January Style: New Year, New You!

January Style: New Year, New You!

Christmas has been and gone and we are well and truly settling into the New Year. Here at the Diamond Store we want you to sparkle to your heart’s content throughout 2014 and we have some amazing jewellery and style tips to help you perfect your look for the New Year.  January is the time to reinvent yourself and your style, make statements you were too scared to last year and the Diamond Store is here to help you be perfectly on trend.

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We are all still struggling with the cold and January is the month that always begs the questions, how do we make ourselves look amazing when we need to wrap up? What is the perfect coat? How do we find it? Which shape? Which colour? Finding that fail-safe coat which is perfect season after season seems impossible. Well, this season we have found it.  A boyfriend fit, camel coloured coat looks gorgeous with any outfit and is perfectly on trend this January.

Kim Kardashian looks absolutely stunning in this oversized Max Mara camel coat, so classy and elegant. This coat is extremely versatile and using Kim as an amazing example you can pair this coat with any outfit dressed up or down.


Just as this gorgeous camel coat is versatile and ready to wear, Kim also wears an amazing necklace with it and we have the perfect match. Our 0.55 ct diamond 9 ct white gold collarette necklace is the perfect way to achieve Kim’s  flawless look day and night!

Diamond, white gold necklace


It’s not just the neutral colours that are making a stand this winter. Pastel pinks and blues are bringing that perfect pop of colour to our winter outfits. Eva Mendes does this flawlessly by covering up a black outfit with this beautiful pink overcoat that just oozes demure.


Here at the Diamond Store we love to help enhance a girl’s personal style with a little bit of sparkle. So to add to Eva’s amazing look we would add one of our beautiful diamond cluster rings to add a bold statement to a classic look.

Diamond, cluster ring


Another big hit for this season is another classic, the trench coat. There is a reason that these coats never go out of style, they are  perfect for any woman, or man at that, to look smart and sophisticated for any occasion. The trench coat should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe! Katie holmes wears hers beautifully for a casual day time look but they can also be dressed up for a gorgeous evening look.


Our in-house stylist suggests adding a piece of jewellery to make this outfit dazzle that bit more. Here at the Diamond Store we think this stunning, slim diamond cross necklace would be the perfect piece to complete this lovely day time look!

Diamond  cross necklace


Which coat will you be rocking this January? Head over to our twitter page and let us know!

Dress your way through the Christmas party season

Dress your way through the Christmas party season

Christmas party season is fast approaching, we’re receiving invites from friends, family and colleagues and yet again we’re struggling on that all important thing: what are we going to wear? At The Diamond Store HQ we’ve wrapped up our four favourite looks that will have you looking fabulous this festive period.

LBD – the fail safe option

In today’s era of cutting edge fashion, many people forget about the fail safe Little Black Dress. In 1926, “Vogue” declared that the little black dress is the “uniform for all women of taste’’ and we think it’s a classic option. There are many different options including the micro-mini or knee-length, full-skirt or curve hugging, or get one in lace, silk, or taffeta. There are millions of options when it comes to the shape and style of your little black dress. The best thing of all is that the dress can be enhanced with jewellery to create an individual style. Try a full collared diamond necklace for a shoulder-less dress or try teaming with bright stones for a colour pop which you can match your lipstick, shoes and clutch with!

Courtesy of frillsandthrills.blogspot.com

Courtesy of frillsandthrills.blogspot.com

Sparkles, Sparkles and more Sparkles

Nothing screams Christmas like a dress full of sparkles. Take any dress, any shape, cut or size; add some sequins and it is instantly transformed into something extra special. A sequined dress adds glamour and sparkle to any occasion. The key to looking chic rather than cheap is to keep the styling simple and not overload the sparkle. Try bead or sequin lined neck lines, or fully embellished dressed in muted tones.Embellished skirts also look beautiful teamed with a simple cami or bodysuit. The key to teaming jewellery with sparkle is to stick to a plain pair of stud earrings. If the lower half of the outfit is embellished and the top is plain, add a statement necklace to tie the outfit together. Team a bright red lip and side swept waves for Hollywood glamour.

