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Happy Vernal Equinox!!

March 20th, 2014|

Yes, Spring has finally sprung, and not a moment too soon! It seems like just yesterday everyone was making a list of New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. (To be honest, I think I make that resolution [...]


March 1st, 2014|

It’s inevitable. We dream of snow and pretty, wintery landscapes for the holidays; warm (cute) boots; hot cocoa and snow angels.     And then, WHAM! We’re SO over it!!!      Bring on the sand, [...]

And The Envelope Please….

February 24th, 2014|

Well, I guess it's been official for awhile now. They've said "Move over Tangerine Tango! You're no longer the star of the show." (P.S. Aren't they a year behind? Wasn't Tangerine Tango oh so 2012?) [...]

Nature as Art

January 13th, 2014|

As we countdown to the premier of JOYA by Judy Crowell (9 more days! Jan. 21 at 5pm ET!) I’ve been asked by many of you where I drew inspiration for the pieces in my [...]

Huddle Up!

November 28th, 2013|

During football season, these concepts are all too familiar: tackle, rush, defense, toss, tight-end, blocking, kick, forward, punt, pass and interception. (yawn!) BUT, Style Mavens unite!! You, too, can embrace the rest of the season [...]

Looking Ahead

November 23rd, 2013|

Okay, kids!! If you haven't heard, we're already looking ahead to Spring of 2014. (You know how we designer-slash-fashionistas are! Always anticipating our next move) So, here's the scoop... the skinny... the deal-e-o..... What we'll [...]

Shingles?! Awww C’mon

July 19th, 2013|

I'm one of the happiest people I know and one of the most relaxed (especially after a glass of wine) HOW can I be stressed? I mean that IS what typically triggers shingles, right? That [...]

A Thousand Tears

May 9th, 2013|

How is it that even my tears don't seem like enough to properly express this sadness? Isn't there something even more elevated than tears? How is it that I can't ask her to endure even [...]

What Are You Wearing?

April 23rd, 2013|

If it's 10 pm when you read this, the answer is probably "your p.j.s." And, if it's 10 am, your answer might range from spandex to a suit! But, I don't mean what are you [...]

January 31st: Not so “New Year” Anymore

January 31st, 2013|

Resolutions? Yes, not to feel achy, feverish and down-right blah. Head hurts, muscles are sore, nose is red and even things hot... a bath, mint tea, my husband... aren't doing the trick. I'm miserable. Paul [...]

The Best Laid Plans

December 12th, 2012|

If you agree that a wedding is memorable as MUCH because of the mishaps as because of the bride's beautiful gown, then perhaps the same can be applied to my recent Holiday party. Centered around [...]

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

November 4th, 2012|

Not every blog has to be big news, right? Sometimes it’s fun to just embrace the moments when life is grand!!!!  Paul and I re-watched “Swingers” the other night: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Heather Graham [...]

Quick Update

October 15th, 2012|

I love to blog about fashion and jewelry. I even slip in a blog from time to time about beauty or travel. But, this one's just a little bit different. As a courtesy to my [...]

Have You Heard Of It?

September 9th, 2012|

Morganite! Do you know this mineral? It's currently the number 1 selling gemstone in my "Stratify" Jewelry Collection on JTV. It's related to, believe it or not, the Emerald.... and the Aquamarine.... Even though their [...]

Sporty Chic

April 22nd, 2012|

My love of fitness has suddenly collided with my love of fashion! Oh happy day! And I don't mean that we're re-embracing sweat pants. (Pleeeease don't go there!) No, I mean that the wonderful, powerful, [...]

The Return Of The Earring ~ Spring 2012

April 14th, 2012|

I've always referred to it as the most intimate piece of jewelry you wear, because it's selected to be closest to your beautiful face. Now, designers are taking the importance of them to a whole [...]

Spring 2012 Fashion Trends

April 11th, 2012|

"Ehhh...verything's coh...ming up roses..." It may have been back in '59 when Gypsy Rose Lee hummed that tune, but 53 years later we're having another affair with florals.  Have you been shopping lately? Spring 2012 [...]

Bright Spots

March 18th, 2012|

Noticing a trend here?! Suddenly in the mood for a creamsicle? Or, perhaps another glass of orange juice? The Pantone Color Institute has donned this, Tangerine Tango, 'the 2012 Color Of The Year.' It's a [...]

Around The World In An Hour

February 15th, 2012|

After developing my photos from our recent trip to Tucson, I realized how many countries we had visited in a single afternoon! The South American tent took us to Peru. The Madagascar tent showed us [...]

Tucson Talk

February 3rd, 2012|

Tucson, Arizona is just buzzing with enthusiasm and excitement every year at this time. The first week in February, it becomes the site of the largest gem and mineral show in the world. Vendors and [...]

