Bernadette Morra is one of North America's top fashion journalists. As the former fashion editor of The Toronto Star, Bernadette reported from the runways of Paris, London, New York and Milan. She has interviewed many of the world's top designers, models and celebrities including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, Victoria Beckham, Pamela Anderson, Linda Evangelista and Daria Werbowy. In June 2008, Bernadette launched the first comprehensive consumer-oriented website devoted to important jewels and watches. FirstwaterNews.com now has regular readers all over the world.
Fine Jewelry: Several years ago, while on vacation in Europe, my husband and I were invited to visit a castle that is no longer in use.
The princess who grew up there is the friend of a friend and she graciously agreed to show us around. We were o... Go to Article
Food & Spirits: The new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Toronto is little more than a crater as wide as a city block.
But as construction crews hustle to erect the gleaming structure, the team at the current Four Seasons a few blocks aw... Go to Article
Fine Jewelry: The phrase "they don't make 'em like they used to" might apply to some things, but not jewelry.
Technology has improved radically in the last few decades, allowing designers to achieve a fineness and crispness of design that simply w... Go to Article
Fine Jewelry: If Madonna called, would you fly halfway around the world to meet her?
Anna Hu did, and rightfully so.
"I have so much respect for Madonna - she is an icon in every aspect," remarks the New York-based jewelry designer who was in T... Go to Article
Fine Jewelry: Cartier celebrated 100 years in America with a star-studded bash and a new limited-edition bracelet.
Kate Hudson, Demi Moore, Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake glittered in Cartier gems at the party, held ... Go to Article
Luxury Jewelry: Raw food diets, tree trunk coffee tables, and stones that seem carved from the side of a cliff are all part of a larger trend that indicates a yearning for simpler times.
So it is with jewelry designer Dara Dubinet who is based in Ve... Go to Article
Fine Jewelry: That a chunk of amethyst should remind Geoffrey Good of a hairy orange monster in a Bugs Bunny cartoon shouldn't come as a surprise. When it comes to fine jewelry, this New York-based designer's imagination soars.
Good puts creativit... Go to Article
Luxury Jewelry: With her midnight black hair, brooding eyes and husky voice, Paloma Picasso's sunny personality doesn't always get a chance to shine through.
So it is such a treat to get closer to this brilliant jewelry designer at the new Paloma ... Go to Article
Designer Jewelry: The iconic graffiti motif that Steven Sprouse created for Louis Vuitton in 2001 has been realized in fine jewelry for the first time. The sparkling pendants are part of a new collection of clothing, accessories and leathergoods that... Go to Article
Golden Globes Jewelry: Strapless dresses and plunging necklines made fine jewelry a must at the 66th annual Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles.
And most stars didn't stop at one or two baubles. Instead, diamond drops swung over statement necklaces,... Go to Article
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