Courtesy of uk.omg.yahoo.com

Courtesy of uk.omg.yahoo.com


For an updated spin on ‘black tie’ or if you’re looking for something smart and stylish but not too ‘OTT’ for the office party then sophisticated tailoring is for you. If you are brave enough, opt  for a masculine, two piece suit, teamed with a pointed court and statement lip for that feminine touch. For a more feminine take on the look try teaming a tailored skirt with a silk and lace cami.

Courtesy of graziadaily.com

Courtesy of graziadaily.com

Cut outs

It doesn’t always have to be your legs or your chest that attracts attention when you want to show a little skin! This year, cut-out dresses have gained popularity on the catwalk including Carven and Stella McCartney. Celebrities have been gracing the red carpets in their cut-out dresses, but you don’t need abs like Gwyneth Paltrow to work this trend. Try dresses that are cut out at the sides, on the chest or even try a two piece that flashes just a glimpse of tummy.

Courtesy of beccamulwa.blogspot.com

Courtesy of beccamulwa.blogspot.com

Have you got your outfit planned for the Christmas period? Let us know what you will be wearing by tweeting us @DiamondstoreUK

Nicole Scherzinger: X-Factor Style

Nicole Scherzinger: X-Factor Style

The X-factor has been consuming our Saturday nights for the past month and we are now approaching the finals which means Christmas is near. We have said goodbye to the not so great performers, and can now watch as the contestants narrow down to find the new king or queen of pop. Alongside the judges cutting comments, it is safe to say our eye has been on the ‘shamazing’ Nicole Scherzinger who is back for her second year. Here at The Diamond Store we are taking a look at some of her great outfits to date!

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Guest blog post from celebrity stylist, Nikita Karizma

Pop Culture Diamond Trends

The Diamond Store blog has collaborated with the talented designer and stylist, Nikita Karizma. The young London designer breaks the mold of design by expressing powerful positive messages through her clothing.

She graduated from London College of Fashion in 2011 with a love of hard-edged fabrics, armoured structure & launched her label in 2012 with a strong ‘punk/pop, glam/grunge” design aesthetic. She was commissioned to create clothes for Amelia Lily and Little Mix for The X Factor finals from her graduate range, also published in Dazed and Confused. Following commissions include for Alexandra Burke’s Heartbreak on Hold album launch, the JLS 4th Dimension tour, DYLON Colour Catcher, Tess Daly, Viktoria Modesta, Little Mix, Misha B and Poppy Delevingne.


Diamonds, pop stars and fashion designers

The fashion industry, models, designers and music artists all create what we call pop culture, which I believe is a hugest influence on fashion and social trends of society today.  I have highlighted my favourite diamond pop culture influences of this season as The Diamond’s Store guest blogger.


Victoria Secrets

The Victoria Secret fantasy bra this year is being worn by Angel Candice.  This year it is dubbed as the Royal Fantasy bra with 4,200 precious gems including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the centre, worth $10 million.  The nod towards British heritage in this years Victoria’s Secret catwalk show will undoubtedly spark off a trend of British inspired diamond jewellery.

The prestigious, jeweled luxury item was last year worn by Alessandra Ambrosio and encrusted with amethysts, sapphires, rubies, white, pink and yellow diamonds all encrusted with 19 carat rose and yellow gold.


Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne both wore diamond encrusted ear cuffs this year on the red carpet.  The beautiful accessories stole the show with both girls sweeping their hair up to showcase the diamond ear piece.  Rita Ora wore the diamond accessory with a beautiful white Marchesa gown.

Cara Delevigne Rita Ora


2013 has seen to the worlds most famous music artists flashing diamond grills.  Love them or hate them the likes of Katy Perry, Madonna, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus have been spotted with real gold or diamond encrusted teeth.



Kim Kardashian was shot famously by Karl Lagerfeld this year whilst pregnant.  The images featured a heavily jewelled headgear covering Kim’s face.  Jewelled headgear are always a huge statement on the red carpet and catwalk  but this piece has taken the trend to a new level by concealing her entire face.

Kim Kardashian.

