lotus potions

Lotus flowers, henna potions and golden glows mix with a recurring theme of bohemian glitz for this mini-motif post. The fresh buzzed undercut clearly steals the show, if you ask me – if you haven’t tried an undercut yet, what you waitin’ for? And while it’s officially / not officially the end of summer, get … Continue Reading

once upon a cupcake…..

Sugar, spice and everything nice; commence the cupcakes. This sweet tooth found its match at the Morean Arts Center Second Annual Cupcake Contest in St. Petersburg, Florida. Saccharine in the very best way, I was inundated with cakes of all sizes. Minis, colossal confections and everything in between, I merely moseyed up and down the aisles, … Continue Reading

escape to ⟡ magical unicorn land ⟡

In the land of lore and lollipops lives two tiny unicorns; high above in the atmosphere, sprinkled with delicate sparkles and bright marshmallow white clouds, in a faraway place only the mystic are privy to. Gilded with the glitziest of Swarovski crystals and embellished with the swirliest of spiraled wire, these magical creatures are quite … Continue Reading

Two Snakes Chokers

One snake, two snakes, these reptilian chokerssssss ooze dark glam. Chokers are blowing up in social media these days, but they’ve come a long way from the 90’s-style tattoo look. The modern take is all about mixing textures and finishes, then layering for a bohemian statement. I easily made these by taking faux flat snake … Continue Reading

a laowai diary

Yes, this post is about a month late – and if you’ve been following my social channels, you’ll know in early April I traveled literally across the globe, on a work trip, to…China. Below is my recap of sorts – a visual diary of this faraway world. Seven cities, two weeks,,,, are you ready?! SHANGHAI … Continue Reading

gold dust and a tusk

A tribal wooden tusk, spiny oyster beads and creamy orchids – complimented by our girl J Law – makes for a deeply dark, yet surprisingly chic shoot. This necklace was simply made by stringing these natural beads onto black leather strands and finishing with a knot – I mean, not the most glamorous closure, but … Continue Reading

new moon X elamariie

Take 2 of my collab with Chicago blogger Ela Czupta of elamariie.com. This time, she pairs my ultra sparkly new moon choker with a casually chic ensemble, and it couldn’t be more perfect. Read her entire post (plus more) on her blog here. Thanks for the collab, Ela!

strawberries ‘n cream X elamariie

I recently sent my girl and fellow Chicago blogger Ela (of elamariie.com) my Strawberries and Cream necklace, to get her take on styling and setting. How amazing, right? I had to repost my fave pics here to spread the ultra chic style. Thanks for the collab, Ela! Below, an excerpt from the post:  Follow up … Continue Reading

ice queen necklace

Mix icy pink tones, shimmering bright whites and contemporary silvers to create a piece that merges vintage and modern all in one. Surely fit for any queen, agreed? I was inspired to make this piece based off my Strawberries and Cream and Talia necklaces, where the method of madness is tangling – braiding, rather – … Continue Reading

from sun to sand

Sun meets sand with my newest collection. Inspired by the colors of nature, I combine metal, stone and crystal to create a multi-textured mix. The mood is tribal, yet modern – these pieces are meant to be worn dressed up or down, depending on your mood. I’m totally in love with that stone Buddha head … Continue Reading