DKNY + BaubleBar Jewelry Collection

Posted on March 01, 2012

Darlings, DKNY is collaborating with BaubleBar on a jewelry line called, appropriately enough “DKNY + BaubleBar,” consisting of nine pieces based on the DKNY spring collection, launching today on BaubleBar, DKNY.com and at DKNY stores. Prices range from $40 for to $320 and the pieces are fabulous, especially the flowers, which give a perfect shot of spring to any look. Count your pennies and get to shopping, ladies! Press release fairy? Why don’t you fill the ladies in on the deets while they pretend to try on jewelry?

 

“DKNY + BaubleBar features nine 22kt gold clad, resin and enamel styles available in vibrant color palettes and graphic silhouettes to mix and match with DKNY’s Spring Collection. The collection, featuring bursts of color and floral accents was co-designed by DKNY’S design team and BaubleBar’s Fashion Director, and WWD veteran, Shoshanna Fischhoff.  “The idea behind this collection was to give a fresh and light-hearted take on the graphic appeal of DKNY’s Spring 2012 Collection.  The resin flowers and enamel stripes, that served as the basis for the collection, really add a playful nature to all of the pieces.”  Jane Chung, EVP of DKNY Design adds, “The DKNY + Baublebar collection of exaggerated florals and chains brings the spirit of DKNY fashion to jewelry”. This limited edition collection, which retails between $40 and $320, is the perfect fusion of high design and accessible luxury.”

 

[Photo Credit: baublebar.com]

  • http://twitter.com/flatjean Emma Jean

    A bit twee for me. Too Hawaiian-tourist instead of NYC prep which is what I think they were aiming for.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i am far too distracted by the Joker mouth on the model to even see the jewelry!

  • Ms_Flyover

    Available for $3 a piece at any antique mall in america.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

       Seriously, they should call this collection, “Nana’s bureau.”

      • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

         Oh my god exactly what I was thinking! I have brooch like this…from my Nana!

  • SewingSiren

    It’s cute enough for throw away, like if it was from Target . But for fad jewelry it’s too expensive.

    • cheesebomb

      Exactly this. I’d wear it, don’t get me wrong. But hell if I’m paying that much for it.

  • serenitynow02

    Sorry, but this looks very JC Penney to me. Nothing wrong with that, but nothing worth $320.

  • Stubenville

     “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.”

    Miranda Priestly

    • AthenaJ

      And where is my Starbucks?

  • k op

    Why don’t I like these?  They are pretty and well designed. 

    Too clumped together?  I’d like to see the necklaces in particular on bigger models with bare shoulders.

    These skinny girls bring to mind  the old, dusty, doyennes of West Palm Beach who must wear all their heaviest pieces altogether in a big jangling mass because it might be their last time to shine.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh yeah–so that’s why they seem to wear all their jewelry–all the time!  Thanks! 

  • Anathema_Device

    I can rock the large chain pieces, in fact I already have some like that. Not sure I can wear the big flowers so well, but they are very sping-y and happy looking. Of the enameled flower pieces, I like the white necklace in the fourth shot the best. I’m assuming she is wearing multiple necklaces. If that is all one piece, then I hate it.

  • Judy_J

    Reminds me of the big flower jewelry in the 1960’s.  Nothing new or groundbreaking here.

  • Lauren Maier

    I thought the thumbnail looked like something out of RuPaul’s Drag Race.  O_o;

    It’s too chunky and I’m not a fan of the heavy chains.  

  • deathandthestrawberry

    I really like these, but I don’t think I’m the woman who can pull them off. So sad.

  • Kate4queen

    I like the flower bangles but I can’t buy anything else this year :(

  • kaycem

    just bought the white flower studs.  :)

  • Kirsten Henry

    Struck me as rather cheap-looking.

  • lalahartma

    Not a fan.

  • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

    My 6 year old cousin just got those same white plastic earrings from one of those 50 cent gumball-like machines. They came in a little plastic sphere and everything. So no, I don’t like the collection hehe.

  • tallgirl1204

    I’m pulling out my gram’s 1950s-era enamel flowered clip on earrings and pin. 

    • Call me Bee

      Do!  they are are getting harder and harder to find at the flea markets and antique shops…I look for them all the time. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      oh I fear enamel earrings and pins are a thing for tall girls.  I have a whole collection.  And those buggers are high on eBay. I checked once.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

    is this DKNY +BaubleBar for Claire’s?

    • Lochery

       All I could think of looking at these was, “Now at your nearest ICING!”

  • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

    Love the earrings, but the necklaces are a bit much for my tastes.

  • jilly_d

    ick.