Calling All February Babies… And Then Some

January 9th, 2012|

If you February Girls haven't embraced your birthstone up 'til now, I have a funny feeling the worm is about to turn. WOW!! So, here's the scoop.... African Amethyst is known for its deep, intense [...]

Scrub-A-Dub Dub

December 28th, 2011|

When was the last time you cleaned your jewelry? We take the time to clean our clothes, our houses, our dogs (don't ask me why I thought of that one... probably because my Springer "Brie" [...]

I’ll Have A Blue (After) Christmas Without These!

December 26th, 2011|

4.18 carats of Barehipani London Blue Topaz. Couldn't you just SWIM in their color? The incredible London blue stones in these stud earrings are princess-cut and angled like diamonds in their 18 kt gold over [...]

Flavor of the Mo…. No, the SEASON!

December 10th, 2011|

Absolute 'spectacles of glamor' await you on Jewelry Television today. In person, these rings are amazing (and the sapphire version was almost sold out by 8 this morning!) If you have a minute to tune [...]

Fond Memory(ies) Lane

November 29th, 2011|

Talk about a blast from the past. While clearing out old, saved articles and TV Guide Ads like these, I had fun reminiscing about the good 'ole days at QVC. I even came across a [...]

Glitter and Glow

November 20th, 2011|

If you're taking the trends to heart this holiday season then you know to wear SHINE, but how to accessorize? Do the unexpected... instead of black beads or crystals this year, WEAR COLOR!Needs these Needs [...]


October 29th, 2011|

Not just ANY opal... Ethiopian Opal. From a mine dating back over 4000 years, the Ethiopian opal is FINALLY coming into its own. Thought to be unsuitable for jewelry up until a mere 2 1/2 [...]

Hear Yee, Hear Yee

October 23rd, 2011|

If you love inspirational speakers, you'll love Author and Life Coach, Michelle Phillips. She has asked me to be on her radio show tomorrow (Monday, the 24th) at NOON et. She said, "Judy, as my Trend Forecaster [...]

Scarlet Fever

October 9th, 2011|

With all of the beautiful shades of red we're seeing this fall, now is the perfect time to indulge in some companion pieces... while they're still available. This Wednesday, Oct. 12th, between midnight and 2am [...]

The Eyes Have It

September 19th, 2010|

Flip through any magazine this fall, and you can't help but notice all the extra emphasis on the eyes.... more specifically, the eyelashes. If the eyes are, indeed, the windows to your soul, then never [...]

Fall Trends To Suit You

August 14th, 2010|

A dear friend of mine, Michelle Phillips (who has a beauty segment on local talk shows around the country), asked me to offer some fall fashion advice to women in that 12 - 14 size [...]

New Summer Beauty Routine

July 2nd, 2010|

Every once in a while a new product comes along that gets my curiosity up enough to want to try it. This summer's find? Something called NutraSonic, a Facial Cleansing tool. It's not the first [...]

Summer Inspiration ’10

June 13th, 2010|

Thanks to the World Fashion Council, I've discovered some pretty inspirations for the hot summer months ahead.  The hues are neutral and soft. Pare them with linens, whites and khakis. Bold but featherweight necklaces are [...]

Take Time Out for YOU

June 7th, 2010|

I made a decision yesterday about this new routine I'm going to adopt. Taking time out for me! Not a lot of time, but its going to be dedicated. I'll call it my weekly appointment [...]

All Set for Summer

June 3rd, 2010|

Check out these "hotties" in their new hats!!!!  What a perfect choice for all those outdoor graduation ceremonies this month! You, too, can buy one to 'top off' your summer. Just click on the SHOP [...]

Fashionable, Flirty and Fun

May 28th, 2010|

Perfect Summer Cowboy Hat The start of Memorial Day Weekend has begun. Yeehah! That means that summer is nearly upon us... nice weather, outdoor parties, vacation plans, sun, sun and more sun. Top off your [...]

Summer Workouts

May 19th, 2010|

If you're getting back into your workout routine now that summer's coming (and those bathing suits and shorts are looming), first ~ congratulate yourself. You've made a wise decision for both your health and your [...]

In Need Of A “Pink”-Me-Up

May 4th, 2010|

Feeling underwhelmed, lately, by your fashion choices? Uninspired when you open your closet? It may not be that your clothes are tired. It may just be that you keep putting them together the same old [...]

Fresh And New

April 22nd, 2010|

Have you noticed the importance of pastel colors for Spring 2010. Those shades are beautifully depicted in my new fashion pieces premiering on ShopNBC next week. There are soft pinks, pistaccio greens, and dove grays [...]

