Category: Jewelry

Antique Jewellery Perfect for a Gift

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Antique jewellery is often just as good as new jewellery. They also make great gifts for those that you love. Check out more about antique pieces below.


Antique & Vintage Rings 


The finest antique jewellery stores will have a wide variety of vintage jewellery for sale, including an assortment of rings. You will find rings various, including engagement, wedding, eternity, and birthstone rings, as well as many more. The chances are you can easily find something suitable for a gift. You can choose something plain with a simple design or a ring that’s more elaborate and intricately decorated. There is a world of choice available when looking at vintage and antique rings as a gift. 


Antique & Vintage Bracelets 


Bracelets are another item of jewellery that can make an excellent gift, and there is a wide variety of styles and designs from which you can choose. You can select a beautiful bracelet adorned with intricate charms on it, or you can choose something simpler such as a bangle bracelet or a chain bracelet. They are also available in different precious metals and as ornate or plain as you want, which means there is a choice that will suit everyone. 


Antique & Vintage Earrings 


You can pick up beautiful antique or vintage earrings relatively cheaply, so they can make the perfect gift for that particular person in your life. Earrings come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, and they are also items that you can wear for just about any event. You can choose simple studs or hoops, or something more elaborate such as drop earrings. They are available in simple designs or encrusted in gemstones. Earrings can make for the perfect gift, and they are something the receiver can wear for almost any occasion that suits them. 


Antique & Vintage Necklaces 


You will also find many antique and vintage necklaces available to buy from reputable antique dealers and jewellery stores. Some of the most popular styles of antique necklace include: 


  • Pendants 
  • A Choker Necklace 
  • A Bib Necklace 
  • A Festoon Necklace 
  • A Lavalier Necklace 
  • A Sautoir Necklace 
  • A Collar Necklace  

Necklace styles can be simple and plain or intricate and jewel encrusted. If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone you care about to show them your love, an antique necklace is an excellent choice.  


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There are other types of antique and vintage jewellery that you can purchase as a gift aside from the ones discussed above. Ensure that you are buying your jewellery from a reputable antique or vintage jewellery dealer. This way you’ll have peace of mind that you’re getting a genuine antique with history and character that the recipient will love when you give it to them. 



Malinda F. Knowles

Black Friday Deals 2019

Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving! I was in a food coma yesterday. Black Friday is upon us and I just had to share these deals for the day! Check them out below.

  1. Coltorti Boutique– 15% off Fall/Winter 2019 Collections and previous 
  2. Steve Madden- up to 50% regular priced merchandise. Use Code BF2019
  3. ModaOperandi- (one of my faves) shop up to 50% off plus an additional 30% off with the code X30 
  4. Neiman Marcus- enjoy up to 65% off plus an extra 33% off select merchandise 
  5. Nordstrom- save up to 50% off on gifts
  6. Walmart- get your holiday decorations
  7. FARFETCH- shop sale up to 50% off 
  8. Lastly, some of your favorite items in the fashion shop are on sale!

Happy hunting!



Malinda F. Knowles

Black Leather Look at Harlem Fashion Row NYFW SS 16 Pop Up Shop

DSC02155This past weekend I went to Harlem Fashion Row’s New York Fashion Week Shop, Brunch and Be Social event in an all black leather look. I wore a black top from Bailey 44, black leather shorts from Rag & Bone (similar and on sale here as well as these) and black leather heels by Jessica Simpson (similar here).

The venue was gorgeous and I ran into Harriette Cole who showed me some of her knit designs as well as Crystal Streets who had some amazing jewelry. McDonald’s sponsored the event and I got this amazing t-shirt designed by one of their student fashion design competitors. It was a great time!

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Malinda F. Knowles

Last Days of Summer: Sequined Ashish Crop Top


Hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day Weekend! These are indeed the last days of summer and there is no shortage of heat to go around in the city. I love my pink Ashish sequined crop top for sparkle and comfort in this hot weather. I wore them with jean shorts, vintage pink Christian Louboutin booties and a cute ear cuff (similar here) I found downtown. This is a great weekend for end of summer sales, catch the Nordstrom one here.

Have a great rest of your weekend!




Malinda Knowles

Manufacture New York Launch Fashion Week


Manufacture New York encourages designers to make and produce their clothing here in New York. I don’t know about you but in my opinion, quality has suffered with most production happening off shores. It was a breath of fresh air to hear about Manufacture New York.

