Actress and co-star of ABC’s hit morning talk show The View, Raven Symone was spotted this morning on the show wearing the Plume Necklace from jewelry line Stella & Dot. [ABC, The View, aired on Thursday, September 24, 2015]. Symone looks fierce with her hair and this necklace, don’t you think? (I also love that purple blazer!)
The accessories brand is know for its versatility and fabulous statement necklaces, and this one is no different. The Plume Necklace can be worn several different ways, and the feathers–or plumes–on the necklace is detachable, and also comes in blue!
You may remember Raven as a child actor from hit TV shows The Cosby Show, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, and That’s So Raven.
Another Stella & Dot sighting on The Today Show news anchor Natalie Morales this morning [Thursday, September 10, 2015, NBC The Today Show]. Natalie loves Stella & Dot and has worn the jewelry brand on camera many times. This morning, she wore the Birdie Necklace from Stella & Dot, a 3-in-1 statement necklace with detachable chiffon and leather petals.
Shop this fabulous statement necklace online by clicking HERE.
Natalie Morales has worn the Birdie Necklace before, as seen in the photo above.
Wear the Birdie Necklace 3 to 6 different ways!
Gorgeous, fun statement necklace using mixed media materials.
Removable strand with leather and chiffon fabric petals.
I was so sad to hear about Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale splitting up! Gwen, however, seems to still have her “rock steady” glow about her, and is rising above this difficult time. Recently, at a press conference for the new season of The Voice at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, she was spotted wearing Stella & Dot’s gold Pearl Spike Ring instead of her engagement ring! Just because she’s not with Gavin anymore doesn’t mean her ring finger isn’t allowed to shine! Stella & Dot’s Pearl Spike Ring is edgy, gorgeous, and totally affordable at only $29! While I’m super sad for Gwen, I’m glad to see she still lights up the whole room, and isn’t afraid to boast her fabulous style even during this difficult time.
Redbook Magazine has always been one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I love reading about the latest gossip, tips for creating the best drinks to unwind with girlfriends, and I especially love when they feature gorgeous jewelry suggestions to add to my wardrobe! Recently, in Redbook’s August 2015 issue, Stella & Dot’s Brynn Lariat necklace shined brightly on one of the pages! This necklace is gorgeous, elegant, and only $59 on our website! This necklace is super versatile, and reminds me of a scarf because you can wear it so many different ways, including wearing it long, short, or tying it together. To add to its versatility, you can get this necklace in either silver or gold, so it’s certain to match any style!
One of my fave morning news anchors, the always stylish Lara Spencer was spotted this morning on GMA wearing the Utopia Necklace from Stella & Dot. [ABC Good Morning America, Friday, August 14, 2015]. This colorful, beaded statement necklace is one of my absolute favorites. You can wear this necklace six or more different ways – a true bang for your buck!
Lara wore it over a bright cobalt blue dress. Well, gee Lara, you have great style! I love your fashions sense. Look who else wore this necklace recently with a bright blue dress! (Hehe.) See me, below, with my older sister as we went wine tasting in Temecula for our *other* sister’s bachelorette party. :-)
The colorful, beaded Utopia Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot is superb for every occasion. It comes with four removable strands that can be clipped off and reattached, depending on the look or style you are going for! Wear the mixed metal strand for an everyday look featuring both silver and gold. Add the pink strand for a little edge. And the turquoise beads add a pop of color. You can also wear these separately, as a bracelet, layered with other necklaces, and you can wear it long!! Wow – what a necklace!
News reporter Natalie Morales from NBC’s News Today & NBC Dateline was seen yesterday [NBC’s The Today Show, Wednesday, August 5, 2015] wearing Stella & Dot’s gorgeous new Aida Tassel Chandelier earrings! I know you’re probably thinking “I don’t see any tassels on her earrings!” Well, that’s exactly why these earrings are so awesome! They are extremely versatile and you can wear them 3 different ways! They are a perfect match for every style; whether you’re looking for great accessory for a night out, or just running errands, these beautiful gold earrings go with everything! These earrings were inspired by “the maze of arched ceilings and windows at the Grand Bazaar,” and truly are just as fabulous as their description!
You can grab your own pair of Aida Tassel Earrings at our website here for only $49!
But in addition to the drama on BIP, I personally love the fashion. I feel like a teenager when I say that, but it’s kind of true. Hehe.
