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By Sasha Charnin Morrison

I ain't gonna lie: I love large rings with huge precious stones. My Crocs, black mascara, and cozy sweats are just crying out for some badly needed flash! My escapism? Enormous cocktail rings. Emeralds, rubies, sapphires, opals, amethyst ... I caress them and feel secure, like they're armor in times of stress. I had become so stir-crazy in the same outfit for six months that I brought back one of my favorite items—large rings that cover most of my chubby little fingers. I even put them on over my plastic gloves. Funny how these became popular right after 1918 ... when the last pandemic hit us and Prohibition ushered in badass flappers who wore these rings to attract attention to their hands holding illegal beverages.

In 2020, they're everywhere. Tips: Do not match these glistening glaciers. The setting should be ornate and glorious. Wear them when you're home pouring a glass of wine for dinner. Mix with your loungewear and jeans. Pose for a perfect selfie. Coordinate with a tiara. Go crazy! Mostly, enjoy yourself. Cheers to dressing up and finally beginning to feel good again!

RED HOT

Red ruby cocktail ring

Gucci red crystal double-G ring in aged-gold finish, $420.

PRECIOUS STONES

Blue and green precious stones ring

Photo Credit: Tory Burch.

Tory Burch Roxanne semi-precious statement ring, $258.

OUT OF THE BLUE

Turquoise and sapphire cocktail ring

Photo Credit: Farfetch.

Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and turquoise, gold-tone crystal-embellished cocktail ring, $190.

SHINE BRIGHT

Crystal cocktail ring

Photo Credit: Saks.com

Alexis Bittar Navette crystal-burst cocktail ring, $275.

SCENE STEALER

Statement beetle ring

Photo Credit: Wolf & Badger.

Bellus Domina gold-plated silver Labradorite beetle ring, $458.

EMERALD BEAUTY

Emerald cocktail ring

Photo Credit: Farfetch.

Kenneth Jay Lane emerald crystal-embellished cocktail ring, $164.

TIMELESS TURQUOISE

Turquoise cocktail ring

Photo Credit: Farfetch.

Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise cabochon dome cocktail ring, $120.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2020.

Photo Credit: AllStar Picture Library LTD./Alamy Stock Photo.


Donna Mills as Abby Ewing on the show Knots Landing wears vibrant yellow with black polka dot top with significant shoulder pads.

Donna Mills as Abby Ewing in Knots Landing.

Photo Credit: Lorimar Film Entertainment/Everett Collection.

Shannon Tweed as Diana Hunter on the show Falcon Crest wears a pink blouse with fairly dramatic shoulder pads.

Shannon Tweed as Diana Hunter in Falcon Crest.

Photo Credit: United Archives GMBH/Alamy Stock Photo.

Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the show Dallas wears a vibrant floral print blouse with large shoulder pads.

Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing in Dallas.

Photo: AllStar Picture Library LTD./Alamy Stock Photo

Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing from the show Dallas wears a dark blue dress with a giant collar and impressive shoulder pads.

Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing in Dallas.

Photo Credit: AllStar Picture Library LTD./Alamy Stock Photo.

Lisa Hartman as Cathy Geary Rush from  the show Knots Landing wears a magenta top with significant shoulder pads.

Lisa Hartman as Cathy Geary Rush in Knots Landing.

Photo Credit: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

Photo Credit: Illustration by Hilde Plumpepper. Eyeliner pencils courtesy of Sephora.

By Sasha Charnin Morrison

COVER UPS

High-fashion face nasks

Photo Credit: Victor de Souza.

Cellphone, keys, wallet, and my new must: my mask. I never thought THAT would make my checklist for leaving the house, but here we are. I found some beautiful ones and am ditching the powder blue and snow white styles. These are fun, funky, and would definitely make an impression that the CDC would blush at.

I fell in love with Victor de Souza's fuchsia coverup with detachable bow, and for more than a basic fabric covering, GRLFRND's mesh covering is like jewelry for your face.

RELAXOLOGY

Designer floral slippers

Photo Credit: Birdies.

Raise your hand if you missed wearing high heels. I didn't. For the first time in my life, I happily embraced new words in COVID isolation like "comfy", "cushy", and "casual". My new obsession: fancy slippers. Birdies wovens became the must haves for answering the door for deliveries and walking the dog. They're shoes with slippers inside! These floral ones—The Phoebe—are $120 and perfect indoor/ outdoor with added cushions in the soles.

PAW-CHELLA

A diptych of tie dye dog leashes and a runway photo of a model wearing a tie dye jacket

Photo Credit: Chewy (Leashes); Victor Virgile/Getty Images (Runway).

In 2019, tie dye was a huge trend on the runways from Prada and R13 (above), and it continues to this day. The TikTok and YouTube generation sees it as an individual expression as no two looks are the same. And in these heartwrenchingly sad times, the yearning for peace and hope is on everyone's minds. This old hippie loves onesies and T-shirts on my personal billboard: my dog! Moe Greene will be sporting an adorbs leash and collar Martingale set by Country Brook Design. This style is designed to keep dogs from slipping out.

MAGIC MARKERS

Collection of colorful eyeliners

Photo Credit: Sephora.

I needed this Sephora Collection eyeliner stick for my eyes which kept me glamorous for Zoom meetings and lasted all day. There are 37 different colors to choose from and are easy to apply and easy to smudge. I will now order a crate.

CHAIR ESSENTIALS

Orange mesh office chair

Photo Credit: Wayfair.

Staying at home for three months straight, I realized I needed a great chair for my official WFH status. Who thinks about things like this? EVERYONE. So there is a waitlist for this incredible chair—Layman High Back Ergonomic Mesh Executive Chair. It's great for the back, it tilts, and it rolls. And the colors... CHIC!

Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

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