Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nightcap


My trip back to sunny LA went by in a flash! I'm now back in Boston and bundled up in my coziest layers. This dress was one of the few Black Friday purchases I made, I had NYE on mind when I bought it but now I'm thinking it might be a little too short and too cold. However, I do love the way it pairs with this Sachi Love velvet choker (which I'm completely obsessed with - as a 90's kid it's nice to see this trend making such a stylish comeback). I interviewed Sachi over a year ago and I'm so happy that we were able to catch up over coffee during my trip back to LA last week. Check out her newest pieces and full selection of chokers and other accessories here.

90's Comeback:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shimmer


Loving the way my JoJo Loves You bling mini studs sparkle in the early morning light. Read my interview with the Boston jewelry designer here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Designer Dialogue: Dominique Cohen for Miss Me


LA denim company Miss Me and fine jewelry line Dominique Cohen, have come together for the ideal jewels and jeans capsule collection. The dreamy French-inspired collaboration (just check out these gorgeous fleur-de-lis earrings), which consists of four pieces of Miss Me denim and 15 pieces of fashion jewelry, is a match made in fashion heaven and perfect for the holiday season. Check out the full Dominique Cohen for Miss Me collection here and read on for my interview with Dominique.


What's the story behind your jewelry line, Dominique Cohen? 
 I wanted to create a collection of jewelry that was distinctive, feminine and classic. All of our pieces are created to work together so you can collect overtime and build a 'jewelry wardrobe'. Our collection consists of 18k rose and yellow gold, pearls, gemstones and diamonds. In Spring 2013, we launched the "dom” collection. It is a fun and fabulous celebration of modern design luxury at a terrific value for women of all ages. 

 How did the collaboration with Miss Me come about? 
Miss Me® was looking to create a capsule collection with a luxury jewelry designer to create a premium denim collection for the holidays. Partnering together on this collection was a natural fit as both brands share the vision of providing attainable luxury to our customers, have a strong sense of attention to detail and have a long-standing customer base who enjoy collecting our designs over time. The dominique cohen for Miss Me® limited edition capsule collection is a more contemporary, French-inspired style using metallic thread, jet, pearl and crystal details on the front leg and less pocket decoration. The idea was to mix the metallic gold threads, pearls and pave buttons so it would work back to the jewels. The metallic aesthetics were also carefully considered to be worked into the denim which adds a little extra shimmer for the holiday season. 

 What was each of your roles in the collaboration?
 I began the collaboration as the Creative Director, designing four styles of premium denim for Miss Me® while working closely with their team of designers at their headquarters, here in Los Angeles. After we discussed which designs and materials their consumers responded favorably to, I began designing and reinventing their intricately embellished designs that align with our iconic motifs. In addition, I designed 15 pieces of coordinating gold-tone and gunmetal fashion jewelry under the 'dom' label. The Miss Me® team focused on the production of denim and the collection's overall sales and marketing strategy. 

 Who is the Dominique Cohen x Miss Me girl? 
The dominique cohen for Miss Me® girl believes in quality apparel and accessories and understands the value of versatility. She is a modern woman that appreciates the intricate details of hand-crafted creations while personifying the fun and fabulous spirit of her style. 

 You and Miss Me are both based in LA. What are some of your go to spots in the city

Photos via Miss Me