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We love to love Pamela Love, so it's no big shocker that her spring '11 collection had us circling potential holiday presents for ourselves in one minute flat. She's still getting her creative juices from tribal Indian and Africa, but this time, rather than channeling warriors, the jewelry is more spiritual, less violent. As always, brass, sterling silver, and antique bronze run rampant through pieces that were inspired by the tribes' beliefs in jewelry as a form of protection. There's a spike necklace with quartz crystals for healing, a three finger ring with chakra-cleansing sapphires, and some pretty intense pentagrams to ward off evil. Also on tap? A clutch of wooden nickel rings and pendants whose selection symbols could probably fight off your local bully or the stray dementor. Love thyself indeed.
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There was a time in recent style history when color was as big a factor as brand, shape, and fit. People who didn't seem all that interested in fashion really went for it with head-to-toe monochrome and colorblocking. (You remember, when Janet from HR was super thrilled at the interplay between her plum cardigan and her read