The fabulous Tenley Molzahn is back and looking cuter than ever. Get her look from the premier episode of Bachelor in Paradise with Stella & Dot’s gold and turquoise Isa Disc Necklace, which can worn four different ways (that’s four different necklaces, ladies – gotta love it!).
Oh… And find her adorable green strapless romper HERE at Lulus.
Oh, we just love some good housewife drama, don’t we? Newer, and younger, housewife Meghan Edmonds hosted “couples” game night on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo TV, RHOC, Season 10, Episode 8, aired on Monday, July 27 2015], but Meghan was sans husband. Hmmm. This raised questions among the other nosy housewives, causing a little drama during game night…. And right before they headed to Tahiti to “whoop it up” housewives style.
The gold Chantilly Lace jewelry pieces are handmade and hand modeled in Stella & Dot’s design studio in Soho, New York. A true statement piece, these gold filigree pieces were inspired by a piece of vintage lace; they are unique and beautiful, while also being very lightweight and affordable.
TV & news correspondent Lara Spencer did a great job at brightening up morning television recently on GMA by wearing Stella & Dot’s gold Pegasus Necklace on air [Wednesday, July 1, 2015; ABC’s Good Morning America]. Also available in silver, this gorgeous, bold necklace spices up any look, and adds an edgy yet feminine flare to any outfit!
I love that Lara Spencer paired it with a bright orange sheath dress – what a statement.
Lara rocked her Pegasus Necklace, and you can too, for only $198 – shop it here!
This feather-like bib necklace is made entirely by hand in India and features small feather paillots sewn onto silk organza. It’s very lightweight considering the size – a true piece of art!
Bethenny Frankel loves her fashion and accessories! She was often spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry on her daytime TV talk show, but more recently has been spotted wearing Stella & Dot pieces on the new season of Bravo’s hit series The Real Housewives of New York City.
In a recent episode, airing on May 19, 2015, I spotted Bethenny wearing the versatile Pave Chevron Necklace, which comes with three removable strands and can be worn over 20 different ways (available in both silver and gold).
She was also seen wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace, which she (and countless other celebs) have worn before. And she also wore the reversible double-sided Deja Vu Studs from Stella & Dot. Paired with funky aviator sunglasses, it’s the perfect warm weather accessories combo.
I love Woman’s Day Magazine – it’s always full of helpful tips, scrumptious recipes, and fabulous fashion advice! Woman’s Day March 2015 Edition featured an entire month of menus full of delicious & easy recipes – everything from Red Wine Beef Ragu to Mexican Meatballs! This edition also featured Stella & Dot’s gorgeous Malia Statement Necklace in their “Great Value Awards” section! This is an incredibly unique piece that easily adds a pop of color to any outfit featuring a mixed media materials such as blue leather, and it’s a great price, too, at only $98. Get it here.
If you love Netflix as much as I do, then you likely have seen one of its newest and fantastic original series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Ellie Kemper does a wonderful job playing the lovably quirky Kimmy, who graces the screen with bold & colorful fashion, and an equally colorful personality. Ellie was recently featured in the April 2015 edition of Redbook Magazine, with Lauren Conrad on the cover, and she was proudly wearing Stella & Dot’s Lottie Necklace. The necklace features blue stones on a gold chain for only $49 – a fab statement necklace that’s too big. If you are looking to add a pop of cobalt blue & fun to your wardrobe, you can own our fabulous Lottie Necklace (only $49!) by clicking here!
Ellie Kemper is also seen wearing the green Colorblock Cuff in Citron by Stella & Dot, also in the April 2015 issue of Redbook Magazine.
Life & Style’s March 2015 edition was impossible not to grab, especially since Chris and Whitney from the most recent season of The Bachelor were featured on the cover!
Luckily, this magazine continued to shine inside by featuring Gwen Stefani wearing the gorgeous Stella & Dot Pavé Chevron Ring in silver (also available in gold)! This ring is a great choice to wear every day, comes in S/M & M/L and is even adjustable for an incredibly comfortable fit.
Lots of Stella & Dot jewelry sightings on ABC’s hit show The Bachelor.
The girls love the jewels and we love seeing it on screen! [ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 19, week 4, aired on Monday, January 26, 2015]
And more Stella & Dot sightings on ABC’s The Bachelor during this week’s episode while they are in Santa Fe, New Mexico (or where they in Mexico? Or San Jose? I’m not sure). [ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 19, week 5, aired on Monday, February 2, 2015]
Oddball bachelorette, Kelsey, wearing the genuine turquoise Serenity Stone Earrings from Stella & Dot. These are gorgeous genuine semi-precious gem stones. The earrings are also available in brown smoky quartz, green jade, and light blue calcedony stone (similar to aquamarine).
