Saturday, July 24, 2010

Katie Holmes Pictured Wearing Kristin Pasternak Fine Jewelry - TWICE!

To say that we're excited that Katie Holmes was photographed while wearing our Granulation Circle Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold, not once, but TWICE, is a complete understatement! We're thrilled, elated, ecstatic and just downright giddy!

On July 2, 2010 Katie Holmes was snapped wearing the 18K version of the Granulation Circle Necklace while shopping at the Westfield Mall with hubby, Tom Cruise, and oh-so-adorable, ice cream-lovin' daughter, Suri.

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Later in the month, on July 19th, 2010, Katie wore the same necklace while shopping with Suri in Toronto during a filming break from the History Channel's new mini series, "The Kennedys."

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Henri Bendel Trunk Show & Silver Collection Launch Recap

Good morning, friends!

I just returned from my compulsory Saturday AM Starbucks run and it's already feeling uncomfortably hot. What is going on with this NYC heat wave?! It's already 86 degrees and it's only bueno, NYC.

But I digress, back to the topic at hand - our Kristin Pasternak Fine Jewelry Trunk Show at Henri Bendel. First of all, Carrie and I want to thank all of our friends and family who stopped by the Fifth Avenue store during the three day trunk show - it meant so much to see you all there!

The launch of our NEW Sterling Silver Collection went swimmingly and we had such a wonderful time meeting new clients from all over the U.S. and around the world. During a spare moment (which were few and far between - the Fifth Avenue location has a LOT of foot traffic!) we snapped some pictures of the scene to share with you all.

Please excuse the iPhone picture quality!

Thank you all for your continued support - we couldn't do this without you!

Now on to preparations for the JA New York Summer Show New Designer Gallery!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Henri Bendel Trunk Show is HERE!

Greetings, insomniacs!

It's been a rather busy evening/early a.m. at KPFJ as CP and I prepare for the debut of our Sterling Silver Collection with a 3 day trunk show beginning tomorrow, July 8th, at legendary NYC retailer, Henri Bendel!

The new sterling silver collection has just gone LIVE on our site, so check it out and let us know what you think! We hope you like it. :)

We're going to be adding even more styles from the silver collection to the Online Shop in the upcoming days and weeks, so please come back again soon!

Now back to the trunk show details...if you happen to be in the NYC area, why not swing by??

Kristin Pasternak Fine Jewelry
Sterling Silver Collection Trunk Show

712 Fifth Avenue between 55th & 56th Streets

Thursday, July 8th - Saturday, July 10th
10am - 8pm

We hope to see you there!

xxKP & CP

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wimbledon: Centre Court Style File

It's no secret that I enjoy watching and playing tennis. If you follow KPFJ on twitter, then you also know that I'm a diehard Rafael Nadal fan and that I was ecstatic that he followed up his tournament win at Roland Garros with the title at Wimbledon this year! (Now on to the US Open in August!)

How cute is Rafa in his tux at the 2010 Wimbledon champions dinner? (image via

And as you might imagine, the combination of tennis and fashion makes me positively giddy. Consequently, I was delighted to see GQ's Wimbledon Edition of The Wandering Eye pop up in my Twitter feed this morning with some great "street style" shots by Gordon Von Steiner. London was uncharacteristically hot during the two week tournament and Von Steiner captured a number of fantastic images of Wimbledon staff and attendees in their preppy summer duds. Below are some of my favorite pics.

And one Rafa action shot for good measure...le sigh.

To view all of the pictures in The Wandering Eye - Wimbledon Edition, click here.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

As we celebrate the 234th anniversary of our nation's independence with family picnics and fireworks displays, let us not forget the great sacrifices that have been made by generations of Americans for the freedom that we are so fortunate to enjoy today.

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." - THOMAS JEFFERSON Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)

Happy 234th Birthday, America!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh Summer Designs Just in Time for L'Armoire Trunk Show!

Hello, hello!

Didn't this week go by so quickly? I can hardly believe that it's (almost) the weekend!

Hopefully, tomorrow you have a Summer Friday off from work (or at the very least, your office closes by 1pm!) and you have plans to make a beeline to a beach near you (a la my partner in crime, CP.)

I've been working away preparing from the 2 day KPFJ trunk show extravaganza at L'Armoire in New Canaan and I thought I'd give you all a little preview off some new pieces that I'll be showing tomorrow and Saturday. DISCLAIMER: These pieces are so new that they are still awaiting professional photography and aren't even up on the website yet (but we're working on it)! Alas, my amateur photos will have to suffice for now...

May I introduce you to the Granulation Cabochon Pendant in 18K yellow gold that has been recycled and refined and set with one 6mm cabochon shown below (left to right) in four stone options: Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Turquoise and Madeira Citrine.

Why hello there, my pretties! My photography skills don't do these jewels justice!

These babies look great worn alone or layered with shorter (16" chain) or longer (20" + chain) necklaces. The 18" chain makes this pendant the perfect length for layering. The fresh, vibrant colors are fresh for the summer and will look beautiful with a little white dress and gold sandals! I'm envisioning a very Santorini-feeling ensemble. Here's a little inspiration...

Santorini: Site of my next holiday, perhaps?!

The necklaces retail between $895 - $925 depending upon the stone and they will be available tomorrow at L'Armoire for the first time.

Have a wonderful weekend and make sure to follow my live tweets from our L'Armoire trunk show!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

State of the Blog & Kristin Pasternak Fine Jewelry Trunk Show at L'Armoire New Canaan!

Bonjour, Mes Amis!

Our posts have been few and far between as of late, but we promise that we will make a concerted effort to increase our weekly posts average to a respectable level once again ASAP. But just in case you were wondering, the absence of your blog readership was duly noted (thank you, Google Analytics) and your presence was sorely missed!

On a more positive Social Media note, we have continued to update our Facebook page almost daily and we've been tweeting away on Twitter, so make sure that you're following us on both for the latest news on upcoming KPFJ events, promotions and new designs! Merci :)

One of the reasons we've been quite busy lately is that we've been preparing for our very first trunk show at the fabulously chic New Canaan, CT boutique L'Armoire this Friday, June 25th - Saturday, June 26th!!! We couldn't be more thrilled to partner with L'Armoire owner and resident fashion extraordinaire, Diane Roth, to present our 18K Yellow Gold Collection to our friends in CT.

Why hello there, Christian Siriano!
Here's the main page of the L'Armoire website announcing our trunk show!

Moffly Media, the publisher behind the Fairfield County glossy lifestyle magazines Greenwich, New Canaan - Darien and Westport, even has our little ole trunk show listed on their events page this week.

We're looking forward to a great event and we can't wait to show some of the new 18K gold designs and gemstone options we've been working on!

Kristin Pasternak Fine Jewelry trunk show
at L'Armoire New Canaan
Friday, June 25th & Saturday, June 26th
9:30am - 5pm
102 Park Street
New Canaan, CT

Hope to see you there!