Today we picked two ultra-feminine outfits that will certainly appeal to those that have an inner Charlotte York aching to get out. Clothing & heels from Anthropologie. Jewelry from FutureFashionista.com. 18k Diamond Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings and Teal Tahitian Pearl Strand. Paspaley South Sea Pearl Diamond Earrings.
Royal Ascot opened with great fanfare this past Monday, with royals, aristocrats, up-and-comers and celebrities in attendance. Royal Ascot is one of the world's most famous horse race competitions. This major British society event takes place at the Ascot Racecourse in England.
There is a strict dress code and British style is covered as much as the race itself. The finest milliners contribute their brilliant style to the parade of inspired hats worn by lady race attendees. Pearls are also a frequent sight and can be seen on elegant woman of all ages..
Above:Danielle Linaker, Suzi Perry, Princess Michael of Kent, Declan Donnelley, Isabel Kristensen, Helen Mirren
Congradulations to the beautiful couple! Some Attendees...
Above: Princess Mette Marit of Norway, Ewa Westling, Duchess Gunilla Bernadotte of Wisborg, Princess Madeline of Sweden, Charlene Wittstock,H.M. Queen Anne-Marie, Queen Beatrix, Princess Maxima, Queen Sonia of Norway, Queen Benedikte, Carina Axelsson, Margarethe II
Summer is right around the corner and while I usually dislike baring my arms and legs, I couldn't resist drooling over this bright outfit. The fuchsia just brings a smile to my face and when paired with our long Tahitian & Akoya pearl 33" adjustable strand and 9mmTahitian pearl studs, it screams fashion with a capital "F."
Get the pearl look seen on Alexis Bleidel, Jayde Nicole and First Lady Michelle Obama with this long 72" rope freshwater pearl strand. Only $175. This look is so versatile with lasting wearability. Wear it long, knotted, pinned back with a brooch or doubled up.
(From the Japan Times)
Ago Bay, Japan For decades, pearl farming took a toll on the local environment in Japan. Overproduction and pollution had destroyed many of the local marine inhabitants.
"There used to be all kinds of things in the bay-- swimming crabs, clams, sea bass, mozuku seaweed, and sea cucumbers," recalls 75 year old Akira Harajo. "But for 30 years now there have been almost no eels, and for 10 or 15 years there have been no Japanese littleneck clams. And it was us pearl farmers who polluted the bay."
Farmers have realized the detrimental effects caused by raw sewage piped directly into the waters. They can see the consequences in the depletion of marine life and in the direct impact it has to the pearl quality.
In theory pearl production is beneficial to the marine environment, except in the case of the farms in Ago Bay where the overproduction of oysters led to farmers growing too many oysters. Droppings and debris covered the sea floor and benthic organisms devoured this waste. The organisms used a huge amount of oxygen and caused hypoxia that killed many fish and other sea creatures.
In 2008, Japan embraced the national policy of satoumi, a term that refers to the coastal landscapes where humans play a beneficial role in the environment. Satoumi stems from 'sato' which means village and 'umi' which means sea.
"Coastal seas must have high biodiversity and productivity. The most important thing is to consider the sea a habitat." said Tetsuo Yanagi, who coined the term 'satoumi' in 1997.
To read more... http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/fe20100530a1.html
Today's outfit of the day features a breezy, yet elegant look that can go from the office to a day on the docks. Comfortable cotton chinos look effortlessly chic when paired with navy wedges. And our white South Sea Pearl & Diamond Necklace with matching South Sea Pearl & Diamond Earrings accentuates the flowing navy chiffon top. Anchors Away!