Saturday, June 26, 2010

Armloads of flowers.

light as a feather. Bright as sunshine.

Lovely paired with a summer dress. Puts a bit of girlishness into a jeans and tee outfit.

slip on an outrageous flower cocktail ring. It goes great with cocktails. (Trust my sister Camilla on this one.)
Wear them as singles or pile them on. A single stem can be as powerful as a profusion of blossoms.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

mighty minis.

Sometimes , when done correctly, less really is more. Instead of being a snappy retort, it's actually true. What a relief.

Case in point, the delicate necklaces and earrings from Mezzanine.

The most lovely, tiny, semi-precious stones strung on the finest, oxidized sterling chains.

Sometimes paired with a few seed pearls. Usually not.
Whisper light, you can actually forget you have them on.

Less. More.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Cat eye or modified Wayfarer. Jackie O or Aviators.

Wraparounds, wire rims, Owl rims, Harry Potters.

Channel your inner Sophia Loren, Swifty Lazar, or Charles Nelson Reilly.

The sun is here. We've got them. Time to get 'em on.

And every pair in the store, come rain or shine, only fifteen dollars.
If that doesn't leave you with a sunny disposition, I don't know what will.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pearls you want to wear vs. the others.

You know the ones. You got them for graduation. Or confirmation. Or from your Great Aunt.
Perfectly nice and respectable. Neatly graduated in length and strung on a silk cord.
You wore them to that wedding that had the full Mass. You put them on for that party, but took them off before you left. They have been in the bottom of your jewelery box ever since.

Let me introduce you to the antidote to the stuffy string of pearls. Knotted on brown waxed linen cord, in a riot of size and length variations. Organic and lush, and just a little bit wild. Like they rose fully formed from the Ocean and wrapped themselves casually around your neck.

Dress them up or dress them down, they don't care. Whatever the occasion, they will not let you down- Just remember the last on, first off rule.( Pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off, to protect them from the chemicals in perfumes, makeup, etc.)

The other string may resent the heavy rotation these will get, but hey, bivalve life isn't always fair.