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Accessorizing Spring’s Hottest Trends

Here is the perfect jewelry to go with this Spring’s hottest trends. Sexy cutouts, contrasting black and white clothes, glamorous embellishments, nautical stripes and colorful floral prints are in this year. Here is how to accessorize these stylish looks.

Spring 2013 Trend: Sexy Cutouts

Peekaboo!  It may be a passing fad, but we’ll embrace it this season. Go bold with eye-catching colorful pieces or keep it soft and feminine with a subtle surprise. This craze may not last so choose jewelry that will!

Spring 2013 Trend: Black and White

You can skip pastels this spring and combine your basics to be au moment on  this trend. Gold and silver look great on black and white, but black statement pieces take these classic tops to trendy!

Spring 2013 Trend: Embellishment

We fall in love with India every spring and summer, but this season embroidery has an updated sophistication. Bold accessories complement embellished pieces–but be careful to choose jewelry that doesn’t compete.

Spring 2013 Trend: Nautical Stripes

Breeze into summer with this casual trend. A delicate and layered look can be good if the stripes are worn on the bottom. A striped tee can be accessorized with just about anything. Pearls always work. We also like big pieces and pops of contrasting color to dress it up.

Spring 2013 Trend: Floral Prints and Bright Colors…

Blooms are always celebrated in spring, but we dare you to balance this cute and feminine look with some edgy jewelry for a hint of a rock-n-roll look.


Behind the Scenes of a KTC Photoshoot

No stint at the Roger Smith Hotel is complete without coordinating a video shoot with John Knowles of Panman Productions. What a way to wrap up our fantastic stay at the RS Pop Shop in February and March!  As usual, Melissa Gonzales of Lion’esque Media was part of it. Not only is she the style-maven of Lionesque Media, but she also knows how to work it behind the camera. We were also lucky to have talented photographer John Birdsong working the lens.

Here are some of the outtakes featuring the KTC girls. As usual, there were no dull moments and there was a lot of laughter. Choosing the jewelry for each shot was half the fun!  Living up to John’s vision for the shoot is also always an adventure. Luckily his assistant Ingrid David was there to keep things running smoothly and everyone on track.

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We look forward to showing you the final result. Videos and more photos to come!

And just in case you missed it, here is the KTC brand video John Knowles did in 2011.

2012 Spring Fever: Bright Colors Are In!

It’s official. Spring has sprung. What does that mean? BRIGHT COLORS!

We are loving the vibrant hues we keep spotting on the NYC streets; it seems there is no better way to celebrate spring. Challenge: What is the best way to accessorize bold color combos? Here are three options: match, create contrast, or complement the color with solid metals.


It’s nice to pick pieces that have tones of the same color in your outfit. The Blue Fabergé Egg Earrings pull the look together with delicate shades of blue without “over-matching.” The Gold Martini Bracelet matches the gold finish in the earrings and brings out the bright yellow of the skirt.


If you are going to go for contrast, choose one piece that is big and bold; a statement-maker. The Turquoise Ipanema Earrings pop against the pink and red in this ensemble. Then tone down any additional accessories to avoid over-doing it. These Bone Bangles add a subtle touch.


If you are wearing several colors or loud prints, stick to solid metals. We decided that the straight lines of the Gold Mirror Earrings, the Long Gold Nuggets Necklace, and the Vintage Gold Points Ring reflect the right amount of shine without distracting from the outfit.

What do you think? Let us know what you would choose!

Available Online or at the RSPOP Up Shop (501 Lexington Avenue @ The Roger Smith hotel between 47th and 48th in NYC)

Party On: KTC RSPOP Shop Opening Party February 8th

The KTC RSPOP Shop Opening Party February 8th was a total success. What a way to start our February and March stay at the Roger Smith Hotel! Thank you to everyone who came.

There was flowing wine, a lot of laughs, and great conversation. Many of our long-standing KTC friends were there, and passer-bys came in from the cold to join the festivities and see what the fuss was about. We loved seeing old and new friends and showed off some of our new designs that are exclusive to  RSPOP.

Lucky Lindsey Utrata won $100 of jewelry in our raffle, and customers walked away with complimentary silk scarves. (Which are now available online in case you missed the party as long as supplies last.)





Check out the pictures:

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And the best part is that this party was just the launch of our weekly “After-Work-Wine-and Jewelry-Wednesdays”. They will be happening almost every Wednesday during our 2-month stint at RSPOP. Check the website calendar for the most up-to-date news. Also stay tuned for specials. We will keep you posted via email, Facebook, and Twitter. There is always something happening at KTC RSPOP. Come see for yourself!

KTCollection RSPOP
501 1/2 Lexington Avenue (Between 47th and 48th Streets.)
Open Monday through Sunday 10am to 8pm

Getaway Jewelry


Here is what I am packing for a quick jaunt south to get some much-needed sun after 2 months of working outdoors at the holiday markets. Don’t forget that the right poolside accessories are a must for any winter getaway!


Wrapping up the Holiday Season & Gearing Up For The New Year, By Lauren Lynch

As a fresh transplant from Texas, I jumped into the holiday markets at the beginning of December to become the newest member of the KTC team. Getting to know KTCollection’s amazing clientele was a great introduction to New York City, so thank you KTC fans! (It took me exactly three days to drop the southern habit of saying “sir” and “ma’am”, which didn’t go over so well up here).  I also got a new perspective on what New York fashion is all about. Although I have lived all over the globe, there is nothing quite like NYC street fashion. It is truly inspiring.  Watching so many New Yorkers, tourists, and international travelers come together over jewelry has been a blast.  Before we start gearing up for our POP UP shop at the Roger Smith Hotel in February, here are a few images and impressions from our holiday season.

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First of all, I love the process of a woman trying on several different pieces of jewelry to find the one that truly suites her. It feels a bit like Goldilocks searching for what is  “just right”. When she finds it, I am also gratified. The only problem is that I immediately want it for myself too. Fortunately (for my finances) and unfortunately (for me), not everything that looks fantastic on someone else always works for me. (If you were wondering what we do when we don’t have customers, trying on various combinations of jewelry never gets old….)

But don’t think I missed out on shopping for the gals in my life. Being new to New York, I wanted something handmade, NYC local, and pretty. You know I had to get myself something too. (Hey, nothing wrong with self-gifting…. shows how much I love their gifts…)  After snapping up the “must-have” adjustable ring, my second KTC purchase was the new costume purple druzy-stone earrings. They are lightweight, organic-looking, and just a little bit rocker all-in-one. Perfect for my new staple “NY-all-black” look.

The holiday markets may be officially closed. *Pause for sigh*, but gift giving is always appropriate. And guess what? February is right around the corner… And we will be back at RS POP at the Roger Smith Hotel, located at 501 and a half Lexington Avenue (Cross street 47th Street). As KTC did in July, we will be planning parties, Valentine’s Day specials, “After-Work Wine and Jewelry Wednesdays”, raffles, and of course new designs. (Katie is already busy in the studio….)

I will be right here in the middle of it- helping Katie, Zoubir and the rest of the KTC team by boosting KTC in the social media and making the website even easier to use. Now that I have introduced myself to you, I look forward to getting to know you in the shop!

And always feel free to email me at I’d love to see pictures of what KTC you picked up over the holidays.

Scarf Weather

It sure felt like fall this past weekend and it looked like it too! We loved all the colorful scarves and the way these ladies mixed them with their jewelry. If you haven’t done it yet, unpack those scarves and hunt down a couple of new bold and bright ones to add to the mix. Add a dash of color with your jewelry, and it is a layered look that will bring in fall with style! Click on the photos to see the featured piece.

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