Jade wearing the orange Coral Cay Earrings from Stella & Dot.
These earrings are adjustable so you can wear them shorter or longer.
Becca wearing the turquoise Rory Necklace (also available in black)
This is the same necklace that Kaitlyn wore with the red dress during the rose ceremony in Week 3.
I love Lisa Rinna and her realness – how about you? Love her potty mouth and her candidness…. Her housewives and friends may wear “big f***ing diamonds,” but they also wear Stella & Dot jewelry… Am I right?!?! :)
The soap opera star hosted a fundraiser trunk show in this week’s episode of Bravo’s hit TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [Bravo, RHOBV, aired on Tuesday 27, 2015]. All proceeds from the trunk show benefited the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Each October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stella & Dot donates money from the sales of a few select pieces to NFF (can you tell that this show is taped a while back, eh? Haha). But it was so fun to watch our fabulous company on TV… Although I didn’t love the Brandi drama (but does it ever end?).
It’s a new year – and everyone loves Stella & Dot! This month alone, Stella & Dot has already been featured in several magazines. Take a look!
The red Sardinia Earrings were featured in the January 2015 issue of Woman’s World magazine. The earrings are 3-in-1 and can be worn as a long and mid-length chandelier, as well as a stud earring.
The Stella & Dot gold Engravable Bar Cuff was featured in the Jnauary 2015 issue of People StyleWatch. What would you engrave? Coordinates, initials, wedding or birth date, a favorite word or phrase? The possibilities are endless!
Stella & Dot’s new Engravable Heart Charm and Delicate Chain (both items available in gold and silver) were both featured in the “Hearts of Gold” editorial article in the January 2015 issue of Glamour magazine, with the fab Allison Williams on the cover.
Brand new for Spring! The Rebel Cluster Pendant (also available in silver) was highlighted in the January 2015 issue of InStyle magazine with cover girl Jennifer Aniston. The magazine touts the necklace as a no-brainer way to layer delicate necklaces for every day.
I love seeing Stella & Dot accessories on TV! As you may know, our jewelry has been spotted on countless celebs for many years now… But it’s not every day that we see a trunk show and style session being shown on TV for everyone to see!
My friend and fellow Director for Stella & Dot, Ali Spuck McNeely, recently did a fundraiser trunk show with Lisa Rinna, as seen on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [RHWBV, aired on Tuesday, January 13, 2015]
Lisa Rinna tries on the colorful Fanella Necklace from Stella & Dot, below. Do you see how she layered it with one delicate strand from the before-mentioned Pave Chavron Necklace? So cute!
Brandi Glanville was also seen wearing the layered Aria Pendant Necklace on the same episode (shown below) — a fabulous boho chic layerling piece featuring Italian-inspired gold chains and semi-precious quartz stones! The short and long pieces come together for just $98! Shop it HERE.
Interested in having your own Stella & Dot fundraiser event or in-home trunk show?
Contact Erin for more info: Simply.Stylish@yahoo.com.
Or read more about it HERE.
Stella & Dot founder and CEO Jessica Herrin was recently featured as the “Mystery Millionaire” on the afternoon talk show The Steve Harvey Show on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Jessica talks about how she turned women’s love for accessories into a multi-million dollar business which empowers women to create the lives they want through a new social selling channel with the Stella & Dot brand.
Did you know that Stella & Dot paid out 240 million dollars to its Stylists? This month, Stella & Dot is offering the best sign-up special ever: receive an extra $100 in jewelry and the chance to earn your start-up costs back when you join!
Watch our CEO Jessica Herrin share our amazing flexible entrepreneurship opportunity on the Steve Harvey Show & get ready to start the next chapter of your life – click HERE for more info.
Click HERE or click the above pic to watch the clip.
FOX is rolling out a new TV series Gotham, and Will Smith’s actress wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is casted to play Penguin’s boss, Fish Mooney. Her red short hair and bold ensembles really showcase her character’s qualities. They pretty much portray her as being a badass boss. And it’s awesome.
