PopSugar: Eric Daman Gives Us a Tour of Young Carrie Bradshaw’s Closet

Eric Daman is best known for his work outfitting the Upper East Siders on Gossip Girl, and now, he’s risen to the challenge of outfitting a young Carrie Bradshaw in the new CW series The Carrie Diaries. This isn’t Eric’s first encounter with the character of Carrie — he worked with Patricia Field on the original Sex and the City! Eric visited our NYC studio to chat about what we can expect on The Carrie Diaries, which debuts Monday, Jan. 14, including a mix of contemporary labels with vintage and some of Carrie’s trademark personalized accessories. – By Allie Merriam

Private Practice – Apron Strings

Private Practice, an award-winning American medical drama returned to ABC  with a new episode called “Apron Strings” (Season 6 / Episode 6) that turned out to be the best in the season so far.

Addison’s (Kate Walsh) role as a parent is challenged when Henry’s biological mother Judi asks to be involved in his life.  Eventually she realizes after a heartbreaking secret is revealed from her mentor, Vivian, that Judi should always play a role in Henry’s world and she would always be welcome.

The moment when Addison and Judi reach this agreement is shared through a gift of a Little Letter Gold H.   It was touching and had us all glued to our seat.

Stand Up To Cancer

What is Stand Up To Cancer? Simple. They are a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

Who do they Stand for? Everyone who’s lost their hair, their energy, their hope. Everyone who’s spent the night by a loved one’s hospital bed. Everyone who’s had to pull out their black suits and dresses to say goodbye to yet another friend. Who’s had to watch their own children suffer. We Stand Up for those still in the fight and for those who have lost. For those battling this disease with a strength they never knew they had. For those who’ve beat it and for everyone who will.

Alex Woo was a proud supporter of Stand Up to Cancer’s goals.

Jessica Alba – Good Day LA

Jessica Alba stopped by Good Day LA today to talk about her new eco-friendly and non-toxic baby product line.  Teaming up with partner Chris Gavigan to create www.honest.com, the mother of two said moms can find diapers biodegradable wipes, stylish products, and much more… at affordable prices.

She also wore Alex Woo’s Little Letter H.  Check the video to learn more about her efforts.

Self – Zooey Deschanel wearing the Little Rock Star

Zooey Deschanel’s Guide to a Happy and Healthy Life

Known for her outstanding performances in mostly indie flicks, actress and singer Zooey Deschanel shows off her baby blues on the cover of Self magazine’s July 2011 issue wearing Alex Woo’s Gold Little Double Note.  The magazine is on newsstands today (June 16) in New York and Los Angeles.

Here’s what the 31-year-old actress had to share:

On getting to know yourself: “Most people spend too much time comparing themselves to others….Get to know yourself a little bit better. Stop and ask yourself a few questions, and think about you.”

On why she works out: “A lot of people work out to be skinny. That’s so boring, and it seems like a depressing goal for a modern woman. I work out to be healthy and because I like it. I do sports or classes, things that engage my mind. If you’re active, fitness will follow – and probably a good figure, too.”

On advice she’d give her former self: “If I could give my teenaged self any advice, it would be ‘Calm down!’ In fact, if I could relive one day of my life, it would be the worst day of seventh grade, just so I could appreciate how much better life is now.”

Zooey also joked with Self staffers that “if this acting thing doesn’t work out,” she could be a Snow White impersonator at Disneyland!

Check out this behind the scenes video at Deschanel’s SELF cover shoot where she shows of her hula-hoop skills and also presents all the jewelry available, where the Little Note was hand-picked.

Disneynature’s African Cats

Celebrating both Disneynature’s new film African Cats and the strong bond between a mother and child, Alex Woo attended a special screening of the Disneynature film.

In theaters on Earth Day, other attendees included Today Show host Natalie Morales, model and one of the first Goodwill Ambassadors to the African Wildlife Foundation Veronica Vařeková, actresses Brooke Shields and Keri Russell, and director Sofia Coppola to support the film.

The Disneynature film, African Cats, takes a journey into the grasslands of Africa, giving the viewer a real life look into what it’s like to be a part of the wildest place on Earth. One of the greatest stories told in the film is about the unbreakable relationship created between a mother and their young. Being a new mother herself, Alex felt a strong connection to this theme and therefore was motivated to design a piece reflecting this union.

