Style Scene: Emerald Green named trendy color for 2013
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
12/11/12 at 5:11 AM
Pantone has named Emerald Green as the color of the year for 2013.
The brilliant color is most often seen in gemstones, and is considered as regal as it is luxurious.
"The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release.
"As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."
See Wayfair.com's Kosta Boda Still Life Crystal Votive that is translucent and gem-like at first glance but with a closer look takes the shape of skull.
Or Kohl's ELLE Textured Sheath Dress that is short-sleeved with a crewneck and a back zipper. The dress is simple and smart and paired with some fun, clunky jewelry is sure to pop.
This year marks Macy's fifth presenting the "Believe" campaign, which is based on the New York Sun's "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial of 1897.
As part of the campaign, "believers" of all ages are invited to drop off stamped letters to Santa at any Macy's store where they can find specially marked Santa Mail letterboxes.
For each letter received, Macy's is donating $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, up to $1 million from now until Dec. 24.
National Believe Day is Friday, when Macy's will double its donation to Make-A-Wish to $2 per letter received.
Here in Tulsa, National Believe Day will mean Make-A-Wish Oklahoma will grant one youth's wish to have a bedroom makeover.
On Sunday, Macy's Santa Claus will make a stop in Tulsa for the first time. Macy's Santa Bus will arrive at 1 p.m. at Macy's at Woodland Hills.
Best foot forward
Green Country Podiatry is sponsoring a shoe drive to benefit those in need at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.
In volunteering at the Day Center's clinic each year, Dr. Maureen Crotty said she and her colleague Dr. David Francis have noticed women, men and children that use the center really have a need for proper footwear.
"We are continuing our support of a shoe drive for the fifth year because it is a worthwhile cause."
Gently used or new child and adult footwear donations can be made at 3627 S. Harvard Ave. by Dec. 21 so that shoes can be delivered by Christmas.
For more information, call 918-747-4855.
Don't miss the chance to view some rare gems and meet the internationally renowned man behind them - jewelry designer Charles Krypell - Friday and Saturday at Moody's in Utica Square
The designer and businessman launched his first collection in 1976 when he discovered his knack for charming people with his designs.
"It's one thing for your professors and friends to tell you that your work is great. It's another thing altogether when the public has to reach into their pockets to buy a piece of your jewelry. When that happened, I was addicted."
Currently, Krypell's line includes six collections: The Krypell Baguette Collection, Precious Pastels that utilize pink, yellow and white diamonds, Pastels Collection, which combines the best in semi-precious stones, Forever Yours, Krypell Kids and Sweethearts.
Krypell's acute sense of understanding human nature as seen in his work is "unparalleled," according to information from Moody's, and his wisdom comes "from three decades of creating timeless jewelry for the sophisticated collector."
For more information, call 918-747-5599.
Bits 'n' Pieces
Buckhunger of Cambodia, founded by Tulsa restaurateur John Phillips, will be celebrating its first anniversary with a silk scarf sale from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Garden Deva, 317 S. Trenton Ave.
The event, hosted by Phillips, CentreWorks director Beth Fields and Garden Deva's Lisa Regan inaugurates the Buckhunger Silk Scarf Project, which focuses on selling the highest quality handmade-in-Cambodia silk scarves as a means to provide free meals to children and seniors.
Refreshments will be served at the event, which will also feature live music by local musicians. For more information on Buckhunger, visit tulsaworld.com/buckhunger
The Vintage Pearl, which crafts handstamped sterling silver jewelry and other keepsakes, opened its doors at 81st and Lewis in 2010.
But "we have been blessed and have grown over the last couple of years - over 60 employees now," said TVP's Ryan Edwards, and the store announces its new, larger location at 8144 B S. Lewis Ave. that it moved into in October.
Vintage Pearl hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 918-935-2731 or visit tulsaworld.com/vintagepearl
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Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316
The official Macy's Santa Claus is pictured during a past Santa Claus Tour. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade Santa has been making his trek to 26 cities in 26 days. Tulsa's Macy's at Woodland Hills is on his map. Macy's Santa will appear at 1 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy
Wayfair.com's Kosta Boda Still Life Crystal Votive, $50. Courtesy