WOO HOO E&T!

San Antonio beat Cleveland 102-97 on Friday night, ending the Cavaliers’ eight-game winning streak and bringing the team closer to clinching the playoff spot as they are way ahead of the others teams in the West.

That starry night, Eva Longoria Parker was wearing her E&T necklace again and posted this to her facebook page “We beat Cleveland! Go Spurs! http://bit.ly/dvOwNl

American Idol – Mentor Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus must think American Idol and Alex Woo jewelry work well together.  The last time, she was on American Idol it was for their star-studded blockbuster charity event where she wore Alex Woo’s Little Star and Little Note.

This time, the teen pop sensation came to serve as the contestants’ first guest mentor of the season and wore Alex Woo’s Vida Cuff during her own performance “When I Look at You”.  The song is from Miley’s upcoming movie “The Last Song,” which comes out on March 31st.

Prior to her strong performance and display of talent on the piano, she coached the 11 remaining competitors as they prepared to sing their pick from a list of every number one single in Billboard Hot 100 history and gave a few words of encouragement (and advice) to the contestants.

Mixing compliments with suggestions on how to make the performances better, the below are a few her more interesting comments.

Tim Urban - “I would give you two thumbs up. I think you rock. It’s not the personality he’s lacking. It’s just adding riffs or switching it up somehow.”

Lee Dewyze - “Lee, I think, has an amazing voice. The only thing that is lacking sometimes is his stage presence. Give them a few notes they wouldn’t expect from you.”

Crystal Bowersox – “There were some times when she hit those high notes that it sounded gospel.”

The Hurt Locket – Blair Debuts Fleur de Lis!

New exciting episodes of TV’s sexiest drama, Gossip Girl, began airing on Monday, March 8th.  The newest episode did not disappoint, as it was complete with salacious gossip, sex, drama and of course unmistakably chic wardrobe choices.  Blair, always the revolutionary fashionista, was wearing her new signature diamond Alex Woo Fleur de Lis pendant throughout the entire episode.  The delicate and refined pendant adds the exact right amount of sparkle and glitz to glam up any outfit, and it is the perfect go-to  accessory for a classic beauty like Blair.  Be sure to keep watching the new episodes of Gossip Girl to see all of the shocking, jaw-dropping moments that the characters have in store for us!

National Jeweler – Celebrity Style Jewelry

Will Gossip Girl fuel a must-have necklace craze?

New York–After a mid-season break, the hit CW show Gossip Girl returns with an all-new episode on Monday, March 8, and jewelry will be getting a primetime spotlight.

Character Blair Waldorf will be back and sporting a signature jewelry piece that one designer is hoping will be the new horseshoe necklace (the trend fueled by character Carrie Bradshaw’s go-to bauble on Sex and the City).

In earlier seasons, Blair donned Alex Woo’s “Little Letters” diamond necklace featuring her initials, but her new signature will be the designer’s diamond “Fleur de Lis” necklace from the “Little Faith” collection, a symbol of purity and light befitting of Blair’s ideals and how she would like the world to see her (fans of the show familiar with the character’s cunning ways know otherwise).

In addition to the necklace’s time on air, the network is said to be launching a secret Gossip Girl promotion around it, making for some extra high-profile exposure.

Available in 14-karat white gold and encrusted with pave diamonds, the pendant features Alex Woo’s signature shiny beveled edges and the designer’s signature. The necklace retails for $728, but many of the designer’s pieces are also available in sterling silver at prices that are a little more high school friendly, with metal-only pendant necklaces retailing for $148 a piece.

A Gossip Girl veteran, Alex Woo has worked with the show’s costume department since the series’ first season, helping to incorporate jewelry that adds a personal, sometimes humorous, touch to each character.

The sidekicks of the show’s newest “Queen Bee,” Jenny Humphrey, each wear an Alex Woo “Little Number” necklace, symbolizing the girls’ social ranking with the numbers “1,” “2″ and “3.”

As for Jenny herself, whose persona is bold and rebellious, the costume department has often accessorized her with Woo’s “Little Vegas” spade necklace in yellow gold, from a collection of designs inspired by “Sin City chic.” The piece has often been layered with edgy, modern pieces, helping to add to Jenny’s fashion-forward character.

“I love that Gossip Girl uses my jewelry to help tell the stories of each of the characters,” Woo said in a media release. “It’s exactly the reason why I designed the collections–whether it’s a favorite number, or a lucky elephant, each icon represents something special and meaningful to the wearer.  It’s all about telling your own story and making it personal.”

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray appears bubbly and playful on the cover of the April issue of her magazine, Everday with Rachael Ray.  The Pajama Party theme definitely brings out the carefree and child-like side of the media mogul, as it does with most of us!  Who doesn’t love a good pillow fight?

Rachael looks fresh-faced and gorgeous, dressed in comfy and simplistic white pajamas, accessorized with Alex Woo’s Little Big Faith Crescent Moon pendant in Sterling Silver.

Fashion Snap (Japan)

Casual chic fit begins with Alex Woo’s designs at Shinzone opening soon in Marunouchi, Tokyo.

As the only accessory brand in Marunouchi, this is Alex Woo’s growing Japanese landing.   The designer from New York, a Crain’s Business “40 under 40″ was chosen as one of the jewelry designer in the JCK Show and given the prestigious “Rising Star” award.  The handicrafts and jewelry in Manhattan are made by “New Yorker” Alex Woo for which they are very proud about.   The price ranges vary depending on the material, up 70,000 from 40,000 yen.  Customer lists and other trendsetters and stylists and fashionistas such as Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, and even celebrities like Paris Hilton. [Translated from original Japanese article.]

“Shinzone Marunouchi.”
Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Marunouchi 2-chome Building 1F
TEL :03-5293-1168
Hours: 11:00 to 20:00
Official Site: http://www.shinzone.com