  • Kayceed

    Guess I’m not the target market – looks a bit juvenile to my eye.

  • Scarlet39

    Pretty to look at, but not my taste.  The white flower designs look like they are going for a Chanel camilla look.

  • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

    Well, I think the enameled flower ones are lovely, especially the white ones. I don’t think they look “cheap” at all. The big chains are really not my thing, though.

  • ringthing

    Cute but very young. If I were into this kind of look, I’d go vintage; cheaper & more interesting.

  • cmb92191

    My dearly departed mother in law had this very same jewelry.. back in the early 50’s.  I have some in my closet.   Maybe I’ll clip those heavy earrings on  and call myself stylish!

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I like the earrings. 

  • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Dr Skylaser

    the chain stuff is too 80s for me.

  • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

    It’s possible I’m not fashion-savvy — highly possible, in fact.  But in my mind, “fashionable” doesn’t mean “expensive versions of things that are widely and more cheaply available elsewhere.”  I can absolutely see someone making these work with the right outfit with a kind of ironic, throw-back feel (though I’m not sure I would describe it as “fashion-forward” under any circumstances); but for hundreds of dollars?  I takes on an air of ridiculousness.

  • kimmeister

    The white flower in the 2nd pic appears to be digging into her thin wrist.  Ouch!

  • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

    I want all the flower pieces!

  • altalinda

    No.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I’m digging the bracelets, but not a big fan of the big chunky chain necklaces.  

  • MilaXX

    eh, not that crazy about this. I might do a ring or a flower cuff but I’ve never been a fan of the chunky chain link and I hate flower necklaces & earrings.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    These are too tacky even for Nicki Minaj.

  • Dejah_Thoris

    Hell, I could get this entire collection at my local Goodwill for under $10, not that I would ever waste $10 for it.

  • Monabel

    Coarse.

  • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

    One of those bracelets looks like a baby fat roll. Cute on babies…and free.

    And sadly, this model kind of reminds me of Adrienne Shelly (of “Waitress,” who died in NY some years ago).

  • BrooklynBomber

    I love the comments.

  • crackineggs

    Yeah, the flower stuff might go well with my crocs.  I’m guessing that might be the ultimate insult in fashion language?

  • Pannyx

    Ugh. Thanks but no. Definitely no.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I’m guessing these pictures really don’t do the pieces justice.  Good enamel pieces are SO MUCH nicer in person than in photos.

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    No likey.   Reminds me of an estate-sale. 

  • CPK1

    Could they have the given the model worse hair and make-up? The pieces themselves could be OK but really, poor girl

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

    My aunt gave me a cheap plastic green flower pin for Christmas one year when I was a kid, which I hated, and that’s what these remind me of.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I love the black-and-white flowers and the chain bangles. Can I afford one?

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    AWFUL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    No DNKY+Baublebar, I do not want to look like RUN DMC. I didn’t know I’d have to actually say that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    Ugh.  NO.

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    Too chunky for my taste. And I like enamel, but not that big.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    it’s okay but it’s gonna date real real fast.

    • Lisa

      Yeah – my first knee-jerk reaction is “Ohhh, CUTE!”, followed immediately by, “But what the hell do you wear it with and for how long?”

  • Susan Crawford

    A little too cutesy for the likes of this old broad, but these trinkets are gonna BLOW UP and fly out of the stores.

  • bryrosea

    I wanted to take a look at the individual pieces close up, so I went to the bauble bar site. You can’t even see the pieces without signing in to their website and there is no way to opt out of their mailing list. No thanks!

  • Pinup Ghoul

    I’d wear the earrings, but none of the huge pieces. I’m a very small person, so I have to be careful about accessorizing. Echoing everyone else, though, I already have a lot of pieces like this from antique and thrift stores. These pieces are lovely, but one can find something similar for a fraction of the price all over the place. Seriously, I saw a big flower ring at Charlotte Russe last month for $7. No need to pay hundreds for it, in my opinion. But I’m a poor college student who spends most of her time in practice rooms, so I’m definitely not the target market here.

  • Bozhi

    Ugly

  • miwome

    Wow, I really hate this. Reads exaggerated grandma to me.

  • http://twitter.com/ursny UrsNY

    I love that the model with the white flower bracelet is wielding it like Wonder Woman. “My bloom-cuffs deflect laser beams and well-intentioned criticism.”

  • bitterk

    Not a fan     at       all

  • http://twitter.com/nkk Nikki

    I know I’m late to the party (busy week!) but these look like Chanel or Louis Vuitton knock offs to me…

  • marilyn

    Tacky plastic.  I hate to think how much it costs. Big, heavy metal chains do not go with plastic flowers. Someone did not get the memo.