April 13, 1990 |
They look like they should be hanging from the ceiling, but in reality, they are the newest accessory for ears. They're earrings shaped like chandeliers. Made of crystal, gold, silver, pearls and semi precious stones, most of them are long enough to brush the shoulders--at least. Los Angeles jewelry designer Deanna Hamro was on top of the trend two years ago, but it was just recently that the demand caught up with her vision.
May 31, 1991 |
THE MOVIE: "Switch." THE SET UP: A ruthless womanizer is murdered by a former girlfriend, and his spirit is reincarnated in the form of a perfectly shaped woman, Amanda Brooks (Ellen Barkin, pictured), with his/her former macho mind-set fully intact. THE LOOK: Finally, here's a movie that fashion lovers can indulge in. Entire scenes are devoted to Barkin (Brooks) teetering on her utterly wonderful Manolo Blahnik pumps.
July 12, 1991 |
It's the latest example of the trickle-up theory. It started on inner-city streets where rap musicians converted everything from alarm clocks and hood ornaments into pendants to hang on heavy gold chains. This unconventional jewelry went well with the track suits, athletic shoes, T-shirts and logo-laden caps that were their wardrobe basics. Designers in fashion's stratosphere are calling rap the strongest influence on style today.
January 16, 1987 |
Now that she's the darling of the New York fashion set, Deanna Hamro, the jewelry designer from San Clemente, is like this with Bill Blass. Hamro gets calls from Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne Roehm. They want her earrings, her brooches, her crystal paved bracelets. The mail to her Melrose Avenue workroom carries fabric samples and sketches from the New York collections long before anyone else sees them, so she can make jewelry to match.
December 22, 1985 |
Clockwise from top: The doll dressed in satin and velvet is by Millie Wheelden, $500, at Elizabeth Staircase, West Hollywood, where all of the presents were wrapped. By Irit Ehrlich, a red silk sweater with cut-velvet flowers and sleeves, $450, double-circle skirt in matching cut velvet, $400, and gold-and-black panne velvet evening bag, $185, all at Irit Designs, Beverly Hills. Gold leather gloves, $25, are by Gloves by Hammer, Hollywood.
February 12, 1988 |
Bumping into trays of crystal beads in Deanna Hamro's jewelry factory, you would never guess her claim to fame. But when she starts showing you the earrings she just made for Oscar de la Renta or the bracelets for Carolyne Roehm, you begin to get the picture. Twice a year top New York designers send fabric swatches and dress sketches to Hamro's Melrose Avenue address, and she sends back costume jewelry she makes to go with the clothes. Now she's after a bigger fashion fish.