Drift Away – Men’s mini series

It’s all about asymmetry with my newest men’s pieces. With the help of some eclectic amulets, Arabic coins, stone tusks and Swarovski crystal accents, the look stays mismatched in all the best ways. Antiqued multi-metals add rusticity for that earthy, world-traveler vibe. As usual, pile on the layers by mixing short and long pieces – … Continue Reading

bleach

PHOTOGRAPHY/JEWELRY/ROCK TEES: QUIET LION CREATIONS MODELS:  KARLEE DEWAN, FLAVIO AGUIRRE A bit of bleach, sprinking of sparkling Swarovski crystals and several safety pins totally transform these thrift store tees and tank into statement shirts. The flashier the better, an homage to the rock band gods of the 70’s and 90’s. Just like a power chord, grunge and glam strike … Continue Reading

black magic

COLLAB POST FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY JEWELRY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS Double, double toil and trouble – just kidding, no real spells here, except for the enchanting gleams of shimmering sequins, Swarovski crystals and silvery accessories.  I would dress in this manner everyday if I could, but my morning laziness demands me to resort to … Continue Reading

windblown……

COLLAB POST FEATURING MODEL: @MISCHABLOOM JEWELRY/PHOTOGRAPHY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS Springtime strolls came with a side of hurricane-like wind! Not complaining, though, because it definitely complimented the free-spirited vibe of this shoot! Special thanks to Mischa for bearing the crazy weather 🙂 Drawing inspiration from Coachella and music festival style, these four looks mix textures, patterns and colors for multilayered glam! Stacked accessories are sort … Continue Reading

the master plan

COLLAB POST FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY JEWELRY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS A spoonful of stardust and sprinkling of slightly Madonna-style layering work well together for an updated 80’s-type aesthetic. Layer sheer embroidered shirts under a ripped cable knit, then PILE on the contemporary-chic sparkle of Swarovski jewelry. Finish with some choice platform sneakers (more on these later) like all … Continue Reading

hat trick

COLLAB POST FEATURING  PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY PURSE:  ALLISON B. COOLING If there is one thing I obsess over (besides making jewelry, of course) its my Chicago hockeyyyyyyy. The Blackhawks logo looks oh-so-chic when created from what else – Swarovski crystal. The triple thread of sparkle, shine and shimmer creates a true statement accessory. I started … Continue Reading

Savannah Style

COLLAB POST FEATURING  PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY The olive greens of Savannah, Georgia perfectly complimented my pre-planned outfit. Black is always the answer, but this time, is matched with a super silky Zara jacket and tawny floppy hat. This purse is really the star here- I didn’t make it, but found in the Chelsea Market on … Continue Reading

cloud nine

⟡⟡⟡ COLLAB POST FEATURING  ⟡⟡⟡ PHOTOGRAPHY/JEWELRY: ALLISON B. COOLING MODEL: NIKOLETTA CLOTHING: GENERATION BLISS BOUTIQUE A  soft, angelic palette of vanilla whites, pastel pinks and sky blues compliment the mood of this shoot perfectly. Modeled after my Stardust Sparkler necklace (DIY here!), I’ve used a contemporary mix of steel grey bicones and silvery bugle beads in … Continue Reading

into the wild….

✿ ⁂ COLLAB POST FEATURING  ⁂ ✿ PHOTOGRAPHY/JEWELRY/STYLING: ALLISON B. COOLING MODELS: KARLEE DEWAN & FLÁVIO AGUIRRE CLOTHING: GENERATION BLISS BOUTIQUE ….take a walk on the wild side…. An almost-barren landscape of ghostly trees, weathered prairie grass and spots of speckled snow paint the picture of a mid January landscape. Winter {specifically post – Christmas} in Chicago … Continue Reading

four looks with mischa

COLLAB POST FEATURING: MODEL: @MISCHABLOOM JEWELRY/PHOTOS: ALLISON B. COOLINGFour looks in one day!! A frenzy of color, sparkle, and more with my model Mischa – all before the sun set! Our first look focused on tropical vibes, bright colors, and a boho feel. Mix layering necklaces (my Evil Eye choker, Crystal Lariat and Tribal Mala) … Continue Reading