In fashion on June 11, 2012 at 10:37 am
i have a deep fascination with beautiful, modern baubles like this. it’s the juxtaposition between candy bright plastics and edgy chain not to mention the non-traditional shapes and draping that has me woozy in the knees for this. the $850 price tag however does tend to diminish the excitement a bit until…
rotary dial necklace
…i found this little number at anthropologie of all places! admittedly, it’s not quite as far out as the fenton but it has that mix of materials; plastic, wood, moonstone and crystal and the unusual almost braid-like linkage that makes it so fresh and at $48, it won’t break the bank!
In art & design, fashion on May 13, 2011 at 6:00 am
…was a welcome treat!
i talked about pyrrha’s heritage inspired jewelry collection while spending time in vancouver. i’ve been shopping the line for a talisman since then and when you get the creative gist of the collection, you’ll understand why it took so long. vancouver based husband and wife design duo, wade papin and danielle wilmore have crafted pyrrha to be a very personal experience. each piece is based on old european family crests, seals and themes that come with a historical interpretation. when choosing, you’re not just selecting a bit of jewelry but a talisman, an adopted creed.
"fidelity in absense" a contender for my heart. pic courtesy of pyrrha
they opened their flagship store on west 3rd street a year ago today and celebrated with a little soiree for collectors while donating a healthy 25% of the sales to the aspca. that’s like your best friend’s kid selling fundraising candy, of course you buy something!
my girls, joce!...
sake and sushi make for a helluva drug and of course i followed my own advice! i thought i was destined to the fidelity talisman above but my life has changed so much that a fresher head prevailed with “vota, vita mea” meaning my life is a prayer.
so i’m looking at this talisman as a point of contemplation, something to measure my actions by over the next few years….strangely, i feel calm!
visit their space or check them out online:
8315 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323 424 4807
In art & design, fashion on May 6, 2011 at 9:55 am
…unique l.a. this weekend!
come in and shop independent designers for bags, art and posters, stationery, clothing, jewelry, diy workshops and so much more. free drinks and hosted bar, lounge area and live dj.
$10 at the door.
California Market Center’s Penthouse (110 E 9th St-downtown los angeles)
In art & design, fashion on May 5, 2011 at 11:23 am
…along with a few others are now online for sale! i think these are my new favorites. light and airy, i’m pairing them with my haute hippie mini dress perfect for today’s hot weather! i’ve always loved polka dots but tend to look terrible in them so this is a nice way to incorporate the look without the cartoon character effect.
want more drama? there are these nine inch long, super thick crimson chandeliers made with rooster feathers or you may want to try my go to feathers in neutral:
they are all very soft and flexible, easy to keep and reshape and a nice respite from some of the other stiff wing feather earrings that i’m seeing out on the market. no two are alike and are limited in quantity. you can click on the images to get to the listing. any comments? i’d love to get suggestions or feedback!
In art & design, fashion on May 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm
…pornography is using a whole chicken.” – isabel allende
i love that quote and no, i didn’t use an entire chicken to make these no matter how thick they look! with the whole feather trend blowing up, you would think it would be easy finding feather earrings with some substance. try as i might, i was unable to lay hands on anything that didn’t look like fishing lure or a bad crafts project at best. being that i have thick, curly hair, nothing looked more silly on me than the long, straight as an arrow wing feathers. even some of the softer feathers were so anemic that my hair swallowed them up!
so, being the little enterprising do it yourselfer that i am, i reached for my tools and created the kind of earrings that i envisioned. full, thick, chanticleer chandeliers! that might have been the end of it, but i keep getting so many compliments on them that i’ve considered getting in the game and putting them up for sale. right now, i’m busy in my little sweatshop working away on creations for my little online venture.
what do you think? is there room on the market for these?