Archive for the ‘necklaces’ Category

novak djokovic’s wood

October 17, 2009

We knew it was a cross hiding under that adidas shirt, but we just weren’t sure what it looked like.

Mystery solved.

Thanks for playing: The Serb, seeded second at this week’s Shanghai ATP Masters tournament, lost in the semis to Nikolay Davydenko 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Nole looked on track to beat the Russian, saving three break points in the first set and converting the second break point on Kolya’s serve. Davydenko broke in the second, using his speed to set up forehand and backhand winners from the baseline (but he showed some good net play, too). And by the time it got to the third set tiebreak, Kolya raced to 5-0 before ceding a point to Djokovic. He’ll face Nadal in the finals.

(image via Getty)

off the rack: serena williams

June 1, 2009

Such an unassuming Nike kit from Serena Williams, no? It’s almost funny to think that she who is wearing off-the-rack is the one still left standing. It’s good to let her game — and what we can only assume are thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry — do the talking.

Buy: The Nike Women’s Summer Athlete Dress, Classic Charcoal w/Bright Coral Orange & Vivid Pink (swoosh), $95.

Close inspection: Let’s take a look at the blinding accessories — a ring, a few bracelets, giant earrings — shall we?

in dubai, marat continues to sputter

February 24, 2009

Writing the epilogue: The unpredictable career of Marat Safin has reached some consistency now that he’s steered himself toward retirement sunset.

At this week’s Barclay’s Dubai Tennis Championships, the eighth seed — bumped up by the absence of the injured Federer (back), Nadal (knee), Davydenko (ankle), Verdasco(ankle), and Roddick (Dubai slapped him in the face).

Too bad he fell in three sets — 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 — to Richard Gasquet.

“I struggled in the beginning with the serve, especially, and returns from the baseline, but I started to get used to it and I started to get better and better,” Safin said. “But unfortunately, it’s a lack of confidence and I didn’t play for a long time after Australia. I played in Marseille, and it’s my second match.”

Meanwhile, after giving his neck a little breather, Marat’s back in business with his charms. Is that the imperial crown?!

Scoreline: Djokovic and Murray are doing just fine in Dubai. We’re expecting these top two seeds to face each other at Sunday’s final.

(photo via Getty Images)

fashion focus: jewelry at wimbledon

June 27, 2008


Serena Williams goes Dionysian at Wimbledon 2008.

Let’s talk jewelry for a sec. I write about it once in a while when it looks good, but I’d like to address some folks out there who have come to me asking that their jewelry be featured on TSF.

God bless their entrepreneurship and knack for making things, but please — mini-bedazzled tennis balls as necklace charms and racquets as earrings — that’s just too easy. (As Samantha Jones once said, “Owning a hot-glue gun does not make you a hot designer.”) These designs might sell at the country club, but that’s not cutting it here.


For Venus, hoops to go with her new EleVen outfit.

People need to think outside the box. Tennis jewelry can be something other than racquets and balls. Just take a look at what the likes of Venus, Serena, Daniela, and Maria wear on the court. They have jewelry that are inspired by tennis or are appropriate for the rigors of competitive play. You’d never see a tennis ball from their lobes — it’d just be too much. And really, there would be no other appropriate occassion to wear’ em! Tennis overkill.

If you want to incorporate tennis iconography in your jewelry, some suggestions:

Charms sold by Links of London include strawberries, trophies, and ump chairs.

Other examples: A shop out of the UK created a strawberries and cream charm bracelet (here); a brooch of a tennis shoe (I once saw one from Marc Jacobs); a brooch made with shoe soles; rocks cut in the shape of tennis strings, etc.

This is how you do “tennis” jewelry.

red scare? more like red annoyance

May 30, 2008

TSF had concerns about Nikolay Davydenko facing Davis Cup teammate and v-neck posterboy Marat Safin in the second round of the French Open, especially after Safin dismantled Jean-Rene Lisnard in the match prior (granted, Lisnard is ranked 228th in the world). But it turned out to be a clay cakewalk for Kolya, who won 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-2.

Perhaps it was Marat’s lack of jewelry that did him in. Where are his necklaces?!

Buy: Marat’s adidas Spring Competition 6 Theme Polo in Scarlet Red, $44.99 at TennisExpress.

(photo by Getty Images)

What is Kolya wearing?

