Confession: Initially this post was to be about Ivanka’s (pronounced ee-Vahn-ka) appearance at Bachendorf’s in Dallas, but research uncovered that Ms. Trump has been very busy, not only managing Trump Hotel’s international expansion and her eponymous jewelry line, but she has also launched a line of handbags and footwear.
A quick glance at the lines reveal reasonably priced (i.e. $130-$150) items, all calculated to appeal to a wide audience, and therefore nothing too over-the-top. I do particularly like the Crystal Satchel in black (retail: $150). Undoubtedly the shoes and bags were intentionally designed to complement Ivanka’s jewelry line but never rival it (an impossible feat, I’m sure).
As a long-time admirer of Ivanka’s style, I included a blurb about her jewelry in my Christmas 2010 Shopping Guide for Women and Men. I really like her signature oval design for its elegance and simplicity. If you like a little more bling, and by a little I mean a lot, then check out the tassel necklaces. If you’d like to see the Ivanka Trump Jewelry Collection, (and well Ivanka) in person, I read in this month’s D Magazine that Bachendorf’s will host them both on April 21st, 6-8pm at The Plaza at Preston Center located at 8400 Preston Road, Dallas 75225.
If you are unable to attend the event, but still wish to see Ms. Trump, you can always watch her weekly video updates, “Inside Scoop from Ivanka” via her Facebook page.
(Photo Credit: Ivanka Trump Jewelry and Bachendorf’s)