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

Predicting 2017’s Oscars Fashion Trends

Tomorrow night is quite possibly one of the most anticipated nights of any movie or fashion lover’s year. I’m honestly more excited for tomorrow’s Blackhawks and Cubs games, but I’ll play along for a bit to tune into the Oscar fashion highlights. I’ve got my top {predicted} fashion trends below which I think will rule … Continue Reading

pretty in paradise

This shoot’s a tropic PUNCH of color – mostly thanks to a stunning floral arrangement which complimented my almost monochromatic statement necklace perfectly. You already know my draw to these imperfectly perfect tangled necklaces (view some other creations here and here), but this time, something’s new. If you see the focal crystal below, an unusual … 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

camilla necklace

  Pins and needles, pearls and purple orchids mix and mingle in this edgily chic necklace. Some of my favorite pieces to make are these huge chunky statement necklaces, tangled up with a mix of chains and beads. I want to at some point do a tutorial for you guys – but the truth is, … Continue Reading

quiet lion x julbox

COLLAB POST FEATURING: JEWELRY: QUIET LION for JULBOX PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY My newest collaboration for Julbox includes three pieces: “Daydreamer”, “Follow the Stars” and “Roar”. Using their amazingly simple online software, I was able to create these three designs and have them custom made in no time! The pieces are all 14k gold plated or sterling silver, … 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