Through sales of Alex Woo’s African Cat pendant, a portion of the proceeds with be graciously donated to the African Wildlife Foundation.  Please support the film and help save the Savanna.

About Disneynature’s True-Life Adventure: “African Cats”

Directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill, “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.

About the African Wildlife Foundation

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa, and works together with the people of Africa, to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

Lucky Shops 2010

Alex Woo is once again excited to be participating in LuckyShops!  For the seventh straight year, Lucky Magazine is turning NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion into a shopping paradise and bringing the pages of the magazine to life with a unique mix of merchandise from designers such as Alice + Olivia, Botkier, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more.  Lucky Shops 2010 will also include cool extras like music, refreshments and giveaways and kick off with a “VIP Shopping Party” hosted by Hilary Duff to celebrate Lucky’s 10th Anniversary and the mag’s new Editor-In-Chief Brandon Holley.  The last time Alex Woo participated can be read about here.

What is LUCKY SHOPS 2010? LUCKY SHOPS is a shopping event hosted by Lucky Magazine. Like the pages of the magazine, the event features a wide range of our favorite designers and shops selling at up to 70% off retail. While you’re there enjoy: complimentary cocktails,* giveaways, music and more.

Host Hilary Duff

Where is it? Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY
Click here for directions.

When is it? VIP 10th Anniversary Shopping Party: Thursday, November 4, 6PM -9PM
Friday PREVIEW Pass: Friday, November 5, 10AM – 8PM (2 bonus shopping hours)
Friday GENERAL Admission: Friday, November 5, 12PM – 8PM
Saturday Shop-a-thon:  Saturday, November 6, 11AM – 5PM

Stand Up To Cancer

In a live, one-hour fundraising encore event to accelerate innovative cancer research, an amazing lineup of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists participated in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) primetime roadblock television fundraising event simulcast commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1 and was hosted by network news anchors Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams.  The broadcast aired in 195 countries and was dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors, illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.  Please donate to accelerate cancer research 1.888.90.STAND.

SU2C’s star-studded television special builds continuing public support and donations for cutting-edge cancer research that translates at a rapid pace from the laboratory to treatments and technologies benefitting patients. One-hundred percent of all donations received from the public will go directly to cancer research and the 2008 telecast helped raise over $100 million.

Christina Applegate, among the famous cancer survivors who underwent a double mastectomy, wore the Tree of Life pendant she designed with Alex Woo.  She has founded Right Action for Women, a foundation to aid those individuals who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs associated with breast screenings.

Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky with Little Luck!

She is back and this time she has is choosing love over work!

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.”

Fashion’s Night Out 2009

Fashion's Night Out September 2009In a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion, U.S. and international editions of Vogue are coordinating evening extravaganzas in their respective world fashion capitals.

In the United States, American Vogue has joined with NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City.

Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, “To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs.”

 

Gossip Girl Fashion Stylist Eric Daman

Gossip Girl Fashion Stylist Eric Daman

When : September 10, 2009
Where: Across the world and over 300 retailers in the five boroughs alone.
Why: It’s a once in a lifetime to meet and greet many big name designers including Alex Woo who will be at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue.  On right, she is photographed with Gossip Girl’s Costume Designer Eric Daman.
Dresscode: Your unique style only

For details, visit fashionsnightout.com for a complete run-down on the year’s biggest shopping event!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2009

Sports Illustrated 2009For the past 4 years in a row, Alex Woo jewelry has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition for a total of 5 times. This year’s coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, features 23-year-old Israeli model Bar Refaeli on the cover, and 19 models in 5 different locations. Photographers shot over 100,000 photos for this issue of the magazine. Several of the models including Jarah Mariano, Anne V, Julie Henderson, Damaris Lewis and tennis star Maria Kirilenko wear Alex Woo jewelry.

Jarah Mariano: Jarah is an American fashion model of Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese descent. Born in the city of Lihue on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, at the age of 4 relocated with her family to California. At the age of 15, she was discovered in Santa Monica, California by Next Agency and after graduating from high school, she moved to New York City, where she continued to model and attended Pace University as a full-time student, receiving her degree in Speech Communications with a Media Studies Concentration. In the photos and interview, she wears Alex Woo’s Little Luck Wishbone.

