Let’s talk about jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche‘s collection of ear jackets – 14k gold earring backings, studded with pavé diamonds and that fan out just below the ear lobe. Honestly, brilliant!!! I absolutely love the idea of mixing and matching them with individual studs, making them more or less dramatic. The precious ear jackets can run up to $3,000 but Jacquie has a less expensive, gold plated version available at Shopbop. Obsession is an understatement.
Last weekend, I hosted a tea party themed baby shower for my sister in law, who is expecting a baby girl in July. Aunt Erica has a pretty nice ring to it, don’t you think? I’ve been on a garden rose obsession lately, especially after making those floral letters for Valentine’s Day, so it was a must when deciding what flowers to get for the celebration. Rather than making a floral table arrangement, I decided to whip up a chandelier, made of the most luscious pink and peach roses, voluptuous white peonies and sweet lilacs.
- 3-4 dozen flowers
- a wooden embroidery hoop
- 15-20 yards of assorted ribbon
- 1-2 yards of lace trim
- a D ring or plastic ring
- floral shears
- a bucket
- glue gun
Billowy, boxy, and utilitarian shapes in silk lamé, cottons and georgettes – I adore Electric Feathers‘ entire fall collection. I can’t wait until I’m in New York next month so that I can stop in Leana Zuniga’s new Brooklyn store, Electric Nest, and try on all those eighties inspired jumpsuits. Who doesn’t love a good onesie?