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THE EVERYDAY MINIMALIST

Each season springs from a singular design inspiration: whether a theme I just can’t stop thinking about, or a photograph that strikes my fancy, or the discovery of an awesome … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

GREAT BOOK DEAL

Gilt is running an AMAZING sale on fashion books at the moment.  Hop here to browse – if you are anything like us, you’re sure to find a bunch of … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Luxury mixed with humility

Every so often, you stumble on an image that embodies all that you were trying, but failing, to say with words. I felt that way after rediscovering this photo spread … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dior’s Secret Garden

Dior’s Fall 2013 Secret Garden campaign is laden with yummy pearls. Dior’s accessories designer, Camille Miceli, reinterprets several of Dior’s classic silhouettes into a modern take on the venerable fashion … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The simple things

I love this design philosophy and keep it front and center on my bulletin board to remind me that often the simple things are the most important….

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

summer reads

A couple of my favorite books lining my bookshelf these days… cause who doesn’t need a little fashion read this summer?! The Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Savage beauty

I have always admired the work of Peter Beard. Gorgeously unexpected, his collages are a unique combination of part photography, part journal entry, part found object. He is known for … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tiffany’s + Gatsby

It seems as though everyone is abuzz about the new Gatsby movie. Personally I am most excited to see the jewelry from the film….clearly in part because it is laden … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

underground kings

Awesome photoshoot and lookbook for Trendland inspired by Drake’s song “Underground Kings”.  Not only is the tribal jewelry by Anndrea Neen and MAWI just plain bad ass, but the styling … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

picasso paintings as fashion

Photographer Eugenio Recuenco photographs are a fantastically fun homage to Picasso’s paintings. Captured in the photographs are the awkward, contoured lines of Picasso’s paintings juxtaposed with a dreamy hallucinatory aura. … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

is coral the new ivory?

I am the first to admit that I love coral – its texture, its coloration, its form. Yet I often grapple with the fact that coral often has an unknown source of … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

haute chicks

You have to love this amazing luxury jewelry photoshoot by photographer Peter Lippmann. These ‘haute’ chicks are featured for Marie Claire 2 wearing Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati and … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

the art of fashion

A gorgeous video on the creative process behind fashion. Fencing in Jill Sander, hopping a motorcycle in Chanel and skateboarding in Dolce & Gabbana. Photographer Walter Chin lets us peek … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

unlock the doors!

Artist Frida Kahlo’s closet unlocked its doors for the first time in almost 50 years. Known as much for her groundbreaking artwork as for her acute sense of personal style, … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

fall collection sneak peak: bits + pieces

Collection #2 for fall pairs pearls with vintage snaffle bits, tack and equestrian hardware.  Here’s a little peak into the style boards for the bits + pieces collection: Be sure … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

art history + jewelry brought to life

I came across the work of British artist Maisie Broadhead this weekend: her series “Jewellry Depicted” breathes unexpected life into historical paintings, reinterpreting them as modern photographs. Really amazing concept … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

bejeweled runways

Rodarte Fall 2012 Jewelry is not just leisurely draping itself on necks, wrists and ears for its walk on the runway, but is also being used to adorn hair. Nestling … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

wanderlust

I am officially off to Africa to romp, travel and collect goodies for the upcoming Fall collection. Personally, I can think of no better place to draw inspiration from: the … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

pearl jam

With pearls popping up everywhere this spring, its fun to think if interesting way to reinvent the classic necklace.  Whether you decide to layer oodles of pearls together with long … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

louise brooks…. meet alexander mcqueen

These are my current obsessions: textural, refined, gritty, deconstructed, and indulgent. Mmmmm… they are all so delightfully yummy… Photos Alexander McQueen; The Getty Image Collection

November 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

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