Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things I Love: Mignonne

I just adore these handmade lovelies by Mignonne. I'd feel like a little forest fairy in one of these whimsical pieces. They are perfect for a wedding or special occasion. Although I would probably just wear it around the streets of Chicago, while pretending I was skipping around in a lush meadow...

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...
Susan Polis Shutz

Photography by Sloan photographers. Beautiful gowns are by Handmade flowers by Mignonne.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chicago Sidewalk Sale

I had a great time last week at the Chicago Sidewalk Sale. Despite talks of storms on Tuesday, the weather stayed beautiful! I was also pretty excited that it wasn't insanely hot like it has been recently. There was a great mix of local businesspeople shopping on their lunch break, and tourists checking out the area.They even had a fashion show at noon each day, so much fun!
Here are some images of the jewelry in our booth:
It was so much fun to be working outside downtown, and I met some wonderful people who stopped by my booth. All and all, it was a fantastic show and I look forward to doing more like it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Old Hollywood Starlets

It's difficult to deny the class and sophistication of the old silver screen movie stars. They had so much poise and charisma. I find myself utterly mesmerized when I watch them! I found these beautiful images here, and was inspired pull out my sketchbook.I think most of the inspiration for my sketches came from this fantastic ruffled ensemble worn by Audrey Hepburn:
I am very excited to begin this next piece, though I have fallen behind a bit on making new designs. I will have more time to work on these new ideas after my next show! I want to create something very feminine and beautiful, something reminiscent of Old Hollywood. I think it would make a very gorgeous necklace, and perhaps I could even make a smaller version for earrings. Here are the sketches I came up with:
I also love these necklaces worn by Rita Hayworth and Ingrid Bergman. Look at the coy looks on their faces. There truly is something enchanting about the women of this era.
And what's a throwback to Old Hollywood glamour without Marilyn Monroe? She was such a fascinating and beautiful woman.If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe
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