Who Do You Think You Are?

April 4th, 2010|

For years people have delved into and explored their past (did you ever see the movie "Hitch" and laughed at the Ellis Island scene?) Now, NBC's newest reality show "Who Do You Think You Are?" [...]

Countdown ~ 1 (birth)day!

March 31st, 2010|

It's time to let the cat out of the bag! You are now the first to see this Friday's Today's Top Value on ShopNBC! Do you love it?! It's my 2010 version of the original [...]

Lucky Number – 13 Days, And Counting

March 20th, 2010|

The debut of my new Spring Collection happens on Friday, April 2nd on the shopping channel, ShopNBC! I wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the styles of which I'm so proud. [...]

Spring Closet Cleaning

March 13th, 2010|

We set the clocks forward tonight, and the first day of Spring is only a week away. That means that Spring Cleaning-out-the-closet is not far behind. It's time to analyze how you decide what to [...]

Subscribing To My Blog

March 9th, 2010|

I had a wonderful conversation with "Leslie" this morning. We were talking about the fears people have of 'subscribing' to a blog. (See the word SUBSCRIBE over to the right) I mentioned to her that [...]

New York, New York

February 27th, 2010|

Temperature's are still chilly up in New York, but my Design Team was on fire! I just got back from a whirlwind couple of days in the Big Apple working on styles and colors for [...]

Gemstone Fashion In Tucson

February 19th, 2010|

Fashion is often inspired by colors found in nature. Judging by the extraordinary beauty of these gemstones, you can certainly understand why. My husband, Paul, and I recently attended the Tucson Gem Show, the largest [...]

Spring Fever

February 15th, 2010|

It's been one of the coldest winters on record here in Florida (giving us a chance to wear something with sleeves for a change!) And, in other parts of the country, the winter storms have [...]

Chic And Sophisticated

February 5th, 2010|

How often do we anguish over the age-old monologue "I have nothing to wear?"  "What is appropriate for this interview; that business meeting; my luncheon?" "I'm bored." "I need a pick-me-up." "I feel out-dated." If [...]

Up On The Hill

February 3rd, 2010|

And, I don't mean Capitol Hill... I'm talking about the ski slopes (much more interesting)! I just got back from a week in Aspen/Snowmass. They desperately need snow, but the weather was beautiful!  While I [...]

The Look Of The Day

January 20th, 2010|

This look can be found on Polyvore.com. Connie Milan created it using the Judy Crowell Braid Detail Shopper available on shopnbc.com. I thought we should make it the look of the day. Thanks, Connie! Cute!

April Showers Bring….Cute Coats

January 10th, 2010|

3.1 Phillip Lim and Celine designers show that coats this Spring are tasteful and timeless. The lengths are consistently flattering worn with dresses or pants.

Looking Ahead At 2010

December 30th, 2009|

In my quest to find what's-up for Spring, I'm spotting plenty of patterns - Patterns in leggings; patterns in skirts; patterns in sweaters and even sweater pants. Check out these knits from Missoni.  Designers such [...]

Glamour Do’s And, Please, Don’ts

December 17th, 2009|

Airport Baggage Claim Originally uploaded by crowell.judy The boots are cute. The suit is a good color. The tee is a great layering piece. The purse matches. With all of these elements, she's got the [...]

Customer Of The Month

December 6th, 2009|

Here's Kelli, our Customer of the Month, carrying her new Judy Crowell Collection shopper tote. I don't know whether she's happier that she likes it, or I am! She's the first customer who's shown me [...]

For The Girls On Your List

November 30th, 2009|

If you’re looking  to give inexpensive, but greatly appreciated, gifts this year, here are some good suggestions.   A Colorful Scarf - (yes, it’s a shameless plug for a pretty scarf on ShopNBC.com from the Judy [...]

A Lot To Look Forward To

September 17th, 2009|

Spring 2010 promises to be a breath of fresh air as designers, following a year of somber uncertainty, once again embrace color, femininity, chic denim and smart accessories. The exciting news is that it's wearable [...]

Handy Handbags

August 29th, 2009|

In these times of uncertainty, we're making the most of our accessories. And, when they can be used for more than one purpose, even better! So, learn what it means to clutch, and hold on [...]

My Girl, Brie, Sporting A New Haircut

May 19th, 2009|

In my eyes, just too cute for words. (Although, in this photo "she" sort of looks like a "he." She went through this phase at the age of 6 months, too. Now she's going through [...]


March 3rd, 2009|

THINK YOUNG! We're watching the tweens, like Sasha Obama; the teens, like Selena Gomez; and the Y Generation, insert name here! for fashion and style inspiration. Who are the teen glamour queens, and what are [...]

