Colombian jewelry designer Paula Mendoza has made a name for herself with her signature serpent bracelet, with graduated gold beads coiling up the arm like a rattlesnake’s tail. Her background in sculpture is evident in her designs, where natural and geometric elements are worked into uniquely ergonomic shapes and forms. Her latest collection, rich with gemstones like raw emeralds and onyx, is in one word: sick.
Erica and I are both avid hat collectors, each with a collection large enough that we’re constantly grappling with proper ways to store them. I love the idea of hanging them on the wall as a method of storing and displaying them as art. All you need is a bare wall, in your closet, bedroom or entryway, and few large hooks! Hats have so much personality, why tuck them away?
As sale season nears its end, markdowns are as big as they get. This is when I punish my pocketbook by gleefully stocking up on shoes. And shoes. And more shoes. We’ve scoured some of the best deals on footwear that will carry you through the next several seasons. Sizes are obviously limited, so act quickly!