Anne Vyalitsyna: Born March 19, 1986, she is simply known as Anne V, and is a Russian model. Born in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, formerly known as Gorky, she started her professional modeling career at the age of 15, after IMG scouts discovered her in Saint Petersburg while looking for new faces for MTV’s Fashionably Loud Europe. In the photos, she wears Alex Woo’s Siri Necklace.

Damaris Lewis: From Brooklyn New York, she was born 1991 and is the “rookie” of the bunch similar to Julie Henderson in 2007.

Good Morning America – Christina Applegate

Good Morning AmericaChristina Applegate August 2008Actress Christina Applegate gives an exclusive interview to Good Morning America, speaking out for the first time since publicly announcing her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this month. Having watched her mother, Nancy Priddy, battle breast cancer – and then suffer from a recurrence many years later – the Emmy-nominated star of Samantha Who?, 36, told interviewer Robin Roberts that she wasn’t taking any chances, especially since she has the breast cancer gene, BRCA1.

Privately, she admits, “Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I scream, and I get really angry and I get really into wallowing in self-pity sometimes, and I think it’s all part of healing.”

We support Christina and her decision and all women in the fight against breast cancer. On the show, Christina is wearing Alex Woo’s Open Heart Pendant designed and dedicated to this special cause important to the designer and the Little Letter Question Mark.

Colbie Caillat – Kiss the Girl

ColbieA great song, says Colbie Caillat, should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good. Taking her own sound advice, “Coco”, the debut album by the 22 year-old Californian singer-songwriter is simply crammed full of them.

In an age when marketing has been elevated above content and so many songs are written and produced to a pre-ordained formula, Caillat comes as a welcome breath of fresh air. Records these days seem to fall into two categories. The vast majority tend to contain one or two good tracks which you download to your computer so that you never have to listen to the rest of the album again. Far more rare are those that demand to be listened to from start to finish, with every song in perfect symmetry. Think of the kind of vintage, organically-crafted albums that Carole King or Joni Mitchell used to make. Thankfully, it’s a tradition that is being kept alive.

“Kiss the Girl” is an Academy Award-nominated calypso song from Disney’s 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman. Colbie Caillat’s cover of the song for DisneyMania 6 was released in May 2008 and in the video she proudly wears Alex Woo’s double note icon.



Joss Stone’s “Tell Me Bout It” Music Video

Joss Stone wearing Alex Woo's Sienna Cuff!

Joss Stone wearing Alex Woo's Sienna Cuff!

British soul singer and songwriter’s new album “Introducing Joss Stone” — a mix of warm vintage soul, ’70s-style R&B, Motown girl-group harmonies, and hip-hop grooves, will be released by Virgin Records on March 20th.

In the debut single “Tell Me ‘Bout it’” she can be seen wearing Alex Woo’s Sienna Cuff and Narissa earrings in the video to highlight her brave new look. With four Grammy nominations, this will be her third album. Her first two albums, 2003′s “The Soul Sessions” and 2005′s “Mind, Body & Soul” collectively sold 7.5 million copies but the 19-year-old Stone says “It’s the first album that is truly me… These are my words, and this is who I am as an artist.”

With her first proper tour in nearly three years, the star will be showcasing tracks from her latest album produced largely by Stone’s main musical collaborator, Raphael Saadiq (The Roots, Macy Gray). With lyrics written or co-written by Stone herself, the album also features contributions from Fugees singer Lauryn Hill and rapper Common.

Click on the play button on the right to watch the video from YouTube or visit her official website.

Alison Krauss Music Video “Missing You”

Alison Krauss 2007Alison Krauss was the heart to bringing bluegrass to a new audience in the ’90s. Blending bluegrass with folk, she was instantly acclaimed from the start of her career, but it wasn’t until her platinum-selling 1995 compilation ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ that she became a mainstream star. Born July 23, 1971, Alison Krauss grew up in Champaign, Ill., where her parents encouraged her and her brother, Viktor, to play instruments at an early age. Soon after taking up the violin, Krauss discovered fiddle contests and bluegrass festivals where she earned her initial acclaim as an instrumentalist, but it was soon clear her voice captivated everyone’s attention.

In this stunning duet, Alison Krauss pairs up with Nashville superstar John Waite with a new rendition of the radio staple “Missing You,” and is wearing Alex Woo’s sparkling Cindy earrings.

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.