Rita Ora has continually made fashion headlines during her sky rocketing music career this year.  I love this photo shoot of Rita wearing a diamond encrusted antler headgear.  The statement piece made the look and Rita’s personality completed the look.

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 The Chanel show in Paris was the most Avant Garde showcase of Fashion Week this season complete with a pop art runway, the world’s most famous celebrities and fashion royalty.  Cara Delevingne stole the show, Miranda Kerr wore diamond encrusted sunglasses to the event and Katy Perry caused a fashion stir posing with a giant Chanel bag.


Chanel have a history of working with diamonds and precious stones in their luxury jewellery collections.  It all began in 1932 when Coco Chanel declared her love for diamonds.  ‘I want jewels that slip between fingers of a woman like a ribbon.’

coco chanel

This video takes you through the history of diamonds with Coco Chanel in 1932 till Chanel today.

Follow Nikita’s style journey over on her official website http://www.nikitakarizma.com/. Keep posted with Nikita’s daily antics by following her on Twitter @Nikita_Karizma

Beverley Knight wears The Diamond Store

Beverley Knight wears The Diamond Store 

Queen of British soul, Beverley Knight MBE, is a singer, songwriter, and record producer who released her debut album in 1995. Famed for songs such as “Greatest Day”, “Get Up!”, “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” and “Come as You Are” this songstress is more than just a singer. You may more commonly know her due to her recent role in the West End’s theatre production of ‘The Bodyguard’ based on the 1992 romantic Thriller starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.

We were lucky enough to drape our jewellery on the stunning lady in her most recent shoot with Hello! Magazine. The interview was a great catch up with the star, uncovering her challenges of following in the footsteps of Whitney Houston.  The setting for the shoot was in a beautiful house in London’s Portland Place.  Knight was dressed in an array of stunning, floor length ball gowns whilst her jewellery added the perfect, classic touch.

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What she wore:

H4481 - Black and diamond earrings

H4481 – Black and diamond earrings

This eye-catching pair of diamond drop earrings are completely on trend with their monochrome colours. Set in  9K white gold, the circular setting add a sophisticated touch to any evening gown or work outfit. £1265.00

D3454 - Diamond necklace

D3454 – Diamond necklace

This alluring diamond collarette is made with 18k white gold, laced with 5.5ct of premium quality diamonds, £6369.00

I3540 - Diamond bracelet

I3540 – Diamond bracelet

This brilliantly, sparkling evening cuff is set in 9k white gold and has 1.00ct of premium quality diamonds set in a pave setting. This is a show stopping piece perfect for any formal occasion, £1415.00.

Keep up to date with Beverley Knight’s next steps over on her official fan site http://www.beverleyknight.com/. Find out more about her recent project ‘The Bodyguard Musical’ over on the official site http://www.thebodyguardmusical.com/

Style Crush: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung

Model, Alexa Chung, is considered a style icon by the public, her peers and from the huge designers that she wears. She has even managed to bag the award for ‘British Style Icon’ three times at the British Fashion Awards. Her style is young, fresh, preppy, boyish…all of those things yet, completely unconventional. I guess, most people wouldn’t always wear what she wears but we can take such great styling tips from her! Her constant appearances on the FROW of fashion weeks and Instagram photos with fashion friends means she must know a thing or two about fashion. She has a unique ability to stay ahead of the trends and always adds her own chic twist to any outfit.

Alexa’s Top Tips

Shop Alone

Experiment with your hair do

Don’t wear the same outfit twice… well, not in the same arrangement

Experiment with your staple items

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Alexa Chung wears a Bella Freud jumper and floral skirt to host the Bicester Village British Designers Collective launch in Bicester, March 2012. Florals and skirt/jumper combos were all over SS14s catwalks so Miss Chung is definitely fashion forward. We love jumper and skirt combinations with bare legs or thick tights in the winter. Updater your slogan jumper with an over sized shirt underneath and team with jeans. Keep your eyes out for a floral skirt in the Spring!

