the “otherside”

Chain links, chunky crystals, Bowie-inspired leggings, night sky hues and plenty of ☆ stardust ☆…. Disco-esque tones in dusk bring an almost futuristic shimmer to this concrete overpass. Speaking of Disco, metal mesh makes a great 70’s style-choker (I simply cut a piece and added clasps to the end. Copy me, if you’d like!) And … Continue Reading

concrete jungle

Welcome to the…..concrete jungle. Complete with quite the contrast of glittering crystals, illusion jewelry (more on this later) and a bit of velvet, it’s the perfect rocker-chic combination. DIY-ing thrift store tees is a MUST for you crafters – simply pick up band or graphic tees at the Goodwill (usually a couple bucks!) and bleach-dye. … Continue Reading

golden hour

COLLAB POST FEATURING MODEL:  Nikoletta WARDROBE: GENERATION BLISS BOUTIQUE JEWELRY/PHOTOGRAPHY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS The free-spirited flow of silken fabric matches an easy, breezy summertime afternoon…….and while yellow isn’t really my go-to color, it’s the perfect marigold hue for this mood. Mixing recycled fabric with coins, crystals, wooden beads and chain provides mixed-media artsy goodness, allowing … Continue Reading

summer colors

COLLAB POST FEATURING MODEL: @MISCHABLOOM JEWELRY/PHOTOGRAPHY:  QUIET LION CREATIONS A summery mix of shimmering crystals, rainbow sherbet colors, a little skate park grunge and silhouette sunsets combine to create my latest collab shoot. Featuring a couple of my latest statement necklaces, in styles ranging from boho-chic to eloquently elegant, we wanted to cover all themes for … Continue Reading

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