Articles and Interviews

Exhibition Reviews

  • Adornment: The Magazine of Jewelry of Related Arts

“The Glitz and Glamour of Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum”, Volume 8. No. 5

  • Fashion Theory (Russian Edition), Berg Fashion Library Ltd, Berg Publishers/Oxford International Publishers Ltd.

Daphne Guinness, Exhibition review,Daphne Guinness” at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology  in New York. Issue no. 23.

Alexander McQueen, Exhibition review, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Issue no. 21.

Sonia Delaunay, Exhibition review, “Color Moves: Textiles of Sonia Delaunay” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Issue no. 21.

Balenciaga: A Love Letter to Spain, Exhibition review, “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” at the Queen Sofīa Spanish Institute in New York. Issue no. 19.

Celebrating the High Style of American Woman, Exhibition review, “American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity” Costume Institute, MMA and “American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Issue no. 17.

The Centennial of the Ballet Russes: Exhibitions in the U.S. Exhibition review.“Diaghilev’s Theater of Marvels: The Ballet Russes and Its Aftermath, Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and “The Ballets Russes: Celebrating the Centennial, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. Issue no. 15.

Schéhérazade” and the Magical Night that Changed the Course of Twentieth- Century Fashion. Issue no. 15.        

American Beauty: Clean, Simple, Functional, Exhibition review, “American Beauty Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion.” Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. Issue no. 15.       

The Fashionable Evolution of Isabel Toledo, Exhibition review, “Isabel Toledo: Fashion From the Inside Out” Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. Issue no. 14.                   

Beautiful Women Never Go Out of Fashion: The Rise of the Model. Exhibition review, “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion,” Costume Institute, MMA. Issue no. 13.

A Memorable Homage to the “Theatre de la Mode:” The Paris Fashions of David Seidner. Exhibition review, “David Seidner: Paris Fashion 1945,” International Center for Photography. Issue no. 13.

Through the Lens of Richard Avedon: Fashion Redefined. Exhibition review,“Richard Avedon 1944-2000,” ICP NY. Issue no. 13.

Anna Wintour: Fashion’s Cheerleader, Fashion Practice. Issue no.13.

I Don’t Design Dresses- I Dress Women: The Legend of the Great Madame Valentina. Exhibition review, “Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity,” Museum of the City of New York. Issue no. 12.

“From Glamour to Glitz: The Evolution of Fashion Photography” Exhibition Review, “Year In Fashion Photography,” ICP NY. Issue no. 12.

Coils of Silver Wire: The Work of American Modernist Studio Jewelers. Exhibition Review, “Calder Jewelry,” Metropolitan Museum of Art and “From the Village to Vogue: The Jewelry of Art Smith,” Brooklyn Museum of Art. Issue no. 11.

Seduction Through Clothes: A Revealing Look at 250 Years of Seduction in Fashion History.Exhibition Review,“Seduction: 250 Years in Fashion,” Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. Issue no. 10.

Paris and New York: The Rise and Fall of Two Fashion Capitals.Exhibition Review, “Paris/New York: Design, Fashion, Culture 1925-1940,” Museum of the City of New York. Issue no. 11.

Jewelry of the Art Nouveau: A Triumph of New Ideas and Techniques. Exhibition Review“Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.      Issue no. 10.

Where Fashion and Death Are Best Friends. Exhibition Review“Gothic: Dark Glamour,”Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. Issue no. 10.

Beautiful Jewels in a Jewel Box of a Museum. Exhibition Review,Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry,”Neue Galerie New York. Issue no. 9.

Superheroes Descend Upon the Costume Institute. Exhibition Review, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,”Costume Institute, MMA. Issue no. 9.


Crafting Modernism: Mid-Century American Art and Design, Harry N. Abrams (catalogue for exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY, October 2011).

  • Essays and artist bios on America House, Frances Wright Caroe, Anne Morgan, and Lynda Watson.

The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Vol. 10: East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus. Berg Fashion Library Ltd, Berg Publishers/Oxford International Publishers Ltd.

  • Russian Contemporary Fashion
  • Valentina: A Russian Couturier Living the American Dream

 Auction Catalogues

  • Heritage Auction House, Important 20th c. Design Catalogue, June 2009

Essay on designer Isamu Noguchi

  • Sotheby’s, Important 20th c. Design Catalogue, June 2006

Essay on artist-designer Paul Evans


  • Art Jewelry Forum  www.artjewelryforum.org

Coverage of Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Boston Conference, May 2015

10 Best Displays at SNAG Boston 2015, June 3, 2015

10 Best Juxtapositions at SNAG Boston, June 7, 2015

10 Best Up and Comers at SNAG Boston 2015, June 12, 2015

10 Best Lines Overheard at SNAG Boston, June 14, 2015

Coverage of Schmuck, Annual Contemporary Art Jewelry Fair, Munich, March 2015

10 Best Displays at Munich Jewelry Week, March 20, 2015

10 Best Juxtapositions at Munich Jewelry Week, March 27, 2015

10 Most Exciting Up and Comers at Munich Jewelry Week 2015, March 31, 2015

Exhibition review/ Schools: “The State of Things”, May 29, 2013

Museum Collection Spotlight: “The Danner Rotunda, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, January 28, 2013

Review, “Space, Light, Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta“, July 31, 2012

Review, “Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler“, January 8, 2012

  • New Focus On  www.newfocuson.com/

Interview: “Bringing Power Back to the Collector: Daniella Ohad on Her New Course ‘Collecting Design: History. Collections. Highlights’.”, July 19, 2012.


  • AJF in Conversation: A Panel on Writing, Munich, Germany, March 9, 2018.
  • Jewelry speaker, gallery@CraftEast, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 10-11, 2018
  • Trends in Contemporary Jewelry, JOYA, Barcelona, Spain, October 7, 2017
  • “Placement: Contemporary Jewelry Today”, Nexus: A Connection of Ideas, Society of North American Goldsmiths,  New Orleans, LA, May 24-27, 2017.
  • “Wearing Your Beliefs on Your Sleeve: Suffrage Jewelry, Badges, and Medals”, ASJRA Annual Conference, New York, NY, October 12, 2013
  •  Trends in 20th and 20th Century Jewelry, Guest Lecturer, Ecole Parsons à Paris, September 2012




  • Micki Lippe


    I am the chair of the Seattle Metals Guild Symposium. We put on a event each October in Seattle consisting of five presentations – Ursula Newman was one of the presenter this year – a book sale, silent auction, dinner, etc.

    We are interested in having a presentation next year on Art Smith. Would you be a person to give such a presentation? Is there someone you would recommend?

  • Damon Crain

    Hi Bella, you just came to mind because of a project I’m working on and I realize I don’t have your contact info…

  • maria di cesare

    I m an Italian jewelry designer and goldsmith.
    I m looking for events or galeries and shop where show my jewels all around the world..can you help me?I ve a store and a gokdsmith school here in Italy.I LL visit JOYA event in Barcelona in October..please let me know!!!
    Maria Di Cesare
    La Vetrina

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