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Alexa just reminds us of a Kooples ad. She could pass for having thrown the outfit on in the back of that cab but is still looking so cool and playful. The shirt and jumper combo is our favourite and her pixie boots are just a bonus.  If you buy anything, a velvet pixie boot, chunky boot or slipper is a must for A/W. The outfit is given a cool spin with a small orange bag. You could even try this with a bright coloured piece of jewellery in either petrol blue, orange, cerise pink or other jeweled tones.

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Here Alexa sticks to her fail-safe jumper option, this time opting for a cream knit. Leather and wool is such a fabulous combo taking us through Autumn and Winter as a staple option. Leather trousers, mini skirt, pencil skirt or culottes will look great with chunky knits or fluffy cashmeres. Try a cropped jumper if you dare to bear the midriff.

Get the look – steal Alexa’s beauty secrets

  • ‘It’s so lovely that people think I’m a hair icon but they must be mad! When my hair is referenced as ‘The Alexa’ I’m like, what’s the Alexa? I think I’ve just got good hairdressers that make my hair look lovely.
  • ‘I’m super low maintenance when it comes to my hair, I don’t like anything too structured or done. I just wash it, apply oil to my ends to get rid of any frizz and keep it looking shiny, blow-dry my fringe and let the rest air dry for natural texture and wave.’
  • ‘I couldn’t live without…Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks.
  • ‘Eyeliner is essential for my signature cat eye.’
  • ‘I’ve always washed my hair every day. I use L’Oréal Professionnel’s INOA Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Masque when I can remember – it’s really lightweight and helps to maintain my colour.
  • ‘I love Essie’s pastel nail polishes. I used to get nail art done all the time but I haven’t done for a while now.’

Source: FeelUnique.com

Alexa’s Instagram snapshot

What do you think of Alexa’s style? View her Vogue Style Biography here: http://www.vogue.co.uk/person/alexa-chung

London Fashion Week SS14

London Fashion Week SS14

London Fashion Week

Every year we feel incredibly proud of what British designers showcase on their home turf. For SS14, the likes of Jasper Conran, House of Holland, Temperley, Vivienne Westwood and many more take to the catwalk to show us what they have been working so hard on.

Burberry Porsum

Burberry Porsum

As Cara Delevigne took to the catwalk, we knew the creative directors at Burberry were onto something great. Playing with a variety of shades from  SS14’s signature pastel palette, a dreamy, girly style was obvious. Soft, diaphanous voile gave the show that dreamy but ever-as sensual focus. Lightweight coats were dressed up with waist-cinching, sparkle-tastic belts and killer arm candy. Did you see the Perspex poncho with embellished shoulders? We loved it!

In between the wardrobe staples and the fairytale hues, things were kept sexy with slinky over-embellished skirts.

Jasper Conran

 Jasper Conran

We all knew Jasper Conran had strong visuals in mind when the Saatchi Gallery was announced as the show venue. The black and white artistic setting only highlighted his designs. He used a spring palette of crisp white, pale yellows, pastels and navy. We loved Conran’s show because of its accessibility and ready to wear, ladylike pieces. Candy-striped ball gowns,peter pan collars and tulle dresses took center stage but were given a modern update with mismatched print entries and white pointed courts.

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane

Focusing on femininity and sleek silhouettes; pieces by the designer verge away from what he usually unveils onto the runway. Well known for his outgoing, fiery and energetic designs, we were surprised with something a lot calmer, softer, feminine and accessible!

Simple suit jackets and dresses were give a modern spin with petal cut outs. Designers kept in mind the floral Spring/Summer update but did it with an original, Christopher Kane spin. Heavy jumpers were also incorporated into the line with slogans and teamed with full floral skirts.

Floral, pastels and embellishment were splashed all over the catwalks this year. SS14 has been given a very spring update and we’ll definitely be stealing styles for our SS wardrobe. We’re showcasing our top picks for SS14 jewellery. Let us know what you think!

