Inside Glimpse: Eddie Borgo Shares Sketches & Inspiration

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Consider the pieces designed by Eddie Borgo—CFDA winner, fashion world darling, and re-definer of what “luxury” means in the jewelry space—the markers of a modern It girl. Diane Kruger, Sienna Miller, and Rihanna are all fans, and obviously, so are we—the line returns to Gilt today, and to celebrate, we asked the designer to share some of his inspiration in the mood board above (vintage Linda Evangelista? We’re sold!) and in the interview that follows:

StyleFile: Where do you generally turn for inspiration? 
Eddie Borgo: Art, architecture, geometry and form—paired with clever engineering.

SF: What’s the most unexpected source you’ve been inspired by?
EB:  I recently re-visited the jewelry collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London—they hold over 3,000 jewels from ancient times to present day. I was surprisingly not drawn to the contemporary jewelry, I was really fascinated by the 19th century pieces. At that time in jewelry design, the focus turned to the past and goldsmiths attempted to revive ancient techniques that imitated archaeological jewelry. The pieces were elaborate, and the compositions were complex.

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The Nike+ FuelBand: Fitness with a High-Tech Twist

Say hello to your new workout buddy: The Nike+ FuelBand First Generation — debuting on Gilt today — is a sleek, wearable device that seamlessly keeps up with your active lifestyle, from timing your runs to counting your calories and steps. Watch the video below to see how the device wirelessly syncs with Nike’s free app (available exclusively for iOS) to help you do more.

 

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P.S.-I Made This…Erica Domesek’s Gilt-Exclusive DIY Boots

News flash: The nerd factor went out of crafting a long time ago, thanks to the rise of DIY genius Erica Domesek — blogger, author, and “fairy craftmother” behind P.S.-I Made This…. To celebrate the release of her new entertaining book, P.S.-You’re Invited…, we enlisted the lifestyle guru to create these exclusive-to-Gilt projects that couldn’t be easier.

The bow & chain boot:
INGREDIENTS:
- black grosgrain ribbon (available at M+J Trim)
- gold chain (also available at M+J Trim)
- Wythe NY over-the-knee boot (available at Gilt)

STEPS:
- String ribbon through both chain ends
- Tie the ribbon together at the back to secure

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Tracey’s Top Picks: The 5 Chicest Holiday Gifts, Now on Gilt

With all due respect to the proverbial early bird, it’s the early holiday shopper for whom the seasonal spoils really belong: Gift season has officially arrived on Gilt, and with it, a slew of perfect presents (and–today only–free shipping!). These five seriously chic items are topping my wish list, so ready your trigger finger for 12pm ET to shop like an editor. 

Clockwise from top left: Nina Ricci strappy pump, $579; Louis Vuitton limited-edition Sofia Coppola satchel, $4,065; Vince Camuto leather gloves, $49; MOR cosmetics lychee candle, $17; Lanvin ribbon bib necklace, $516

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