This week I stopped by their show featuring Abacaxi, Vaunt & Sol, Carrie Hammer, Laurel Dewitt and a number of other local designers. Check out more photos from the show below and a review from the amazing Laurel Dewitt couture jewelry show here.

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Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography



Malinda Knowles

Summer Casual: African Print Jumper at the MTV VMAs 2013 Song of the Summer Celebration with Jason Derulo and Timeflies


This week I attended one of the MTV VMA Song of Summer Celebration Concerts with Jason Derulo and Timeflies at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Summer casual was the name of the game as the summer heat made its way ‘back’ to the city. I did my favorite Bebe African Print jumper and Christian Louboutin metallic heels and it was great because it was really hot out!

I met stylists and photographers Rachel and Nicole. Rachel was wearing this great Topshop Motel Skirt I’ve seen everywhere. Anyway, MTV has been doing these concerts all through the week with celebrities like Ciara and Robin Thicke. Are you excited for the VMAs?

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Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

Seeing Blue: Sequined Shorts and Artwork


I finally posted more of my artwork on the blog! Check it out now. More artwork will be coming and prints will be available so make sure to bookmark the ones that you really love!

This past weekend I took photos with my Songs of Freedom painting and got into a ‘blue’ spirit with sequined shorts from English Rose. I got them from Natre, an amazing, moderately priced boutique in Soho (thank you Natre)! Anyway, I just love the shorts. They’re great for a not-so-casual day or girl’s night out. They’re very comfortable too. I paired them with a black silk top and glitzy accessories and a chunky ring.

If you like the big, chunky, ring thing, check these out; 1)McQueen Skull Ring, $318    2) Cavalli Snake Knuckle Duster, $397   3) NastyGal Beetle Ring, $15  4) Mikey Snake Ring, $32 



More of My Artwork Here

Photo Credit: VanessaButtafli

Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

Cute New Shoes at The FFANY Shoe Show 2013

This week I attended the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) Shoe Show 2013 in midtown and was in shoe heaven! There were plenty of shoes from over a hundred brands and the suggested retail price for many of them were well within reason. New York showrooms were open this week for market as well.  Shoe lovers, get in here!

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I whirled through three floors of shoes and my favorite and the funkiest shoe was from J.C. Dossier. But as these shoes are not on the market yet and knock-off brands are rampant, I won’t be able to share them with you. I can tell you, however, that they were some of the most creative, kooky and colorful wedge heels I’ve ever seen! They will be in stores soon. Apart from those, I adored a pair of Kiss & Tell blue ruffled booties (pictured below), a pair of NYLA orange spiked sandals (above), and several from Six London (may have photos soon).

I also ran into Ivy Reyes of Luichi NY, a fellow FITer, who showed me some new dark blue python shoes (below) with a high-backing, apparently a big trend for the upcoming season.  London Trash also had several shoes with a high-back (pictured below).


Wedge sneakers, spikes, high-rising heels (like London Trash above) and sequins seemed to be dominant trends at the Show.

The most innovative pair of shoes were from Cassandra Droogan of Protect Your Shoes In Style (PYSIS). She created a pair of boots that will go over your expensive pair of heels if you happen to be out in unfavorable weather conditions. Seems like a solution to me, instead of trying to change shoes all the time. I did not try them on but Cassandra modeled them below.


I also ran into Melissa Tierney, FFANY Social Media Chair and Creator of Look 4 Less, a page about putting a look together on a budget. I was struck by Melissa’s necklace and pretty blouse who told me she got them from Target and H & M for about five dollars. I was wearing a white leather and linen Vince jacket, blue Kelly Wearstler skirt, my Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and a white blouse from H &M.

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Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

Pratt Show 2013: Best Graduating Work in Art, Design and Fashion


So this week I attended the Pratt Design Show 2013 in midtown to view work from graduating students. Again, unfortunately, later that evening my electronics were stolen so I don’t have my own photos to share as usual, but I did grab some of the student’s photos and met several design students with great work. Here below are some of my favorites.

Came across a few cartoon illustrators with some outstanding and not-to-mention pretty funny stuff actually. Logan Fitzpatrick and Jenni Ng made me laugh with their funky illustrations.


In jewelry, I adored this necklace from Gabrielle Nicole Morris and loved work from Samantha Nania as well.

Necklace from Gabrielle Nicole Morris

And, lastly, the Pratt Graduating Fashion Show had some great looks. Take a look at some of my favorites on the runway from Emma Hastil, Madeline GruenRaya Kassisieh, Catherine Young, and Jefferson Musanda.

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Malinda Knowles

Photo Credit: Jesse Lirola of New York Magazine