Keep up to date with all the London Fashion Week gossip here: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/

New York Fashion Week SS14

NY Fashion Week SS14

The fashion world has been buzzing because of course, come September Fashion weeks are taking place in some of the major fashion capitals. New York showcased some of the most iconic designers including Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Mason Martin Margiela and more. We’ve chosen our top picks of catwalk styles for SS14.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs SS14

Marc Jacobs showcased a catwalk full of boyish styles with a classic, feminine touch. Silk pyjama suits were paired with slinky jersey dresses. A monochrome palette was used splashed pale pinks and blues for a spring summer feel. The line was splashed with geometric lines and art prints as well as block colour pieces. We love this pastel pink jumpsuit. Team with pointed courts and our gold princess necklace for a fresh, smart-sport look.

18K Gold Diamond Pendant

18K Gold Diamond Pendant £349

Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon

Mr Gordon has us amazed with his elegant show this year. His catwalk seemed a little more accessible for us normal civilians! Working with lace and satin he creates a delicate, demure look but when teamed with long line crew necks, halter necks, over-shoulder jackets and cardigans, the appearance mimicked 90s grunge.  Pastels and off whites were used to give a Spring update on the 90s grunge style. The petrol blue of our sapphires will really offset the inky palette used in this outfit. It gives the right amount of colour and sparkle but in a sleek, a-line setting.

Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Sapphire and Diamond Earrings £385

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Vera Wang was definitely going for a sports-luxe theme for this year’s catwalk. Models sported a combination of dress, blazer and skirt combinations in mesh and billowing chiffon.  Racer necklines and backs, tummy baring funnel necks and bold zipped bomber jackets echoed the sports theme. Petrol black and blue was evident throughout the show however the mesh inserts give it a softer, spring update. Match mesh, bomber jackets and sports luxe with chunky bangles like this.

Gold Vermeil Cuff

Gold Vermeil Cuff £289

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Pastel chiffon, leather bike jackets and ripped denim took center stage. Much of it was adorned with flat silver studs, lace up booties and pastel biker boots. Their well known grunge/biker look was given a palette update. This white on white outfit is our favourite. The great thing about white is that the jewellery combinations are endless. Inject a colour splash into this look with something like this.

Emerald and Diamond Ring £245

Emerald and Diamond Ring £245

What was your highlight of New York Fashion week? You can catch up on all the shows over at: http://newyorkfashionweek.com/

Spotted: MIC’s Rosie Fortescue wearing The Diamond Store!

Spotted: Rosie Fortescue wearing The Diamond Store

It’s always great when we see someone of a high fashion caliber wearing our pieces. This goes without saying for the stunning Rosie Fortescue who is rocking our garnet and yellow gold ring over on her blog.  Rosie first appeared on our screens in Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea. As if we weren’t already spying on her style from the show, she has her At Fashion Forte blog which allows us to steal her fabulous style with ease… ahhh.

We love Rosie’s elegant and fashion forward style. She combines great tailoring, statement necklaces, leather and mixes and matches unique fabrics to create her own street style. We’d love to raid her wardrobe!

What we really want to know is, who caught a glimpse of Made in Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue rocking our beautiful garnet flower ring?

Rosie garnet ring

Our breath-taking garnet ring is perfect for any January baby like Rosie. The ring features a unique collection of round cut garnet gemstones which are claw set to create a flower design in a classic 9K yellow gold band.

Garnet and Yellow Gold Ring

Garnet and Yellow Gold Ring £189

Teaming a Twenty8Twelve, classic-cut dress with an asymmetrical neckline and straps with white point courts, a statement necklace and our garnet ring…the outfit was pretty spectacular! What would you team with our Garnet ring? What do you think of Rosie’s style?

Rosie Fortescue

Check out http://www.atfashionforte.com to keep up to date with Rosie’s style, tweet her @RosieFortescue!

Photograph by Charlotte Summers www.charlottesummers.co.uk

Kim Kardashian Style Diary

Kim Kardashian style diary

Kim Kardashian is the queen of reality TV and since hooking up with rapper, Kanye West, has ditched her 90s  low cut tops, leopard print and clashing attire for a more sophisticated wardrobe. Earlier this year she was even spotted jaunting around Paris couture fashion week (we’re not sure if Anna Wintour was happy about it) and has since been spotted in a number of Kanye curated ensembles! We think the TV personality is drop dead and her new selected wardrobe is pretty sensational (who cares if he hired her a stylist! We like to fashion stalk!). We’ve finally decided on our favourite Kim Kardashian outfits and have handpicked our very own pieces to co-ordinate!

