Before we get knee deep in what’s to come next fall, with fashion month just around the corner, let’s just take a moment to appreciate all the prettiness that can potentially takeover our closets come spring. Season after season, Ulla Johnson continues to master boho-chicness with her Indian printed dresses, Victorian embroidered blouses and Aztec inspired knits. Her effortless and relaxed appeal makes it nearly impossible to exclude anything off my wish list (helloooo denim pinafore, crochet cardigan and Ukranian inspired off the shoulder top!) – and clearly, other savvy shoppers have caught wind of her talents as spring pieces are already selling out.
I don’t discriminate when it comes to hats. I pretty much own or have tried on every silhouette imaginable – with one exception: the beret. Even the Francophile in me just assumed the cliché French chapeaux would certainly be most unfavorable to my large tête and round face. But thanks to Alessandro Michele and Luisa Beccaria, I was inspired to try on my first beret on a recent hat shopping excursion with a girlfriend. Instead of shits and giggles, my reaction was more along the lines of oooh-la-la! I was surprised how versatile and flattering it was and I loved that you could wear it so many ways, slouchy like a beanie for a more boyish look or slightly tipped for a more feminine feel. I loved it so much that I bought two. So what do you think? Mime or chic?
My love affair with antique jewelry began at a really young age when I’d habitually sift through and admire my mother’s collection of gold and jade rings, necklaces and bangles, all of which had been passed down from several generations. Most pieces had a story – stories which I felt attached to and hoped that one day would belong to me. Not only do I love the significance that heirloom jewelry carries, it’s distinctive and everlasting, making it worth every investment. I’ve recently been obsessed with rings: signet rings, Edwardian pearl rings, mourning rings, pinkie rings and diamond bands . . . j’adore them all. There are so many incredible treasure hunters in the market today, curating some impressive collections. So today, I’m sharing the wealth by rounding up my top 5 favorite antique jewelry purveyors. Get ready to swoon!
Metier SF: For over 20 years, Sheri Evans and Trina Papini have been buying estate and modern jewelry for their stunning gem of a boutique in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Their shared passion for storied trinkets and modern approach for procuring keepsakes means they’ve amassed a covetable collection of jewelry from nearly every era.