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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

White Theory Dress and Tom Ford Zebra Heels


So while in Palm Beach the other day I stumbled upon a fabulous little shopping center where Kirna Zabete has recently opened a store. I’m a big fan of Kirna Zabete from seeing their stores in New York. One thing I have to say is that Palm Beach knows how to do landscaping. The flowers and plants in this little shopping center were gorgeous. 

Anyway, I love wearing this vintage Theory dress on a sunny Florida day. They go perfectly with these white BaubleBar earrings (similar below) and my vintage Tom Ford zebra heels. The dress also does well with my white Proenza Schouler handbag which has been a gem this spring. Check out more photos below!


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Malinda F. Knowles               

Gucci Mystic Cat T-Shirt

While some are dealing with snow, I’ve been enjoying sunny South Florida. While there is definitely not as much to do as New York (and I definitely miss the city sometimes), I welcome the change of pace. Palm Beach is really beautiful and there’s nothing like a good t-shirt and jeans combo when to hang around town. I saw this Gucci Mystic Cat T-shirt on FARFETCH and the sequined cat just got me. I absolutely love this shirt and they go great with my Zara ripped jeans (similar here) and blue Marc Jacobs handbag. The shirt is actually sold out but there’s several other cute ones.


I also wore this interlaced Gucci ring that I adore as well- a pineapple, a monkey and an emerald. Check out photos of the ring and more below and if you’re up north, consider a trip to sunny Florida for a break!


            Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin



Malinda F. 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

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

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

Cold Weather Messing Up Things

So, this is the first April that I really haven’t been much excited about getting a cute spring birthday outfit (I’m an income tax baby, birthday is April 15), because it’s still just about 50 degrees in New York!

This is really messing up business. According to the Labor Department, accessories and apparel stores cut 15,300 seasonally adjusted jobs last month and according to Women’s Wear Daily, retail employment fell by 24,000. This isn’t just messing up Spring/Summer Fashion 2013 business but it’s disheartening Northeast spring fashion lovers too. Yesterday, I went to a Guess event in midtown and they had some beautiful, lightweight pastel skirts, pants and jackets for Spring but with the wind blowing outside, there didn’t seem to be too much impetus to buy. I did pick up this cute neon ring and can’t wait until it gets a little warmer.


Cold Weather really is messing up things but I have some ideas to share while we wait on Spring Summer that have been keeping me feeling “winter-springy” up to this point.

Get yourself some nice leather pants and maybe some with pops of color. Yellow, magenta, and black of course will definitely be in for the Fall so not only can you wear them while we wait for warmer times, but you can wear them for Fall Winter 2013-2014 too. Check out a few below from J. Brand, Balenciaga, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Acne. For a lower price point, Nasty Gal has plenty of vegan leather leggings to choose from.




Malinda Knowles