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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held Lastnight at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the festivities, which honored the best films of 2010.  This year has proven to be no different when it came to sparkly embellishing with Swarovski Crystal!

Natalie Portman - Oscar 2011
Natalie Portman showed off her baby bump in an off-the-shoulder, empire-waisted violet Rodarte with Swarovski crystal beading, Jimmy Choo heels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.


Shaun+Robinson in 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Access Hollywood hostess Shaun Robinson was guaranteed to shine on the red carpet at the 83rd annual Academy Awards in cobalt gown paired this dazzling Swarovski crystal clutch.

Shaun is, of course, a co-anchor and correspondent for ‘Access Hollywood’ and ‘TV One Access,’ as well as author of the book Exactly As I Am.



Hillberg & Berk is an attainable luxury jewellery line that combines classic design with bold detailing. Their jewellery is artistically crafted using sterling silver, gold, and high quality gem-stones. Designer Rachel Mielke wanted to create an investment worthy jewellery line that is fashionable, beautiful and functional.Pieces are created with these things in mind; bold yet beautiful classic styling, hand-crafted durability and functionality.

Hillberg & Berk was launched in 2007 and since then has achieved notoriety – everywhere from the Oscar Red Carpet to the G20 summit. Celebrities and women of influence such as Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan, Michelle Obama, Barbra Walters, and Celine Dion own their jewellery. You will only find Hillberg & Berk jewellery at exclusive boutiques, galleries and stores and online at

~because everyday is a fashion show~

2169 McIntyre St. Regina, SK
Tel: 306.522.5893
Fax: 306.585.2873


SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS commissioned 22 of fashion’s most notable known names and talented newcomers to design one-of-a-kind little black dresses for the initiative 22 Ways To Say Black. On September 20, 2010 at the acclaimed gallery, Phillips de Pury & Company in New York City, under the high-patronage of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the one-of-a-kind dresses were auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and La ligue nationale contre le cancer in France.

Attendees included Academy Award® winning actress Halle Berry, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winning actress Julianna Margulies,  “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara and “House” star Lisa Edelstein.

The twenty-two participating designers included Alberta Ferretti, Alexis Mabille, Azaaro, Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani Prive, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin by Alber Elbaz, Mario Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Phillip Lim, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.

Merchants Overseas was also in attendance!!

Here’s some actual photos from the event:

CREATE your STYLE™ is a select customer distinction program with many advantages for its members. The program is designed to provide product, inspirational and instructional support to wholesalers, bead stores and Internet resellers who specialize in the use of CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements.

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  • Use of the CREATE your STYLE™ with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements logo in accordance with Swarovski’s guidelines
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If you haven’t already come across the word Xilion, you will soon enough.  Due to the growth of competition in the crystal market, CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements continues to extend their XILION family and gradually start to offer their most popular products with Xilion Technology.

The revolutionary XILION cut, with its alternating large and small facets, results in distinctively higher brilliance and particularly intense light reflection. Also, they have increased the number of facets to enhances the overall appearance of the Xilion components.  In addition, this cut is differentiated from all other products on the market and copyright protected.   In order to identify if a product is considered Xilion cut, the Swarovski product numbers end in “28”

Below is a reference list with all of the New Xilion Product Introductions As of March 1, 2009:





4200 ———————————————4228

4401 ———————————————4428

5301 ———————————————5328

6200 ———————————————6428

6202 ———————————————6228

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