instagram_rachelstrugatzWWD accessories and digital news editor Rachel Strugatz shows off a stack of stunning starburst diamond rings created by Mexican jewelery designer Collette Steckel. Impractical though they may be (“i have cuts all over my hands from these guys…”), as is often the case in fashion, the pain clearly paid off (“…but it’s worth it”).

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Barneys NY took to Instagram to announce the reopening of menswear on its ground floor yesterday, proving that multichannel strategy–using digital to drive sales in-store–doesn’t always have to be elaborate to be effective.

instagram_vogueusVogue easily won best #tbt photo of the week with this Steven Meisel-shot editorial, featuring fantasy garden gowns designed by John Galliano for Dior Haute Couture, featured in the magazine’s December 2006 issue.

 

instagram_cfdaMonday night, the CFDA and Swarovski crowned a new set of top young designers at the fashion organization’s annual awards program. Actors Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth are celebratory bookends to 2013’s winners, left to right: Suno’s Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty (womenswear designer of the year), Pamela Love (accessories designer of the year), and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow (menswear designer of the year).

 

instagram_karlieklossJust before heading to the city for the CFDA Awards, where she was the very sexy guest of nominees Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, model Karlie Kloss spent time in New Windsor, NY, at the Storm King Art Center. It was here, by this Mark di Suvero sculpture, that she captured this stunning image.

 

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Birch Box posted this picture to its Instagram account, along with the Father’s Day call to action: “Share a pic of your favorite dad and tag it with #BirchboxDads for a chance to win a free annual @birchboxman subscription!” The most important component of any user-generated content campaign is authenticity, and nothing brings that out more than family–especially dads with babies. After less than a week, more than 400 users had used the hashtag to enter the contest.

 

instagram_ralphlaurenResort collections continued to roll out in New York this week, including Ralph Lauren’s first–ever–which started with a rehearsal at the designer’s Upper East Side flagship location. In a behind-the-scenes moment, we see model Valentina Zelyaeva, still in her street clothes, take a walk down the makeshift runway just hours before the historic show.

 

instagram_coveteurLittle Boo and bright blue Balenciaga–what’s not to love? The Coveteur’s Stephanie Mark and Erin Kleinberg ended the week on a fun note, taking a series of shots featuring a stuffed version of the Internet-famous Pomeranian styled with everything from this Balenciaga tote to studded Valentino pointy-toed pumps to a rainbow of Essie nail polish bottles.

 

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