April 21, 2008

Question of the week: Aside from what I can only assume is his wedding ring, what else is hanging from Nikolay Davydenko‘s necklace?

(photos from the Estoril Open by AP)

le sad: butter’s bubble pops

January 25, 2008

The demands of the real world has led one of our favorite Marat Safin blogs, Butter’s Bubble, to hang up its keyboard after a good run in 2007.

Who’s going to keep watch over the Russian’s necklaces now?!

You did a great job, Butter. If ever you feel an itch to post something, you’re always welcome to do so on TSF…

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By the way, this is how Marat’s neck looked at this week’s Australian Open. He lost 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6 in the second round to fellow adidas-wearer Marcos Baghdatis.

(photo via Getty Images)

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jurgen melzer’s necklaces

October 10, 2007

Austrian Jurgen Melzer throws his hat into the ring with this pair of necklaces at this week’s BA-CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna. He went up against countryman Alexander Peya in the first round, and came out with a 6-4, 6-3 win.

Other participants include top seed Novak Djokovic, who took out Gineps 6-3, 6-4; and JC Ferrero, who beat fifth seed Guillermo Canas 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). (Wow. Canas’ year sure fizzled out after starting the year with two wins over Roger Federer in March.)

Melzer has also been sporting the same Incredible Hulk-esque, tight-fitting Power Web Crew Neck adidas shirt worn by Argentinian Juan Monaco earlier this summer. See the photo after the cut

the women’s final: henin wins but sveta shines

September 8, 2007

Congrats to Justine Henin for taking her second U.S. Open title (her first came in 2003) by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova — the 2004 U.S. Open champ — 6-1, 6-3.

Henin wore her ho-hum orange adidas separates, and Kuznetsova wore the same outfit from Fila that she’s been sporting all week.

We did notice a few more things this time around: Kuznetsova has a necklace with an “S” in cursive lettering, and her bandana was personalized with a monogram.

I love these little touches that make the ensemble hers. (Do you agree? Tell us!)

Bonus round: In case you’re wondering, that Mary Cohr badge on her red tank is from sponsor Baronesse Cosmetiques, whose stable includes Sveta, Thomas Johansson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Paul Capdeville, and Tamira Paszek.

(photos via Getty Images)

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svetlana’s latest fashion move

August 19, 2007

Svetlana makes a bold style statement at this week’s Rogers Cup ladies’ tournament in Toronto. Thank god she stayed away from her hair, instead choosing to wear this Fila outfit above.

Like DTL, we love the stripe detail (in retro colors) on the back of the shirt. We also love the thick gold necklace which complements her blue skirt.

Our only problem? Fila needs to work on clothes that hide her sweat marks because, as Samantha Jones would say, “this is unappetizing.”

(photos via AP and Getty Images)

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tatiana ditches dress, but keeps red knickers

August 16, 2007

Tatiana Golovin wasted no time ditching her Lacoste summer whites — but kept her red knickers — for the North American hard court season. She dons the dress version of the Bertille, made of super dry stretch jersey in White (with Cherry and Plomb dots).

I’m normally a fan of polka dots, but this dress takes the 80s fashion revival over the edge. Plus, those blue shoes look awkward with the dress. And Tatiana definitely hyper-accessorized:

Yes, there is such a thing as wearing too many bracelets.

What do you think of the ensemble? Tell us.

Buy: The Bertille tennis skirt and the rest of Lacoste’s fall/winter ’08 collection available here.

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We get a new pair of eyes…

August 10, 2007

I’m naming Butter my official Marat Safin monitor.

Here’s an update on the Russian’s necklaces. Love the quote bubbles, B!

It’s making me crave some Archie Comics

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short balls: venus’ necklace, Sochi grumbles, tiger’s lame, blake pens a tearjerker, etc.

July 9, 2007

Venus’ jewelry: A few of you asked about Venus‘ Wimbledon necklace. Unfortunately I have no information about where she got it from. Instead, I offer the New York Timesrecent slideshow on current necklace styles. Ellen Tien has an amazing eye for this stuff.

Venus and Reebok: CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks about the relationship between Venus and Reebok (basically, that her endorsement — the largest in women’s sports history — was not renewed in 2003 because of her erratic playing schedule; she still gets paid to wear Reebok even though she’s not on their athlete roster).