Jada’s character Fish Mooney was recently spotted wearing the gold Pegasus Necklace from Stella & Dot on a recent episode of Gotham. The statement necklace features an intricate big of hand sewn feathers on to silk organza, so it’s lightweight and surprisingly easy to wear. [Fox TV show Gotham, Season 1, Episode 2; Monday, September 29, 2014]
New anchor Natalie Morales was spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry again on camera on the NBC morning talk show The Today Show. She wore the edgy Cassady Collar Necklace from Stella & Dot, but paired it with a soft pink blouse to soften it a bit. I love this combo. The statement necklace is very versatile because it has both silver and gold metals, so it goes with everything!
The NBC news anchor wore the silver & gold necklace again on The Today Show with a hot pink dress.
Journalist, financial expert and the author of the recent book When She Makes More, Farnoosh Torabi, was recently spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry. She is wearing the gold Pegasus Necklace on her web site, Twitter page and recently on the daytime talk show Bethenny, hosted by Bethenny Frankel.
How Stella & Dot Is Giving Old-Fashioned Direct Sales A Mobile Makeover
How a doing-it-all mom became an entrepreneur–and uses tech savvy and common sense to keep her business running.
Seven years ago, Jessica Herrin was driving around with a trunkful of jewelry. She was packing, shipping, and often hand-delivering orders to women who had purchased them at one of her Stella & Dot trunk shows. Herrin had a six-month-old baby at home. She was working around the clock. She was exhausted.
When she founded Stella & Dot in 2003, Herrin had envisioned it as a direct sales company that would give its sales people, called “stylists,” a way to live balanced flexible entrepreneurial lives. Based on her own experience, she knew things had to change if she wanted to really scale the business.
In the past year in particular, Herrin has given the old-fashioned direct sales model a mobile makeover. And it’s working. Stella & Dot has 16,000 active stylists around the world and in 2013, the company made more than $220 million in sales, up from $100 million the previous year–thanks in large part to the company’s massive mobile push and integration of new technology.
Stella & Dot is what Herrin calls an “omni-channel business”–one that blends the in-person experience with technology. “For a lot of e-commerce companies, their challenge is competing with a company like Amazon. That’s why omni-channel retail can stand apart. It has something Amazon can never offer–a warm body on the end of each sale,” she says. “The use of technology has really unlocked how profitable this business can be.”
Here are four ways Herrin has worked mobile technology into her business model to help grow the company.
A virtual community with on-the-go training.
How do you train 16,000 stylists spread around the world? Stella & Dot has online affinity groups including ones for military spouses, stylists of color, stylists over 50, and the list goes on.
But the company uses more than just social media to connect stylists. Last month, it launched a mobile-optimized “Stylist Lounge,” which gives stylists mobile access to notifications, weekly training videos, peer-to-peer online training, and specific tools depending on how long they have been selling with Stella & Dot.
When new stylists log in, for example, they are given step-by step guidance on how to create their website, send their first trunk-show invitation, and make their first hostess call. More seasoned stylists in charge of teams can access business insights about their team and all stylists can easily choose and share from a collection of customized social media messages. “What used to be a log in and click, click, click is now a swipe and a tap,” says Herrin, who calls the mobile push an “on my phone or bust” model.
Staying lean and savvy about inventory.
Direct-sales models often require sellers to have inventory on hand to sell to customers, which means unsold stuff can quickly start to pile up in their closets. Instead of doing this, Stella & Dot uses trunk shows to test inventory. Last year, the company launched an iPad app for stylists called Dottie that not only allows them to place orders directly to the distribution center in real time when a customer makes a purchase, but also includes tons of images of products that might not be on hand.
The danger, of course, is that the human connection the company so values could be compromised by stylists having screens in front of their faces. But it’s a worry that’s been taken into account when designing the app. “We’ve obsessed over the ease of use,” says Herrin. “We want it to be intuitive so that it doesn’t take away from the human connection.”
Another addition is the social media group called the Style Council, made up of hundreds of the company’s top sellers. The group has direct access to the design and merchandizing teams and votes on the pieces in each season’s collection that are showcased most prominently. “The feedback is very constant in real time,” says Herrin.
Getting orders out instantaneously.
Gone are the days of driving around with trunks full of inventory to deliver. The Dottie app includes a form customers fill out when placing an order, which then gets directly sent to the distribution center. Before that was created, stylists had to keep track of orders on paper that they might not have a chance to submit until the following day. The automated form also lets customers double-check their information, which cuts down on mistakes.
A built-in marketing machine.
