These Talisman necklaces from Pyrrha are cast from authentic 19th century wax seals and each design has a symbolic meaning taken from family heraldry. A Talisman is an amulet or object considered to possess supernatural or magical powers and the name Pyrrha is derived from the myth of Pyrrha and Deucalion, the only two survivors left after a great flood. To repopulate the earth they threw stones over their shoulders – the stones that Pyrrha threw became women, and the stones that Deucalion threw became men. How magical is that? I love that these necklaces hold so much meaning: the Dagger representing courage, the Pelican representing maternal instinct, etc.
I have my eyes on these hot shades from Super & Shwood. Super sunglasses are manufactured in Italy and fitted with special lenses guaranteed to provide an extremely high level of protection to the eyes. Portland based Shwood makes their sunglasses out of sustainable exotic woods–rumor has it that they will soon offer engraving!
Every guy needs a good belt. I’m always on the lookout for belts for my male clients and recently discovered the incredible Burkman Bros line at Barneys. Designed by twin Canadian brothers, their Spring/Summer 2010 collection is inspired by their travels to the beaches, cities & markets of Southeast Asia and India. I instantly fell in love with their colorful hand embroidered belts and each hangtag comes with a hand woven friendship bracelet! You gotta love that.
During a visit to NYC last January, a huge blizzard left me and some friends stuck indoors. My friend Michelle brought out some coloring books to entertain us. Seriously, when was the last time you picked up a crayon and colored? It was so nostalgic and such a creative outlet. Since then I’ve hunted down these great “grown up” coloring books, which would make great gifts for the music, fashion, or sneaker freak in your life.