Has anyone heard of Lulu Frost? I recently stumbled upon this designer while browsing Shopbop.com and I will admit I became instantly obsessed! Everything about this designer is intriguing. Lisa Salzer named her line after her grandmother, who worked in the estate and antique jewelry business. She uses found objects to create one-of-a-kind pieces and her designs carry with them a great vintage vibe. Interestingly, some of her most recent pieces appear to have a bit of ancient Egyptian influence. Just check out the Lulu Frost Insight Necklace!
It seems like I have always had this thing for long and skinny necklaces. Chains are okay, but what I really like are bead necklaces. For the longest time, I was gravitating toward those little seed bead strands. But the trends have been changing and it seems chunky beads are much more popular now. That’s a shame because I still really like long necklaces. I think I may have found a happy medium though. Meet the Chan Luu Graduated Bead Necklace!
Just last weekend I bought myself the most gorgeous Henri Bendel bangle bracelet. I had originally wanted it in December but it sold out so fast due to the holiday season. Thankfully it has been restocked and I got one as soon as it hit the shelves. It’s gold with a crystal bow on it and I believe it to be one of the cutest bracelets ever. I’m definitely into fashion jewelry and I prefer it over the real thing. Real jewelry can cost so much and you can only get a couple pieces. Fashion jewelry is more reasonable and I can buy pieces here and there.
This is going to sound awful, but I have always seen clip-on earrings as an “old lady” sort of thing. Not having pierced ears was certainly more common among the older generations. I am pretty sure my grandma wore clip-on earrings. Therefore, the clip-on earrings I am familiar with have a very vintage feeling about them. Most of the ones I have seen are large, button styles. They are meant to conceal the fact they have a clip without being too heavy. So you can probably imagine my surprise when I came across the earrings you see here. Introducing the Alexis Bittar New Wave Earrings.
One of my many quirks is the fact that I love snakes. I just think they are so cute, especially corn snakes. Actually, rat snakes in general. They have the sweetest little faces. So you will probably guess that when I saw the Jacquie Aiche Mini Serpentine Snake Ring, my heart skipped a beat!
My relationship with spiders is quite strange. If I see one in my car when I am driving, for example, I might freak out if I think it is going to descend on its silk right into my lap. Yet if I see one crawling around outside, I can calmly pick it up (using a container, of course). I’m not sure why that is. I think it helps though if I think of the book Charlotte’s Web. It was one of my favorite books as a child, even though its kind of sad. So I suppose it would be alright if I allowed myself to like these earrings you see here. Meet the Pamela Love Spider & Pearl Earrings!
I don’t know a whole lot about Deepa Gurnani, an accessories line created by husband-and-wife team Deepa Gurnani and Jay Lakhani. But when I stumbled across some of their designs here recently, I was instantly intrigued. The goal of each handcrafted piece is to bring to light their unusual and glamorous point of view. Judging from what I have already seen, they do an excellent job of that! Take a look at the Deepa Gurnani Petal Cuff and you will see what I mean!
I love peacocks! They are such beautiful birds, with perhaps the most stunning visual display in the animal kingdom. Sometimes it is hard to believe that it is all accomplished without the aid of pigments. Those iridescent blues and greens are the result of structural coloration. Oh the wonders of the natural world! More interesting though is the symbolic significance of these birds. In some cultures, the peacock represents pride and nobility. They are also a symbol of immortality and incorruptibility. No wonder I find myself drawn to these magnificent birds! So when I saw the Monserat De Lucca Feather Necklace, you know I was immediately drawn to it as well!