I've been a Temple St. Clair(jeweler extraordinaire) admirerer for some time. I've devoured her book, Alchemy. I've even met the designer herself, when she popped into the store I worked as a buyer for in Savannah. She's a southern girl (her family resides in Charleston and Savannah), but honed her craft in Italy and now resides in NYC. Up until this point though, I've yet to acquire any of her jewels, due, of course, to their hefty price tag. The closest I've come to owning is tempting myself by trying on a pendant or two for a lark. But, come August 29th, Temple's jewels will finally be within my reach. Temple is the latest designer to announce a limited-edition collaboration with Target. Everything in the line is rumored to be priced under $50. The collection, which has been described as "modern heirloom jewelry at a price that's precious", will feature 14k gold plate over brass and colored cz "stones". Pieces in the line include multi-drop necklaces, charm bracelets, tear drop earrings, and rings. Count me in!
Coco Chanel’s iconic style was a study in contrasts. She boldly mixed black and white, masculine and feminine, classic and modern. Paying tribute to her unique vision, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created a makeup collection for Fall 2010 that brings bold emphasis to the eyes, and keeps lips soft and delicate. Peter Philips has mixed dark and stormy with sweet and feminine, Paradoxal polish being the embodiment of those contrasts.
I first heard rumblings about this shade of polish in one of Rachel Zoe's newsletters. The stylist dubbed it "a flawless grey violet" and others have given it the moniker of "griolet". Intrigued by the description I hightailed it to the downtown Seattle Nordstrom the first chance I had. I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding a mere 10 days away and my dress is a deep purple. Wouldn't Chanel's newest "it" polish be a nice compliment? After getting the polish home I realized that it is definitely more grey than violet. But c'est la vie. It will still be adorning my toes.
Apologies for the lack of consistent posts since April. I can't believe such a long length of time lapsed between posts. The cause of said lapse is that my life is in a bit of transition. I officially made the decision to leave Savannah in May, yet made the actual move less than a week ago. After 3 1/2 glorious years in the city, with a lovely home in the heart of the historic district (Jones St. to be exact), some really incredible friends, and a job from which I was learning a great deal about anituqes and the business, saying it was difficult to leave is an understatement. Although, I must admit the fact that it had been between 100-120 degrees (with the heat index) for June and July made extracting myself from the city a TAD easier. Where am I now you might wonder. I've decided to get a house on the island that I grew up on in Washington State for 4 or 5 months, while I figure out a game plan. Then it will be on to either Bellingham, Seattle, or...? Right now 1/2 of my belongings are in a storage unit here in Washington and the other 1/2 are making their way across country from Savannah. Everything will be reunited next week. I'm extremely eager to unpack everything and decorate my new abode. Next comes the daunting job search. Yes, I did what they tell you not to do, move somewhere without a job lined up. But I do have a business venture in the works, which I'll disclose if it comes to fruition. To life!
J.Crewis the latest company to collaborate with Sperry Top-Sidersto produce a metallic version of the iconic boat shoe. They're a true American original and a favorite since their inception in 1935. There's just something about a pair of Top-Siders that makes one think of luxuriously long summer days seaside. Since I'm spending August on the island, I think a pair of Top-Siders would be an appropriate form of footwear for yours truly. Metallic or traditional, either would suit me just fine. If they're smart enough for the Kennedy's...