National Jeweler – Sure Bets “Heaven and Earth”

National Jeweler June 2009When the tour de force that is market week whips through Las Vegas this month, exhibitors will, as always, be offering up the latest and greatest designs.  But this year, the stakes have been raised.  With buyers more cautious and less inclined to gamble on merchandise for their already overstocked stores, suppliers need to offer products that either hits the bull’s eye as an instant classic or is dazzlingly one of a kind.

Alex Woo Children’s “Little Baby Moon Cloud” necklace in 14K white gold with diamonds.