At Stella & Dot, stylists play a huge role in marketing. They upload trunk-show photos to the Stella & Dot Instagram feed and are encouraged to post about their work on Facebook. But social media aside, the company has also created a mobile notification that pings stylists when orders are shipped, including the names and notes they took on the customers who made purchases. They can then tap on their phone numbers to make a follow-up call.
Bottom Line: “Our mobile tool isn’t just about sales or transactions. It makes our stylists better at customer service,” says Herrin. “We are using the combination of high tech and high touch to do better merchandizing.”
Two weekends, hundreds of musicians, and thousands of people… And we still spot Stella & Dot jewelry! Here are a few of our fave celebs spotted wearing their Stella & Dot jewelry in the desert for Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs and Indio, CA.
The first weekend of the wildly popular music and arts festival, Coachella, has officially come to a close. With no shortage of eclectic, boho-chic inspired ensembles, the Coachella fashion arena brought it’s ‘A-game ‘yet again, giving us the chance to round-up our favorite Stella & Dot style moments across festival grounds.
A concertgoer staple, the Rebel Pendant in Gold added an edgy touch to actress, Camilla Belle’s loose white tank and denim cut-offs. This same necklace was also spotted on Julianne Hough at last year’s Coachella – seen HERE.
I spy Stella & Dot! The couture jewelry brand continues to be featured in various magazines, as a celebrity-loved and editor-coveted, affordable accessories line. Check out the latest press from April 2014.
Better Homes & Gardens recently featured the Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll in the red cerise color in the April 2014 issue, in the “How to Pack a Suitcase” magazine article. BHG editors loved the pop of bright, fun color (so it’s easy to see in your suitcase) and the price point (just $39!). You can pack several of your travel accessories into this fun, roll-up case for your next getaway. It’s the perfect jewelry travel case!
The sweet & dainty gold Piper Necklace was just seen in the pages of Family Circle magazine’s April 2014 issue. The small necklace is perfect for everyday and also makes a sweet gift. And it’s only $34!
Good Housekeeping magazine recently featured the Stella & Dot Sardinia Necklace in its April 2014 issue in a fashion spread. The necklace is a lovely pop of color and the pendant can be removed. It also look terrific paired with other necklaces and chains, as seen on the model from the magazine.
Once again, Stella & Dot is in the press and coveted by magazine editors and featured in their editorial pages. In the March 2014 issue of Star magazine (with LeAnn Rimes on the cover), the gold and peach Somervell Necklace was featured in the “Hollywood’s Rocks” style article. The necklace looks terrific layered with the Christina Link Necklace or the Mae Necklace – both of which were designed to be worn together or separately. And the Somervell is also available in gold with clear stones or silver with grey stones.
The latest trend for spring? Citrine yellow. And sweatpants. Yep, wear fitted sweatpants with fun accessories for a flirty but sporty look for spring. The floral citrine Palm Springs Scarf from Stella & Dot was featured in O, the Oprah Magazine in the March 2014 issue, in the “Fancy Sweatpants” fashion article.
One of Stella & Dot’s best-selling pieces has a fabulous story behind it: Stella & Dot jewelry designer Blythe Harris molded the Chantilly Lace Cuff Bracelet & Earrings from a piece of lace material that she found from her grandfather’s late lace factory from the turn of the century.
The press loves the story and the design, too! The gold lace bracelet was recently featured in February 2014 issue of Better Homes & Gardens in their “Ace of Lace” fashion article as a perfect lace accessory for spring. Be sure to check out the matching earrings too!
Stella & Dot’s gold Paloma Stacked Rings were recently featured in the January 2014 issue of Glamour magazine with Claire Danes on the cover. The magazine suggested the gold rings for a simplistic work outfit. Get them HERE for just $49. Also available in silver.
Also in seen in the press pages is the silver Rhea Bangles from Stella & Dot. The bracelets were featured in a fashion spread in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Lucky with cover girl Keri Washington. The bangles come is a set of three, and are also available in gold and rose gold.
The editors of Country Living magazine love the Stella & Dot gold lace cuff so much, that they featured it in their gift ideas section in the December 2013/January 2014 issue. The lovely gold cuff bracelet was inspired by a piece of vintage lace from our jewelry designer’s grandfather’s lace factory in the turn of the century. See the equally gorgeous matching earrings HERE. Wear them both with last years LBD and you’ll be the hottest girl at the holiday party.