Monday, August 31, 2009

Padma Lakshmi's Earings and More

Last week I got a mailer in my inbox from Bergdorf Goodman announcing Padma Lakshmi's jewelry line. There were these gorgeous earrings featured on the front image (later, when browsing the site I discovered they were upwards of around $1000). The above image is a snippit from the emailer for reference.

Gorgeous and overpriced, right?

I didn't get to watch Top Chef the night of this week, but I watched it on Friday. Which was the same day the mailer arrived in my inbox. So imagine my shock when I actually recognized Gail Simmons' accessories at the Bachelor/Bachelorette pool party:

Look closely. You'll see they are the same earrings. I can't see the bracelet clearly in this picture, but it wouldn't surprise me if that was from this collection as well. Interestingly enough, the most prominent accessory on Padma herself is a Chanel belt.

That made me wonder: Is it tacky to wear your own stuff if you're a designer? What do you think?

Incidentally, the earrings in question are now gone from Bergdorf Goodman's site. I guess the product placement worked. Check out the remaining items of Padma's collection.

By the way, here's a bit of a funny thing my husband chose to share with me:

Yowza. And I thought it was super sexy just seeing her holding the burger.