Designing a line of swimsuits named Nycked along with Lorenzo Martone (Marc Jacobs’ better half) isn’t the only collaboration keeping Jules Kim busy these days. The jewelry designer is embarking on a diffusion line for her NYC-based collection Bijules with Urban Outfitters called BJ by Jules Kim. “Comprised of sterling silver, plastic and gold-plated sterling silver rings, priced from $18 to $162, the looks are near-spitting images of ones found in the brand’s signature collection — only these sell for around half the price (or in the case of the $18 plastic rings, a mere fraction of the price),” says All The Rage. As with Kim’s namesake line, expect affordable bold styles like the Rihanna-approved nail ring and thin ‘bar’ rings in both silver and plastic, which are already in stores.
Meanwhile, in other news on the collaboration front: Erin Wasson for RVCA is no more. Rumor has it the model’s team was incredibly hard to work with (“total chaos and the epitome of unorganized,” said one source), forcing the surf and skate-wear company to cease partnership on a line that had garnered quite a bit of attention. However, collaborations in general at RVCA (like an ongoing one with fashion blogger Rumi Neely) will continue.