The Mood In The House Of Fashion

March 3rd, 2009|

Putting your finger on the pulse of fashion is easy when you have good sources. How do you gauge the mood of fashion today? Check out on-line magazines, newswire reports; celebrity blogs. Here, from the [...]

Haute (yes, HOT and HAUGHTY) Couture

March 2nd, 2009|

Haute Couture, Its Meaning and Role in Fashion Today - Fashion History: "Haute Couture is a French phrase for high fashion. Couture means dressmaking, sewing, or needlework and haute means elegant or high, so the [...]

Roman Civilization ~ 900 BC-400 AD

March 2nd, 2009|

How Fashion Defined Men and Women Through the Ages Roman men and women, like other Indo-Europeans, originally seem to have worn a large piece of wool, wrapped around themselves. After they met people from Greece [...]

Minoan Civilization ~ roughly 1750 BC

March 2nd, 2009|

How Fashion Defines Men and Women Through the Ages Early in the culture the loincloth was used by both sexes. And that’s practically all men wore, ever. Unlike the Egyptians, the shanti varied according to [...]

Ancient Egyptians ~ 3,500-500 BC

March 2nd, 2009|

How Fashion Defines Men and Women Through the Ages The ancient Egyptians loved ornamentation, and all forms of jewelry, including necklaces, rings, anklets and bracelets. Jewelry was valued not only for its beauty and precious [...]

Greek Civilization ~ 5,000-3,000 BC

March 2nd, 2009|

How Fashion Defines Men and Women Through the Ages For the common people, agricultural work was the overwhelming reality of their lives. Greek Life Even the rich, who did not labor in the fields themselves, [...]

In Living Color

February 27th, 2009|

media1.jpeg, originally uploaded by crowell.judy. Look closely at a light blue scarf paired with a mint green jacket. It's called being different and doing the unexpected. Add to that an orange-cased cell phone and orange [...]

Move Over Crayola, Now THIS Is Color

February 9th, 2009|

If you really want to know what's happening for Spring, just open your box of Crayola crayons and pour them out on the floor. You're now looking at Spring 2009. Combinations of bright against bright; [...]

Animal Magnetism

February 9th, 2009|

Cool bag! Notice the animal print theme with the hip, ethnic inspired handpainted craftsmanship. Right on trend.

Going Green

February 9th, 2009|

Quite a number of trend elements are captured in this "look." The bohemian influence is strong with the fringed neckline and tattered, leaf-edged hem. The textured, crinkled fabric and the combination of greens seem inspired [...]

Spring Awareness

February 9th, 2009|

They're showing that short jackets over long tee's and tank tops are back for Spring 2009. But, my favorite addition to this look is the extra long striped scarf sometimes wrapped tight around the neck [...]

A Good Way to Gauge The Competition

February 2nd, 2009|

Burch Inks Eyewear Pact with Luxottica - WWD.com: Tory Burch signs major sunglasses deal. "...working closely with Luxottica’s design and product teams, the styles will have entry-level prices in the luxury eyewear segment, or from [...]

The Influence of Architecture On Fashion

January 30th, 2009|

Art Deco Architecture - Art Deco and the Discovery of King Tut's Tomb: "In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, Lord Carnarvon, thrilled the world with their discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen. [...]

Fashion Show Analysis

January 18th, 2009|

Spring 2009 ~ Alberta Ferreti What a time to be a woman! The clothes for Spring are feminine, soft, and sexy. If gazing at these styles doesn't make you want to put down that donut, [...]

Youth Is Wasted On The Young

January 17th, 2009|

Will they look back some day and say "what was I thinking?" Probably not. It's the confidence of youth that makes everything about them curious. That confidence, combined with arrogance and creativity in their style, [...]

Talk About Bright

January 17th, 2009|

With the "ladies who lunch" crowd in mind, here's the preppy-adult look for Spring. Colors include lime green, bright turquoise, and hints of cherry pink. Does Pappagallo still sell espradilles? Are we back in the [...]

Fashion Show Analysis

January 16th, 2009|

Spring 2009 ~ Observations: ~ Over-the-top mixtures of patterns. Cotton plaid blouses mixed with silk striped skirts mixed with lurex obis and cummerbunds. ~ Multiple layers of patterned, colorful scarves draped over ruffled skirts...the look [...]

Back In The Closet

January 11th, 2009|

Do you have one of these in your closet? One of my favorite "invest-in" basics is the jacket, especially one in khaki or tan. It's a good addition to black or brown pants, denim skirts, [...]

Update The Basics

January 11th, 2009|

Take that basic white blouse (your go-to piece) and first, pair it with jeans. From there, see how much more you can do. By adding just a colorful scarf, you've personalized that blouse and added [...]