A tearjerker: Rovell also gives a great review of the new James Blake memoir, Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life. Blake has had a rough last couple of years…

Sochi grumbles: We’re all aware of Maria Sharapova‘s endorsement of Sochi as an Olympics site. Now the other side speaks up. (Spiegel)

More grumbling: This time from the All-England Club, who didn’t appreciate that London Mayor Ken Livingstone planned the beginning of this year’s Tour de France on the same Sunday as the Gentlemen’s Singles Championships. The cycling tournament caused road closures that hassled spectators trying to get to Wimbledon. And the AELTC didn’t want to share the spotlight with any other event with such an international focus (which make sense).

Tiger is lame: I think Tiger Woods is a great guy, but did he really need to be such a douchebag in that Gillette commercial that aired during Wimbledon? In it, Roger Federer strokes Tiger’s presumably smooth (post-shave) cheek, and Tiger turns to Thierry Henry with an awkward “uhh, did he just do that?” reaction.

For you French77 lovers, a treat: Puma is having an online sale (which includes items from the French77 collection); take 20% off your order when you use the coupon code PUMA20 during checkout. Expires July 23. (via Puma)

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photos: janko downs gonzo

June 29, 2007

The heavily-accessorized Janko Tipsarevic — with his piercings, tattoos, and necklaces — upset fifth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez in the third round today.

Janko, who took the match 6-8 in the fifth set, looked good in his white Fila kit peppered with the brand’s classic red, blue, and white logo.

See photos after the cut…

photo: max mirnyi

June 16, 2007

Our favorite Belarusian Max Mirnyi, in Nike, losing to Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Artois Championships.

another member of the spanish armada shows off his weapons

May 31, 2007

Lotto, clothing sponsor to Spaniard David Ferrer, joins the sleeveless shirt bandwagon with this white and red number.

Ferrer wears necklaces and bracelets, too, JFTR.

What do you think of his look? Tell us.

Tipsarevic d. Safin, aka why I love tennis

May 30, 2007

Two of the sport’s more mercurial players squared off in the second round at the French Open. Serbian (and Patrick Rafter look-alike) Janko Tipsarevicsans glasses — emerged the winner, beating Marat Safin 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Judging from these photos, it looked like a tight match. Did anyone see it?

Clothing: Marat’s in adidas and Janko wore Fila.

Tattoo watch: For another view of Janko’s “Beauty will save the world” tattoo, make sure to click on the second picture from the left, below.

hewitt’s necklaces

May 14, 2007

Marat Safin isn’t the only one sporting hot neckwear on the tour. Here are photos of Aussie Lleyton Hewitt‘s necklaces from the last two weeks:

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Photo from Hamburg (left) and Rome (right). Though the chain works better to hold his wedding band, I think the sporty necklace on the right is a better fit for the scrappy counterpuncher.

Which one do you prefer? Tell us.

SHOP: if you have an itch for a necklace yourself, let me suggest the Athletes For Hope dog tags, Erica Weiner’s rhinos, the match necklace at catbird, or this 10-charm (one of them’s a stamper!) necklace from Colette.

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dog tags for sale at AthletesForHope.org

April 25, 2007

Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Muhammad Ali all appeared on Good Morning America this morning to announce the formation of Atheletes for Hope. (Video here, article here.)

“Over the years we’ve helped each other with our particular passions … We can accomplish a whole lot more collectively,” Agassi said on GMA. “The thing we want to do is what really matters … One thing hope stands for is for caring.”

Athletes for Hope Dog Tags

Let’s give them props for pooling their celebrity power and their resources. Also, props for opting to start their online merch shop with dog tags. Does that mean the rubber bracelet craze is officially over?

Yessssssssssssss.

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fashion: men’s necklaces + puma prints a catalog

March 29, 2007

puma catalog

Puma wrote me yesterday asking for a mailing address. They’re sending me printed catalog! It looks like it’ll have all the French 77 goodies that we’re all dying to see. I’ll let you know when I get it….

from the New York Times At Stylezilla!, they’re talking about a recent New York Times article on the latest trend for guys:

“All kinds of men — from the designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce to the tennis player Marat Safin — feel comfortable flaunting jewelry.”

(Here’s a photo of Safin’s necklaces.)

The best part of the article? The caption that goes with this photo on the left. It reads and flows like a prayer, to be recited nightly to the fashion gods. Take a deep breath and read aloud with me…


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