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Bling the Noise

A tip from the rock-and-roll set: There ain’t no such thing as too much bling.

Which is why they like Michael Schmidt’s costume baubles. From not-so-humble beginnings as Debbie Harry’s jeweler, the designer of big, bold pieces has become a household name to Joan Jett, Pink, Aerosmith, Cher, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Rolling Stones. He even did all the treasures for the Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, and Ozzy tours.

Timid types will not approve. Schmidt’s designs are built to stand out. Crafted from silver, metal, and gazillions of brightly colored stones and mirrors, they’re attention grabbing, over the top, and unapologetically sparkly.

Much like the people who wear them.


Available at Blancs, 5224 Hollywood Boulevard, between Vermont and Western Avenues (323-665-8839).