A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment. Not only is she amazingly talented and fascinatingly storied, Gretchen is one of the most humorous and genuine people we’ve gotten to know.
After raiding a local hardware store for supplies and hardware, we spread out over her workspace, and whipped up several pieces of jewelry while sharing anecdotes. One of our favorite pieces was a necklace inspired by the honeycomb Universe necklace from Gretchen’s collection. With some brass rings, neon cording and a clever trick courtesy of Ms. Jones, this bold statement necklace is a cinch to DIY! (PS scroll down for the giveaway details!)
Made from glazed earthenware and coupled with Parisian silk lamp shades, these animal-inspired table lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern are playful, witty, and classy kitsch! I clearly need the bulldog lamp . . .
Drawing inspiration from Americana, the coming of age film The Last Picture Show, and modern influences like Lana Del Rey, Melissa Coker is channeling a 50s meets 60s aesthetic in her spring collection for Wren. Femininity with a hint of rebellion is personified with paisley and floral prints, psychedelic patterns, and punches of bright blue hues in the form of laid-back and classic silhouettes. One of my favorites is the black cutout dress which, along with the rest of the collection, will be available in early February.