Hollywood Glamour

This all white outfit is outstanding! Kim wore this white, Grecian style gown to the Oscars earlier this year. She vamped up the simple white dress with an over the top fur piece, wine coloured lipstick and nails and over the top jewels. She looks very much the old Hollywood starlet, don’t you think? Kim opted for bangles dripping in diamonds, two pear drop style diamond earrings and a small diamond and ruby ring on her pinky. We’ve decide to team the outfit with understated diamond and ruby pieces to really add to the old Hollywood glamour.

Kim Kardashian White Dress

  1.  Ruby 0.28ct And Diamond 9K White Gold Ring, £415. Item Ref:E3046
  2. 18K White Gold Diamond Bangle 1.50ct H/si , £2305. Item Ref: M3237
  3. 9K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Claw Set Link Bracelet, £529. Item Ref:I3625
  4. Ruby 0.55CT And Diamond 9K White Gold Earrings, £615. Item Ref: H4483

Pretty in Pink

This peplum dress is ultra pretty; The dusty pink colour is completely on trend and she avoids the school girl look by opting for a more structural dress and perspex, pointed courts. The dress is a statement on its own and shouldnt be teamed with the usual over the top jewels that she would usually opt for. We have chosen a small and classic style, stud which adds just the right amount of sparkle. We couldnt choose between these two perfect necklace choices. Team your studs with this dainty, white gold and diamond egg pendant or dare to go earring free and opt for this colour matching, pink sapphire pendant. The sapphire will do the talking by semlessly matching the dress and shoes whilst the surrounding diamonds will add just the right amount of bling.

Kim Kardashian Pink Peplum Dress

1.                                      Cluster Earrings 0.25CT Diamond 9K White Gold, £209.  Item Ref: H3790

2.                                      9K White Gold Diamond Egg Pendant, £315. Item Ref: RTC-G3832

3.                                      Pink Sapphire 7 x 5mm And Diamond Pendant, £579. Item Ref: FR34-RUY

Coral for Summer

We can’t get enough of this coral maxi dress that Kim was seen sporting. Coral is the ideal colour for summer and looks great teamed with a tan. Coral looks best when teamed with nude, tan, gold and even turquoise accessories. We’ve teamed this outfit with a few pieces of dainty gold jewellery to maximise the look. This yellow gold and diamond drop necklace incorporates both circle and pear drop clusters of small diamonds which will be showcased beautifully in the dresses low cut neck. This is teamed with a simple diamond and gold bracelet and diamond earstuds.

Kim Kardashian Orange Maternity Dress

  1. Drop Necklace 0.76CT Diamond 9K Yellow Gold, £1079. Item Ref: RTC-D3295
  2. 18K Gold Diamond  Bangle 1.50ct H/si, £2755. Item Ref :M3235
  3. Stud Earrings 0.15CT Diamond 9K Yellow Gold, £209. Item Ref: B3474

This has to be our favourite outfit so far. The detailed top is beautiful, incorporating all latest trends including sheer panels, feathers and peplum. Kim teams the top perfectly with skin tight leather pants and simple, point court shoes. Her hair is style in a sleek, straight which will showcase our beautiful black sapphire stud earrings creating a dark, more vamped up look. We could have gone for diamonds however the outfit already speaks loudly so we’ve gone for understated glamour. We’ve then added some arm candy to her wrist with this extraordinary diamond and black diamond twist bracelet.

Kim Kardashian Feather Peplum

  1. Sapphire 7mm x 5mm 9K Yellow Gold Earrings, £139. Item Ref: B3223
  2. 0.40ct Black Diamond and Diamond Silver Infinity Bracelet, £299. Item Ref: UD3249

What are your thoughts on Kim Kardashian’s style? Do you like our jewellery suggestions? Keep up to date with Kim’s style and life over on her official fan site: www.kimkardashian.celebuzz.com. Also check her out on twitter @KimKardashian!